The goal of this apartment remodel was to modernize the space and create more entertaining space within the original footprint.
Originally an industrial style with lots of exposed brick and dark wood flooring, we modernize it by whitewashing the floors and covering up all exposed brick, creating a natural feel. All windows throughout the apartment were originally at a 45-degree angle, falling within the slanted roofline since the apartment sits on the top floor. To create more headspace, we rebuilt all the windows and dormers, so they would stick straight removing that cramped feeling.
The rooftop became a new additional entertaining space for the unit with stairs built from the main floor to the roof deck. A skylight glass enclosure acts as a door between the top of the stairs and the outdoor area, opening by the press of a button.
Outside, an entire entertainment space, with a built-in kitchen, grill space, and outdoor fridge, seating and a firepit complete the space as guests overlook the Charles River to one side and Newbury Street on the other.