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boston rowhouseBOSTON, MA

The house was once one of the most gilded rowhouses, inside the oval of Boston’s elegant Chester Square. More recently, it served as a half-way house for released inmates, an intercity day care center and a karate studio. The decayed artifact was rescued and respectfully restored by members of dLAB studio.

The new owners, collectors of modernist decorative arts and Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern furnishings provided a new overlay to the row house’s storied past. The grand Victorian rooms were rendered white on white as a kind of 19th century gallery now accommodating the studied juxtaposition of dramatic modern objects. Ultimately, the dialog of old and new creates a dynamic ‘new’ setting for the contemporary lives of 2 working professionals and their school aged children.