When our client, a native of Adelaide, South Australia, and an Associate Professor in Biomedical Imaging at Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, purchased her condo in 2012 she always new that she wanted to open up the lower level of her Charlestown condominium. She engaged the services of Buyuk Interior to make her dreams come true. The goal was to create a space that felt current (modern) but rooted in the history of Charlestown rowhouse architecture, while maximizing useable square footage, opening up the space and adding a new full bath in place of a seldom used office/storage room.
Lisa started by opening up and waterproofing the vestibule to the exterior garden to increase useable square footage and bring light additional light to the lower level. Structural beams were used to eliminate interior walls and transform the whole lower level into an open concept kitchen/dining/living area. HVAC systems were added, as well as a new lighting plan complete with bespoke ceramic crackle glaze pendants from England.