Marlborough Street House


Designed to accommodate a sizable and heterogeneous antique collection, this south facing row house’s interior design plays on the modulation of light and shadow in constantly changes conditions. While not eliminating daylight, great attention is paid to protect and highlight the furniture, paintings, art objects and fabrics.

While unified in its overall strategy, each space is addressed with site-specific tactics: paintings, drawings, engravings and bas-reliefs wind their way up the sky lit staircase to the top floor; the study is lined with custom designed bookshelves holding monographs on architecture, design and classical art; and finally, the two main bedrooms explore and express two distinct interpretations of the classical tradition in interior décor, one a free interpretation of a Pompeian domestic room, the other a nineteenth century, northern European ambiance.

Year: 2002-2004
Private Residence
Boston, Massachusetts

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