In Boston’s Historic District a Minimalist Gem Breaks the Mold

Hacin + Associates, an architecture and design studio in Boston’s South End, have completed a duplex, Four51 PH, for a couple and their extended family that’s both modern and formal.

The most striking and central feature is the double-height atrium, in which a custom light “curtain” installation hangs over and illuminates a singular outstanding staircase made of steel and glass. The light installation was designed in collaboration with Studio1Thousand and provides a linear, visual continuity along the stairwell connecting the two floors.

Located in Boston’s Back Bay, the penthouse strives for a distinctive simplicity – a way to stand out without sticking out from the historic context of the neighborhood. Black steel windows frame the home’s street view and the brickwork of neighboring buildings. For a better view, you can also step onto the multiple terraces that achieve 360-degree skyline views.

Inside the house, the interiors were outfitted

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