Sneak Peek: A Modern Makeover in the Back Bay

April 17, 2014

By Maria LaPiana 

It’s hard to imagine that a couple with a decidedly modern sensibility could ever feel truly at home in a vintage brownstone in Boston’s Back Bay. Unless of course, the home was already in transition (having long ago been made into apartments) and the visionary couple was entirely comfortable with the idea of a major renovation. This actually happened, as you can tell from the beautiful “after” photos that accompany this tale of transformation in the upcoming May–June issue of New England Home. Find out what inspired the couple (hint: the home had great bones and striking details) and how they made it happen, thanks to architect Andrew Reck of Weston, Mass., and Boston interior designer Meichi Peng. It’s a fascinating story—from the game-changing skylights to the coalroom-turned wine cellar. Take a look …and don’t miss the issue, on newsstands in mid-May.

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Photos by Michael Partenio

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