the living room (top) is on the second floor and overlooks the front courtyard. The
bamboo-trellis pattern of the wallpaper works to expand the narrow room. Bamboo
flooring was installed as part of the renovation. Frankly luxurious, the fourth-floor master
bedroom (above) has a new fireplace and kicky red velvet curtains. Wall-to-wall carpeting
is layered with a zebra-patterned rug. The stairs, at left, lead to the roof deck.
and one as a developer of small-scale real estate projects. “Once on board, he was equally excited,” she says,
“and we’ve loved living here.”
Because the 1,600-square-foot house is set well
back from the street, there was plenty of space for a
front courtyard, an asset the less savvy might have overlooked. Now, a fenced-in terrace provides remarkable
privacy, given the location in the heart of Beacon Hill.
Next, Good eliminated the bay window and off-center front door that opened directly to the staircase.
“You practically fell into the stairs,” says Good. “There
was literally a foot of room to navigate.”
In their place is a dramatic expanse of glass with
two French doors at the center. Overhead, a small
black-and-white awning provides protection from the
weather. At night, curtains can be drawn across the wall
of glass — “if we want to,” says Good.
The narrow townhouse essentially has one room
on each of its four floors. The kitchen with dining space
occupies the ground floor, the living room makes up
the second, the gym/office inhabits the third, and the