The homeowner, John Picerne, a real estate executive and restaurant owner with
two teenage daughters, knew Lancia from a house she did in Narragansett, Rhode
Island, where his primary residence is located. This Providence unit serves as his
Lancia enhanced the sense of openness in the condo by painting walls, ceilings,
and the soffits (which hide all the ductwork) pale gray. Maple floors are stained black,
giving a sleek, glossy finish to the comfortable wood underfoot. Minimal trim surrounds
the oversize aluminum windows, allowing the view to dominate. And nearly every door
in the two-bedroom, 2½-bath unit rolls open and closed on exposed steel bars. “I hate
all the room taken up by doors that swing [on hinges],” says Lancia.
Her design for the kitchen exhibits similar use of efficient space configuration: a
galley layout with all the essentials — refrigerator, dishwasher, sink, cooktop, and wall
ovens — built into one wall, and a storage-stocked island running parallel.
“We chose eco-friendly materials that also have high style,” says Lancia, running
her hand along a CaesarStone countertop made with recycled quartz. The cabinetry,
interior design: alx group; contractor: trac builders inc.