TRADING SPACES • With a flip of the floor plan, a condo in Boston’s
Back Bay got the heart-of-the-home kitchen its owner desired
kitchen + bath written by jessica keener • photography by greg premru
or more than a decade, eric snyder lived
in a rental apartment in Boston’s Back Bay
but spent most weekends and holidays at his
renovated farmhouse in Pennsylvania.
“My grandparents had a tremendous
country place in Pennsylvania where [as a
child] I spent meaningful weeks in the summer,” says Snyder, cofounder of BEAM Interactive & Relationship Marketing, a digital marketing firm based in Boston.
“And because of those memories, my own farmhouse was
close to my heart. But,” he adds, “it accentuated the fact that
part of my life — so central to me — was somewhere else.
I wanted to balance that out and put more weight in Boston.”
To overcome this significant obstacle, he enlisted the
help of designer Jeff Swanson, owner of Renovation Planning
warmth and comfort
with an urban edge is
achieved by combining
rich organic finishes such
as the Pietra del Cardoso
countertops and the
luminous green subway
tile backsplash with the
simplicty of natural wood
and painted cabinets.