The walls around the remaining staircase
partition the space while still allowing some
sightlines. At the top of the stairs, a sliding
shoji screen, rather than a conventional swinging door, provides privacy and saves space.
Around the corner, another shoji hides audio
equipment and a flat-screen television.
The suite’s sitting area and platform bed
a shoji screen hides audio equipment and
the flat-screen television. Niches along the
floor hold Arts and Crafts pottery. Variations
in the ceiling height are used to advantage to
add architectural interest.
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are washed in natural light from a grid of
10 skylights that Flammia had installed to
take in the eastern vista and allow the couple a cinematic perspective on the Boston
skyline. Push-button controls open and close
the electronic shades in each frame.
“The clients also wanted a kitchenette”
where they could make coffee
in the morning and chill wine
in the evening, says Flammia.
She tucked that in by the brick
chimney, which is painted off-white to blend
into the quiet tones of the space.
“Now we stay here on weekends,” says
the husband. “We are up among the treetops,”
adds the wife. “We feel we can restore ourselves. There is nothing nicer than to be on
vacation in your own home.”