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cabinets. Instead, white shelves blend into the white-painted
brick wall, which makes the room seem more like a living area
than a utilitarian kitchen. The matte-black base cabinetry has
custom drawers sized specifically to fit the space. The view
into the bedroom through double-wide pocket doors reveals
just the foot of the bed and a closet system and window seat
finished in the same matte black, which visually connects the
two spaces and makes the interior feel larger than it is.
For Ferzoco, “a calm ceiling is really important.” So he
limited recessed lights to where they serve a specific purpose
(for example, the two highlighting artwork above the bed). He
also painted the ceiling white to match the walls, which helps
light from the main overhead fixture bounce around the room,
illuminating it evenly.
Come spring, the garden Ferzoco planted just outside
his window will grow to improve his view. In the meantime,
shades that rise from the windowsill provide privacy without blocking the sky.
“There’s a different energy than being in a place like
Brooklyn,” he says of the neighborhood he now calls home.
“It’s much quieter, more manageable, more human in scale.”
Two stops on the Blue Line and you’re downtown. Great restaurants are within walking distance. And Piers Park, with
its spectacular view of the Boston skyline, is “one of the most
beautiful parks in the city,” Ferzoco says. “I go there and sit
and just enjoy the city air and the harbor.”
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centered on the exterior wall in the main living space is a long gray sofa from
Vibieffe. Next to it are a vintage tripod floor lamp and custom-made overlapping
walnut side tables that hold Ferzoco’s collection of records and books.