In all, Glickman worked on the project
over a span of three years. “The space evolved,
but we were always able to incorporate personal collections and needs with an overall
Midcentury Modern look,” says Glickman,
who notes that even the new crib is Midcentury in style.
The condo is in a building constructed
in the early 2000s, and the homeowner was
attracted to the space for its Boston skyline
view and convenient location (15-minute walk
to the office, 10-minute Uber to the airport for
his frequent business travel). He also appreciated the stained and polished concrete floors
and the 9-foot-plus ceiling height, which
established an urban-loft aesthetic.
“We had a good backdrop to work with,
but we knew there were custom elements that
would make it more functional,” says Glick-
man. In the first phase, she incorporated cus-
tom built-in elements and Midcentury Mod-
ern style through newly purchased furniture.
In the living room, she designed a bar to sup-
port her (then single) client’s love of enter-
taining. The walnut-veneer piece features a
countertop and waterfall mahogany edge and
includes storage for wine, liquors, and his col-
lection of cookbooks.
Glickman also designed a walnut door,
installed barn-door style on iron hardware, to
separate the master bedroom from the adjacent dressing area and bathroom. “The walnut grain adds a beautiful and natural element, while the iron hardware is more of an
industrial element to pick up on the concrete
floors,” she says. For additional function, the
guest bath contains a washer and dryer, and
Glickman chose a walnut vanity that includes
a well-disguised pullout hamper.
And then there was the custom storage
the walnut-veneer bar in the
living room is wrapped in
mahogany and holds wine,
liquor, and glassware. Above it,
mahogany floating shelves
display books and other objects.
A resin faux petrified wood
console (bottom) in the front
entry stands beneath a paper-