1,600-square-foot city loft Tricia and Charlie Shediac bought in 1986 in a converted warehouse building across
from Boston’s Fort Point Channel has been through many changes,
but each refurbishment was just a prelude. For years, the couple lived
with the building-association-required wall-to-wall carpeting and the
1980s-era walls that carved the space into a conventional apartment
layout. Then in the early 2000s, they took down nearly all the interior
walls to create an open layout. They also redid the master bathroom.
But it wasn’t until the most recent renovation, in 2013, that, working
with designer Louis Ashman — whom they refer to with grateful smiles
as “Louis — thank God” — they finally got the space they craved.
“I wanted sleekness everywhere,” says Tricia, who is the owner
of a Boston spa. “We could never quite get everything right, but now,
with Louis — thank God, it’s ideal.”
The latest renovation was prompted by a change in the condo
association rules, allowing the installation of wood floors. “After all
those years of thinking carpeting was needed to minimize noise, the
homeowner tricia shediac relaxes in the living room of her
Fort Point loft with designer Louis Ashman.