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A South Boston master bath proves two opposing styles can create one cohesive oasis
written by danielle ossher • photographed by jessica delaney
It wasn’t long after Michael and Kadria Geller’s only child moved into South Boston’s Macallen Building that they followed suit — trading in their house in Natick, Massachu- setts, to be mere floors, not miles, from their daughter and grandchildren. With the location a given, the Gellers turned to interior designer Marina Shektman to create their ideal apartment, combining two west-facing units on the 10th floor into one cohesive space.
Floor-to-ceiling city views were the reason for the reinvention, and
Shektman turned an open concept living-dining area of one unit into
the enviable master suite of the newly combined spaces, positioning
the master bath to take full advantage of those views.
After multiple sketches, Shektman found the perfect angle for
the curvaceous Hansgrohe freestanding tub. “We knew from the get-go that we wanted the tub by the beautiful large window,” says Shektman, owner of Design Studio M in Wellesley, Massachusetts. “It’s not
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traditional styles are infused with a contemporary edge to create a master
bathroom with distinct personality. Porcelanosa vanities epitomize that
dichotomy, and crisp modern elements are paired with pieces from the owners’
collection, including the chandelier and oversize vase.