485 Harrison – Penthouse Remodel

The ultimate penthouse in the South End of Boston. This awe inspiring contemporary design features one of the best views in the entire city. 4900 SF of voluminous, open and indulgent space characterizes the opulent home. The owners allowed the architect to “run with” some unique ideas and set a tone for the team. Perfection was the minimum expectation for this triplex. Pictures do not fully tell the story of this magnificent space. Highlights include, 1200 bottle wine room, theatre, 4300 SF of roof deck space, Spa, Gym and 15 Foot ceilings. This is a “must see it to believe it” in Boston.

The Space

Turning such a large space into a livable, modern family home was the objective and challenge of this project. The central living space needed design features that would emphasize its vastness, and at the same time, the features needed to define the space as a family home

Engineering for Luxury

Because the ceilings were 18 feet high and the space wasn’t designed to be split level, we needed to implement air conditioning systems in various areas in the home to regulate temperature and air flow.

The Mezzanine

To maintain the roomy downstairs feel and ensure enough upstairs living space, the floor system for the mezzanine had to be structurally engineered to create a thin floor. To connect the downstairs to the mezzanine, we created a floating staircase made of welded metal and wrapped in custom fabricated wood.

The Spa

The expansive shower with the spa includes limestone walls, stone flooring, and a custom-made linear drain.

Project Details

Ruhl/Walker Architects
Boston - South End
Custom Condos

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