Bunker Hill House Boston, MA
Bunker Hill House Boston, MA

Modern Row House

For this new home in Boston’s oldest neighborhood, Flavin Architects imagined an elegant structure that capitalizes on the natural light and beautiful views abundant in Charlestown. Our firm sought to respect the historic fabric of the city while designing for the 21st century.

The façade, with its projecting two-story bay, divided windows and vertical proportions respect the adjacent urban pattern. Stripped down and elegant detailing, devoid of ornament, connects the structure to today’s modern Boston. The exterior combines cedar shingles and shiplap boards with jet mist granite. This dark grey exterior contrasts with a bright white interior washed with sunlight.

Each floor is accessed by a stairwell illuminated by a Wasco skylight. Sunlight pours down and refracts through glass paneling run underneath a natural wood handrail down the stairwell. The dining room and adjacent sitting room are bathed in warmth and light from a double-sided fireplace. In the dining room, floor-to-ceiling windows open to the street, and frame a view of the stained glass windows in St. Mary’s Church. Above the bedrooms and master suite on the third floor, a rooftop deck provides our client with views of Charlestown, Boston, and the Bunker Hill Monument.

modern exterior of black 3-story row house glowing at dusk
furnished rooftop of row house with gas firepit at dusk
kitchen with sink island and outdoor balcony
modern exterior of black 3-story row house
modern steel glass and wood staircase with led lighting
dining room with wall sculpture and modern chandelier
Designing and constructing a custom home is one of the most personal experiences that can only be navigated as part of a team. We’re glad Flavin was on ours. Creative, thoughtful, responsive and steady, the Flavin team jumped in with both feet and guided our process through more than a few curveballs to help deliver a spectacular result. We thought we were buying keen design sensibility and attention to craft – we got a true partner.
Homeowner
hand drawing sketch of exterior row house
modern wet bar adjacent to kitchen
dining room with modern chandelier and church stained glass through the windows
cad drawing floor plan of four floor row house

Credits

General Contractor

Columbia Contracting

Interior Designer

Erica Darnall Design

Structural Engineer

Simpson, Gumpertz + Heger

Civil Engineer

Engineering Alliance

Code Consultant

Building Code Consulting

Surveyor

Boston Survey

Millwork

Divine Design Center

Photo Stylist

Michele Snow

Photographer

Nat Rea Photography

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