Luxury Condominium Residence | Boston
Architect:Hacin + Associates
Project Overview:A coordinating powder coated steel and marble stairway and concierge desk set the tone for this luxury condominium residence located in Boston’s prestigious Back Bay neighborhood.
Originally built in 1889, the Hooper Mansion is a unique Boston property located in the prestigious Back Bay neighborhood, boasting three exposures and impressive, unobstructed views of the Boston skyline and the Charles River. Originally commissioned as the home of dog lovers and purported originators of the Boston Terrier breed, Robert C. and Helen Hooper, today the home has been converted into six, luxury condominiums, each with their own unique flair.
Architect Hacin + Associates spared no attention to detail in creating these one-of-a-kind units and that carries across into the common areas of the building as well. Modern Metal Solutions worked closely with the architectural designer and the stone mason to ensure a seamless look for the coordinating marble and steel entry stairs and concierge desk.
The simple, geometric stair railings seem to float atop the marble stair risers, but the base plates are, in fact, “buried” below the stone’s surface for a seamless look that the architect desired.
“The railings were installed and anchored before the marble was put in place to ensure the connections weren’t visible,” comments Chris Aubrey of Modern Metal Solutions. “While this isn’t typical, it gave the look of the metal flowing into the stone that the architect desired and we were happy to deliver.”
The matching, custom concierge desk is constructed of the same marble and champagne powder coated steel as the stairway to complete the modern look of the entry.
In addition to the entryway, Modern Metal Solutions fabricated and installed custom range hoods for each of the individual condo units. Constructed of stainless steel, each hood was designed to complement the custom cabinetry, fixtures and appliances of these luxuriously appointed Chef’s kitchens.