How to create a serene, modern cocoon within an existing Colonial-style home? That was the question that powered CO—G’s work on a residence southeast of Boston for a family of four. In response, principal Elle Gerdeman prepared a subtle, contemporary treatment that transformed the dark interior into a warm, welcoming expanse.
Gerdeman opened the main floorplan to create more flow between rooms and enlarged windows in existing locations. The kitchen is a primary hub of family life, and its island, finished in a custom terrazzo countertop from Concrete Collaborative and lined with HAY stools, is the command center. Here, parents cook, children complete homework, and friends are entertained. The same terrazzo specified for the island is also used to line the shower in the second-floor bathroom. The kitchen counter, set under a long window, uses black soapstone accompanied by black Brizo kitchen plumbing fixtures, which can also be found in the bathrooms, set above Kast concrete sinks.