Modern design meets historic character in this unique home designed by Autonomous Architecture.
Located on a quiet street in the Baker Historic District, standing amongst eight nearly-identical Queen Anne style cottages, this landmarked home blends in while standing out, possessing a unique blend of vintage charm and modern intention. A careful renovation, inspired by re-use projects from across Europe, has done away with the cramped interiors typically associated with homes of this size and era and made way for thoughtfully composed spaces that evoke modern, loft-style living. Crisp, museum-white walls intersect with humble red brick lending a sophisticated, yet approachable and warm feel, while minimalist detailing emphasizes the qualities of the volumes, and the light within the spaces.
Despite the relatively compact footprint, the efficient planning, abundant natural light and numerous creative storage solutions make the spaces in this home live like those of one much larger, and not commonly available in the neighborhood. The minimalist kitchen in white, European-style cabinetry stands out as definitively new in the space like the core. Marbled solid surface countertops, and maple accents add touches of organic pattern and warmth. Bar seating at the peninsula is essential for entertaining, weeknight dinners, or just morning coffee in the sun-soaked south-facing space.
Upstairs, the Vaulted bedroom ceilings and knee-walls are clad in pine, upping the coziness factor and lending a cabin-like feel. Floor-to ceiling custom cabinetry makes the most of the space, offering a large amount of hanging storage and adding a splash of color to the rooms (each one is unique). The living room, with large front-facing windows and warm brick wall (perfect for art) feels like a great place to cozy up on a cold winter day and watch the snow fall.
This is a rare opportunity to own a historic yet fully modernized, single family home in the always-hip Baker Historic District.
|Area||Baker Historic District|
|Address||182 WEST BAYAUD STREET|
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