Last week, work took me for a quick day trip to Boston, and driving around seeing some of the gorgeous Boston brownstones and townhouses. I’ve always wondered what they look like inside. I’m always told that Boston can sometimes be a bit old-school, but if this townhouse that Frank Roop did is any indication, then I would say that Boston mixes old and new perfectly, and just a tad eclectic in all the right places.
This house actually was profiled way back in Elle Decor in 2007 I believe, but it just as timeless now – I don’t remember the original story but I do remember the picture of top of the living room. That’s actually paper cut into squares and wall papered. Mr. Roop mentions that most people walk in and think it’s stone, I had been thinking that it was cowhide (how cool would that be?), but what a great way to bring in texture but using a way that’s totally Boston uncommon.
All photographs by Eric Roth for Elle Decor.