Boston Globe Sunday Magazine

Smaller, smarter

A prewar Back Bay condo gets a super-efficient update.

Measuring just 230 square feet, this eat-in kitchen is less than grand. And when a family of five purchased this condo in a 1920s building in Boston’s Back Bay, the room – divided at the time by a butler’s pantry – needed to be made much more efficient. Architects Dewing & Schmid of South Dartmouth reworked the floor plan, and two Boston-based interior designers, Kara Butterfield of MakeReady and Lindsay Bentis of Thread Art and Design, took it from there.

Andy Heiser