Super Models

Duffy Design Group's Model Unit at 45 Province
Photograph: Sam Gray Photography

Duffy Design Group was recently featured in the article "Super Models," New England Home Magazine in the May/June 2009 issue. Two of Boston's best known interior designers - Dennis Duffy and Manuel de Santaren were given the task of designing a model unit in the newly opened 45 Province, a 32-story luxury condominium tower located at the foot of Beacon Hill.

Duffy's goal was to create a sophisticated, contemporary and livable space, while reinforcing the branding message established by architects Bruner/Cott Associates. The model unit features a soaring 18-foot high space that commands spectacular city views. Duffy’s design highlights the vertical space with full height curtains, and custom blue metal wall panels. The graphic area rug and Polaris leather sofa from D Scale, create a living room that keeps the scale of the room in check. A custom coffee table and curvilinear armchair complete the room. Throughout the unit, artwork through Jacqueline Becker Fine Arts helps to liven and ground the space. A master bedroom and study were also included in the design of both model suites.

Manuel de Santaren's model unit was influenced by the use of museum-quality artwork which he thought to be the most important element. Rich earthy colors provide the backdrop for furnishings with a modern influence including a 1960s Knoll end table, a Dunbar sofa and a vintage Koford Larsen piece.

Developed by the Abbey Group, 45 Province features 132 one to three-bedroom units ranging from approximately 1,000 to 2,600 square feet. Each unit features 9 foot ceilings; bamboo hardwood floors; stone and quartz kitchen countertops; Italian-style kitchen cabinetry in walnut and lacquer finish; Sub-Zero refrigerators; Bosch/Miele kitchen appliances; crystallized glass bathroom vanities; bathroom fixtures by Waterworks and fully tiled walk-in showers in the master baths. D Scale furnishings used in the building's public spaces include Dirk B chairs in the North Flats Lobby and Bone Cubo Cocktail Table, Linova Cocktail Table and Wolk custom Oval Stools all from the Emporio Beraldin Collection in the library.
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