When Zack Stormberg and his team at Reign Real Estate & Fidelity Group walked into 3307 Throckmorton St. nearly four months ago, they fell in love with the architecture. Their client had recently bought the 21-year-old townhome, and they were in awe of the 40-foot-high ceilings. “Most townhomes, each floor, the ceiling that you see is the ceiling for the floor above it,” says Stromberg. “For this one, you can actually see the roof from the front door.”
However, the 2,527-square-foot former rental, which hadn’t been updated since 2005, needed quite a bit of work. “It was all maple wood from top to toe,” Stromberg says. The maple floors and cabinetry cast heavy orange tones, and the beige-brown walls did not help. There was “a ski cabin charm,” he says. But the whole house was dated. So, Stromberg, who led the interior design flip, got to work with the team.
They opted for a buyer-friendly “snowfall white with gray accents” color scheme. Stromberg says they wanted no question on the quality of the flip’s materials, so they meticulously installed around $40,000 worth of white Carrara marble throughout the first floor and all three en-suite bathrooms. They lay a dark herringbone tile up the living room fireplace to contrast the white and draw the eye up the double-height ceilings. They also sourced brushed gold hardware and pulls from Naples Hardware and specialty luxury lighting from brands like Barcelona-based lighting brand Bover.
On the second floor, they ripped up all the old carpets in the bedrooms. They sanded down the hardwood floors, hand-scraped them, and stained them four times to get the right look. On the landing, they installed an infinity glass edge, which Stromberg says opens the space and lets in light.
While contemporary, the redesign is fairly simple. Stromberg says they wanted to create a beautiful blank canvas “so that whoever moves in there can make it their own and do as they wish, even though it’s been renovated.”
The whole flip took about 2.5 months to complete. Although inflation and rising construction costs caused some headaches—the price for that infinity glass edge more than doubled, for example—Stromberg is happy with the results. “It’s, it’s not too big. It’s not too small. It’s not too much,” he says. “It’s just kind of right.”
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