Urban Show House: Jonathan Adler

The Urban Show House is a smash. I missed the opening party Thursday night, but plan to stop by tomorrow to see the entire house in its fully decorated glory.  Meanwhile Ricardo sent along some pics. Here is the one room I haven’t shown you – the kitchen/family room designed by Jonathan Adler. But one look and you know that. I am still not over the glossy green chairs, and totally contemplating theis color scheme for my living room. Just need to amp up with saturated color.  Wish he had done some more pattern in here, with draperies, but since it’s not a real room, I guess there’s only so much one can do. Still like it lots. And now I know where his banana rug is meant to be. The house is open all weekend, so stop by 44 Bradford if you’re in Boston.

Photography by Eric Levin

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Sneak Peak: Urban Showhouse

Ricardo invited me to take another peak at the almost completed Urban Showhouse he’s been organizing in the South End. A couple of weeks ago I posted pics of the unfurnished space. I stopped by on Thursday, hoping for a glimpse of Jonathan Adler at work, but alas, his furniture was just starting to show up, and he was nowhere to be found. Neither was Ricardo for that matter. Andrew Terrat had already put much of the living furniture in place, and Lisa Kreiling had completed her installation of the third floor bedrooms. Dennis Duffy was putting the final touches on the master suite. Have a look. And don’t forget to attend the actual event, which begins this Thursday and runs through Sunday; proceeds benefit the Pine House Inn.

44 B R A D F O R D  S T R E E T

When I visited on Thursday, the living room looked like this. Andrew Terrat of Terrat Elms had put all the basics in place, but the finishing touches had yet to be revealed.

But this morning, photographer Greg Premu sent me this shot. Looks like Andrew finished styling.

Looking up at the chandelier from the lower level, location of the kitchen/family room.

Speaking of the lower level, here’s what the delivery guys were unloading for Adler. Love the crisp colors , shapes, and pattern against the glossy white kitchen and hardwood flooring.

This room opens to the patio, to which plantings have been added.

Now to the second floor master bedroom, where Dennis Duffy has installed a hot red mural.

And the master bath.

Up to the third floor hall, off of which there are two bedrooms and a bathroom.

All the rooms were decorated by Lisa Krieling. Lisa, we must meet!

My favorite room in the house, the study, with fabulous corner windows (I cut off the other half ). Of course, if I lived here, this would have to be a kid’s room. I recognize the rope lights on the back wall from J.E.M.

Another corner of the study. The mohair-covered folding chair is also from J.E.M. I bet the zoology print is too.

The third floor bathroom.

And the other bedroom, wonderful, decorated by Lisa Krieling.

Portraits of kids hang over the bed – a cute idea. Who’s the artist?

And the exterior.

Real Estate: 44 Bradford – Site of Urban Showhouse

The opening of Ricardo Rodriguez’s Urban Showhouse (April 29 to May 9) is nearing. While I can’t wait to see the house, located at 44 Bradford Street in the South End, fully decked out by designers Jonathan Adler, Andrew Terrat, Dennis Duffy, and Lisa Kreiling, the space is pretty fantastic on its own. Ricardo showed me it a few weeks ago, while it was still under construction; it cleaned up nicely!

44 Bradford Street. A great, wide open corner lot, tucked just behind Shawmut (Formaggio, The Buttery, Hudson, what could be better?), surrounded on two sides by Peters Park.

Here’s the listing:

One-of-a-kind brand new construction single family home in the perfect South End location. Surrounded by Peters Park, this corner home offers the most amazing light and views with three exposures, oversized wraparound windows, open and contemporary floor plan and finishes, approx. 2340sf, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, custom cabinetry, imported custom doors, three outdoor spaces including a unique side garden and an expansive roof deck, and garage parking for 2 cars.  $1,995,000

And more photos:

Main level living room

Lower level kitchen and family room

Master bedroom


Master bath

Master Bath

Roof deck

Roof deck

Save the Date: Urban Showhouse

Ricardo Rodriguez, total hottie and sweetheart realtor and TV personality here in Boston asked me to get involved in this showhouse he is organizing to benefit the Pine Street Inn. I’ll get the scoop this week, but looks like it will be amazing. Jonathan Adler is designing one of the spaces, along with local stars Andrew Terrat and Dennis Duffy, plus up-and-coming Boston designer Lisa Kreiling. Stay tuned.