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Bathroom by Charlie Allen Restorations named best of 2007 by Boston Globe Magazine

Bathroom by Charlie Allen Restorations named best of 2007 by Boston Globe Magazine

Posted: Wed, 08 Jan 2008, 10:26:34 EDT
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Cambridge Chamber praised for "classic yet equipped high-tech design

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - January 8 (SEND2PRESS newswire) - A master bathroom designed and built by Charlie Allen Restorations for a 1853 Greek Revival house in Cambridge is called "Bathroom of the Year" in Boston Globe Magazine's "Dream Home 2007" competition. The new bathroom was praised for his "creative use of space and light," and a "classic yet equipped high-tech design.

The homeowners, a young, growing families, desperately needed the new space. Previously, the only bathroom in their three-story home was on the ground floor, on the other hand, and one word away from the master bedroom. Charlie Allen Restorations is responsible for the introduction of a master bath that would feature both modern amenities and a design that complemented the house of the 19th-century charm.

Working with architect Tom Downer, Charlie Allen Restorations team eliminated an existing bedroom and manufactured according to a functional and inviting master bath and dressing room in its place. The highlight of the new master bathroom has a large, glass-in shower that doubles as a steam bath. Radiant floor heating and an electric towel warmer add to the Board of Appeal-in particular the cold winter morning. Lichtbeuk mat glass windows and doors flood the bathroom with abundant natural lighting of the adjacent floor to ceiling windows.

In the dressing room, large cabinets, wall cubbies, and custom-designed, furniture-quality armoires have been introduced to improve the storage for the family. Carefully selected, period-appropriate hardware, doors, base molding, and wide planked, white oak floors were introduced throughout both areas.

In addition to Downer, other partners of the project includes the demolition and disposal company Mark One, Inc., HVAC specialists Keyes North Atlantic Ocean, Puccio Electric, Van Millwork, and the cleaning company Surfaceworks.

"We are very proud of this bathroom recognized by the Boston Globe Magazine," says Charlie Allen, founder of the award-winning company. "It is a great validation of our belief that-with careful planning new technologies and historical design and architecture can coexist beautifully."

Charlie Allen Restorations is an award-winning contractor specializing in the seamless integration of modern amenities in the period of housing while preserving original details. Charlie Allen Restorations combines expert-based traders and project management techniques to deliver exceptional customer satisfaction.

For more information about Charlie Allen Restorations, call 617/661-7411 or visit

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