Home & Design

Appliances and cabinets remained in this Belmont loft, but Formwork extended the kitchen's island to make an oversized, uninterrupted workspace with a dark gray quartz countertop. Photo: Scott Smith

The big picture: A condo goes oversize—and back to basics

Buying a condo might seem to be an exercise in ceding control—one has little prerogative to alter the building’s exterior, and a condo association has veto power over many other changes a homeowner might desire. Yet one resident of the Belmont Lofts, which were developed on a city brownfield near the railroad tracks in 2003, […]