The 'Quin House

The 'Quin House is a private social club relaunched after a thorough reinvigoration and renovation by Hexagon Properties of its custom-built 1888 McKim, Mead & White club-house in Boston's Back Bay. KCFA worked closely with the Quin's founders to embolden and broaden the Algonquin Club's historic collection by way of a diverse and talented group of modern and contemporary artists who have local, national and international stories and backgrounds. Our goal was to bring the historic collection forward in time, so that by the time we saw it hanging on the walls again, the stories would be fleshed out, filling in between now and then with new acquisitions that reflect our shared values.

1 A section of the Grand Staircase. Photo Credit: Artists For Humanity ; 2 Bondo, the main dining room of The 'Quin House. Photograph Courtesy of Jenna Ohnemus Peffley

Our clients have an elegant eye and a mature collection grounded in classic early and mid-century painting, sculpture, and works on paper. For The 'Quin House, we were asked to push the boundaries of their collection, looking to not only established artists, but early- and mid-career living artists as well. The work acquired for the 'Quin aims to delight a diverse membership, and includes objects by our most celebrated artists drawn from both a local and an international context. We also re-installed art from the Club's historic collection, putting it into conversation with recent acquisitions in order to tell a new story. Together, the Quin's collection begs a simple appreciation of beauty, which our selections reveal in sometimes surprising ways.

Modern Luxury Interiors Boston

House Rules: History Meets High Design at The 'Quin House

Oct 21, 2021

109 Marlborough Street

Boston, MA 02116