Yours. By Design.Photography by Glenn Perry
Your home is a vital part of your life. Embarking on a major remodeling project or building a custom home takes inspiration, imagination and time to consider all of the pieces that come together to create the space you envision. It’s been difficult to imagine how the important details will look and feel in your home, until now.
7 Tide, Boston’s newest design destination, has recently opened at 7 Tide Street in Boston Seaport, the city’s trendiest area. Here discerning homeowners have the unique opportunity to gather key information and find jaw-dropping inspiration before beginning an extensive design project.
In various spaces at 7 Tide, you can actually experience your appliance technology, custom windows, doors, kitchen design details and more, before you commit to a concept or purchase. When you’re done looking through magazines and catalogues, finished researching on websites, then you’re ready for a visit to 7 Tide, where you can explore in three dimensions and with all five senses.
In this unprecedented brand experience center, you not only see the options, you will use them, compare them and feel them in real settings that help you make those exciting—yet often daunting—decisions with pleasure and delight. 7 Tide is designed as a sanctuary, offering you the opportunity to drink in the possibilities and imagine yourself living in them.
Built in 1943, as The Riggers and Sail Loft Building, this 38,000-square-foot building was purchased in 2014, and has been totally reimagined and renovated as 7 Tide. Inside you’ll find Clarke, New England’s Official Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen, in their most technologically advanced showroom yet. You’ll find the very latest from Sub-Zero, Wolf and ASKO appliances, in stunning kitchens to inspire design excellence. In every corner there is a “wow moment,” with design details and unique materials that will get your creative juices flowing.
In addition to their signature Appliance Test Drives, Clarke now offers two exciting additions to the award-winning Sub-Zero and Wolf experience. First, architects, designers and builders visiting 7 Tide are invited to present floor plans, renderings, elevations and photos of their projects to clients on a 16’ x 9’ media wall, enveloped by a stylish and comfortable Media Lounge where homeowners can discuss their projects, and then explore their appliance options in full-size kitchens only steps away. There’s no more helpful way to envision what your kitchen, pantry, coffee bar or wine grotto can become.
Next is Clarke’s new Small Bites program, where every visitor is invited to taste a delicious example of what you can create with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. You’ll try a bite or two of Strawberry Rhubarb French Toast, Bacon-Wrapped Chicken, or perhaps Crispy Artichokes with Truffle Aioli. Your small bite will depend on the time of day you visit and the season of the year. Small Bites are available not only in Boston, but also in Clarke showrooms in Milford, MA, and South Norwalk, CT. Clarke wants you to see, hear, touch, smell and taste what your new kitchen can become.
Adjacent to Clarke’s Showroom and Test Kitchen, visitors will encounter the brand experience center for Marvin Windows and Doors. In another technological delight, homeowners will be introduced to a whole new way to think about windows and doors, so that they truly reflect the way you want to live. In fact, Marvin’s beautiful products surround the entire building, offering a stunning example of how to connect your interior and exterior environments.
As the building continues to transform, other premier brands will be revealed. Since these spaces are dedicated to personal experiences and knowledge sharing, homeowners will receive details on where the products can be purchased at authorized dealers near them. As one recent visitor commented, “It’s not a sales experience at all. It’s relaxing and inspiring. I loved planning my home this way.”
To visit Clarke’s Sub-Zero & Wolf Showroom and Test Kitchen,
click here for showroom hours and online appointments or
To make an appointment with Marvin at 7 Tide call 617-315-4850 or email appointment@marvin7Tide.com