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Architectural Tour of the newly renovated Beacon Hill Books & Café with Pauli & Uribe Architects

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Tour Beacon Hill Books and Café with architecture firm Pauli & Uribe Architects. Completed in 1845, the five-level Greek Revival townhouse—a Beacon Hill icon—has a long history of commercial enterprise, and its latest use, as a bookstore and café, continues that legacy.

By the time it was transformed into Beacon Hill Books & Café by Pauli & Uribe Architects, it required a range of structural, roofing, and major masonry repairs. The architectural firm negotiated with the Beacon Hill Architectural District, during the pandemic and was successful in getting code variances to preserve the townhouse’s significant architectural features.

The transformation, which makes visitors feel they are entering a private residence, features historically correct detailing, including fireplaces, Greek triglyphs, a hand-carved wooden sign, an auricula theater, and a model train for the children’s floor. Pauli & Uribe Architects will discuss the challenges of the renovation and restoration process and discuss their design approach to this gem on Charles Street in Beacon Hill.

Pauli & Uribe Architects is a unique Boston-based architectural firm specializing in residential and small-scale commercial design and renovation, including historical buildings. Launched in the spring of 2007, Monika Zofia Pauli and Juan Guillermo Uribe Architects bring a love for design and a commitment to artistic integrity to all their projects.

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