Kitchen & Cocktails Design
Freepoint Kitchen & Cocktails by Matthew Gaudet is located in the lobby of the Freepoint Hotel. Renowned interior design firm, Dash Design who oversaw the recent renovation of Boston’s Hotel Commonwealth, brought the vision for the property to life under the guidance of the hotel’s ownership. The design and décor of Freepoint reflects a sophisticated urban environment, an authentic and engaging reflection of the true Cantabrigian spirit and its passion for intellectual exploration, reinvention and innovation. The contrasting harmonies of approachable sophistication and bohemian originality are met with a splash of innovative flair in an effort to pay homage to the city of Cambridge as the epicenter of revolutionary thinking.
An expansive 13 seat bar sporting a locally sourced sugar maple live edge slab top is located in the center of the lobby with various seating areas set throughout the space. Crimson red bar stools are a subtle nod to the namesake color of nearby Harvard University. To the left, a casual lounge environment serves as an extension to the bar, boasting layered rugs, an eclectic mix of lounge furniture, communal high top tables and a large chesterfield sofa. This soulful space exudes a social and inviting vibe where guests can mingle, work, dine or shoot pool. Further exploration through this room leads guests to the Secret Garden, an outdoor space completely encased by glass windows. Upon entering through a sliding glass wall, this open air atrium stretches up to an exposed sky while embracing a nature inspired interior design that includes fire pits, chic upholstered outdoor seating, lush greenery and a cluster of birch trees that peak through the al fresco roof.
More traditional seating is to the right of the bar where banquettes line the wall, tabletops can adjust in height from cocktail to traditional seated and leather sling back chairs are mixed with more traditional seating options. A short distance projector creates an engaging and energetic environment through displays of innovative video art, classic cartoons and cult classics projected on the back wall. Additional inspiring and custom-made art pieces adorns the walls and shelving, including a large scale design piece made out of wooden oars, a whimsical reference to the iconic Head of the Charles regatta held annually in Cambridge.