Alchemy 925 is nestled within a building in downtown Belmont that dates back to the 1800s and, rumor has it, once housed a blacksmith shop. Along with its fitting history, the Victorian-style store features a double front and restored oak floorboards. “It has character; people love this building,” Ball says. Ball and Upin, who share very similar tastes, found a midcentury modern credenza to serve as the store’s main focal point and designed custom cabinets that follow a similar clean, minimalist pattern. “We feel like it’s a very inviting space,” Upin says. “It’s not sparse, we have a lot of inventory, but we think it’s very elegant.”
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