Martinez blends unique skill sets into his work. He has backgrounds in architecture, jewelry making, furniture restoration and art. His custom-made cabinet hardware sells for thousands.


He found his way to Easton about 15 years ago, when he bought and renovated 109 N. Fourth St. He does business in Boston and New York but keeps his home in Easton.

When the former Easton Hospital clinic went up for sale next to his home, he snatched it up.

"That was always an eyesore, that clinic. It was very satisfying removing that," he said. He is converting it to two high-end loft apartments and wants to make North Fourth Street the scenic northern gateway to the city.