Summer strolls through Boston’s neighborhoods reveal an assortment of architecture, from colonial to postmodern. This variety was echoed in the Boston Preservation Alliance’s 2009 Preservation Achievement Awards, which included three diverse residential projects.
Zero Marlborough St., Boston
Zero Marlborough in the Back Bay overlooks Boston’s beautiful historic Public Garden. Built in 1929 in late-period art deco design, Zero Marlborough was originally a mixed-use building housing the Junior League of Boston and cooperative apartments. It’s now renovated into 12 spacious one-floor luxury condos and stands out in the Back Bay’s predominant brownstone 19th century setting. Prices go from $4,125,000.
233 River St., Mattapan
Mattapan Heights is a brand new neighborhood created from the redevelopment of the historic Boston Consumptive and Chronic Disease Hospital into 73 affordable housing units. It was originally built in 1912 and is finished in painted stucco and cedar clapboard. Rental prices start from $993.
425 Adams St., Boston
Baker Square is the result of a 20-year restoration project at the former Baker Chocolate Company’s 14-acre factory complex. It was completed in 2009, and created 60 apartments with high ceilings and exposed brick walls. Rents start at $1,700.