In July 2016, a fire swept through this Victorian townhouse, destroying all four condominium units and razing the 1980’s five story rear addition. Sited near the apex of Bunker Hill Street, this through-lot property has commanding views of Boston and slopes down over twenty feet to the adjacent street. The original building is undergoing a gut renovation and a new addition has been designed for the rear. The top floor and roof are being completely rebuilt due to structural damage, providing the opportunity for replacing the historically improper 1980’s dormers facing Bunker Hill Street. In addition, a garage is being designed for the lower end of the property, covered with a green roof and irrigation system.

While each owner has specific customization requests, all of the units take advantage of the panoramic views and the natural light. From more traditional to more modern, each unit has high-end finishes, open living areas and a large deck overlooking the property.


client                              private clients

contractor                     Kistler and Knapp Builders Inc.

location                         Charlestown, Massachusetts

expected completion  2018




Spanning the width of two Victorian brownstones, this apartment takes advantage of a large floor plan and very high ceilings. Expansive, bright and flowing living spaces overlook the Public Garden directly across the street. A custom bar/wine cellar and kitchen with stained walnut and beautiful stone add warmth and elegance to the main family areas. A long gallery filled with artwork connects to three distinctly different bedrooms and bathrooms at the rear of the unit. The rear-most bedroom doubles as an office and features a cozy reading nook just outside of it. Furnishings, specialty lighting, unique finishes, custom millwork and four different fireplaces give each room its own identity, yet manage to bring the entire design together cohesively. The grandeur of a great Back Bay residence is achieved in a modern and unusual way.


client                             private clients

contractor                    Sleeping Dog Properties Inc.

location                       Back Bay, Boston, Massachusetts

expected completion  2018

Front Elevation



Heavily damaged in a 2016 fire, this 1920’s brick apartment building on historic Beacon Hill is undergoing a full gut renovation. The owners have taken the opportunity to modernize and reconfigure the eleven apartments into 9 two-bed units and 2 one-bed units. Beyond the many requirements of bringing the building up to today’s codes, the insertion of an elevator was a technical challenge involving considerable engineering.

The building is unusual for its location as it is newer relative to its neighbors, taller, and runs through the block to the next street over. Despite its long and narrow geometry, a side courtyard allows for dozens of windows into all of the units. Finishes are clean, modern and bright to take advantage of the natural light.


client                              private developer

contractor                     Cobblestone Group Inc.

location                         Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts

expected completion  2018