Alewife Brook Condominiums, Cambridge, MA

Alewife Brook Condominiums, Cambridge, MA

Scope
New construction
Transit-oriented design
8 units

Award-Winning
Energy Star Outstanding Achievement Award

Sustainable Design
All units built to Energy Star Home standards

On the site of the former Joyce Chen restaurant, Davis Square Architects designed this eight-unit development (one six-unit building, and one two-unit). While the site is very tight, the design of the units and site provides each resident with some private outdoor space. In order to achieve accessibility, the larger structure is a hybrid of townhouses and flats.The Alewife Brook condominiums received the Energy Star Outstanding Achievement Award for its energy-efficient windows, insulation, and heating and mechanical systems. In addition, the development is a five-minute walk from the MBTA Alewife subway station, making it a smart growth and transit-oriented project.