This project evaluates the feasibility of a new development at 264 Lexington St. in East Boston, MA.
The project was the final deliverable for the Design, Development, and Practice Seminar at the MIT Center for Real Estate;
the class introduced the concept of the architect as a developer.
The project takes a worn-down two-story house and looks at opportunities to convert the house into a new condo development.
Bound by zoning restrictions, the adjacent building butting the house’s west elevation, and a real-world budget, our design uses
Boston’s quintessential triple-decker archetype to create three spaces for lease.
A wood trellis wraps around the building to create a privacy enclosure, restricting views from neighbors while letting
in greenery and light.