This projected entailed the restoration of a brick row house located in Boston’s South End neighborhood into two residential duplex units. Originally built in the 1850’s this building presented an array of historic preservation and design challenges.


Development Plan

The most significant challenge of this project was establishing an architectural parti (organizational diagram) that maximized the building’s small footprint into usable square footage. This was extremely important as part of the design process as the building is only 15’ wide. Perpetual managed the zoning board of appeal process to convert the building from a single family home into a multi-family use.  


The entire floor framing system was completely rotted and settling unevenly.  Perpetual removed all the framing on the interior and reconstructed each level.  The entire building is new except for the historic brick facade. 

The Finished Product

1017 Tremont Street has been redeveloped into two high end duplex units. The residents of the upper level unit enjoy a large private roof deck with skyline views of Boston’s downtown. The property is located a stone through to Northeastern University, public transportation systems, night life and nearby restaurants.

Before & After