45 on Burnett

Jamica Plain

Architect / Zephyr Architects
Developer / New Boston Ventures
Structural / Hayes & O'Neal
MEP / Wozny Barbar
FP / Covenant Fire Protection
Civil / Boston Costal Engineering
Marketing / Compass Real Estate
Contractor / Delphi Construction

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The Southwest Corridor in the Jamaica Plain area of Boston features many new residential projects densifying around transit nodes.  45 on Burnett is designed to reflect the aesthetic values of the existing ninteenth century neighborhood.  The massing of the four story building is broken down into three individual horizontal zones with a clear datum the third, fourth, and fifth floors to minimize the building’s height.  Scaling elements of two and three window clusters are accentuated vertically to de-emphasize the length of the building, allowing the 44 unit building to read as a sequence of triple deckers, which are common to the neighborhood.  Units feature views toward Olmstead’s Franklin Park and onto the Victorian JP hills to the north.  The entry sequence to the residential floors is enriched with a green wall and warm materiality, themselves references to the nearby Emerald Necklace and local vernacular buildings.