Mystic Water Works at Capen Court

Mystic Water Works at Capen Court

At-a-Glance

Location
Somerville, MA
Owner
Somerville Housing Authority
Architect
DiMella Shaffer
Size
24,000 SF
Delivery Method

Chapter 149A

Key Features

Historic Renovation

Constricted Site

 

Awards

2018 Somerville Preservation Award

Project Description

Colantonio performed a gut renovation/reuse of an historic, long-vacant 19th century water works building for 25 one-bedroom units of affordable housing for the Somerville Housing Authority.  The facility also features common areas and facilities.

We restored the historic exterior, removed the existing interior structure and replaced it with an entirely new 24,000 square foot, two-story structure with a partial basement.

Photos by Sean Litchfield Photography.