Project Type

Multifamily Housing, Art Gallery


The Mount Vernon Company


Completed 2021


Allston / Boston, MA

ARTHAUS more than holds its own as a stylish addition to the eclectic area that lies in close proximity to the desirable but expensive Boston Landing residential and commercial complex. The Mount Vernon Company approached PCA with the desire to construct strikingly modern and unique housing for the Allston neighborhood that would honor the city’s rich artistic history as well as provide an attractive housing alternative in a hip, up-and-coming residential neighborhood.

Our design features a soaring façade that zigzags through corrugated metal exterior waveforms and a sleek glassed-in area through which passersby can view a changing rotation of artwork. A recessed plaza provides a place to congregate with neighbors or to sit and enjoy your Twin Donuts order.

Two separate buildings house 72 rental apartments and nine condominium units. A semi-underground parking garage, made possible by a 15-foot grade change on the site, accommodates 41 cars. There’s also parking for 85 bikes – a welcome amenity amongst eco-minded residents.