They have created an interesting ensemble of buildings that frame the historic structure in a respectful way, and also have created interesting common spaces that are rich in character and charm.IIDA New England Jury 2020
The BRYNX creatively preserves the historic Goddard House, capitalizing on an opportunity to elevate history and create unique new apartments with character and variety that a new building could not offer.
Designed by Shepley Bulfinch and built as the Cadillac of its day in 1927, the Georgian revival-style Goddard House is almost the last historic building remaining in its neighborhood. A creative design approach solved seismic code compliance issues and challenges related to the narrow profile of the building with two additions that literally hug the building to add strength and expand the footprint of Goddard House for apartments. The design team retained the details and character of the historic building while creating custom interiors and amenities for how we live today.
BRYNX’s design and financing process serves as an example to developers evaluating historic buildings that offer inherent potential, juxtaposed with logistical and/or financial challenges to successful development.