Boston's Historic South End
The Spring 2008 Traditional Building Design Challenge took place during the Traditional Building Exhibition and Conference in the historic Back Bay of Boston, March 13-15, 2008 at the Hynes Convention Center.
The 2008 Traditional Building Design Challenge focused on the largest Victorian residential district in North America, Boston's historic South End. The site is located at 419 Shawmut Avenue in Boston’s South End neighborhood. Presently the Protestant Episcopal Diocese is located on the selected site. The site measures 75’ x 100’ and overlooks Blackstone Park. The project was to create at least three individual town homes meeting the required specifications. In addition, one or more small boutique style commercial spaces would be desired. Presently, the area around Blackstone Park has just one prominent commercial use - a restaurant.
Designs are to take advantage of the park view and units are to have high ceilings. There should be parking available to the residents and/or their guests.
Minimum Item/Room Description
• Modern kitchen designed with entertaining in mind
• Master suite with generously sized closets and a spa like bath
• Two Guest Bedrooms with necessary closets and at least one bath that services both rooms
• Living room and dining room that seats 8
• Dinette with ample natural lighting
• Wine storage
Click on the The 2008 Traditional Building Design Challenge Competitors to view Results: