The Residences at Brighton Marine is a 102 unit LEED Gold Certified veterans’ supportive housing community located in the city’s growing Allston-Brighton neighborhood. The $46M transit-oriented project was master planned and designed for WinnDevelopment and Brighton Marine, a non-profit established to support veterans and their dependents. With a full complement of onsite clinical, behavioral health, and family services coupled with a variety of mixed-income and permanent supportive apartment homes for different veteran populations — including those with families and the formerly homeless — the new community is one of the largest veterans’ developments nationwide, and the first such complex of this scale to open in Boston since World War II.
Residences at Brighton Marine combines a new six-story building with an adapted historic structure to form a 1.44-acre campus with 11 studios, 47 one-bedroom units, 33 two-bedrooms, and 11 three-bedroom units. The project’s design is inspired by the neighborhood’s historic architecture, particularly the animated bay fronts that characterize nearby streets. The building facades are composed of residential-scale windows and large sawtooth-style bays that are capped by a striking cornice that mirrors the angular shape of the bays, enhancing the building’s character and identity. The bays give the exterior its distinctive serrated form and transform the otherwise modest apartment layouts into dynamic living spaces seeming to extend beyond the boundaries of the exterior walls – ensuring nearly every unit has multi-directional views of the city.
Primary interior amenities face a large south-facing courtyard in the center of the campus which include a community-sponsored wellness office, a flex space that can be furnished as a classroom or general meeting area, a large gym, and theater room. The bright, airy interiors offer high-quality finishes, extensive artwork, and mural installations.