Located in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, Hearth at Four Corners is a 62+ age-restricted community providing safe and supportive affordable units for low-income seniors and those at risk of homelessness. This new 50,000 square foot, four-story wood framed, transit-oriented development activates a formerly vacant lot. The property abuts a MBTA commuter rail to the east, an affordable complex to the north, and faces an established residential neighborhood with triple-decker and Victorian-style houses.
With a total of 54 units, this transitional style L-shaped structure sits on a plateau overlooking the city of Boston, featuring a public plaza at the main entry. Designed with a brick masonry base and shingle siding, the facade transitions to flat panels and floor-to-ceiling windows. The large glass center volume houses commercial space, a community room and kitchen, a fitness center, activity space, and central laundry for residents. The community room seamlessly connects to a light-filled patio creating a functional indoor-outdoor extension of living space. An inviting palette of medium-saturated green and jewel-teal combine with warm finishes and colorful, contemporary artwork to provide a vibrant yet tranquil environment.
Designed to be LEED Gold Certifiable, Hearth at Four Corners provides 24/7 access to on-site concierge services and is ideally located in close proximity to shopping, dining, medical facilities, banking, and other city services. TAT collaborated with D/R/E/A/M Collaborative, fulfilling a major need for attainable senior housing options.