SWAMPSCOTT, MA – After a lengthy approval process, and the demolition of an abandoned 100,000 square foot school building, Groom Construction of Salem, MA is well underway with the construction of a new 60,000 square foot luxury condominium project for owner Fisherman’s Watch Condominiums, LLC.
The 5-story building is being constructed at the highest point in Swampscott, with many of the units commanding sweeping ocean views of Swampscott, Nahant and the Boston Skyline.
The building will have 28 Luxury Condominium units that range in size from 1,400 square feet, to over 2,300 square feet for the larger of the 2-story penthouses. The building will boast underground parking, a dramatic 5th-floor club room, and an exercise room that will allow all residents to take advantage of what is being touted by the Developer as “the best view on the North Shore”.
In addition, the 1st floor units will all have large private patios and gardens, and the Developer is planning a walking trail that encircles the 2-acre site.
The Developer and Groom Construction teamed up with Grazado-Velleco Architects of Marblehead on the design of the project, and with LDA Architects of Cambridge on the interiors. In doing so, a concept was created that would take every opportunity to design and construct a building that would not only replace the old abandoned school building but would also fit comfortably into a residential neighborhood dominated primarily by one-and two-family homes. In doing so, the concept was to step the building from the road, on several levels, in order to visually reduce the mass of the building. Hip roofs and shingle styles were also incorporated that are in keeping with the surrounding and period architecture.
Units in the building are pre-selling from a low in the mid-600’s up to $1.3m. Swampscott is a small and desirable ocean-front community that boasts excellent schools and a short 9-mile commute to Logan Airport and the City of Boston.