Nauset Completes 88 Unit Luxury Apartment Complex for Chestnut Hill Realty


Chestnut Hill, MA – Nauset Construction is applying the finishing touches to Hancock Estates, an 88-unit luxury apartment community nestled in an idyllic setting just minutes from Boston.

Surrounded by acres of protected conservation land, the complex is located within close proximity to prime shopping and dining venues, and offers a luxury rental housing alternative for west suburban residents seeking to downsize from their single-family homes while remaining close to their lifelong communities.

“Hancock Estates is a suburban apartment community that offers all of the high-end amenities found in the new luxury apartment buildings being constructed in the Seaport and Downtown,” said Edward Zuker, CEO of Chestnut Hill Realty, which developed, owns and operates the project. “With so much natural beauty just outside your door and easy access to all that Downtown Boston has to offer, Hancock Estates offers the best of both worlds.”

Designed by The Architectural Team (TAT), the single building complex is comprised of 34 one-bedroom and 54 two-bedroom apartments, with 135 covered parking spaces. Hancock Estates offers bright and airy open concept floor plans, 10-foot ceilings, oversize soaking tubs and Crema Marfil marble countertops and floors in the bathrooms, and state-of-the-art gourmet kitchens. The building offers amenities rarely found in a suburban apartment community, such as concierge service, package acceptance, and a dry cleaning kiosk.

Other interior amenities include a hospitality suite that can be reserved for use by friends and family of the residents, a fitness center with yoga space, theater/gaming room, private activity room, internet café, business center, and a resident lounge. Exterior amenities include a small children’s playground, a putting green, a dog run and self-service dog wash room, a community garden with raised planting beds, a barbecue area, Bocci court, exterior patio space, and a fire pit.

The property is surrounded by 20 acres of protected conservation land, deeded to the town in perpetuity. The open space connects with the existing 20-acre Sawmill Brook Conservation Area and the five-acre Bald Pate Meadow Conservation Area to create a 50-plus-acre swath of green in South Newton. In addition to recreational opportunities, the area preserves a much-needed wildlife habitat. The apartment community is nestled at the edge of the conservation land behind a knoll shrouded by landscaping, with an entrance reminiscent of old country estates.

“Nauset is fortunate to have Chestnut Hill Realty (CHR), one of New England’s most respected multifamily real estate firms, as a client and project team partner on such a significant development. The success of Hancock Estates is a true testament to the value of teamwork of everyone involved,” said Nauset president Anthony Papantonis. “The design team, subcontractors and suppliers all deserve a lot of credit, he said.”

Chestnut Hill Realty is one of New England’s leading residential real estate companies, specializing in multifamily housing. Established in 1969, CHR owns and manages 4,600 units in 27 apartment home communities in Greater Boston and Rhode Island.

Founded in 1971, The Architectural Team, Inc. is a 90-person master planning and architectural firm that has grown through its design excellence and commitment to responsive and collaborative client relationships. The Architectural Team has developed a portfolio of distinctive design solutions for a broad range of building types and programs, and has earned more than 100 awards for design excellence. These include the new construction of large urban mixed-use developments, multifamily and senior residential, commercial, healthcare, hospitality, recreational, and academic facilities, as well as a national reputation for historic preservation and adaptive reuse.