Rafi Properties’ Chrysanthemum Building in the North End

Currently under construction, Rafi Properties’ Chrysanthemum Building in the North End will include nine residential units plus a ground-floor restaurant space.  The five-story building on Salem Street features a unique sustainable design and has been awarded with the prestigious Holcim Design Award for sustainable buildings.  The Chrysanthemum Building’s architect is Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd. Pricing for the units is not available yet.

Unit Breakdown for the Chrysanthemum Building

The nine residential units will include 4 single bedrooms/studios, 2 two-bedrooms plus a study, and 3 duplexes that are two to three-bedrooms.   The 3 penthouse duplexes — located on the fourth and fifth floors — will include private balconies and private roof decks.  The private roof decks will each feature a built-in grill station with a sink, cooler, and grill.

Features and Common Amenities

In line with the project team’s goal of promoting sustainability and alternative transportation, each unit comes with a road bike, located in the indoor secured bike storage area.  Residents will also be able to make use of a common green space terrace located at the back of the building.

Promoting Sustainability

The development team focused on promoting sustainability as a major goal, starting with the very location of the building.  Salem Street in the North End is a vibrant area with many restaurants, bars, and dog-friendly areas, all within walking distance.  Moreover, the North End boasts a perfect public transit score of 100.

The design of the building also strives for maximum sustainability, with the design taking full advantage of the site’s location in terms of optimal sunlight exposure.  The building’s green terrace benefits from ample sunlight.  In addition, residents will save significantly on their utility bill through the building’s energy saving systems, which will include Nest, LED lighting, and tankless hot water system.

Finally, the development will feature a high level of building intelligence.  It will have a professional management system through Rafi Properties’ web application.  Residents will be able to easily put in maintenance requests as well as pay utilities.  Furthermore, the application has the added benefit of giving residents referrals for local service professionals for laundry, dry cleaning, house cleaning, and dog walking, etc.

Below have a look at a rendering of the Chrysanthemum Building:

The Chrysanthemum. Front of the building.
Rendering of the Chrysanthemum Building, view from the front.

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