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Contemporary Condominiums for an Urban Lifestyle

Designed to connect with the surrounding community, the residences at VITA fit into this vibrant neighborhood through scale, material, and a mixed-use retail base.

VITA at 3531 Washington Street

Client: Back Bay Development Group
Jamaica Plain, MA

Located on a prominent corner of Washington Street in the heart of Jamaica Plain, VITA is a 5-story building comprised of 82 condo units with a mix of 1-, 2-, and 3-bed room options. In addition to a communal roof deck, a club room, concierge services, and other amenities, the residences feature 84 below-grade and 52 surface parking spaces for tenants and guests, including electric car-charging spaces. The building's L-shape is defined by a projecting an angled tower element which anchors the development at the corner of Washington and McBride Streets and establishes scale within the existing neighborhood. The plan breaks down the massing with small terraces between units, reinforced by the alternating metal color scheme of the facade.

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Size
155,909 SF
Scope
New Construction
Program
82 Residential Units, Club Room, 5 Retail Spaces, Rooftop Community Space
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“The exterior of VITA is designed to create an urban and variegated townhouse image above a brick retail base with large glass storefront.”
Tony Hsiao, Director of Design, Finegold Alexander
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The tower units, which feature floor to ceiling glass walls and glass balcony railings, have fantastic views of the surrounding neighborhood. Once above the 3rd floor, residents feel like they are in a tree house amongst the foliage, with excellent views of the Boston Skyline. At night, the glowing lights of the tower residences and the back lit glass top serve as a beacon of arrival to this new development.

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“Working with Back Bay Development Group was an absolute pleasure... their attention to quality design from working through the challenges of  a complex site condition down to small interior details is reflected in the finished building and interior spaces.”
Rob Law, Project Manager, Finegold Alexander