Designed in the 1880s in the Queen Anne style, this nine-story Beacon Hill building at 34.5 Beacon Street adjacent to the Massachusetts State House was originally conceived as a hotel with apartment-like suites.
It subsequently housed a mix of leased residential and office space until this adaptive reuse project converted it into the Tudor on the Park, a luxury condominium whose seventeen expansive units each occupy half of an entire floor.
This renovation moved the main entrance from the building’s Joy Street façade to its frontage on Beacon Street, giving it a more prominent address facing Boston Common and allowing primary access from one of the city’s most storied thoroughfares.
With input from the Beacon Hill Architectural Commission, a new historically sensitive glass canopy was designed to define this new entrance, which leads to a lovely, residential-feeling lobby staffed by a concierge.
The building’s exterior architecture was carefully preserved, with some of the street-level doorways around the building becoming private entrances to individual units.