383 Sorauren Ave (Gairloch, 10s, architectsAlliance)

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  1. BMyers

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    architectsAlliance is clearly enamoured with the grid-facade treatment seen here. Brant Park, 60 Colborne, 383 Sorauren...all seems a bit PoMo, but I can't say I dislike it. the historicism with the brick is a bit much, however understandable considering this building's warehouse-conversion neighbours.
     
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    From what I can tell :: Project is by "The Woodbridge Company" -- Thomson Family
     
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    The developer is Gairloch Ltd., headed by former VP at Freed.

    Can the powers that be change the developer.
     
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    Totally hot. This is the kind of condo I would live in. (I'm tempted to buy here.)
     
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    WOW!!!! So glad I sold when I did!!! I lived in the Robert Watson Lofts when they were first converted over (2007) and sold 2 years later because of excessive noise. Had I not sold my view would be COMPLETELY obstructed by this building. I would literally be looking straight into the neighbour's windows. Yikes!

    Just found out the person I sold too also just sold it after just 2 years, I wonder if she knew this was coming... I assume that's got to hurt resale value.
     
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    Gorgeous project!!! I love it.
     
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    This building seems like a great fit to an already amazing place to live. Really like the architecture - it fits in the context of the neighbourhood. I think that the building and added residents are likely to add value to surrounding properties as the neighbourhood continues to grow.
     
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    Brick is historicist?

    Personally I like to see a leitmotif in a body of work. It lends cohesion and creates more of a statement in a city/region. Bullfinch didn't need to keep re-inventing his wheel, for example, and I'm glad for it because it's a big part of what I identify with Boston.
     
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    Love the look and location of this development. It is hard to find even a shitty house in this neighborhood for under 800k. Hopefully this building will provide a range of different unit sizes and prices. The demand for Robert Watson Lofts to the South of this property seems to be really high.
     
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    High turn over though. As people quickly realize how noisy and poorly converted it is. Most people there only a few years.
     
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    lolz, I know ppl that live in RWL. That place is filled with single 20-30something women who probably will always remain single...as long as they live there. It's also divided between those that bought in the old retrofitted section and the new build. I would agree the location while desireable, also is not so much thanks to the upcoming GO line expansion.

    But I want this project built--it may be the best building I've seen this cycle.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Beautiful design and size.
     
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