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Full service interior design and architecture firm also offering purchasing and procurement services.

We create artful and inspiring atomosphere with attention to detail that has gained notoriety in the industry. All of our designs not only embrace beauty, but business goals and value creation.

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Serenity Apartments
- Jun 14, 2017

Construction complete at Serenity Apartments, new Mission Hill luxury residences now leasing


Construction is complete at Serenity Apartments, a new 15-story luxury tower in Mission Hill featuring 195 distinctive residences now leasing. Move-ins at Serenity began earlier this month; the building was 40% pre-leased prior to opening. Churchill Corporate Housing, a short-term corporate housing provider, has leased 24 apartments at Serenity, which is managed by Greystar. Serenity is located steps to Brookline Village and the Longwood Medical Area and features the latest in-demand amenities, including Wi-Fi enabled common areas, a billiard room, meeting and collaborative areas, a private courtyard, a rooftop pool and lounge deck, a barbecue deck and a green roof. Direct-access garage parking with electric car charging stations is available on-site, in addition to Zipcars and bicycle storage. Serenity presents an unprecedented green living option, with LEED Gold energy-efficiency certification and direct access to the MBTA Green Line.


“As we designed the community, we knew we needed to create something special to draw tenants to this corridor from Fenway and other nearby neighborhoods,” said Anthony Nader, Vice President of Serenity developer Longwood Group. “The rooftop pool and amenity area are really something to be seen.” Serenity residents will be located in an area seeing tremendous growth, with a number of development projects planned, under construction and recently completed. “The leasing demand is showing that with a destination asset, that provides a great living experience, prospective residents are willing to move to this side of the Longwood Medical Area,” said Nader. “The growth coming down the Brookline Avenue corridor, with the Children’s Hospital expansion at Brookline Place, Homewood Suites and potentially an additional hotel at Brookline Avenue, has created an exciting area of the city to be in. More restaurants will activate the streetscape, but the neighborhood is already beginning to come alive.”


Serenity Apartments
- Mar 26, 2017

Finishing touches underway at Serenity Apartments, opening this Spring in Mission Hill


Serenity Apartments’ 15-story facade is nearly fully installed, and interior fit-out of luxury apartments and common spaces is nearly complete. Just about all exterior finish panels and windows have been installed, and nearly the entire interior has been plastered. State-of-the-art finishes and appliances are now being installed in apartments and common spaces. Opening this Spring, Serenity Apartments will feature 195 apartments including studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedrooms and amenities including a swimming pool, a fitness center and a green roof deck. The following are photographs of Serenity Apartments:


Serenity Apartments Photos


Serenity Apartments
- Jan 24, 2017

Serenity Apartments facade nearly complete, new drone footage released


Serenity Apartments’ facade is nearly fully fit out with exterior finish panels and windows in advance of the 15-story Mission Hill building’s opening this spring. Bricks are fully installed along the building’s base. Interior fit out of Serenity’s common spaces and 195 apartments and common spaces is well underway. New aerial drone footage of Serenity has been released:



Serenity Apartments
- Nov 27, 2016

Serenity Apartments nearly fully sealed, new aerial footage released


Windows and exterior finish panels have been installed along a large section of Serenity Apartments’ facade as the building nears its’ Spring 2017 opening. At Serenity’s base, brick finishes have been just about fully installed. The construction team is now plastering Serenity’s apartments and installing interior finishes. HVAC utilities have been installed on Serenity’s roof and throughout the building. Serenity General Contractor Suffolk Construction has released two new aerial videos of Serenity, a new drone flyover and a time-lapse showing Serenity’s progression since the start of construction in Winter 2015:


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Time-lapse


Serenity Apartments
- Nov 03, 2016

New Serenity aerial footage released, finish installation underway


Suffolk Construction has released new aerial footage of Serenity, a 195-unit apartment building with 2,100 square feet of retail opening Spring 2017 in Mission Hill. Exterior finish panel installation is well underway, and moisture-resistant cladding is fully installed along the building’s frame. Per an update by Prellwitz Chilinski Architects, interior unit finishing is underway on lower level units. Steel framing is being installed on upper floors to lay out units. The following is the latest aerial footage of Serenity, courtesy Suffolk Construction:



Serenity Apartments
- Sep 30, 2016

Serenity website released with new renderings and drone footage, apartments opening Spring 2017


Developer Longwood Group and Property Manager Greystar have released a new website, TheSerenity.com, for Serenity, a 195-unit residential apartment building with 2,100 square feet of ground-floor retail opening Spring 2017 in Mission Hill. Per the website, Serenity will feature studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom residences. 24 residences overlooking Olmsted Park will feature private elevator access. With the website, new interior renderings of Serenity and a building logo have been released along with drone footage of the under-construction building. Renderings of Serenity and additional information can be found above; the following is the drone footage video:



Serenity Apartments
- Sep 25, 2016

Serenity exterior finish installation underway


Exterior finishes have reached the top level of Serenity's 15-story frame and are installed along a large frame section. Concrete has been poured on nearly all floors, and framing of interior units is underway.


Located in Mission Hill overlooking the Emerald Necklace, Serenity will feature 195 rental residential apartments and a 2,100 square foot retail space fronting South Huntington Avenue. Amenities at Serenity will include a swimming pool, a fitness center and a green roof deck. The following are photographs of Serenity, courtesy Newman Associates:


Serenity Photos September 2016


Serenity Apartments
- Jul 21, 2016

Serenity apartment tower in Mission Hill tops off


We had the honor and privilege of attending the official Serenity topping off ceremony this past Monday, July 11th. We would like to extend huge congratulations and thanks to Longwood Group on this important milestone. Serenity will further enliven Mission Hill with 195 new residential rental apartments and approximately 2,100 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Amenities at Serenity will include a swimming pool, a fitness center and a green roof deck. Serenity will be LEED Silver certified and is anticipated to open in Spring 2017. Greystar will be Serenity's property manager.


The following is a link to an official press release announcing Serenity's topping off. The following are renderings of Serenity. Serenity's architect is Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, and the building's interior designer is RD Jones + Associates.


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View of Serenity from Emerald Necklace (Courtesy Prellwitz Chilinski Associates/Longwood Group)


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Serenity common space (Courtesy RD Jones + Associates/Longwood Group)


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Serenity common space (Courtesy RD Jones + Associates/Longwood Group)


Prior to speeches, ceremony attendees were given the opportunity to sign the final steel beam of Serenity’s frame.


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Construction team members sign final steel beam


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Signed final beam


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Members of the Nader family of Longwood Group


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Ceremony prior to speeches


Speakers at the Serenity topping-off ceremony included Serenity Project Manager Ralph Cole, Mission Hill Main Streets Executive Director Richard Rouse, Longwood Group Principal Tony Nader, Suffolk Construction Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jim Grossman and Boston Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Brian Golden.


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Serenity Project Manager Ralph Cole


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Mission Hill Main Streets Executive Director Richard Rouse


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Longwood Group Principal Tony Nader


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Suffolk Construction Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jim Grossman


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Boston Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Brian Golden


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Speeches stage


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Serenity branding


Speeches were followed by the raising and installation of the final steel beam of Serenity’s frame.


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Construction workers prepare to raise the final steel beam


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Final steel beam prior to raising


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Raising of final steel beam


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Raising of final steel beam


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Installation of final steel beam


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Installation of final steel beam


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Installed final steel beam


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Frame prior to final steel beam installation


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A drone monitors final steel beam raising


Work will now commence upon installation of Serenity’s exterior and interior finishes. A construction elevator is being installed to lift workers, equipment and materials throughout Serenity’s frame. Framing for installation of insulation and moisture-resistant cladding is being installed along the frame's exterior.


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View of Serenity along Huntington Avenue


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Construction elevator installation underway


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A worker installs framing along Serenity's frame's exterior


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Construction materials staged inside Serenity's frame


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View of Serenity along Huntington Avenue


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View of Serenity along Huntington Avenue


More information about Serenity is posted below.


Serenity Apartments
- Jun 27, 2016

Steel frame rising at Serenity


Serenity’s concrete foundation is complete, and construction of the building’s steel frame is well underway. The construction team is using a tower crane to raise and install the frame’s structural elements. The section of Serenity bordering Jamaicaway has risen to the fifth floor, which will be the top floor for that section. Along South Huntington Avenue, frame construction will continue until the frame tops off at 15 stories tall. Serenity will be a 195-unit residential apartment tower with 2,100 square feet of retail.


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View from South Huntington Avenue

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View from Jamaicaway

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Tower crane

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Foundation and steel I-beam frame

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View from Jamaicaway

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View from South Huntington Avenue

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View from South Huntington Avenue

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Construction materials


J. Derenzo Companies continues to perform excavation and utility work at Serenity’s base.


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J. Derenzo Companies backhoe alongside steel frame

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J. Derenzo Companies excavation rig under the building

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J. Derenzo Companies backhoe

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View from Jamaicaway

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Substructure and J. Derenzo Companies excavation rig


More information about Serenity is posted below.


Serenity Apartments
- Feb 26, 2016

Excavation and foundation work underway at Serenity


J. Derenzo Companies is at work performing excavation and foundation work to prepare the Serenity site for tower construction. Much of the tower's foundation has already been excavated; S&F Concrete is pouring concrete along the excavated foundation. Suffolk Construction is managing Serenity's construction. Serenity will feature 195 apartments and a 2,100 square foot retail space in the heart of Mission Hill along the Emerald Necklace park.


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View of Serenity construction site


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View of foundation construction and concrete pouring underway


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View of excavation underway


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J. Derenzo Companies excavator


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Concrete poured along foundation


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J. Derenzo Companies bobcat vehicle


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J. Derenzo Companies vehicles


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Freshly poured concrete foundation


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Excavation underway


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View of construction site


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Foundation work underway


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Foundation work underway


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View along Huntington Avenue


Serenity Apartments
- Jan 15, 2016

Work starting at Serenity


Suffolk Construction has begun work at Serenity! Concrete will be poured next week:

Beginnings of our Serenity 105 Apartments project...concrete pour coming next week! #Boston #construction #jamaicaplain

A photo posted by Suffolk Construction (@buildsmart) on Jan 12, 2016 at 1:06pm PST


Serenity Apartments
- Oct 24, 2015

Start of construction imminent at 105A South Huntington


Start of construction at 105A South Huntington appears imminent as the project's official status was changed yesterday, 10/23/2015, to "Under Construction" on the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)'s website. The status change is shown on the BRA's project page for 105A South Huntington.


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