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Wolf in Sheep Design was founded based on the idea of bringing the unexpected and exciting to the design world. Our main goals are: hiding intelligent design in and around the spaces we live and work in, and narrowing the gap between form and function every day.  

The Wolf in Sheep Design team are focused on attention to detail, bringing the unexpected to design, and being professional while not taking ourselves too seriously.




Finegold Alexander Architects
- Oct 29, 2018

Finegold Alexander Architects Wins AIA New England Design Award for The Lucas

The Lucas, designed by Finegold Alexander Architects received an Honor Award at the 2018 AIA New England Design Awards. The Lucas is the transformation of a shuttered 1874 German Trinity Catholic Church. The concept is a building within a building - a steel and glass design that rises out of the massive stone walls to create a 33-unit residential community. The eight-story glass and steel building bursts through the former church’s roof with steel columns continuing the lines of the stone buttresses skyward.

The AIA jury noted: “The jury was intrigued by this adaptive reuse project, excited by the move of hollowing out a church and inserting an entirely new building. Reimagining the flying buttress for the twenty-first century could have been corny or clunky; however, these interpretations in steel subtly work. The addition is clearly contemporary, but in deference to the existing structure, a success in preservation.”

Each of the 1 to 3-bedroom units are completely individualized, based on unique architectural details.  The existing Victorian Gothic features of the stone walls, tower, and arched windows are seamlessly blended with contemporary glass and steel.  The design team sought to marry the old and new by retaining the architecturally significant landmark’s tracery windows, front doors, and other artifacts.

Photo courtesy Raj Das

New Boston Ventures
- Sep 13, 2018

Electrical Permit Issued for The Marc

An electrical permit has been issued for The Marc in Bay Village.  The project will convert the historic former church and rectory into nine condominiums. This boutique development will feature four two-bedrooms ranging from 1,800 to 2,000 square feet, and five three-bedrooms up to 2,400 square feet in size.

The Marc residences will feature amenities including direct elevator access from the building’s garage, two parking spaces per residence, smart home technology, gas fireplaces and a distinctive blend of classic & timeless finishes. Most residences will also feature private outdoor space.




- Jun 29, 2018

Certificate of Occupancy at PORT45

A certificate of occupancy has been issued at PORT45 in South Boston. The new-construction mixed-use LEED Silver-certifiable building features 105 contemporary residential condominiums ranging from one to three-plus bedrooms.

Condominiums at PORT45 are now for sale starting at $599,000 and continuing to $1.5 million. Amenities at PORT45 will include concierge service, a gym, common spaces, private outdoor spaces and a bicycle sharing program.

The Lucas
- Nov 01, 2017

Construction complete at The Lucas, boutique South End condominium building set within restored church

New Boston Ventures has completed construction of The Lucas, a sold-out 33-unit boutique condominium development that has restored and expanded the historic, 1874-built German Trinity Catholic Church. The former church’s facade has been fully reconditioned, and new windows have been installed within its’ original archways. A multi-story addition adorned with a floor-to-ceiling glass curtain wall has been constructed above the original church, expertly meshing old and new. Luxury condominium residences have been constructed within the resulting structure, all of which sold out months before The Lucas’ completion. Condominiums feature state-of-the-art finishes; within the original church, condominiums feature unique details such as original arched windows. Condominium closings and move-ins will take place this month. The following are photographs of The Lucas:

The Lucas Photos

The Marc
- Sep 07, 2017

Renderings and amenities of The Marc, new Bay Village boutique condominium development, revealed

Developer New Boston Ventures has revealed renderings and amenities of The Marc, an upcoming nine-unit boutique condominium development set in a stunning historic French Renaissance building in the heart of Bay Village. The Marc will open in Late 2018 and will feature four two-bedroom residences ranging from 1,800 to 2,000 square feet, and five three-bedroom residences up to 2,400 square feet in size.

Residences at The Marc will be graced with amenities including direct elevator access from the building’s garage, two parking spaces per residence, smart home technology, gas fireplaces and a distinctive blend of classic & timeless finishes. Most residences at The Marc will feature private outdoor space; the building's two penthouse residences will feature private roof decks.

The Marc is located in the heart of Bay Village, steps from the Back Bay, the South End, the Theatre District, Beacon Hill and Downtown Boston. Sales of residences at The Marc will commence in the coming months, with prices ranging from $2 million to $3.8 million. The latest renderings of The Marc are posted above.

The Marc
- Aug 10, 2017

New Boston Ventures acquires 23,136-square-foot Bay Village church and rectory building, future home of The Marc condos, for $11.4 million

Residential developer New Boston Ventures, proponent of the conversion of the former Holy Trinity German Catholic Church and rectory in the South End into The Lucas condos, has acquired 25-29 Isabella Street in Bay Village, the former Our Lady of Victories Church and rectory, for $11.4 million from Marist Fathers of Boston. Hingham Institution for Savings provided $15,562,500 of financing towards New Boston Ventures’ acquisition of the five-story, 23,136-square-foot building. The church originally opened in 1883, the year the building was built, and closed in 2016. New Boston Ventures will convert the building into The Marc, a new condominium development. Amenities and unit count for The Marc have not yet been revealed; a preliminary rendering is posted above.

The Lucas
- Aug 01, 2017

Facade complete at The Lucas, sold-out South End condominiums set within historic church

Restoration of The Lucas' historic church facade and installation of a new glass curtain wall along the building's signature vertical addition are both complete, resulting in a stunning blend of old and new. Along the historic facade, new arched windows have been installed, restoring the former church to its' original glory. Finishing touches to the facade are now underway, in addition to installation of luxurious finishes within the building's common spaces and 33 sold-out condominium residences. The following are photographs of The Lucas:

The Lucas Photos

- Jul 27, 2017

Structural framing nearing completion, weatherproofing underway at PORT 45 luxury condos in South Boston

Framing of PORT 45’s five-story structure is nearing completion, and the first windows and weatherproofing sections have been installed. PORT 45’s first balconies have been fitted along the building’s facade. Inside the building, framing of individual residences is underway, and concrete is being poured to construct floors. PORT 45’s 105 one-to-three-bedroom luxury condominiums are 65%-reserved and will feature desirable amenities including concierge service, a gym and private indoor and outdoor common spaces. PORT 45 residences are on sale ranging from $599,000 to $1.5 million; approximately 3,400 square feet of ground-floor retail at the building will be available as well. The following are photographs of PORT 45:

PORT 45 Photos

The Lucas
- Jun 04, 2017

Facade nears completion at The Lucas, sold-out South End luxury condominiums

Work on the facade of the signature multi-story vertical addition to The Lucas is well underway, with installation of the addition’s glass curtain wall nearing completion. Windows have been fitted along all sections of the church’s restored historic structure, and weatherproofing is in place along both the historic structure and the new addition to allow for installation of exterior panels on the remainder of the building. The Lucas will feature 33 luxury condominium residences, all of which are reserved. The following are photographs of The Lucas:

The Lucas Photos

- Jun 04, 2017

Wood framing underway at PORT45, new South Boston luxury condos now on sale

Framing of PORT45’s five-story superstructure is well underway and has reached full height along A Street. The building's steel base has been fully framed, with the concrete foundation fully poured. Installation of prefabricated wood panels is underway above the base in order to frame PORT45's 105 contemporary luxury condominium residences, which are on sale and 60%-reserved. Located in South Boston steps to Broadway Station, the South End, the Seaport District and Downtown Boston, PORT45 will feature residences ranging from one to three-plus bedrooms, in addition to 3,400 square feet of ground-floor retail. The following are photographs of PORT45:

Port 45 Photos

The Lucas
- Apr 13, 2017

Sold-out The Lucas condominiums in South End top off, façade finishing underway

The Lucas’ signature multi-story vertical steel addition has topped off, and installation of the building’s glass curtain wall façade is underway both along the addition and the historic church structure. Along the addition, metal deck and concrete floor slabs have been installed, and scaffolding has been erected in order to install the curtain wall. Inside The Lucas, framing of individual residences is underway. Opening this summer, The Lucas will feature 33 luxury residences, all of which are now sold. The following are photographs of The Lucas:

The Lucas Photos

The Lucas
- Feb 17, 2017

Exterior finishing underway at the South End's The Lucas luxury condominiums

The steel addition at the centre of The Lucas' original church building has reached its' full height of 8 stories, and exterior finishes are being installed across the facade. The last steel beams are being installed at The Lucas' summit. Panelling has almost been fully installed at The Lucas' rear, and windows have been installed across the original restored church structure. Featuring 33 luxury condominium residences, The Lucas blends historic ecclesiastical architecture with contemporary design to create a unique and striking modern structure in Boston’s South End. 2 residences at The Lucas remain for sale. The following are photographs of The Lucas:

The Lucas Photos

The Lucas
- Jan 22, 2017

The Lucas vertical addition nears topping off, 2 residences remain

The vertical steel addition to The Lucas’ original church structure is nearing its’ full height of 8 stories tall. The addition will house luxury condominium residences. At the addition’s summit will be a resident roof deck with sweeping Boston skyline views.

The Lucas is 94% pre-sold, with 2 residences remaining for sale. Unit 6, a floor-through 5,295 square foot 4-bedroom/5.5 bathroom residence with floor-to-ceiling windows, stunning 360-degree views, 4 private decks and 4 garage parking spaces, is offered for $6.75 million. Unit 5A, a 2,596 square foot 4-bedrooms/3.5-bathroom residence with private decks, is offered for $3.2 million. The following is a photograph of The Lucas:

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- Dec 22, 2016

Foundation work underway at South Boston's Port 45 condominiums

Foundation work is well underway at South Boston’s Port 45 condominium and retail building, with concrete poured along large excavated sections of the foundation wall. Steel grating has been loaded on site for additional concrete pouring to complete the foundation. Excavation is also underway to prepare for construction of Port 45’s below-grade parking structure. The following are photographs of the Port 45 site:

Port 45 Photos

The Lucas
- Dec 14, 2016

The Lucas vertical addition takes shape, three condos remain for sale

Interior and exterior structural work is well underway at The Lucas luxury condominiums, and the vertical addition to the existing South End church shell is beginning to take shape. Both of The Lucas’s elevator shafts are about to top off. Glass windows have been installed along much of the original church facade. Inside The Lucas, unit partitions and metal stud framing are taking shape. When complete, The Lucas will uniquely incorporate historic design elements into a striking modern structure. Just three luxury condominiums at The Lucas remain for sale starting at $3.2 million. The following are photographs of The Lucas:

The Lucas Photos

- Nov 14, 2016

Over 40% of Port 45 condos reserved pre-construction

Over 40% of future condominiums at Port 45, a 105-unit condominium development in South Boston featuring “sleek and contemporary homes,” have been reserved pre-construction per an update from the sales team. Initial site work is now underway at Port 45; the building is anticipated to open in Late Fall 2017:


- Oct 23, 2016

Port 45 condos hit market starting at $599K, new renderings released

Condominiums at Port 45, a 105-unit condominium development in South Boston, have been listed for sale pre-construction starting at $599,000 for a 658 square foot one-bedroom/one-bathroom unit. Prices will continue to $1.5 million for a three-plus bedroom unit. Six condominiums are currently listed for sale.

New renderings have been released of Port 45, located at 45 West Third Street steps to the Seaport District and Downtown Boston; these renderings can be found above. Expected completion of Port 45 is in Late Fall 2017. Visit for more information.

The Lucas
- Sep 08, 2016

Interior framing underway at The Lucas, condos over 90% sold

Reinforcement of the The Lucas’ historic Roxbury Puddingstone facade is complete, allowing for commencement of interior framing. The Lucas will feature 33 luxury condominium units; according to The Lucas’ website, over 90% of units are sold with only three remaining. The Lucas’ eight-story frame has risen five floors within the existing facade, with the glass rooftop addition soon to follow. The building’s concrete elevator cores have also risen five stories. Interior walls and floors have been framed within The Lucas’ five-story annex along Washington Street, and new wood roofing has been installed. Additional information about The Lucas can be found above; the following are photographs of The Lucas:


- Aug 09, 2016

Demolition by J. Derenzo Companies complete at 45 West 3rd Street

J. Derenzo Companies’ JDC Demolition division has completely demolished the pre-existing industrial building at 45 West 3rd Street in South Boston. The construction team is clearing piles of scrap material and rubble from the construction site to prepare for excavation and foundation work. 45 West 3rd Street will be a four-story mixed-use building with approximately 105 residential units and 3,400 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

Structural steel beams from the pre-existing industrial building have been set aside for salvaging. With the building demolished, J. Derenzo Companies will begin excavation of 45 West 3rd Street’s 109-space underground parking structure. The following are photographs of the 45 West 3rd Street site:

J. Derenzo Companies demolition rig

View from West 3rd Street

J. Derenzo Companies demolition rig

View from A Street

J. Derenzo Companies demolition rig

Salvaged structural steel beams

View from the rear of the site on Athens Street

View from the rear of the site on Athens Street

View from the rear of the site on Athens Street

View from West 3rd Street

More information about 45 West 3rd Street can be found below.

The Lucas
- Jun 06, 2016

Facade reinforcement work underway at The Lucas, units 80% pre sold

Structural repairs and reinforcements are being made to The Lucas' historic facade in preparation for construction of the vertical glass addition. Foundation work is also underway at The Lucas to ensure structural soundness. Steel reinforcements are being installed on the inside of the historic facade's walls.

Per an update on The Lucas' website, condominiums at The Lucas are 80% pre sold.

An excavator performs foundation work on The Lucas' historic facade

Steel reinforcements are installed along the historic facade's walls

View of The Lucas post-demolition from Shawmut Avenue

View of The Lucas post-demolition from Washington Street

View of The Lucas' exterior finishes

More information about The Lucas is posted below.

- Apr 15, 2016

Approved South Boston development, first acquired for $7.8M, sold for $17.25M to new developer

Local general contracting and development firm Metric Corporation has acquired the approved development site at 45 West 3rd Street in South Boston for $17.25 million. Former owner Spaulding & Slye Investments purchased the site for $7.8 million. Spaulding & Slye Investments guided the site through approval of a new-construction mixed-use building. Ground has not yet been broken on the new building, which was approved for construction in July 2015.

Metric Corporation is owned by builder and developer Geoffrey S. Caraboolad. The 45 West 3rd Street site is located steps to the Seaport District and Broadway Station on the MBTA Red Line. The following is the deed for the sale of the site to Metric Corporation (E & T LLC) for $17.25 million on Friday, April 15th, 2016:


Spaulding & Slye Investments also closed on its' acquisition of the 45 West 3rd Street site on Friday, the same day the site was sold to Metric Corporation. The main parcel, 41 West 3rd Street, was acquired for $7 million. An adjacent home at 68 Athens Street was acquired for a total of $800,000. A single deed, posted above, subsequently transferred ownership of both parcels to Metric Corporation. The following are the deeds for former owner Spaulding & Slye Investments' (SSI West Third Boston LLC) acquisition of the site for a total of $7.8 million:


More information about the approved 45 West 3rd Street project is posted below.

The Lucas
- Jan 05, 2016

Demolition complete at The Lucas

J. Derenzo Companies' JDC Demolition has completed roof and interior demolition at The Lucas. New drone video from J. Derenzo Companies shows load out of wood debris; video embedded below.

Update from J. Derenzo Companies:

136 Shawmut Avenue was the selective interior demolition of the inner wood structure of an 1880's granite block clad church in the heart of Boston's South End. The inner wood structure produced a massive amount of wood debris. A saw cut section of the granite block exterior wall, for future access of underground parking, allowed a skidsteer and small excavator entry to facilitate load out of the materials.

The Lucas
- Dec 20, 2015

Demolition in full swing at The Lucas

Demolition is in full swing at The Lucas! J. Derenzo Companies' JDC Demolition has removed a significant section of the existing building's finishes while retaining the historic church's facade. The facade will be fully restored as part of the development project.


JDC Demolition performs demolition at The Lucas


View of the church building's partially demolished roof and hollowed interior


View of JDC Demolition at work at The Lucas


View of The Lucas towards Ink Block and Troy Boston


View of The Lucas along Shawmut Avenue


View of exterior finishes at The Lucas

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