Thursday, May 7, 2015

Will Maisonettes Catch On in Boston? The Ink Block Gambles

Elkus Manfredi Architects
A rendering shows the entrance on Traveler Street
with the maisonette units on the ground floor.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, by Tom Acitelli

Maisonettes, those de facto townhouses within buildings that have their own street-level front doors, are not unheard of in Boston. They're just not as common as, say, in Manhattan, where every dowager residential pile comes with one or two of the little houses (the word's literal meaning in French). So we're a tad surprised to read about the ambitions of the folks behind the Ink Block mega-project in the South End.