Robert A.M. Stern Architects designed Lovejoy Wharf to pay homage to Boston’s historic architecture and waterfront heritage in a contemporary way. Inspired by the city’s tradition of red-brick residential buildings with stacked bay windows, Lovejoy Wharf’s red-brick facades feature a regular rhythm of large windows punctuated by glassy bays inflected toward the views; as the building rises, the brick facades give way to a faceted glass curtainwall that gradually breaks free of the masonry. The building’s staffed entrance is trimmed in hand-selected granite and limestone and sheltered by a bronze canopy, welcoming residents and their guests into a distinctive lobby with travertine floors, walnut millwork, and curated art. The building’s civic-scaled three-story-high limestone-trimmed passage frames a view to the Bunker Hill Monument across the Charles River and leads to the property’s wharfside restaurant collection.
“On this very special gateway site facing Boston’s harbor and the Zakim Bridge, we’ve created a contemporary building rooted in the city’s traditions, one
that prioritizes spectacular views.”