7 East Springfield Street
Utile is the designer for 7 East Springfield Street, a nine-unit condominium building sited on a typical tree-lined side street in Boston’s historic South End Landmarks District. The six-story development is bounded on one side by the federal-style Porter House—the oldest surviving house in the South End—and by repeating brick rowhouses on the other. Exterior design carefully responds to context in massing and material, creating a transition between its distinctive neighbors. Unit types include eight 1,000 square foot, two-bedroom condos and a 1,800 square foot, three-bedroom penthouse, with elevator access to each. The main lobby shares the ground floor with a five-car parking garage.