99 Winchester Brookline

Project overview

99 Winchester is a custom five-unit residential condominium project in Brookline. Its owner’s goals were to preserve the 1890 Queen Anne Victorian and to create a condominium home for his family together with four additional condominium units. The project was the first in Brookline to receive LEED for Homes certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for achievement in green homebuilding. The project possessed many sustainable features, including a geothermal HVAC system that uses ground water for heating and cooling, use of green materials (certified lumber, low VOC plywood, recycled gypsum board, dense pack cellulose insulation, and low-VOC interior paints and adhesives) and woods from renewable forests, extensive recycling, and attention to sustainable building and land use practices. Articles about 99 Winchester appeared in the Brookline Tab and Condo Media in 2007, and Banker & Tradesman and Design New England in 2008; and the owner was interviewed by WCVB News in 2007 and the Discovery Green Channel in 2008.

Hear from the Owner

“Grant and his whole crew are outstanding in every way. They worked hard to make my project a success and truly did whatever it took. By the end, they were more than my contractor, they were my partners and friends.”

Hear from the Architect

“Working with GF Rhode is always a delight. More than most, they understand the delicate balance between quality and price no matter how complex the project.”

Hear from the Builder

“The project combined historic renovation with underground parking, substantial new construction, and green building throughout. It took steady professionalism on everyone’s part to successfully complete construction in the face of this complexity.”

Credits and Links

Eck|MacNeely Architects inc.
Josh Kuchinsky Photography