Brookside Artist Live/Work JAMAICA PLAIN, MA
Creative selective demolition allowed this former rubber factory to be molded into new use as artist live/work housing. ICON specifically designed units to fit each resident’s needs, making way for pottery kilns, a circus trapeze, a dance studio, and even a taxidermy shop. The complex now houses a range of unit types, including townhouses, open lofts reaching up into historic light monitors, and flats with private courtyards wrapped around the historic smokestack, exposing the original Roxbury puddingstone foundation. These spacious, sunny units enjoy a TOD location within steps of two transit stops, and contribute to the well-established artist-friendly community in Jamaica Plain.