A Look Back: History Behind 6 Union Park

Boston streets are full of history, but it is not often that we are approached with exclusive materials pertaining to a neighborhood. Arc Design is breaking ground at 6 Union Park for our next development project, and a neighbor reached out with some insight on the history behind the coveted South End neighborhood. Equipped with photos from days past, we are able to have a new understanding of what makes the brownstones of Boston truly special and beautiful pieces of time. Below we have shared photographs of the original owner, images of the neighborhood back when, and some information on the architect of 6 Union Park, Calvin Ryder. We hope you enjoy this as much as we do! 

Arc Design enters the rental market for 2016.

A new year brings new projects - while we are still working on multiple homes for purchase, an opportunity arose for Arc Design to tap into uncharted territory for the company.

Our first rental condominium was completed in December of 2015. 940 Waters Avenue is a modern 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo with a ski chalet vibe. This rental is fitted with brand new luxe furniture pieces, and is located steps from the center of town in Aspen, Colorado. Within a month of entering the market, it has become a popular spot to get cozy après ski. 

Arc Design is actively exploring new areas to acquire more rentals, in places such as New York City, Montauk, Miami, and beyond. Currently, we are using third party platforms to host our listings. If you are interested in our current rental, or any future rentals, feel free to contact us. 

Visit Arc Design Rentals for more information on how to rent 940 Waters Avenue. 




Newly Acquired: 287 Shawmut Avenue

Stemming from the success of other projects in the area, Arc Design along with Embarc Studios, are in the preliminary design stages of another historic townhouse conversion in the very sought after 8 Streets district in Boston’s South End.  An extensive planned excavation of the basement of this property will allow the development to convert this five story brownstone into two luxury triplexes, comprising of six total floors.  Set to begin construction in late 2015, this project will deliver the high end luxury finishes and amenities as our previous projects in the area have done, including large backyard and attached patios, and sprawling roof decks. This location is home for South End staples like the restaurant Coppa, and the Peter's Park Joe Wex dog park. 

Marketing drawings coming soon.

Photos of Coppa Restaurant, Peter's Park, and Wholy Grain courtesy of Google Images.

In Progress: 90 Waltham Street

Construction is well under way and nearing the wrap up at 90 Waltham Street. Located in Boston’s South End Historic 8 Streets District, this property, formally a twelve unit boarding house, is being converted into three cutting edge luxury duplexes.  Arc Design has teamed up with Embarc Studios to design a wide-open contemporary layout which includes top of the line appliances and finishes, floor-to-ceiling windows, and floating staircases, all contained within the six story brick historic row house.  The final product will add a backyard garden patio, a total of four patio decks, and a large roof deck.  With two of the units already under agreement, and the final unit about to hit the market, this project’s anticipated completion date is in late September of 2015.


Newly Acquired: 423 Beacon Street

Arc Design and its partners will eventually develop 423 Beacon Street into luxury condos right in the middle of Boston’s prestigious Back Bay neighborhood.  The existing building is a historic brownstone located on one of Boston’s most famous and sought after streets.  While this project is just in the preliminary planning stages, Arc Design and partners are very excited to see this project develop and to take advantage of the extremely hot Back Bay Market.

Breaking Ground on Martha's Vineyard: 2 Pierce Lane

Arc Design is particularly excited about the 2 Pierce Lane Project, as it is the first project the company has done on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.  Located right in the middle of Edgartown, just a few blocks from the ocean’s edge is this historic single-family colonial.  Arc Design, teaming again with Embarc Studios, set their design to transform the interior of the house into a modern-aged home, including all of the newest and state of the art finishes, while still preserving the historic exterior look of quintessential New England.  Among the new additions to the home are a new swimming pool and landscaping, a conversion of an existing garage into a pool house, construction of a new attached covered garage, a large eating deck off of a new modernized kitchen, and sprawling dormers to create space for a stunning master suite.  Construction is set to begin in September of 2015.

Images of Water Street and lighthouse courtesy of Google Images.

In The News

  Arc Design featured in the Boston Globe for sponsoring an event for the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston

Arc Design featured in the Boston Globe for sponsoring an event for the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston

Since Arc Design's establishment in 2013, the company has gained plenty of press in the Greater Boston area. Publishers such as Boston Common Magazine, the Boston Herald, and Curbed Boston have picked up on the projects that Arc Design has since completed. Back in 2011 before the launch of Arc Design, CEO Tim Caraboolad finished his first project, where he was head of the development team. Buildings with such curb appeal and fantastic, contemporary interior stylings grace the pages of said publications and word quickly spread about the "new kid on the block". Take a look back in the archives to read about the achieved success of the company: