The Brook – Cambridge Highlands

October 26, 2022 Posted by admin - No Comments

The Brook is a stylish and sophisticated 5-story boutique apartment building designed for today’s living.  Well-manicured public parks surround the area including Fresh Pond and nearby dog park and the MBTA Red Line is only a short walk away.  The project program included USGBC LEED Silver certification, flood mitigation and resiliency, bike room, roof deck, and mechanized heated garage.

The site is within a FEMA flood zone.  The building was designed with the first-floor elevation 3 feet above the flood plain which provides flood protection beyond the 2030 threshold for the first-floor. The garage entry was designed off Fawcett Street and rises up to the increased elevation to prevent flooding of the garage.  A mechanized lift connects to the lower garage level (below flood plain) rather than a ramp which would have created flooding conditions in the lower garage.  Locating the lift at the far end of the garage allows queueing within the building.

The Brook residents enjoy interior spaces designed and completed with condominium-quality finishes throughout.  All units feature 10-foot ceilings, oversized windows for increased natural light, pendant lighting, fully appointed stainless steel kitchens with quartz countertops, wood plank flooring and designer upgrades throughout. Multi-functional kitchen islands connect the living and dining area with flexibility and added storage. The primary bedroom features expansive closet and built‑in shelving.  The bathrooms include luxurious shower-tub combination accentuated with radiant, glossy tiling.  All units contain in-unit washer and dryer and individual HVAC systems with ERV.