also in Roxbury. Built in the Greek Revival style popular in Boston and elsewhere in America in
the 1830s, the Kittredge House is one of the many examples of such architecture found around
the area, including Boston’s Custom House Tower and East Boston Savings Bank, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Later in the 19th century, as
Boston expanded and the city grew in around the mansion, building lots were carved out of the
original estate and sold off and the house came into the possession of well-known Boston architect Nathaniel Bradlee. He had the house lifted and moved by oxen to its current location. In
looking from one unit across the main foyer
into a neighboring apartment (above left)
draws attention to the details of the restoration of
the 1830s house. Mouldings were carefully
replicated and paint colors curated for accuracy.
The new rear terrace (above right) offers private
outdoor space for the basement unit.