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199 State Street Renovation Project 2015

July 31st, 2015

Greenway Place Luxury Condos Renovation 2015

199 State Street Renovation Project 2015. In case you missed our blog article in May about the beginning of this luxury condo renovation (before Pictures) at the Rose Kennedy GreenWay on the historic State Street. If you did see it, welcome back. Here’s what we’ve been up to. We’re breaking down the walls in Boston, turning 2 condos into one luxurious space; 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths, 2 fireplaces. Prepare yourself for some extraordinary After pictures of a renovation gone well.

Private Elevator Entrance Hallway. 199 State Street Renovation Project 2015. Connaughton Construction.A grand hallway

entrance invites you in with 2 big walnut double doors, new hardwood floors and new custom milled wood trim all around. What once was a common hallway turned private entry with private elevator for this luxury condo owner. The walnut doors are custom made with a 2 hour fire rating, a special fireproof core that can withstand heat for about 2 hours. The hallway has a new ceiling, new lighting.  Walk inside the apartment from the first door on the left by elevator, you walk into the inside entrance to the condominium.



Hallway Expanded Two Condos - 199 State Street Renovation Project 2015.  Connaughton Construction.The main entry foyer.

On each side of the walnut doors are custom designed built-in display areas with mirrors in the back for an even larger than life effect on the space and creating a reflection of the incredible view outside of the Kennedy Greenway. The countertops are calcatta marble imported from Italy. The same marble used in the kitchen countertops. The columns mark the walls that once existed separating the two spaces. Beyond you see the electric fireplace.

Wood Beams Exposed 

The drop ceilings are gone and original beams are exposed. The stain and finish of the beams is a light color in the kitchen, making the ceilings appear even higher than their 8 1/2 feet. It truly did brighten up the space!

The foyer is full of elegant Lighting, classic architecture, exposed beams, new hardwood floors.


While removing the drop ceiling, we found an arched ceiling. We Custom Kitchen -199 State Street Renovation Project 2015. Connaughton Construction.restored it with new plaster. The light color custom cabinets and new hardwood flooring are perfectly accented by the white italian, with subtle grey and gold veining, marble countertops by Calacatta. Something that is really special about this marble countertop is that marble is usually 1 1/4″ – 1 1/2″ thick. This marble is 2″ thick. If you look closely, you might see blue tabs on the cabinets. That is because the hardware is on order from France. All appliances are Viking and Thermador stainless steel appliances, used by executive chefs around the world. Dierdre chose the Viking double oven, a side-by-side refrigerator, microwave and stove top. The stove has a ductless ventilation system. A solution provided by Connaughton Construction with the stove on an inside wall and the inability to run duct work above or below this unit. They thought of everything down to an electrical outlet in the middle of the floor. The built-in shelves, flat screen tv and ventless gas fireplace.


Baths -199 State Street Renovation Project 2015. Connaughton Construction.Guest Bath.

The guest bath is a new bathroom. The wall between the shower and the rest of the bath area is a glass shower door with built-in cabinets that hide a pipe shaft. A wall hung toilet with a wall flush is in place due to the location the architect wanted the toilet.  This is a new bath with no existing plumbing. In order to run new plumbing, we would need access to the ceiling in the condominium below. Using the wall hung toilet allowed us to perform all work right here within the bathroom. Turns out, it’s a space saver as well.


The bath on the left in the picture is an existing bath updated with new lighting, new faucets, new tile, and a new mirror to continue the new style according to the renovation. We removed the old medicine cabinets, hung the large mirror and installed wall mounted faucet and handles. The beams were refinished and lightened, the walls repainted and a new shower door installed.


Bedroom with Original Brick, Stone and Skylights. 199 State Street Renovation Project 2015. Connaughton Construction.

In this Bedroom,

we preserve the character of this old mill with original beams, skylights, brick walls and stone structures in the walls. The beams were carefully refinished with a lighter color by our wood refinisher and the room repainted to lighten up the space.




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Architect on project; Darin Mardock, Mardock Designs, Inc., Boston.
Photograph credits to Darin Mardock, Mardock Designs, Inc., Boston.

Current Project 199 State Street

March 26th, 2015

Greenway Place Luxury Condos

If you know Boston, you’ll know the beautiful Rose Greenway Place Luxury Condos in Boston’s Historic District is a highly desirable place to live.

Connaughton Construction is excited to take you through a project that is currently underway at 199 State Street. We are combining two condo spaces.

Current Project 199 State Street

Current Project 199 State StreetCurrent Project 199 State StreetBefore Pictures – Project Currently in Progress. ETA May 2015.  This building, over 200 years old, is a six story building at the Rose Kennedy GreenWay on the historic State Street. This condo overlooks the Greenway, Columbus Park and Boston Harbor. It is in walking distance to downtown Boston’s well-known financial district.

Among many, the character that stands out and is preserved and highlighted is the interior brick walls, beamed ceilings, open floor plan, and amazing views of the Greenway. The existing hardwood floors have much character and wear over the years. It is time, we’re installing new hardwood floors.

Big Beams  We removed the drop ceilings and exposed beautiful original beams. A master finisher is staining and finishing the beams a light color, making the ceilings appear even higher than their 8 1/2 feet. This is truly brightening up the atmosphere.

Construction Challenges

Owner Occupied. The construction of the condos is going on while the owner occupies part of the space. Fortunately, the owner purchased two condos side by side, allowing Connaughton Construction to renovate one side without entirely invading the space.

Scheduling for the entire building. The utility work, plumbing, heating and sprinkler systems have to be relocated. This means scheduling shut downs in the entire building. It is important to notify all the other tenants of times when running water is not available. We also have to schedule the use of the elevator.

More Snow than usual. The amount of snow we received this winter was record breaking here in Boston. It’s been tough parking for residents let alone contractors to get their work completed. It put the schedules a little behind, but the residents handled it well. No parking for construction, so the project had a two week delay.


Once we opened the walls we found the plumbing was a cast iron Sovent®system. The Sovent® system is an engineered single stack drainage system for sanitary plumbing systems. Traditionally, sanitary plumbing involves a two pipe system. One pipe for the venting and another pipe for the water and waste. With the one pipe, Sovent® system, specific guidelines need to be followed. Connaughton Construction tracked down the original engineer that installed and designed this system some twenty-five years ago. John says, “Fortunately, we were able to locate the engineering firm, consult first hand and integrate this system into the reconstruction of the condo successfully.”


We are replacing the heating system for better efficiency. The furnace is an air handling unit. We’re replacing two air handler units that are connected to a building boiler by a piping loop. The boiler heats up and circulates hot water (for heating) through the pipes which run through the air handler. The air handler then blows air across the piping – which heats the air and distributes it to the rooms in the condominium through ductwork. “Connaughton is replacing both air handlers and all the ductwork with two new energy efficient air handlers and new duct work.” Says John, owner of Connaughton Construction.

We invite you back to our blog June 2015 to see the completed renovations.

Greenway Place Luxury Condos Boston. As you would expect with this level of luxury Style Meets Security at the condos Rose Greenway with key-less entry.

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