23-25 Alaska Street


Project Name: 23-25 Alaska Street
Location: Roxbury, MA
Owner: Caritas Communities, Inc.
Architect: Mostue & Associates, Inc.
Scope: Renovation of a 3-story lodging house to provide seventeen affordable single room occupancy units.  Each SRO has approximately 240 square feet, with a full bathroom, closet and main sleeping/living room.  A shared kitchen with laundry facility along with common lounge space is located on the first floor.


John_sullivan_Bilt-Rite“Building on a relationship of 10+ years, Bilt-Rite is proud to have the opportunity to continue to foster its partnership with the Caritas Communities.  This project was especially rewarding since particular emphasis was placed on preserving and enhancing the historical aspects of the building while providing a highly efficient design.

The work involved the complete gut renovation and reconfiguration of an existing historic rooming house into high efficiency single room occupancy units complete with their own bathrooms.  The private bathrooms with three color random patterns at all the ceramic tile bathroom floors separate this SRO from many other existing units available.

The interior of the building is entirely new except for the restored fireplace mantels, main stair rails and detailed wood trim in some of the rooms which add to the character of the building.  The entire exterior envelope was restored to its original character retaining the ornate trim at the front which speaks volumes about the historic value of the property.

The project is a true restoration because all of the systems were replaced with high efficiency products designed for the long term while maintaining the historic value of the property.  Restorations of this type ensure the property will remain a viable rooming house for many years to come.  Bilt-Rite is thrilled to support Caritas Communities in its commitment to remain on the frontier of providing affordable housing to those most in need.”



“…As a non-profit developer and manager of affordable housing, our schedule and budget are of primary importance. The level of skill and attention to detail that was provided by your firm resulted in the project being completed ahead of schedule and under budget.”

Jonathon B. Wright
Director of Real Estate Development
Caritas Communities, Inc.


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