Historic building reborn as Cambridge's first micro-units
Waverley Hall introduces a new housing type to the dynamic Harvard Square area. Based around a contemporary graduate student or young professional lifestyle, Waverley Hall’s thirty micro-units are designed to maximize design and efficiency while creating a luxury experience within 390-485 SF. At the heart of the design is the ‘Bento Box,’ an all in one unit that creates living, sleeping and cooking spaces on each exposed side. Whether under the bed or in the wall, built-in storage and millwork was crucial in allowing for circulation and ample storage space. By maximizing efficiency in our layouts, each unit has dedicated living and sleeping spaces, a washer/dryer, central air, a 5-foot walk-in shower, dishwasher, full-sized refrigerator and even storage for skis or golf clubs.
Transforming an 1903 masonry building to accommodate these micro-units required a painstaking restoration of the existing exterior masonry and a complete replacement of the interior floors and all load bearing structure.
Winner of a 2018 Preservation Award from the Cambridge Historical Commission
Photography: Matt Delphenich