Boston – Colombian artist Felipe Ortiz incorporates imagery of native wildlife from East Boston’s Belle Isle Marsh into a new mural he created for the outside at the 230-unit Addison apartment community in Orient Heights.
The piece of work by Ortiz adds a second major artistic element to the 230-unit Addison property: fellow muralist and cross-medium artist Mia Cross created a dramatic interior painting which is the signature feature of Addison’s lobby. Ortiz’s murals are a fusion of artistic themes representing the urban scenery from the U.S., its landscape, and fast-paced urban environments, as well as Colombia’s vibrant culture, colors, sounds and natural scenery. For this mural at Addison, Ortiz took both of these factors and put them down taking nature’s elements from East Boston.
Located at 144 Addison Street, the project is Redgate’s latest urban apartment development along Blue Line corridor between Revere and Boston. The project includes a maker space for residents to create, test and launch design concepts, artworks and other projects, establish entrepreneurial ventures, and collaborate. Remote work lifestyles are also well supported with on-site co-working space, including private offices and conference rooms. It also features state of the art equipment and tools, including 3D printer, laser cutter, vinyl cutter, digital sewing and embroidery machines, gardening tools for tending houseplants, and more, as well as an industrial kitchen.
The range of amenities include a rock-climbing wall, fitness center and studio, basketball court, game room, pet wash facilities, and a community fireplace with walk-up bar. Apartments are available in studio, one-, and two-bedroom configurations featuring top of the line finishes as well as balconies and private roof terraces available in select units.