Reading, MA – Nauset Construction recently broke ground, and construction is underway on The PostMark, a mixed-use complex being developed by 136 Haven Street, LLC, a DiBiase Homes and Matrix Property Group joint venture.
The PostMark will create 50 luxury condominiums while preserving the historic façade of the century-old Reading Post Office. It will be comprised of 40 market-rate and 10 affordable condominiums, 8,000sf of commercial space, a below-grade parking garage, and a beautifully landscaped courtyard.
136 Haven Street, LLC, along with O’Sullivan Architects of Reading, worked closely with the Massachusetts and Reading Historical Commissions to create a design that preserves the Georgian Revival style façade and Corinthian columns as well as the exterior curved stairways at the front entrance.
The renovated structure will be repurposed for multiple commercial uses. Additional commercial space, including two plazas which may be used for outside dining, will also be constructed.
Following the selective demolition of the rear of the building (which was added long after the original structure was built), the five-story contemporary-style residential addition will be constructed, utilizing a design that complements the classic design of the post office.
The one- and two-bedroom condominium homes will feature open floor plans, designer-curated luxury finishes, an abundance of natural light, and energy-efficient features. The PostMark will feature an expansive common amenity space and a large resident-only roof deck located on the penthouse level.
Future home owners will enter The PostMark through a dedicated and professionally landscaped courtyard. The building’s exterior façade will be a combination of brick and stone at the base to replicate the look of the original building, with clapboard siding and wood details to pay homage to the historic design. The condominiums will be sold and marketed by the Aranson Lombardi team of Compass Real Estate.