Boston – Nauset Construction recently completed the renovation and addition of 150 State Street.
The historic five-story English Tudor-style building was transformed into four floors of first-class office and three floors of restaurant space for Kamakura, a Japanese dining experience that introduces Boston to contemporary kaiseki cuisine.
Located in the heart of Boston’s Financial District, a few minutes’ walk to the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Faneuil Hall as well as the MBTA Blue, Orange, and Green Lines, 150 State Street has a walk score of 97 and a perfect transit score of 100.
Originally constructed in 1899 and once home to the British Consulate, the building has been re-imagined by Quincy-based architectural firm Choo & Company, Inc.
The new design includes an additional floor as well as an enclosed roof deck featuring a 400sf aluminum and clear glass retractable skylight overlooking Boston’s iconic Custom House. This top floor houses Kamakura’s skybar and lounge, Kumo – which means “cloud” in Japanese.
The restaurant also occupies the first and second floors, with the kitchen located in the basement. Four floors of office space totaling 3,760sf — each with a private bathroom and shower — comprise floors three through six.
The Elizabethan façade was replaced with copper panels to create a more modern look, while retaining the outline of the historic gable roof as an architectural feature.
Folding glass partitions, which open to the sidewalk, line the ground floor, and large, energy-efficient windows provide an abundance of natural light for the restaurant and office space.
Following a complete interior renovation, Nauset replaced the existing walls with brick veneer with moisture resistant CMU backing, and installed entirely new MEP systems.