Boltwood Place

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Holst was sought out by Archipelago to design an infill housing project within the historic vernacular of Amherst, Massachusetts. Boltwood’s complementary exterior palette of white clapboard and cedar siding is a nod to the college town’s saltboxes, and the building scale and proportions are appropriate for its context. The articulation of modern details such as clean lines and minimal detailing are a fresh take on the traditional New England aesthetic. The five-story structure features 12 loft-style apartments with office|retail spaces on the ground floor

Holst was the Design Architect for this project in conjunction with DiMella Shaffer as the Architect-of-Record..

Vernacular surroundings

The structural order of the exterior nestles Boltwood comfortably into its surrounding context.

Beauty through simplicity

The clean interior detailing is softened by wood finishes and white oak flooring.


Archipelago Investments


Amherst, MA




18,300 sf


LEED for Homes Mid-Rise Silver