Before and After Photos

Recent Construction Photo

Recent Expansion

It all started back in 2001

To ensure that Mount Pleasant Home would remain a vital resource for the elder community in the years ahead, the Board of Trustees created a plan for a substantial renovation and expansion that would significantly enhance the quality and function of the home. Under the plan, the existing 1925 historic structure would be preserved; the number of residential units would increase to 60; modern community space would be centrally located for comfortable living and interaction; and high quality health and wellness services would be accessible and understated.

After a decade of intense planning, fundraising, and back-breaking effort by the trustees and staff, Mount Pleasant Home finally look towards the next century with pride in our mission to continue serving the needs of elders.


The Nuts and Bolts

Comprising 24,480 square feet of renovated space and 30,390 square feet of new construction, the redeveloped Mount Pleasant Home now provides 60 units of housing with supportive services.

Next Phase Studios designed the architecture and Dellbrook Construction completed the expansion and renovation.  

All electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and life safety systems in the older building have been upgraded and new code compliant fire egresses are installed. A new four-story addition on the wooded side of the site is connected to the original building with a south-facing, three-story atrium. The atrium provides an airy, light-filled, four-season space that houses the dining room, community areas, and reception. A brand new state of the art kitchen is located right outside of the new dining room.


Residents’ Reaction

After living through 18 months of construction, upon entering their new space, several residents exclaimed, “I feel like I’m in heaven!” All residents now are enjoying their private bedrooms and bathrooms and use of a variety of common spaces including the new dining room, living rooms, lounges, and porches. Kitchenettes on each floor are available for snacks, drinks, and for residents to entertain as they wish. All bedrooms are equipped with an emergency call system and individually controlled heating and air conditioning.

September 11, 2010 marked the laying of the official cornerstone for the new addition. Mayor Thomas M. Menino and state and local dignitaries were on hand to help celebrate this milestone event at our 15th Annual Backyard Party.



Of the 60 units, 38 are committed as affordable to very low-income elders at or below 30% of Boston area annual median income ($19,850 in 2013) in perpetuity, 7 units for formerly homeless elders.

Brigham and Women’s Advanced Primary Care Associates

The lowest level of the new addition, 8,750 square feet, has been leased by Brigham and Women’s Advanced Primary Care (B&W). Open since August 8, 2012, B&W serves a number of our residents already and patients from the community-at-large. B&W has a separate entrance and is comprised of exam rooms, offices, and waiting and administrative spaces.



“I believe the expansion of Mount Pleasant Home is a fantastic addition to the neighborhood. It’s a beautiful building and a tremendous accomplishment.”

-David K., neighbor

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