Peabody Properties Looks to Take Advantage of Former IHOP Restaurant SiteSeptember 14, 2018 - By The Real Reporter
WEST ROXBURY– Peabody Properties has confirmed the pre-releasing phase of Oak Row Apartments, located at 1235 VFW Parkway.
The development, branded Oak Row, will transform the long-time vacant, former International House of Pancake’s Property into 80 luxury apartment homes consisting of a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom units. This four-story community was designed by architects Khalsa Design Inc. of Somerville and constructed by Dellbrook|JKS of Quincy; the interiors were created by the award-winning interiors group at The Architectural Team of Chelsea. EA Fish Development, LLC of Wellesley, along with its investment partner Luzern Associates of Greenwich, worked jointly with Sovad LLC of West Roxbury to complete this transformative community.
Oak Row is located on the edge of the city, close to many conveniences, including supermarkets, shopping, restaurants, cafes, coffee houses and entertainment destinations. The nearby Millennium Park offers walking and jogging trails, playground, canoe launch, ballfields and picnic areas. Residents can enjoy the convenience of going “car-free” with the MBTA commuter rail and bus service just minutes away. Complimentary transportation is provided to the West Roxbury rail station on Lagrange Street during peak AM/PM travel times and, for those who love to bike to work, there is indoor bike storage and a repair station.
The design intent of Oak Row was to embody the spirit of the beautiful tree-lined West Roxbury neighborhood, blending in with its natural, timbered surroundings. The community is LEED certifiable with project sustainable features that include energy-efficient appliances and fixtures and an environmentally conscious design. Building features include garage parking with several electric vehicle charging stations, pet wash and grooming station, private balconies/terraces, clubroom with kitchen and terrace, private work pods, work lounge and conference room, game lounge, package concierge, multi-functional wellness center and state-of-the-art cardio theatre, kids’ space, community deck, and Wi-Fi in all community areas. Other diverse apartment layouts and amenities include sleek custom cabinetry, quartz countertops, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, porcelain tile baths and showers, plank wood-style flooring, in-unit washer and dryer and LED lighting.
Dana Angelo, EA Fish Development Executive, elaborated on the effect the design will have on the community. “From the very beginning, we challenged our team of designers and consultants to come up with a plan that would embody the spirit of this ‘suburban’ city neighborhood…we believe the end result is something that is truly unique to West Roxbury and will spark the curiosity of our future residents to come to visit and call Oak Row home,” praised Angelo.
Angelo spoke about the target residential members. “The community is expected to attract a wide range of residents, from empty nesters to on-the-go professionals to young families…this picturesque, tree-lined neighborhood is a superb amenity in its own right, combining urban edge with suburban charm,” continued Angelo.