Project of the Month: Groom Construction Co., Inc. completes 28-unit condominium development, Fishermans Watch

October 16, 2020 - Construction Design & Engineering

Swampscott, MA Groom Construction Co., Inc. recently completed Fishermans Watch, a collection of 28 luxury condominiums. Within six months of delivery, all units were sold. This $22 million development includes two and three-bedroom residences, each providing unique layouts ranging from 1,400 to 2,500 s/f varying from single level garden units to two-story penthouses. 

The five-story building is situated at the highest point in town, with many of the units providing sweeping ocean views of Swampscott, Nahant, and the Boston skyline. On-site amenities include a rooftop club room, fitness room, private terraces, gardens, and garage parking. The project was designed by Groom Construction and Grazado Velleco Architects with interior finishes by John Day of LDa Architecture & Interiors. 

Tom Groom, principal and developer for Fishermans Watch said, “We have been working on Fishermans Watch with this team for many years – taking an abandoned 100,000 s/f school and making it into a condominium building. We are thrilled to see this project become a reality and proud to be involved in creating housing in the Swampscott community.” 

The concept for Fishermans Watch was to step the building from the road, on several levels, to visually reduce the mass of the building–hip roofs and shingle styles were also incorporated that harmonize with the surrounding neighborhood and reflect the area’s period architecture. Keeping a connection to the coastal site and region’s history, the interior design integrated natural materials such as ship lap, wood trim and marble along-side modern finishes.  

The project team included: 

  • Groom Construction - General Contractor
  • JKA Construction Inc. - Rough Framing
  • National Lumber - Lumber
  • LDa Architecture & Interiors - Interior Architect


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