The Anwelt Heritage Apartments consist of 86 one and two-bedroom residences ranging in size from 656 to over 1200 square feet.

The sun- filled residences have architectural details such as exposed brick walls, soaring ceilings with original wood beams, and oversized windows so that residents can enjoy breezes. The apartments have views of the Nashua River, courtyard gardens, or the nearby historic homes.

The Anwelt apartments have been designed specifically for residents age 55 and up. We used the principles of Universal Design, a system that combines aesthetics with practicality, to help maintain the independence, safety, and dignity of residents. In keeping with the principles of universal design, the building features wide interior doors and hallways. Each unit is designed for private, independent, all-one-floor living. Heating and air-conditioning are individually-controlled, and the thermostats have easy-to-read displays and temperature controls. Doors and cabinets feature comfortable lever handles. Cabinets are hung slightly lower, and electrical outlets are installed slightly higher so that they will be easier to access and more comfortable to use. And in order to reduce the risk of scalding, we have turned the water heaters down to 120 degrees.

The apartments have been designed in a palette of natural colors: hazelnut carpets, cream walls, cherry hardwood cabinets, and sage green countertops.

Apartments are wired for cable TV and internet access. There are also 62 unassigned, off-street parking spaces.

Floorplans & Features

  • Cherry hardwood cabinets with easy-to grasp handles
  • Kitchen sink features a single-lever faucet.
  • GE Energy Star appliances (dishwasher, microwave, and electric range)
  • In the handicapped accessible apartments, the appliances have dials on the front rather than at the rear, in order to increase visibility.
  • Cherry hardwood cabinets with oversized vanity
  • Linen closets
  • Single-lever faucets
  • Easy-to-grasp handles on doors and cabinets
  • Grab bars for easier access
  • Many apartments feature step-in showers
  • Adjustable-height shower heads
  • Geothermal exchange reduces the energy costs to heat and cool the building.
  • Solar roof in the MassInnovation Center
  • Low-VOC paints used in the project, for cleaner, healthier air.
  • Energy Star appliances and energy-efficient lighting
  • Faucet aerators and low-flow shower heads, to conserve water.