Elevation architecture has come a long way since the 1930s, and it’s about to get a big boost from the federal government.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a contract to a company to design a new home in Boston, Massachusetts, for $60 million.
The proposal is a combination of the designs and architectural concepts of a group led by architectural and urban planning firm Pritzker Architecture and design firm Herzog & de Meuron, the company said in a statement.
The new home would be designed by Herzog and de Meunions design team, which includes architect Jonathan Herzog, landscape architect Chris Taggart, and the architectural firm of John R. Stieber, who is also the architect of the proposed building.
It would include more than 10,000 square feet of ground-level living space, with open-air balconies and private terraces on the ground floor and ground level, the statement said.
The design will also include a “giant central air-conditioning system,” a fire escape and storm water collection system, and an “air-conditioned kitchen, dining, and living room.”
The federal government awarded the contract in February.
The federal contract has been in the works for about a year, with the project to be completed by 2021, the Associated Press reported.
A home would have to be designed for a family of five, and would have about 12 bedrooms, the AP reported.
That’s not all, though.
The proposed design also calls for an “office, living area, and dining area,” according to the AP.
There’s also an option for a garage with “a garage door and storage space for personal items and an additional storage space and garage door,” the AP said.
There are also options for an outdoor terrace, and a “transition zone with access to an outdoor deck and balcony,” the news service reported.
The AP said the contract was awarded by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.