the mariner marblehead

The Mariner Marblehead is a community that exemplifies the unique blend of modern luxury with historic maritime Marblehead, settled in the early 17th century. The reasons for this recognition are deeply rooted in the seamless blend of New England architectural brilliance, local history, and a strong sense of tight-knit community. The Mariner Marblehead’s design pays homage to classic New England architecture, featuring quintessential elements like clapboard siding, gabled roofs, and charming dormer windows. Connectivity and synergy between all common areas allow a home-like flow through the community. Social inclusivity and a strong sense of community are core principles that underpin Mariner Marblehead’s design. Beyond that, this is a place that embodies a distinct sense of identity. The community has a distinct connection to the rich history and character of Marblehead, a coastal town with a charming heritage. The design incorporates local traditions, locally sourced décor and architectural features that evoke the town’s unique character.

Marblehead, MA
Date of Completion:
Project Size (Sq. ft)
84,175 SF
Northbridge Companies / Pleasant Street LLC
Northbridge Companies
EGA Architects
Interior Design Firm:
Wellesley Design
Callahan Construction

Featuring two-story tall ceilings connecting the entryway as a hub to the balance of the community, the Mariner Lobby features unique design elements such as: a custom maritime wall installation, custom lighting reminiscent of the movement in sails, a front desk design with wood details in harmony with the hull of a ship, maritime signal flags, and a serene backsplash with tile mimicking waves.

Hannah’s Cove is the well-loved community reading space and home to 1 of 3 custom model ships. The replica model ship, “The Hannah” is 50′ x 42′ and is encased here with full custom millwork. The schooner was hired into the service of the American Continental Army by General George Washington, was the first armed American naval vessel of the American Revolution and is the founding vessel of the United States Navy. She was a fishing schooner owned by John Glover of Marblehead, Massachusetts and was named for his daughter, Hannah Glover.

Just off the Pier Café sits the Harbor Room, a beautifully-appointed relaxation area with multiple nooks for visiting with family, enjoying the fireplace, or sipping a cup of coffee.

With 270 degrees of windows, the Reef Studio is an artist’s natural light dream – residents can also spill out onto the adjoining deck for added light and inspiration.

In The Colonial Theatre, residents enjoy popping some homemade popcorn and sitting back to enjoy a flick or two. Posters adorning the walls throughout pay homage to a wide array of locally filmed classics, like Jaws and Hocus Pocus. 

The Chandlery is a one-stop shop for residents and families looking to grab essentials like soft drinks, snacks, household goods, as well as a place to pick up the latest Mariner swag!

The Fairwinds Beauty and Barber offers full-service hair, nail, and massage services.

Ship Shape Fitness is equipped for group fitness classes, endurance and resistance training. The space is also outfitted with Barre Balance, a unique fitness class built around the use of a mobile freestanding Barre system.

The Navy Suite is a two-bedroom apartment equipped with a full kitchen, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry. Abundant natural light and an innovative HVAC system allows for fresh air isolation and safer private apartments in a post-COVID-19 world.

The Anchorage Pub is a favorite casual dining and libations choice for residents and families. It is appointed with a stunning slate counter and welcoming curved shape to mimic a ship hull and deck. Maritime rope details flanking the dining room. The details consist of custom millwork.

The Little Harbour is a cozy space to sit by the fire, sip a drink, and enjoy a small bite. Featuring a gas fireplace, model sailboat and wood beams.

The entrance to the Pier Café features custom wood plant ceiling treatments, a full-service café and a custom embedded compass rose – pointing true North.

The Signature Avita Memory care program is a secure neighborhood within the greater community. The design, in rhythm and harmony with the resident’s needs, meets the resident where they are at in their disease. Amenities include a beautifully landscaped interior courtyard, clean airy design, and scaled down elements of the greater community.