WonderGroup developer Jacqueline Nunez designed a complex of sleekly elegant townhomes and condos that have a modern flair yet aren’t too futuristic for the historic West Roxbury neighborhood in Boston. It will be the city’s first net-zero residential project. Read more.
Curbed, December 2016
Boston's Most Controversial Developments as 2016 Ends
By Tom Acitell
The city this year signed off on the 20-unit Allandale Residences at 64 Allandale Street in West Roxbury, but that has not assuaged critics who worry about both its scope for the neighborhood and its potential impact on the urban wild that is Allandale Woods. The Walsh administration, however, swung behind the project as part of its goal to create 53,000 new housing units by 2030, including in areas not used to relatively large-scale development. Read more.
The Boston Globe, December 2016
Controversial West Roxbury Proposal Wins Key City Approval
By Tim Logan
The developer, Jacqueline Nunez, principal of WonderGroup, said the homes would be the first “net-zero” residential complex in Boston — meaning the complex will offset its energy consumption by generating its own electricity on site. “It’s right in line with the city’s climate action plan,” which promotes green building techniques, said Nunez. “This is how we need to be building in this city. Read more.
Boston Magazine, Summer 2016
Q&A: Boston Developer Jacqueline Nuñez
By Rachel Slade
A Dorchester-based developer creates top-notch properties with an eye toward sustainability. Read more.
Curbed, June 2016
Nine Transformative Boston Projects Underway Right Now
By Tom Acitelli
Developer WonderGroup is calling the project "Boston's first entirely net-zero and LEED Platinum neighborhood." In other words, it is slated to be seriously environmentally friendly, not least by creating all of the energy it uses. Read more.
Boston Business Journal, May 2016
In West Roxbury, a Clash over Two Acres
By Catherine Carlock
The clash over 64 Allandale in many ways exemplifies the growing pains Boston faces as developers propose new residential projects to house the city’s expanding and increasingly wealthy population, often running against zoning regulations approved decades earlier. And as one of the largest building booms in Boston’s history creates waves of development outside of the city’s urban core, many neighborhoods that are historically less active on the real estate development front are seeing more project proposals—including in the organized and politically active West Roxbury. Read more.
Realtor Magazine, January 2016
Trends That’ll Influence Homes in 2016
By Barbara Ballinger
Increased durability means more lives and buildings will be saved, costs to rebuild will be pared, and insurance premiums will be lowered. The trend is happening nationwide, not just in hurricane-prone locales like Florida, says Jacqueline Nunez, founder of WonderGroup LLC in Boston. Her Allandale Residences project, designed by Merge Architects in Boston, will be among the first residential developments in New England to be receive Net-Zero and LEED Platinum certifications. Read more.
New England Real Estate Journal, December 2015
Why Resiliency Needs to Start on the Neighborhood Level in Boston
By Jacqueline Nunez
Resiliency is more than a buzzword; it is an idea that can begin at the neighborhood level. Projects like the Allandale Residences in West Roxbury, a project that we’re developing at WonderGroup, will act as a national model for energy efficient design and inspire environmental sensitivity within and beyond the community. Read more.
Bisnow, October 2015
An Incredible Leap Forward for Boston Net Zero
By Susan Diesenhouse
It's no longer cool to be impressed by tiny advances in sustainability. (Remember how powerful you felt putting your finger over the solar cells on a calculator?) Even Net Zero buildings are old hat. Lawyer-turned-developer Jacqueline Nunez, founder of The Wonder Group, hopes to start construction on Boston’s first Net Zero community. Read more.
Boston Herald, October 2014
JP Renovation Adds Modern onto Classic
By Paul Restuccia
What do you do when you want to preserve a classic home’s interior while dividing it into two large residences? This was the design dilemma facing Dorchester-based boutique developer WonderGroup, when it bought a classic 1898 Colonial Revival home at 23 Eliot St., on a corner lot in Jamaica Plain’s Pondside neighborhood. The ingenious solution was to preserve the traditional detailing and layout of the first two floors of the former single-family home and add a second unit in the rear with contemporary design. Read more.