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former Holy Trinity German Church, its elaborate original façade is being maintained (as are indoor distinguishing features like vaulted ceilings and stained glass windows). The end result of all the renovations will be just 33 luxury condos under one roof, in an historic building with plenty of character. Billed as a boutique alternative to the larger residence buildings, it will nonetheless share characteristics with places such as 50 Liberty and the Millennium Tower; its units will have direct elevator access to its uncommonly styl- ish common areas, including the lobby-cum- lounge and a library. But what do former and present suburban dwellers make of suddenly having less living space? Like Saunders and Gowdy, Fallon says they're just fine with it. "Tons of boomers are looking to downsize and simplify," says Fallon. "The majority have several homes — one on the Cape, here, and elsewhere, and would rather not also have one big one. They're look- ing to make life easier and more manageable, and they just don't need 10,000 square feet all in one place anymore." And then there's the change in architectural design so many new and renovated units are offering—a kind that, for folks used to wider space, switches up the square footage equation. "A lot of the new places all over town have been custom-built for a specific client profile. The construction is offering the same kind of square footage as in a traditional unit, but it's horizontal instead of vertical," Fallon says. 51 s p r i n g 2 0 1 6 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e

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