KTGY-Designed 366-Unit Community Breaks Ground In San Jose

KTGY, Winchester Apartments, The Hanover Company, San Jose, Winchester Mystery House
Courtesy of KTGY

Inspired by movement and history of Winchester Family, Winchester Apartments will provide amenity-rich living for Bay Area professionals

SAN JOSE, Calif. – KTGY, a leading full-service architecture, branding, interior and planning firm focused on residential, retail, hospitality and mixed-use developments, today announced the groundbreaking of Winchester Apartments, a contemporary multifamily community in San Jose, California. Designed for The Hanover Company, the 366-unit, seven-story building boasts an amenity-rich community aimed at serving active professionals and multi-generational residents. Once complete, Winchester Apartments will enhance the proximate Santana Row and help support the city’s master plan and vision for a vibrant, mixed-use and pedestrian-oriented development.    

Located between the historic and beloved Winchester Mystery House and I-280, Winchester Apartments sits in an area being re-envisioned as a walkable counterpart to the popular Santana Row. The master plan sits on 15.7 acres and includes a neighborhood of stacked flats and townhomes – also designed by KTGY – all of which are adjacent to historical landmarks Winchester Mystery House and the Century 21 movie theater. 

Designed to meet the evolving living preferences of Bay Area residents, Winchester Apartments offers a variety of layouts, including studio, one, two and three-bedroom floorplans spanning 560 to 1,582 square feet. Amenities include courtyards, private and interactive amenity spaces, a fitness center, pool, dog run, pet wash, screening room, café and designated co-working areas. A two-level parking garage is outfitted with 515 spaces to ensure ample parking for residents.  

“Winchester Apartments reflects KTGY’s ability to create elevated communities that nod to the area’s rich history and support the city’s holistic vision for its developments,” said Fred Metzger, director of design at KTGY. “In designing Winchester Apartments, KTGY had the opportunity to approach the project with a 360-view of the site, which enabled us to leverage our diverse expertise across a myriad of residential product types and planning capabilities to deliver on the needs of the client and the surrounding community. The result is a thoughtfully designed community that seamlessly blends historic elements with modern touches and a desirable, protected gem for residents to live, work and play.” 

KTGY designed the exterior massing and oversaw all preliminary layouts through entitlements, design development, conceptual design and construction administration. Slated for completion in 2023, the development takes advantage of the synergies occurring in close proximity to the site. The community’s contemporary architectural design was inspired by the movement and speed found off the I-280 and depicts shadowing and horizontality on the building’s façade to mimic passing cars on the highway. KTGY also worked closely with the Historical Landmark. 

Committee to create a respectful relationship with the neighboring Mystery House, with the northern facing side of the massing humbly melting into the mansion’s gardens. The building’s natural color composition is enhanced with a stylized and transparent skin-style frontage and glassy front entrance, and the 700-foot-long corridor will promote connectivity between the multifamily property and greater community, which will be home to a future 3-acre park that sits in the larger master plan.   

Winchester Apartments is the sixth development KTGY and The Hanover Company have collaborated on. The two are currently working on Hanover 8th Street, a new walkable development featuring a seven-story 375-unit apartment community in Washington D.C. 

Project partners for Winchester Apartments include: Litzenberger Engineering, Inc., mechanical and plumbing; Candela Engineering, electrical; Aegis Fire Systems, Inc. fire/sprinkler; Giacalone Design Services, joint trench; CEA, civil engineering; and vanderToolen Associates, landscape architect. 

About KTGY
Founded in 1991, KTGY is a leading full-service architecture, branding, interior and planning firm focused on residential, hospitality and mixed-use developments and neighborhood revitalization. We envision a future where residential and hospitality design inform one another to deliver spaces that merge design and desire. ​KTGY’s architects, designers and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to create memorable destinations of enduring value.

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