Casino Wharf Condominiums
The Casino Wharf, a luxury waterfront condominium complex with spectacular views of Vineyard Sound consists of 8 living units (4 garden style and 4 townhouse units), a retail shop and a 200 seat restaurant. Designed with gables resembling an authentic ship’s bow, the shingle and trim exterior is consistent with designs historically on Cape Cod.
Developed by F.X. Messina Enterprises and situated just 60 feet from the water’s edge, the “postage stamp” site presented many challenges to the JK Scanlan Team. Constructed on pressure-injected footings 25′ in the ground, the cast-in-place concrete columns, beams and two-way structural slab allows the first floor to be above the flood plain and the building to withstand a coastal storm surge.
The site’s proximity to the water and the subsequent high water table presented the project team with another hurdle to overcome. A 60-point well point dewatering system with back-up generator ran 24 hours a day for 9 weeks to dewater the site and allow for the installation of the septic system and force main.
Designed by Woodbrier Associates, the 26,000 SF, 3-floor, wood-framed building was completed in the winter of 2005.
Architect: Woodbrier Associates
Owner: FX Casino, LLC
Location: Falmouth, MA