The Concordia is the sixth building designed and executed on Swampscott’s main street by Marblehead architect, Robert Zarelli. His goal for The Concordia was to incorporate the classic architectural elements reminiscent of Swampscott’s turn of the century seaside resorts with the amenities of a modern, luxury residence.
During meetings with town officials for this project, the name, Concordia, was a starting point for Zarelli. An avid yachtsman, Zarelli was familiar with the classic lines and solid build of the Concordia yawl, built by respected helmsman and yacht designer C. Raymond Hunt. Zarelli set out to design a solidly built, multi-residential building with classic lines reflective of the Concordia. Zarelli’s design of The Concordia, built to last and designed with grace and beauty, capitalizes on the multi-million dollar views looking over the Atlantic Ocean and the Boston skyline.
Classically trained at Syracuse’s School of Architecture, Robert Zarelli opened his architectural practice in Boston in 1973 and moved it to Slocum Cottage in Marblehead in 1990. Since then, he has produced countless commissions and his designs are known for their siting, scale, detail and materials. His firm provides traditional architectural services for fine homes, luxury condominiums, government aided housing, health care facilities, veterinary clinics, museums and displays.