Renovation Details – Paint and Carpet (updated)


Paint Colors

For wall colors we will be painting the main walls and hallways above the chair rail in a light warm gray similar to the background color of the wallpaper: Benjamin Moore Cumulus Cloud.

Under the chair rail will be a slightly deeper hue in the same family: Benjamin Moore Cinder.

And the wood molding will be a soft white: Benjamin Moore White Dove.



Carpet Selections

There are two carpet selections. Both are top quality carpet tiles from Masland. Because each lobby has different colored marble tile, a more neutral gray carpet tile has been selected for the carpeted areas adjacent to the lobbies. This style will work with each of the marlbe tile colors.

A classic, patterned style has been selected for the main hallways the complements the hallway paint colors and also works with the neutral gray carpet tile.



Cumulus Cloud




Benjamin Moore Paints




2018 Interior Renovations

At the recent CCE Annual Meeting the Board along with the designers from Details Design presented the design for renovating our common areas (lobbies and hallways). The designs reflect the mid-century architecture of our building interiors and create an up to date and appropriate environment using materials that endure over time.

new interior

After interviewing 3 design firms the Board selected Details Design, who has 17 years of experience and whose design ideas fit within our budget. The renovations will be completed one building at a time enabling us to smooth out any issues that arise and minimize inconveniences to residents. As with other major projects, residents will be informed of work in their building during the project.

This project will be funded by CCE’s Reserve Fund. There will not be an assessment for Owners.

We are very excited about this upgrade and would appreciate your input by January 14.

The design boards will be on display in the lobbies for your review:

In Building 3: January 3-6

In Building 2: January 7-10

In Building 1: January 11-14

About the design selections:

  • Because each lobby’s marble tile is a different color, the fabric selections for the chairs will be appropriate.
  • Lobby furniture and lighting will be replaced: 2 chairs, side table, long console table, mirror, new artwork, new plant containers and new chandeliers.
  • Lobbies will also have accessories to make them look more welcoming.
  • Brighter wallpaper will replace the current wallpaper on the top part of the 3 back walls. The wallpaper border around unit doors will be removed.
  • Walls will be painted in shades of warm gray.
  • Carpet tiles will be used because they are much easier to clean and/or replace if damaged.
  • The gray patterned carpet tile will be installed in the lobbies (replacing existing carpeted areas) and between the fire doors on each floor.
  • The blue patterned carpet tile will be installed in the hallways.

Your input and questions are welcome. Please either call or bring them in writing to Nicole in the CCE Office (781-444-2222) or email:

Be sure to include your address.

If you wish to be contacted, please include your name.


The Board of Charles Court East

Needham Heights Neighborhood Association Meeting Notice

The Needham Heights Neighborhood Association will be hosting a meeting at the Needham Public Library on Monday, June 9th at 7 p.m. Mr. Lawrence Cash, Project Manager, from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (DOT), will update attendees about the Route 128 Add-a-Lane Highway Project.

Members of project’s Design Team will be present to answer any questions, so this is an excellent opportunity to get an update on the project’s status and raise any concerns you may have regarding the impact of the project on our community.

As mentioned in a previous announcement, representatives of CCE have had several on-site meetings with State Representative Denise Garlick to discuss the impact of this project on the Charles Court East community. As a result MassDOT stated that they would conduct a more comprehensive site evaluation this Spring.

All CCE residents are encouraged to attend to learn more about the current state of the project and express any questions or concerns.


Front Stairway Repairs

The front steps at the main entrances of buildings 1 and 2 will be replaced starting on Monday, April 28. The last two winters have been very tough on the existing steps causing deterioration of the joint mortar, chipping on the bluestone steps and in some areas cracking around the base of the iron railings.

Rather than repairing the existing bluestone step system and risking the same kind of damage next year, the stairs will be replaced with 2″X 12″ granite steps similar to the newer steps on building 3. New brick risers that match the building veneer will also be installed. This granite step system has been a much better solution for building 3. The system is very durable and blends nicely with the exterior style.

The installation will begin at the 1206 Greendale Ave. entrance of building 2. Notification will be sent out in advance explaining when the work will take place and when the particular stairways will be closed. You will need to use the closest side entrance of the building while the construction is taking place.

Thank you for your patience during this construction.