SEPIA: The High-Style Condos at Ink Block South End

9 Oct 2013
by Frann Bilus

Source: Sepiaboston.com

SEPIA is the newest luxury seven-story condominium building coming to Boston’s South End. To be built in the Ink Block development on the former Boston Herald site at 32 Traveler Street (with current sales office at 401 Harrison Ave), this 83-unit residence offers a variety of floor plans: studios, one plus den, two- and three-bedroom residences. Studios (503–525 square feet) are being offered in the high $400s to mid $500s; one bedrooms with one or one-and-a-half baths (686–843 square feet) are being offered from the mid $600s to the mid $800s; one bedrooms plus den (868–1,036 square feet) are being offered for the high $700s to high $800s; two bedrooms with one to two-and-a-half baths (946–1,375 square feet) are being offered from the mid $800s to mid $1,000,000s; and three bedrooms with three baths (1,962 square feet) are being offered in the low $2,000,000s. A one-bedroom is currently listed at $629,000 ($893/square foot) and a three-bedroom penthouse unit is currently listed at $2,019,000 ($1,029/square foot), for example. Extra storage is available for $20,000 and an underground garage parking space is available to purchase for an additional $75,000.

Source: Sepiaboston.com

This luxury building includes all the amenities you would expect and much more—a concierge, state of the art fitness center, residents’ lounge with an entertaining kitchen, a bike storage room as well as a stunning rooftop pool and sun deck, a unique and highly desirable feature for city living. A Hubway bike station, an electric car charging station and Zipcars will be on-site as well. The building is pet friendly, too, allowing two domestic pets per home, with an on-site dog washing service. This complex seems to be all about luxury, lifestyle and convenience.

At a recent brokers’ open house last Tuesday, I was able to view the finishes and get a feel for the vibe these condos will have. Contemporary chic is the way I would describe it. Stainless appliances, gas cooking, hardwood flooring, stone countertops, wood cabinetry and lacquer white cabinetry with a high gloss finish, neutral tiles and backsplash options, tiled showers, and an in-unit washer and dryer are among some of the features. Some units also have a private terrace or patio.  And, unlike some other new luxury buildings, SEPIA is offering buyers a choice in finishes during the pre-construction period. In my view, the finishes are tasteful, neutral in tone and very easy to work with.

Source: Sepiaboston.com

SEPIA is part of Ink Block, which includes 475 residential units—primarily apartments—in four unique buildings, some commercial space for restaurants and shops, as well as a 50,000-square foot Whole Foods Market, Boston’s largest to date, that residents will be able to access with their own separate entrance. There will be a café where you can grab your morning coffee or a bite to eat. Ink Block is designed to be a community within the South End community, with easy access to renowned South End restaurants, the SoWa markets, galleries and shops. Public transportation is nearby as well. Additionally, the city of Boston is rebuilding Harrison Avenue with new sidewalks, bike lanes, store fronts and lighting… creating a fresh, new feel and a neighborhood that will be buzzing into the evening.

If you’re considering buying a condo in Boston and want luxury living in the South End, check out SEPIA condos at Ink Block. Interest is brisk already with over twenty reservations taken in the first week of sales. Construction is slated to begin in early 2014, with access to Whole Foods and the property’s restaurants, stores, fitness center and pool in 2015. Please contact me to help you navigate your Boston condo options, including those at SEPIA.

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