The most talked-about development in the transformation of Downtown Boston is Millennium Tower, a 1.1 million square foot mixed-used project in the heart of Downtown Crossing. Sales are already brisk, though the building isn’t set to open to residents until the summer of 2016. Millennium Tower will feature what will be a soaring, slender 625-foot and iconic 60-story residential tower as its anchor and the adjacent, historic Burnham Building (site of the original Filenes Department Store), magnificently restored. The property will include 442 full-service, luxury residences with a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom units. The open floor plans will showcase impeccable, contemporary architecture and design, where residents can expect state-of-the-art features, including oversized windows boasting exceptional views of the Boston skyline and harbor. The Club will be one-of-a-kind—a dramatic two-story space of unrivaled, luxury amenities. As with Millennium Place down the block (from the same developer), Millennium Tower Boston will incorporate La Vie®, an immersive social program that brings residents together for private events and insider excursions throughout Boston with a calendar will include a shared passion for fine dining, wine, art, music and culture. The properties five-star services also include valet garage parking (460 spaces). With flagship retail, a new Roche Bros. gourmet grocery store, the European-based Primark and much more, Millennium Tower Boston is drawing national attention to the revival of Boston’s Downtown Crossing… and high appeal from empty nesters, investors and young professionals. Situated in the heart of Boston within easy walking distance to all five MBTA “T” lines and South Station, the Financial District, Beacon Hill, the Back Bay, hospitals, theaters and museums, Millennium Tower is the latest opportunity for a high-end, urban lifestyle in Boston’s hottest new neighborhood.
The Residences at the Penny Savings Bank are newly built contemporary homes located in the heart of the South End. The original marble and granite façade of the bank’s two-story building was restored and three stories were added to complete the mixed-use five-story building, which offers retails space on the first floor, a lobby designed to reflect the contemporary aesthetic of the neighboring SoWa artist district, and a variety of floor plans. The loft-style units on the second floor, contained within the original structure, feature 11-foot ceilings, large historic windows, balconies and an open floor plan, great for everyday living and entertaining. The one, two and two-plus bedroom homes on levels three through five are located within a “glass curtain wall” structure above the original bank, and feature floor to ceiling windows with a combination of clear and frosted glass panels. All homes feature fine finishes including hardwood or concrete floors, high ceilings, and contemporary custom cabinetry, stone countertops, commercial grade Viking appliances, and access to a professionally landscaped common roof deck with panoramic city views. Residents enjoy easy access to the trendy neighborhood’s wonderful restaurants, the SoWa Open Market, galleries, Foodie’s Urban market, the renowned Flour Bakery & Cafe and public transportation (Silver Line). Access to highways (Route 93 and the Mass Pike) and the airport are minutes away.
The Laconia Lofts, located in the heart of the burgeoning South End arts district, is home to 99 unique loft-style residences. Since many of the original buyers purchased the lofts in a “raw” state, the building boasts an incredible variety of interior finishes, sizes and prices, which makes it both distinctive and desirable to buyers looking for an alternative to the traditional Boston brownstone. There building features some open live/work space spaces,among the highest ceilings in Boston, expansive windows that capture exquisite light, central air, underground garage parking, and a common roof deck with stunning views of the city. Most homes offer hardwood or concrete floors and granite and stainless steel appliances, and many include a private outdoor space. The building is home to a large number of practicing artist owners and includes a gallery dedicated to the promotion of the arts in the South End and beyond. Laconia Lofts is located in a highly desirable and eclectic neighborhood, with a park right across the street (complete with tennis courts) and quick access to popular restaurants and cafés, the MBTA’s new Silver Line, Routes 93, the Mass Pike, and Logan Airport.
The Lofts at 36A Street is a newly constructed, six-story building, located in South Boston’s residential conversion mecca. Each modern, designer loft-style home features open floor plans allowing the owner to customize the living space with as much or as little separation as desired. Homes feature day-long natural sunlight from a 25-foot “curtain wall” of floor-to-ceiling windows, stained concrete floors, recessed lighting, surround sound, high velocity heating and cooling systems, and a beautifully-designed common roof deck from which to take in views of the Boston skyline. The exquisite kitchens feature flat-panel solid wood cabinetry, Carrera marble or granite counters, Grohe faucets, an extra deep under mount sink, and top of the line Fisher and Paykel appliances. The sleek, spa-like master bathroom is highlighted by a vanity imported from Italy, granite counters and multiple shower heads. Note that residences may have been modified by individual owners. The Lofts at 36 A is just around the corner from public transportation that includes both bus and rail services via the Broadway T Station (Red Line), which is only one stop away from South Station. The Mass Turnpike (I 90 E/W) and I 93 N/S are just minutes away, as is Logan Airport via the Ted Williams Tunnel. In addition to local eateries and pubs, you’ll have easy access to downtown, particularly the Financial District, as well as the Seaport and South End’s attractions.
Millennium Place is the newest luxury condominium residence in Boston with construction completed in October, 2013. Situated on the corner of Avery and Washington streets across from the Ritz Towers, one block off the Boston Common, it is centrally located amid Boston’s invigorated Midtown neighborhood and offers a one-of-a-kind lifestyle community. The 15-story building consists of 256 one-, two- and three-bedroom homes and four distinct living experiences: Garden Residences, Theatre Residences, Residences on the Avenue and Grand Residences highlighting penthouses with private terraces. Homes have open kitchens with custom cabinetry, stone countertops and top-of-the-line appliances, including a wine cooler or a fireplace in select units. Bay windows, Nordic oak flooring, spacious bedrooms, high ceilings, and five-fixture master baths with double sinks and an oversized tiled shower combine luxury and functionality. Residents will enjoy unique 5-star services such as a 24/7 private concierge and access to the city’s top cultural and social attractions through Millennium Partners’ exclusive La Vie® lifestyle program. The magnificent hub of Millennium Place, The Club, offers an Owners’ Lounge with a bar and fireplace, a Wine Tasting/Dining Room for events, The Garden that provides a on-site green space, a Screening Room and a Children’s Room. A private 2000+ square foot fitness center offers yoga, pilates and massage, with other programs on a fee basis in partnership with The Sports Club/LA conveniently located across the street. Living here, you are just minutes from the Financial District; steps from world-class shopping, dining, night clubs, theatre and entertainment; proximate to Boston’s many prestigious educational institutions and have full access to a modern urban lifestyle.
Rowes Wharf offers an oasis in the city with some of the finest luxury condominiums in Boston. Nestled on the Waterfront, adjacent to the Boston Harbor Hotel, this luxury brick and stone 16-story high-rise building is comprised of 100 residences, including townhomes. Residences capture tremendous natural light and exceptional harbor and city views; some feature balconies. Amenities include a doorman, concierge, garage parking (valet or self-park) and a common patio facing the harbor, in addition to all the amenities of the luxurious and highly rated Boston Harbor Hotel… concierge, restaurants, room service, function rooms, water transportation, marina, health club, pool, spa and more. Rowes Wharf is conveniently located to all the restaurants, attractions, entertainment events and vibrancy of the Waterfront, the historic North End, Faneuil Hall, the Financial District and the emerging Seaport and Innovation Districts. Its close proximity to multiple forms of public transportation (water taxi, ferries, bus, subway and train), highways and Logan International Airport makes Rowes Wharf highly desirable for the ultimate urban lifestyle.
Located in Charlestown’s historic Navy Yard, Parris Landing is a stunning conversion of a former nautical machine shop into a luxury community designed by the renowned Philippe Starck. With its heritage shipyard appearance, Parris Landing consists of 367 units within five buildings among beautifully landscaped grounds, and offers floor plans ranging from studios to two-plus bedroom triplex units with a roof deck. Finishes include hardwood and carpet, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and many units offer breathtaking views of the Boston Harbor and skyline. Numerous full-service amenities include on-site management, a 24-hour concierge, deeded garage parking, a 2,800 square foot fitness center, community room, business center and an outdoor heated pool. Offering an opportune lifestyle for those who work in the city, but want a more serene setting to call home, Parris Landing is conveniently located steps from the water shuttle and a short ride to Boston’s financial district, a short walk to Boston’s North End and is easily accessible to Route I-93 as well as MBTA transportation.
The Belvedere is one of Boston’s most coveted luxury condominium residences in Boston. Situated in the heart of Back Bay, this boutique crescent shaped 11- story building offers an ambiance of contemporary and tasteful elegance. It features 61 residences in an 11-story limestone and glass high rise (including 2 retail floors). Residences boast spectacular views of the Christian Science Plaza and its reflecting pool designed by the firm of I.M. Pei or a courtyard with manicured landscaping. Luxury amenities include concierge, doorman, garage parking (valet or self-park), library, dining room and kitchen for catering private parties, room service, and a roof terrace with breathtaking views of Boston. In addition to the luxurious lifestyle at The Belvedere, residents have the benefit of direct access to the shops and restaurants at the Prudential Center Mall and Copley Place as well as Fitcorp, and steps to Shaw’s supermarket and public transportation. Within short walking distance to Newbury Street, Boylston Street and the hip South End restaurants and cultural venues such as Symphony Hall, the Berklee Performance Center and the Huntington Theatre Company, the Belvedere offers the ultimate in city living.
44 Prince is the newest luxury condominium building in Boston’s historic and vibrant North End. This mid-rise six-story brick and stone building captures European charm with contemporary high-end finishes and appliances. Residences are loft style or town homes, single level or duplexes, some with private balconies or patios, over-sized windows, fabulous views, hardwood floors, custom cabinetry, stainless appliances, granite countertops, gas fireplaces, in-unit laundry, central air and coveted garage parking. In addition to North End character, restaurants, bakeries, shops and boutiques, 44 Prince is just steps from the Boston’s Waterfront area, Financial District, Government Center and North Station, and not far from the up and coming Seaport/Innovation District. It is ideally situated for those who work downtown since it’s accessible by foot or public transportation. It’s also conveniently located within minutes of major highways.
Built in 2001, the Ritz Towers, developed by Millennium Partners, are two luxury full service glass high-rises in Boston’s downtown, within one block of Boston Common and Downtown Crossing, and steps from Back Bay and Beacon Hill as well as history, shopping, restaurants and theatres. The towers are separate condominium associations, housed across the street from each other with private residents’ entrances. Tower II has direct access to the luxurious 193-room Ritz-Carlton, Boston Common hotel, contemporary yet rich in feel and with amenities including hotel services and restaurants, as well as The Sports Club/LA (with pool) and spa for a fee. Garage parking is predominantly valet, located underneath Tower I. The Ritz offers a wonderful lifestyle combining privacy, accessibility, services and pampering when you want it.