The Lydon is a signature conversion of a pre-war apartment building into six luxury residences in Boston’s desirable Back Bay, at the intersection of Beacon and Gloucester Streets. This boutique building features concierge and doorman services, exceptional finishes, kitchens with professional-grade appliances and an intimate lifestyle alternative. The building includes two one-bedroom units and three large units with three and four bedrooms. The spectacular penthouse, situated on the top floor of the building offers over 6,300 square feet on two floors, a 3,000 square-foot private roof deck, two fireplaces, two garage parking spaces, direct elevator access and windows on four sides with breathtaking views. The developer is also offering the opportunity to combine two of the units, creating a four bedroom, five-and-a-half bath home with direct elevator access, two parking spaces, a fireplace and the ability for customization. The Lydon is conveniently located within a short walk to the Charles River, sophisticated shops and restaurants, a supermarket, the Public Garden, public transportation and cultural attractions. Completion is anticipated in early 2018.
Now under construction in Boston’s exciting South End, this nine-story boutique, 33-unit condo will bring buyers the benefits of a full-service luxury building, including a concierge, gym, residents’ lounge and garage parking, but with a more intimate, low-key feel. One of the more dramatic conversions underway in the city, The Lucas features a tasteful glass-and-steel addition on the Holy Trinity German Catholic Church and rectory—a stunning marriage of contemporary and classic architecture. The exterior of the Gothic-style structure will remain intact, but all interiors will be completely new and very sleek, and high-end amenities will complement the luxurious design. Two corner homes will have private entrances. The first three floors will be the Keely section, a tribute to the original architect; the Terrace units will be on the fourth floor with private outdoor space; and the Tower units will be on floors five through eight (two homes per floor with private outdoor space), offering expansive views from the South End to as far away as the Blue Hills on one side and to Downtown Boston on the other.
Floor plans range from one to four-and-a-half bedroom layouts (half will encompass more than 2,000 square feet) and listing prices range from $525,000 to $4,000,000. Interiors will offer an open layout concept with clean lines, superior workmanship and fine finishes. The large units will feature fully integrated Wolf and Sub-Zero kitchen appliances while the smaller units will have a Thermador package, and all will have beautifully-designed glass tile backsplashes, Caesarstone counters, custom cabinets, and a center island. All the baths–the master, guest and powder rooms–will have a clean, sophisticated style with high-end soaking tubs where space is available. The developers are integrating high technology as much as possible, including climatic and audiovisual systems, into these cutting-edge residences and even in the gym. Completion is anticipated by year-end 2016. The Lucas is located within steps to the South Ends’ restaurants, art galleries, shops and an off-leash dog park, near Ink Block with a brand new Whole Foods market, and within easy access to the MBTA Silver Line and Routes 93 and 90, Logan Airport.
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.
700 Harrison is a newly constructed contemporary six-story mid-rise luxury elevator building located in Boston’s trendy South End. The lobby is beautiful and inviting with secured access. Residences feature open style layouts, floor to ceiling windows bringing tremendous natural light and city views, hardwood floors, stainless appliances, granite counters, tastefully appointed bathrooms, in unit washer/dryer and central air. Private terraces or balconies, extra storage and garage parking with direct elevator access make this building uniquely appealing. A common landscaped garden/patio adds beauty to the surroundings. Located near the T, restaurants, SOWA market, galleries, Foodie’s Urban Market, BU Medical, universities and fitness facilities, and accessible to highways (Rte. 93, Mass Pike) and the airport, 700 Harrison offers a combination of luxury and convenience.
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.
ArtBlock is an 85,000 square foot mixed-use community-of-the-arts on Harrison Avenue in Boston’s South End. Two beautiful, new five-story brick and stone buildings with contemporary, yet expressive facades and dramatic windows frame the historic, completely renovated Joshua Bates Art Center on a residential block in this vibrant Boston neighborhood. ArtBlock East houses four duplex townhouses, 23 loft-style condominiums, and an exhibition gallery. ArtBlock West is home to six duplex townhouses and 21 loft-style condominium. Homes offer stylish, luxury kitchens with features such as maple high wall cabinets, granite countertops and expansive islands with seating. Garage parking underneath both buildings adds tremendous convenience. Unique to the city, the enclave includes a mix of market-rate townhomes (with private entry) and lofts, and affordable artist live/work lofts. The work-only space in the Bates School building provides affordable gallery and retail space for artists, and two ground-floor commercial spaces are available for gallery, workshop and community use. Many of these artists share their work in the indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces and galleries, enriching the community. ArtBlock is a certified green project. Simply put, if you are looking for a place to live that inspires you daily, in an incredible South End location with easy access to fabulous dining, entertainment and public transportation, then the ArtBlock Lofts and Townhomes are for you.
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.
Located in the historic Back Bay, The Barnes Mansion was built as a single family home in 1910 and converted to condos in 1998 after a comprehensive gut-rehab and renovation. The building has retained the graceful feel of a private home with beautiful period detail and features elegant common areas, including a lobby with a fountain and a landscaped courtyard. Homes range from one- to three-bedrooms, and some offer private patios or terraces. Features vary based on owner updates and renovations. The building’s central location makes for easy travel to public transportation, the Charles River, Kenmore Square, Fenway Park, the Emerald Necklace parks and the unique shops and trendy restaurants on Newbury Street.
Located within the former Boston College High School in the eclectic South End, The Penmark features unique design and new construction in an historic restoration. The four-story modern building―in a neighborhood of brownstones―features dozens of unique floor plans that take advantage of the buildings’ original features: high ceilings, over-sized windows and hardwood flooring. A luxurious lobby adorned with artwork, gourmet kitchens, secure garage parking and a beautifully landscaped courtyard suit those who appreciate contemporary amenities along with the South End’s tapestry of history, culture, artistry and urban energy. The Penmark is within blocks of award-winning eateries, art galleries, parks, the SoWa Open Market® and the Boston Center for the Arts; adjacent to the Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center; within steps of the MBTA Silver Line to downtown Boston and within walking distance to Back Bay, offering tremendous accessibility in a vibrant neighborhood.
Bowdoin Place, a new construction mid-rise six-story boutique luxury condominium built in 2004, sits on the north side of the Beacon Hill just steps from the State House. Its brick and stone architecture mirrors the character and charm of Beacon Hill, yet its interior offers all the benefits of easy twenty-first century living. This mixed-used building includes 75 residences—flats and townhomes, some with bay window, balconies and patios—as well as office and retail space. Homes feature high ceilings, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, European-style kitchen cabinets and granite counter tops, and marble and tiles baths with under-mount sinks, Kohler fixtures, and stall showers with glass doors. The building’s central, walk-to-everything location is just minutes from Faneuil Hall, the MBTA, the Public Garden, the Boston Sports Club, the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Financial District, the North End, Whole Foods market, and fabulous shopping and dining on Beacon Hill’s Charles Street, the neighborhood’s main thoroughfare. At Bowdoin Place, you’ll live in a coveted neighborhood reflective of old colonial Boston, but with all of the convenience of today’s urban life.