One of the newest condo complexes along the waterfront, at the nexus of the Charles River and Boston Harbor, Lovejoy Wharf prioritizes luxury living, exclusive amenities and spectacular views. The building’s brick façade and long rectangular windows pay homage to Boston’s historic architecture and waterfront heritage, and as the building rises, a faceted glass curtain provides a contemporary edge. The sophisticated property, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, is as luxurious in its offering as its design. The 15-story building will have 157 residences including studios, one-, two, and three-bedroom units—15 floor plans in all. The exquisitely-designed homes feature wide-plank oak flooring, a suite of Gaggeneau and Bosh appliances, quartz kitchen countertops, marble tiled bathroom walls, Kaldewei deep-soaking tubs paired with classic, elegant vanities, and views ranging from the water to the city skyline to area landmarks. Eight units have private roof decks, and all residents can use the spacious and beautifully landscaped terrace on the 12th floor, outfitted with grills, chairs, and plenty of space to relax on a warm day. The building also has a 24-hour doorman and concierge service along with a fitness studio, lounge, library, billiards room, business center, and a children’s room, as well as dog spa, bike storage and a curated collection of additional superior amenities. Prices range from $630,000 for studios to $3 million-plus for three-bedroom units. Lovejoy Wharf’s central location provides easy walkability throughout the city and offers residents a thriving live-work-play experience. North Station is in close proximity and rental parking is available nearby. Occupancy is slated for late summer, 2017.
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.
Siena joins Sepia as the next luxury condominium project at Ink Block in the South End on the former Boston Herald site at Traveler Street (with the sales office at 401 Harrison Ave). Slated for occupancy in fall 2017, this full-service building will offer 79 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units, including maisonettes (street-level town homes with private front door entries). Siena is all about luxury, lifestyle and convenience with amenities that include a 24/7 concierge, a fully equipped fitness center, clubroom lounge, a computer-controlled access system, bike storage, and a stunning rooftop “sky lounge” and connecting outdoor roof deck complete with fabulous skyline views. Residents can have access to the Ink Block pool via a separate membership fee. There’s also Hubway bike rental and Zipcar on-site, as well as access to the brand new Whole Foods South End along with planned restaurants and retail stores at Ink Block. Underground garage parking spaces are available for an additional fee. Siena’s finishes showcase high-style architecture and design: contemporary kitchen cabinetry, stainless steel Bosch appliances, gas cooktops, quartz countertops, tiled showers with glass enclosures and an in-unit washer and dryer. Some units have a private balcony and maisonettes come with a walk out patio. The Ink Block community is just steps away from renowned South End restaurants, the SoWa open market, galleries, shops and public transportation. An adjacent new park with a planned boardwalk, dog park, arts and cultural events is scheduled for 2016. Storefronts with restaurants and outdoor eating, as well as infrastructure improvements (sidewalks, bike lanes and street lights) are transforming this part of the South End neighborhood to a very desirable place to live.
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.
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 Traveler Street (with sales office at 401 Harrison Ave), this 83-unit residence offers a variety of floor plans: studios, one plus den, two- and three-bedrooms. This building is all about luxury, lifestyle and convenience with amenities that include 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. The pet-friendly building will offer an on-site dog washing service. A Hubway bike station, an electric car charging station and Zipcars will be on-site, too. Extra storage and underground garage parking are available for an additional fee. The finishes are tasteful and contemporary—stainless appliances, gas cooking, hardwood flooring, stone countertops, wood as well as white lacquer cabinetry, neutral tile and backsplash options, tiled showers, and an in-unit washer and dryer. Some units also have a private terrace or patio. SEPIA is offering buyers a choice in finishes during the pre-construction period. Along with four unique residential buildings, Ink Block will house restaurants and shops, as well as a Whole Foods Market, what will be Boston’s largest to date, that residents can access with their own separate entrance. The community offers easy access to renowned South End restaurants, the SoWa markets, galleries, shops and public transportation. Additionally, the city of Boston is rebuilding Harrison Avenue with new sidewalks, bike lanes, storefronts and lighting… creating a fresh, new feel in this 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.
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.
Rollins Square condos, completed in 2004, are located in the revitalized SOWA (South of Washington Street) section of the South End and offer a deluxe lifestyle in a dynamic neighborhood of Boston. The development integrates two distinct styles of the neighborhood in its design: low-scale brick townhouses mimic the South End’s attractive 19th century residential streets, while taller buildings with larger windows at the edge of the property are inspired by the neighborhood’s warehouse buildings. The grounds include a landscaped park, retail space and an underground parking garage. The complex fosters a sense of community while allowing for a range of diverse residences, varying in size from one-bedroom units to three-bedroom townhomes, each with modern, elegant finishes, in-unit fireplaces and rooftop terraces. Living here, you will find yourself amidst a plethora of art galleries, museums, small theaters, trendy restaurants, the entertaining SOWA Open Market and a new Boston Sports Club. Rollins Square is adjacent to the MTBA’s Silver Line station, providing easy access to other parts of the city.
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.