In the city, surrounded by the harbor, PIER 4 lies at the heart of the new Seaport—a skipping stone from Downtown Boston. The residences at PIER 4 offers white glove service that rivals the most luxurious hotel, amenities that make your house a home and hand-selected designer touches. This art deco building will house 106 ultra luxury residential units with private outdoor spaces, top-of-the- line finishes, hardwood flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, abundance of natural light, and crystal clear water views. It is the only Seaport residence surrounded by water on three sides. With direct access to the Financial District, downtown Boston and Beacon Hill, the Seaport District is Boston’s contemporary treasure.
From modern art and cultural exhibits to boutiques, upscale dining choices, exclusive water access, and fitness and wellness options, PIER 4 is what you would expect from luxury living and then some.
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 the Boston’s up and coming Seaport District, this 14-story, 120-unit ultra luxury condominium in the heart of Boston’s waterfront is slated for completion in 2018. The building, also developed by Fallon Companies, is adjacent to Twenty Two Liberty, which sold out six months prior to completion. Designed by renowned Elkus Manfred Architects, 50 Liberty will offer homes that range from studios to three-bedrooms, the finest finishes, and breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows that reflect its relationship with both the water and sky and invite residents to enjoy spectacular and expansive views and the calming inspiration of a remarkable waterfront setting. Additional features include waterfront terraces, two shared green spaces, a 24-hour concierge, a large clubroom for residents, an underground garage, a private shuttle service around the city, and access to an indoor/outdoor health and fitness center. The first floor offers the convenience of Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca, from famed chef Mario Batali, as well as Committee, a Mediterranean restaurant from George Aboujaoude. Right outside the door is Fan Pier, spanning nine city blocks, providing green spaces, walking paths, a marina, and an eclectic collection of restaurants and retail (including One Seaport Square under construction). The Financial District, Fort Point Channel, the North End and South Station and South End are within walking distance, and all major highways are within easy access. 50 Liberty offers an extraordinary urban experience where living, working and playing are seamlessly integrated on 21 fabulous waterfront acres.
With a phenomenal location on the waterfront, Twenty Two Liberty is a 14-story, 118-unit new construction shimmering glass building located at the elbow of the Boston Harbor, where both the inner and outer harbors meet. Designed by world-renowned, award-winning CBT Architects, residences range from studios to three bedrooms with window walls of glass and dramatic ceiling heights, many with spacious balconies or terraces. The building was as thoughtfully designed, as it is stunning—uniquely terraced to bring the water, sky and view to residents without compromising privacy. Living at Twenty Two Liberty is a very special opportunity, from the extraordinary location, to the stunning vistas to the luxurious five-star services. Amenities include a concierge, the residents-only Harbor Club with a deck overlooking Boston’s waterfront, an on-site fitness center, car detailing, salon styling at famed Salon Mario Russo, a sheltered porte cochère and an underground parking garage, where an elevator discreetly whisks residents directly to your own floor. The location at Fan Pier in the Seaport, which links Boston’s central business district to its dynamic waterfront, makes Twenty Two Liberty an unparalleled place to live, work, dine and socialize. Some of Boston’s hottest dining destinations are right in the neighborhood along with culture at the Institute of Contemporary Art with its stimulating exhibits and performances. The ferry commuter boats and water taxis to Logan Airport have conveniently made their pick-up and drop-off points on Fan Pier and Boston’s Silver Line subway has a stop here, too. You can immediately access major highways or take a quick walk across the Old Northern Avenue Bridge to the Financial District, the Fort Point Channel to downtown, Quincy Market or the North End. The South End is in walking distance, too.
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.
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.