Five distinctive Back Bay residences are brand new to Boston’s real estate market, adding to the excitement of the condo market here. Developers recently converted the annex of the Harvard Club at 380 Commonwealth Ave. (between Massachusetts Avenue and Charlesgate East), bringing buyers an exclusive opportunity to access a fine lifestyle in high-fashion surroundings. What makes these homes so extraordinary? For starters, buyers will have the unique benefits of a Back Bay brownstone and a full-service building—modern amenities, high-end finishes, state-of-the-art kitchens, spa-like bathrooms, concierge service, direct elevator access, doorman and valet service, along with the historic, period architecture of famed Peabody and Stearns. Plus, residents will have membership privileges at the adjoining Harvard Club and its Financial District facility with all that it entails, such as fine dining, cultural events and access to the fitness center. Club membership also includes reciprocity at 140 private clubs throughout the world that are affiliated with the Harvard Club.
Each of the five homes has a unique floor plan, with units ranging in size from 2,415 square feet to 4,052 square feet. All have at least three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, two deeded parking spaces and either one or two fireplaces. Three of them are duplexes and four feature private outdoor space that includes a balcony or entertaining terrace. Prices range from $3.85 million to $6.65 million.
The neighborhood surrounding The Residences at the Harvard Club boasts many architecturally significant buildings and important cultural institutions, such as the Boston Public Library, the Christian Science Plaza and the Museum of Fine Arts. Additionally, the property is situated across from the Commonwealth Avenue Mall and close to the Charles River Esplanade walking and running paths, dining options, shopping on Newbury Street, Fenway Park and Symphony Hall.
This condo offering is well timed considering the lack of inventory in the Boston market combined with incredibly strong demand. In fact, in Back Bay, the number of luxury condos for sale (those over $1 million) has dwindled to about 50 as of the writing of this post. Given the market here, these homes are likely to sell quickly. If you’d like a first-hand look at this fabulous opportunity for deluxe Back Bay living, please contact me for more information or to schedule a showing.
Photos courtesy of Boston Homes.