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 first upscale condos to be built in the vibrant Fenway neighborhood after hundreds of apartments is Pierce Boston. This slender, modern 30-story glass and metal tower, with its soaring panoramic views, is an architectural standout. The 109 luxury condos for sale (there are 240 rental units) are located on the 19th to 29th floors and encompass a mix of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom units plus den, including ten penthouses on each of the top two residential floors. Homes are priced from $850,000 to $5 million.
The units will all have floor-to-ceiling windows with various city views, as well as rich, elegant finishes including hardwood floors in the living and bedroom areas; stone counters, wood cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances in the kitchen, full vanities with stone counters in the spa-like baths and walk-in closets. The exclusive amenities and premium services offered include a sky top pool with an expansive deck, and 18th-floor yoga studio and “Pierce Platinum,” a collection of curated services and events for home owners.
The construction of the Pierce marks the latest chapter in an ongoing transformation of the streets around Fenway Park that began more than a decade ago. When the building is completed in early 2018, residents will be able to walk out their door and find trendy restaurants, a Wegmans supermarket, CityTarget, home furnishing and décor options ranging from West Elm to Home Goods, and a playful, rock rock-’n’-roll-themed hotel called the Verb. Nestled amid green parks, top universities and acclaimed medical centers, Pierce Boston is also just steps away from the Museum of Fine Arts, the Gardner Museum, The Boston Symphony, the New England Conservatory, the House of Blues as well as beloved Fenway Park.
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.