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 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.
Strada 234 is a 12-story new construction brick and stone luxury loft-style condominium building located in Boston’s North End, near the vibrant Waterfront area. One part is a redevelopment of the old Stop &Shop bakery. The building has an industrial contemporary feel, and includes commercial and retail space on the first six floors, with residences on the upper six levels. Some homes boast incredible views of the Zakim Bridge, Boston’s harbor or skyline, floor to ceiling windows that bring tremendous natural light, and private, multi-level terraces. Original finishes are contemporary and upscale and some owners have customized further with even higher end renovations. Strada 234 offers easy access to North Station, The Greenway and the Financial District, and is minutes from major highways, public transportation and Logan Airport. In addition to a short walk to the TD Garden for sports and entertainment events, there are many eating and drinking establishments nearby, creating a lively neighborhood ambiance.
The Somerset is a classic, seven-story stone and concrete building with turn of the century charm and the modern amenities of a full service luxury building. Residents have the benefits of a 24/7 concierge, a new fitness room, and a rare outdoor pool and patio with a BBQ area exclusively for residents, adding a unique social component to living here. Garage parking is one of the desirable features of this building, either included or for rent. Residences range in size from studios to four bedrooms, predominantly on one living level, and finish levels vary. The desirable Back Bay location is just a block from the T; a quick walk to Newbury Street’s fashionable shops and restaurants as well as the Prudential Center and Copley Place malls; and within walking distance to Symphony Hall, the Berklee School of Music and Northeastern University. Access to Storrow Drive and Longwood Medical area are very convenient, too. With the Esplanade nearby and Commonwealth Mall right outside your door, you’ll have ready access to pathways and green space for exercise, enjoyment, and walking your dog.
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.
Lincoln Wharf, a 10 story, brick and stone building, is situated on the primary footpath of Boston’s North End waterfront between Battery Wharf and Union Wharf and adjacent to Burroughs Wharf. It dates back to the 1700s and was converted to a residential building in the early 1980s by the MBTA, becoming the nation’s first residential condo conversion of a power plant. This historical brick building was remodeled again in 2008 and has a variety of floor plans for one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums. Some units have been updated extensively, boast exceptional views of Boston’s harbor and skyline and have a private balcony. Amenities include a concierge, fitness center, lushly landscaped garden/grounds. The location provides easy access to public transportation, major highways, restaurants and shopping in the historic North End and it’s steps from downtown Boston, the up and coming Seaport area and all of the waterfront attractions.