With warm weather upon us Boston residents are looking beyond their local parks for beautiful outdoor space. Instead, they’re looking up to the roofs of their own buildings.
The list of amenities in buildings new and old throughout Boston is growing and one major perk that many of them have in common is stunning roof decks.
As the sun shines and the temperature rises, this addition is definitely something to consider when searching for your new home. We’ve highlighted just a few of the beautiful luxury buildings either in construction or already open with roof decks around popular neighborhoods in Boston.
The beautiful location means this roof deck is all about the views, with a mixture of trees, Newbury Street architecture and the high rises around the Prudential Center. This roof provides a quiet space in a busy area.
For the first time in history, Boston will host the 2016 Grand Prix of the IndyCar Series. May of last year is when city officials announced the Boston race had been added to the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The Grand Prix of Boston will be a three-day racing competition held in the streets of South Boston and specifically the Seaport.
The race will feature more than twenty of the world’s most talented drivers, and the event will span September 2nd – September 5th, 2016. INDYCAR and IndyCar Boston will offer multiple options of entertainment and activities before, during, and after the race for all ages.
Many different hotels and restaurants have partnered with Grand Prix of Boston to offer the best experiences for all fans and spectators. The Westin Boston Waterfront hotel is located at the heart of the event. You can enjoy the race from the luxurious suites that offer an amazing view or you can join the crowd right on the course. Either way the Westin is a top-notch spectator location. The Seaport Boston Hotel is located on the waterfront in the Seaport District, and offers beautiful city and harbor views, and convenient access to the main entry point of The Grand Prix, the Boston Convention Center.
It probably won’t be easy to get a table on this weekend but there are some great restaurant spots in the area including: Some of the restaurants in the area include Menton, Ocean Prime, and Strega Waterfront just to name a few.
If you are a part of the community that resides in the Seaport area you already have a front row seat or pretty close to it. Residents of the Twenty Two Liberty luxury condos and the 100 Pier 4 luxury apartments will be able to walk out their front doors to be a part of the action. And if all goes well and this becomes an annual stop on the racing schedule, future residents of 50 Liberty and Pier 4 will be right there with them.
Your walk to work could look very different with a new addition to one of Downtown Boston’s most notable buildings. Just beyond Post Office Square sits 100 Federal Street in the center of Downtown Boston. Famous for the protruding appearance from the outside, Downtown office workers have fondly deemed it as the building with the bulge. Boston Properties wants to spruce it up and take advantage of the open street-level space below the building. Boston Civic Design Commission granted Boston Properties approval on the addition of a glass atrium at the base of the building.
The atrium addition to 100 Federal St. could include 8,500 square feet of retail space, 500 square feet of kiosk space, and 8,990 square feet dedicated to a “winter garden.”
Perkins + Will is the designer for the addition while a familiar face sits behind the landscaping design. Mikyoung Kim Design is slated to coordinate the landscape architecture. Mikyoung Kim Design is working on several projects throughout the city, such as the plaza outside of the Prudential at 888 Boylston St. and the Pier 4 Plaza steps outside of the 100 Pier 4 luxury condominiums in the Seaport.
Boston Properties will seek full approval from the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
If you are going to enjoy luxury living, your pet should too. Baroo, Boston’s new pet service for the urban dweller, provides a specialized service catered to you and your pet’s needs. The company was founded by Lindsay Hyde who is passionate about pets and her dog Brody in particular. Lindsay is a successful entrepreneur who previously founded Strong Women, Strong Girls. She has brought that experience to this new venture which gives busy city workers the peace of mind knowing their pets are being cared for.
Baroo has partnered with some specific premium residences including Ink Block South End, Hanover Cambridge Park and 100 Pier 4. The service includes house training, walks or runs, in home pet sitting, grooming and feeding. Hyde believes her model builds relationships among their residents and brightens the days of the pet owners. The dog concierges are so committed to what they do that they provide the pet owner with a picture from the “daily walkies” and a “report card” based on the day’s events.
Hyde is meeting the demand for this amazing service and plans to expand into ten other Boston area apartments in the next three months. Moving can be stressful but knowing that your four legged friend will be well taken care of certainly makes things easier.