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.
Advisors Living CEO, Janice Dumont, led the panel discussion on the future of the Seaport at BisNow’s State of the Seaport. The panel talked about what we can expect for the future of this ever-evolving neighborhood. Panelists included John Drew, President of The Drew Company, Dick Marks, EVP of WS Development, and Alex Sing, Founder of Cottonwood Management. Each spoke on aspects of development within the Seaport, setting the stage for where this bustling port is poised to go next.
Luxury buildings such as Fan Pier and Twenty Two Liberty were some of the most recent projects discussed. Fred Kramer, VP of Stantec, who was also present at the talk said, “Right now capital flow remains solid, there’s an undersupply of quality housing and the market is strong.” All are important factors in the future of the development of office spaces, retail spaces, and luxury lofts and condominiums like that of PIER 4 and 319A Street in the Seaport District.
This rapid expansion does bring transportation concerns. However, all present at the event were excited by the energy forming in the Seaport as it continues to evolve. Plans to alleviate some of this anticipated traffic have also begun to be put into place. The reconstruction of the Northern Avenue Bridge could help connect pedestrian traffic to the Seaport.
Has the Seaport become a true live, work, play neighborhood yet? What’s in store for the latest parcels slated for development? For the full recap visit BisNow.
319A Street, cradled in Fort Point, is a chic and contemporary loft-style building, designed with modernity in mind, yet staying true to the industrial history of the neighborhood. As residents enter through the lobby, they’re met with the industrial spirit and detail of the building’s past. Exposed bricks and beams are seen throughout the space and high ceilings sweep the interior with natural light. Inside the units, polished chrome fixtures, zebrawood finished cabinets and black granite countertops bring in the modern touches.
Originally built in 1914 by the Boston Wharf Company, 319A Street was the site to Kistler Leather Co.’s manufacturing facilities for the leather soles of shoes. 319A Street embraces the sophisticated and refined elements of the building, maintaining the heart of its history while bringing in functional, modern spaces. A freight elevator shaft is repurposed for cozy brick dens in a number of units, sliding tinned pulley doors mark the corridors, and tin shutters welcome residents to the lobby floor.
A roof deck gives residents breathtaking views of the surrounding neighborhood and Boston skyline. An indoor bike storage system and covered drive-through provides residents with updated amenities for all of the comforts of loft-style living.
The neighborhood of Fort Point just outside 319A Street’s walls is home to New England’s most established artists communities. A short distance down the street the Boston’s Children Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Art sit along the waterfront. District Hall, Boston’s newest innovation space is a few steps down the street on Seaport Boulevard. Restaurants such as Gather, oyster bar Row 34 and Bastille Kitchen, a contemporary French bistro, dot the sidewalks of the ever-evolving Seaport neighborhood. 319A Street houses its own fine dining with an on-site restaurant developed by the team from the Ceia Kitchen + Bar in Newburyport.
319A Street is a new development coming to market in 2016. 319A Street will have 48 unit loft-style condos from studios to two-bedroom units available. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on reserving a home at 319A Street.
The 48 loft-style condos being built at Fort Point Channel are the first for sale options in the area in the last 10 years and Boston Residential Group is now ready to start taking reservations on the new homes in the coming week. In an article last week on Curbed, they announced that prices would be starting at $499,900 for a studio according to their sources. If reports are true that the studios will be around 400 sq. ft. then we are talking a price per square foot of more than $1,200. The building will also offer 1 and 2 Bedroom homes as part of the 48,000 square foot historic warehouse redevelopment. Amenities will include a community roof deck, unit storage and a cutting edge restaurant on the ground floor. The homes themselves will take advantage of the lofted ceilings, expansive windows and historical details of the old industrial building.
319A will dwarf its neighboring 315 on A apartment building which is already completed. They are commanding rents from $2,785 per month for a studio to $5,115 for a 1 bedroom penthouse. The Fort Point Channel area is certainly one that is highly sought after and the prices will certainly reflect that as these 319A units become available.
Rendering from Boston Redevelopment Authority Website