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.
On Earth Day, events take place all over Boston to discuss how we can be more environmentally conscious.
What many don’t already know is that a majority of the apartment buildings throughout the city, new and old, are extremely environmentally conscious, eco-friendly apartments.
Just over 400 buildings and projects throughout Boston are LEED certified. This means they are constructed and designed using the ‘best-in-class building strategies and practices’ and are labeled through the green building certification program.
This list includes some major eco-friendly apartments, such as the Mosaic on the Riverway. Located in The Longwood Medical Area this luxury condo building is not only beautifully designed, but has obtained a LEED Silver certification for its energy efficient construction.
The Lancaster, is a LEED Gold certified condominium complex created by Cambridge-based Urban Spaces. This was the first condominium complex in the city to receive the gold level certification for their environmentally conscious construction.
Eco-friendly apartments are a growing trend and LEED certified buildings remain just as luxurious while also protecting our Earth.
The third Monday of April is nearing which means the world’s oldest annual marathon is just around the corner. The Boston Marathon, one of the world’s best-known road racing events, takes place on Patriots Day. The event has been in existence since 1897, and this year marks the 120th race. For those new to the Boston area, the 120th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 18th and will begin a little before 9:00am. The historic course starts on Main Street in the rural New England town of Hopkinton and runs through numerous other towns ultimately ending on bustling Boylston Street near the John Hancock Tower in Copley Square (and right by the Advisors Living headquarters!)
Along the marathon course, rowdy fans and elite runners have the chance to take in the new and under construction development projects that are coming to fruition. Ashland Woods, located at 277 West Union Street in Ashland, MA is the first development site near the marathon. Access to the race cannot get simpler if you live in the new 60-unit apartment complex developed by Trask. Ashland Woods is in the Highway Commerce Zone and includes two 32,000-square-foot buildings both holding 30 units.
From Ashland the runner will travel next into Framingham where Brendon Homes is quickly selling through the new construction development with detached, single-family style condos as well as attached homes. They also offer a single level living plan (ideal to go home to after a long run); so there is truly something for everyone. They have sold over 80 homes in the last year with Phase 1 completely sold out and Phase II nearing 80%. Phase III won’t be far behind.
On to Natick from there, home to one of the more unique properties on the route, Nouvelle at Natick. These luxury condos are attached to the Natick Mall and provide both luxury and convenience to its homeowners. This community sold out back in 2012 but re-sales do pop up now and then so keep an eye out!
The next of many miles lead runners through the beautiful homes of Wellesley, Newton and Brookline. These are some of the most affluent suburbs that Massachusetts has to offer. Spectators young and old line the streets in front of spectacular, single family homes and wonderful brownstones depending on what part of the course they are on. Brookline is also home to the Longwood Medical Area where Mosaic on the Riverway is being constructed. This 10-story building will have 42 luxury condos when complete later this summer. They are nearing 75% sold but there are great 1 and 2 bedroom options still remaining.
The home stretch will of course lead runners into the heart of the city. Veteran runners who ran last year will probably notice even more high-rise buildings like Millennium Tower and One Dalton or even 22 Liberty in the Seaport. All of these buildings have been rapidly growing into the Boston skyline.
If you’re looking for real estate along the Boston Marathon route, there are plenty of options and quite the variety. Prices will range in any of these towns but if you are looking to save a few dollars, you should run outside of the city, not in it!
Yesterday was a beautiful day along Boston’s Emerald Necklace where the final beam was raised at the site of Mosaic on the Riverway. Located in the heart of Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, the new multi-use residential building which will include market rate condos, affordable condos and affordable rentals.
Consigli has done a spectacular job keeping the project on track for its scheduled Fall 2016 opening despite the challenging winter and long-lingering snow. Pre-sales have already begun for the market rate condos which Advisors Living is proud to be managing. The affordable portion will kicking off in Spring 2016.
Mayor Marty Walsh was in attendance yesterday as he has been a huge proponent of developing buildings like Mosaic around the city. He spoke kindly of the partnership between Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Roxbury Tenants of Harvard (RTH) who have worked together for nearly 15 years to bring this project to fruition.
The sales office for the market rate condos is now open! We welcome you to schedule an appointment to visit us at the fully furnished trailer located next to the construction site at the intersection of Vining Street and the Riverway. Located in the heart of Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, One bedroom prices start in the high $400,000’s and the two bedrooms are available from the mid $700,000’s. Square footage for the condos range from 561 sf to 1,052 sf with 8 different floor plans. The market rate condos will be located on floors 6-10 of the building with the 11th floor dedicated to amenities such as a club room, fitness facility and roof deck.