The Mezz

Luxury living at affordable prices at The Mezz

By Wayne Braverman | Boston Homes | April 5, 2020

The Mezz is the newest and one of the most exciting developments to come to South Boston, offering fortunate homebuyers luxury living in one of the 42 exclusive condominium residences.

Back in the 20th century, one of the most popular places to be in South Boston was the Broadway Theater. Opened in 1920, this was a place to watch “old” vaudeville shows and movies.

It still holds a lot of memories for residents, one of whom recalls that during the 1950s, kids would go into the theater on a Saturday afternoon and watch cartoons, Three Stooges shorts and a full length movie – all for just a quarter.

This was known as “the city’s largest, most attractive moving picture house.”

At the site of this treasured Broadway Theatre today is an icon reimagined and repurposed into a five-story tower of delight getting ready to start the property’s second act.

The Mezz is the newest and one of the most exciting developments to come to South Boston, offering fortunate homebuyers luxury living in one of the 42 exclusive condominium residences.

Boston Property Ventures is the lead in this development while the Boston-based RODE’s team of architects, designers and urban planners are handling the architectural design and master planning. Advisors Living of the Boston Realty Advisors is the full-service luxury real estate lifestyle and brokerage company leading the sales.

When construction is completed later this year, the curtain will rise on this new 420 West Broadway production, and residents at The Mezz will have quite a treat to enjoy: homes brimming with luxurious details and design; generous perks such as garage parking, private outdoor spaces and low HOA fees; and an abundance of fun at all the amenities that the heart of historic South Boston offers.

The Mezz offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom residences, ranging in size from 544 to 1,061 square feet with prices starting at $499,900 (much lower than, yet just as nice as Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Waterfront or Seaport homes).

As you enter the main lobby of The Mezz, you will notice the perfect blend of Art Deco styling and modern sophistication with a subtle nod to the past and the famed Broadway Theatre, adding a touch of specialness to your experience.

Each unit is designed with an open-concept floor plan and 9-and-10-foot tall ceilings that adds to the light and airy flair. The large windows provide sweeping views of South Boston, the Seaport and the city along with an abundance of natural light. Five-inch white oak hardwood flooring along with the Wilsonart Ruskin Oak millwork add to the qualitative appeal.

The chefs will love the modern, open kitchens. Each one feature polished Concerto Quartz countertops, Black Jack pendant lights, a stainless steel gas range with an over-the-range microwave as well as the Bosch three-door, counter-depth refrigerator. Clean-up is easy with the pocket handle dishwasher.

The bathrooms offer a sleek design highlighting Porcelanosa Dover Acero tile with natural white Quarts countertops and white tiled showers. Hansgrohe and American Standard fixtures are also part of the deluxe bathroom packages. Doing laundry will be easy with the stackable LG front load washers and dryers.

Residents will enjoy spending nice days out on their private terraces or relaxing on the two tiered patio. There is also a grilling deck. For additional community fun, there’s a large clubroom with a fireplace, billiards table and a seating area with a wall mounted flat-screened television.

No need to wander the streets looking for legal parking space – The Mezz has its own covered parking garage. And for those who prefer peddle power, there’s plenty of bike storage, along with a cluster of Blue Bikes nearby.

Unit 202 is perfect for a first-time home buyer or an investor. This is a 545-square-foot studio available for only $499,900 – an extremely low price for a home in a new construction luxury building in a prime location. And the association fee is remarkably low at $212.74 per month.

Another home to consider is Unit 305, which offers 976 square feet of space that includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The price for this home is only $989,900 and the condo fee is a very affordable at $380.97 per month.

Unit 604 is a two-bedroom, one-bath home with 873 square feet of living space. This is a highly-desirable corner residence with a lovely private balcony that provides animating views of the South Boston neighborhood. The listing price is $1,047,125 with an incredibly low condo fee of $341 per month.

The condo fee includes water, sewer, master insurance, elevator, clubroom, exterior maintenance, landscaping, snow removal, refuse removal and reserve funds.

Over the last few years, the neighborhood of South Boston has become one of the hottest and fastest-growing parts of Boston.

The location of the new luxury condominiums at The Mezz is very desirable. South Boston is known for having some of the best eating establishments, flaunting the trendiest of restaurants, cafes and bars. West Broadway, in particular, is considered to be the “Restaurant Row of Southie” (where people from downtown Boston/Back Bay often frequent).

Residents are within walking distance of the 2019 New Restaurant of the Year – Fox & The Knife – as well as the popular Lincoln Tavern and Loco Taqueria. Just across the street from The Mezz is the popular Capo Restaurant & Supper Club. Some of the popular shopping destinations in the Southie neighborhood include Foodie’s Market South Boston and the South Boston Farmer’s Market at 446 West Broadway. And, of course, everyone enjoys a sweet treat from J. P. Licks.

South Boston is also noted for its beautiful beaches, many of which line the shore of Old Harbor and Pleasure Bay, including Carson Beach, the M Street Beach and the very popular Castle Island – famous for Sullivan’s and Fort Independence.

South Boston also hosts a plethora of parks and playgrounds, with pathways for walking, biking and inline skating, as well as tot lots and doggie plots for fun and playing. Moakley Park, which is currently under renovation, will soon be a great place for recreational and community gatherings, while Lawn on D, just east of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, offers seasonal entertainment and “over-sized” fun. Thomas Park, M Street Park and South Boston Maritime Park are a few others.

The Mezz is close to the MBTA Red Line and Silver Line as well as several bus routes for other destinations.

When tallying up the list of reasons why purchasing a home at The Mezz is a great investment – spacious, modern residences that embrace timeless, contemporary style and exceptional finishes; affordable association fees; prime location; and all the appreciated amenities within and around the complex (including energy efficiency and ease of maintenance, plus the other aforementioned perks), it would be very difficult to find a comparable place anywhere else in the Boston area.

Don’t wait to experience a new kind of urban chic in an historic landmark that’s taking center stage. While The Mezz is currently under construction, pre-sale opportunities to buy are available.