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Tour The Archer Residences, going up now in Beacon Hill

A new look at The Archer Residences, going up now in Beacon Hill


How do you open a 14-foot, $200,000 window?

Turns out, very easily.

At least, Manuel Davis, senior vice president with Advisors Living and exclusive listing agent for The Archer Residences in Beacon Hill, made it look easy. The windows are major features of some of the 62-unit luxury condominium property, under construction now in Boston’s Beacon Hill.

Davis toured the Business Journal through the property, located immediately behind the Massachusetts State House, on a recent midwinter afternoon.

Prices at the 62-unit property start at $990,000 for an 864-square-foot one-bedroom unit; $2.5 million for a 1,656-square-foot two-bedroom unit with one on-site, valet parking space; $3.6 million for a 2,484-square-foot three-bedroom unit plus a study, with one on-site, valet parking spaces.

Penthouse units begin at $9 million for 2,940 square feet, a private terrace and on-site valet parking spaces.

Davis sees the 50 garage parking spots underneath with 24-hour valet parking as an invaluable asset in the uber-tight Beacon Hill.

When asked about the demand for a high price point residential product — particularly with a potential downturn looming — Davis said unique historic aspects of The Archer make it a “superior product” that stands out against high-rise glass towers. Indeed, Beacon Hill lost just 3 percent of its total residential value in the last downturn, Davis said.

“There’s a safety in that. There will never be another Beacon Hill. You can never recreate this beautiful neighborhood,” he said. “A lot of the people who are purchasing here are really sound, brilliant financial minds.”

The historic Archer and Donahue buildings were previously home to Suffolk University’s law school, prior to Suffolk selling the property in 2015 for $43.5 million.

Center Court Mass LLC developed the Archer Residences, which were designed by The Architectural Team and LDa Architecture & Interiors and built by Consigli Construction Co.

The Archer Residences will open in the first quarter of 2020.

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Boston Common Magazine, “Great Adaptations” by Marni Elyse Katz

The Archer Residences



Thrilled to read about the stunning, luxury homes The Archer Residences Beacon Hill in Boston Common Magazine’s October issue. Turn to page 70 for Marni Katz’s article “Great adaptations” to learn about The Archer’s beautiful interiors, finishes, and amenities, and message me if you are interested in touring the one-of-a-kind sales center in Beacon Hill. 

Great adaptations

By Marni Elyse Katz

October 2018 Issue

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This is what those new Beacon Hill luxury condos will look like

A rendering of one the condos being built at the Archer Residences in Beacon Hill.	Neoscape

A rendering of one the condos being built at the Archer Residences in Beacon Hill. Neoscape

By Lauren Frias,


On-site underground valet parking and 24-hour concierge service will be offered at the Archer Residences, a 67-unit condo building at 45 Temple St. in Beacon Hill slated for completion in late 2019.

Other building amenities include a fitness and wellness center; a club room with a private dining space; a playroom; a pet spa; a boardroom; and a 4,800-square-foot roof deck with views of downtown Boston. The roof deck features seating, a kitchen, and sustainable plantings.

The Archer Residences will offer one- to four-bedroom units priced from $1,500 to $2,500 per square foot, depending on the home, Manuel Davis, senior vice president of residential sales at Advisors Living, the property’s listing agent, wrote in an e-mail. The homes will range from about 1,100 to 3,500 square feet and will feature details like high ceilings of 10 to 15 feet and windows that are 7 to 11 feet in height. There are two styles of kitchens, and some will have walnut finishes, marble counters, and copper hardware.

The homes will be backlit with LED lights and include recessed lighting throughout, according to Davis. The homes will also come with CinemaFrame, which is a concealed home entertainment system, and surround sound.

The most exclusive suite in the building will be the Archer Penthouse. The 6,000-square foot, two-story unit will have four bedrooms, four full baths, two half baths, and a 2,350-square-foot terrace with a gas fireplace, an infinity-edge hot tub, grilling stations, and a fire pit.

The building’s lobby will be decorated with artwork curated by Boston Art and have a fireplace and a concierge desk with a bronze waterfall countertop. Materials used in the building’s common spaces and residences will also include polished copper, imported marble, white oak hardwood, custom limestone mosaic flooring, and curated lighting fixtures, paneling, and wall coverings.

“All the materials are sleek and timeless yet steeped in craft and tradition. They are truly a step above what you may encounter at other luxury properties,” John Day of LDa Architecture and Interiors, one of the companies involved in the development and design of the building, said in a statement.

For more information, visit the building’s website at

These Are the Eight Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Boston

by Madeline Bilis, Boston Magazine


The Archer Residences


1. 45 Temple Street #1, Boston
Price: $18,000,000
Size: 5,998 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 5

Meet the Archer Residences, 67 very fancy units coming to Beacon Hill in the near future. The Archer’s penthouse, which is currently the most expensive home for sale in the city at a whopping $18 million, is poised to be architectural marvel when it’s completed. Both levels of the home are connected by a floating wood-and-steel staircase enclosed by glass—and the shiny glass accents don’t stop there. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in the main living area open directly to a rooftop terrace, where there’s a Jacuzzi and an infinity-edge pool.

Introducing The Archer Residences

The ArcherAdvisors Living is proud to announce the exclusive sales and marketing of The Archer Residences in Beacon Hill. The Archer Residences, a boutique collection of beautifully designed condominium homes, offers individualized details and a full-service concierge experience in Beacon Hill, one of Boston’s most desirable neighborhoods. From the magnificent roof terrace to the state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center, valet service, and exclusive indoor parking, The Archer Residences are designed to make life easier.

From The Archer Residences, many of Boston’s greatest attractions are just a short walk away. Feeling the team spirit? Enjoy the Celtics and the Bruins, two of America’s most successful and historic teams, at TD Garden. Or maybe you just want to take a relaxing stroll around the historic neighborhood? The Boston Public Garden, built in 1837, is a beautiful public park that offers boat rides around its swan-filled lagoon. Louisburg Square, a quiet, historic green near The Archer Residences, was once home to many famous 19th century figures, including architect Charles Bulfinch, painter John Singleton Copley, and author Louisa May Alcott.

The Archer Fitness Center

The Archer Residences features 67 unique residences ranging in size from one to four bedrooms. Each residence has been thoughtfully designed, blending the historic character of Beacon Hill with an elegant hand-selection of materials and finishes.

The Archer Bathroom

Click here to schedule an appointment or call us today at 888-749-4805 to visit our sales center today at 20 Ashburton Place. We look forward to showing you what makes The Archer Residences the most exciting residential new construction project in Boston.

Former University Building Converted into Condos

Suffolk University BUilding

Credit: Archer Donahue

A former Suffolk University building in Beacon Hill will be renovated and converted into condos, according to the Boston Redevelopment AuthorityFormer University Building Beacon Hill.

Located at 33-61 Temple Street, the former university building is just steps away from the Massachusetts State house and Beacon Hill amenities.

The building used to be used as classrooms, administrative, theater and dining space for the university, but will be transformed into 71 condos.

The units will range from one to four bedrooms and a penthouse will cover the top floor.

There will be 5,700 square feet of amenity space for residents, although it is yet to be decided whether it will be utilized as fitness space, a lounge or family recreation space. Either way there will be some luxury additions for residents to look forward to.

Space for 54 cars will be located underground and serviced by a professional valet, including a vehicle elevator.

There will also be space for 75 bicycle storage available for residents. The redevelopment of this former university building is one of the many projects approved by the BRA at the beginning of this month.

Contact us for more information about this and other new developments around Boston. 

Beacon Hill Market Breakdown

beacon hill condo market statistics

Beacon Hill is one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Boston with a range of luxury apartments and condos as well as plenty of upcoming developments.

The new developments currently being constructed and sold in the area are the epitome of luxury, offering all of the amenities you need, beautiful finishings and prime locations.

The Whitwell, Maison Vernon and The Beacon are among these stunning new developments. If you’re interested in finding your new luxury home in Beacon Hill check out the breakdown of prices below and contact us at,

In Beacon Hill there are 38 listings currently on the market with an average listing price of $3,439,882. View a snapshot of the current Beacon Hill Market here:

Beacon Hill Condo Market Snapshot

The Whitwell is a 14-unit luxury building with incredible views, garage parking, concierge and a shared roof terrace. 50% of the Whitwell is already pre-sold or under agreement, with an average price of $3,999,286.

The Whitwell Statistics

Maison Vernon is located right at the top of Beacon Hill. The building includes 7 luxury condos with beautiful surroundings, 24-hour concierge and valet parking. The average price is $4,997,700.

maison vernon statistics

The Beacon is one of Boston’s most prestigious new developments. With 6 residences, a wine cellar, fitness room and valet parking it caters to high-end luxury living. The average price is $9,750,000.

The Beacon Statistics

Boston’s Best Outdoor Spring Spaces

Boston Spring Spaces Parks

Whether it’s biking, running, kayaking, playing or just walking, neighborhoods around Boston have a great selection and range of outdoor spring spaces. Now that the weather is warming up it’s the perfect excuse to get out there ahead of the summer crowds.


Just outside of the hustle of Boston, Cambridge has a selection of parks and paths to help you get some fresh air. You can get onto the 18-mile Dr. Paul Dudley White Bike Path and follow it down the Charles River. You’ll pass through plenty of parks along the way and some great skyline views.

For those more interested in staying in one place, Magazine Beach offers 15-acres of public park on the banks of the Charles River.

Beacon Hill

Located between the Hatch Shell and the Longfellow Bridge, Community Boating Inc is the nation’s oldest public sailing center. Open to all ages and abilities it is the perfect place to learn to sail or hone your skills. Spring open houses are the perfect time to get involved.

South End

What was once an open landfill is now six miles of beautiful paths, canoeing spots, athletic fields, playgrounds and picnic areas. Millennium Park is a lively spot for residents of the South End and beyond thanks to its close proximity to Downtown Boston.

Fenway & Back Bay

Recreational docks line the Charles River through Fenway and Back Bay thanks to the Esplanade Association. Open for fishing, picnicking, lounging or exercise, these are mini-retreats from a tourist-filled area of the city, especially when the sun is out.

West End

The Charles Bank Park has something for every age, including, a playground, wading pool and tennis courts. Catering mostly to families with children, this is a perfect escape in the West End.

Check out all of the activities and areas across the Esplanade on the Charles River.

The Archer & Donahue Buildings in Beacon Hill have Great Potential

Beacon Hill is one of Boston’s most picturesque and historical locations but new real estate opportunities have been few and far between in recent years.  It was announced back in February that Suffolk University would be selling two of its classroom buildings on Beacon Hill.  The Archer and Donahue buildings are situated next to each other at the corner of Derne and Temple streets and both stand 6 stories high and are a combined 175,000 square feet.

The future of this location would be perfect for a boutique hotel, commercial office space but especially a residential building.  There is very little inventory in this highly sought after location so a luxury residential building would be quite a draw.  It would be a convenient location for anyone working at Mass General or in nearby Cambridge.  Beacon Hill features amenities like the Charles River, Boston Common and numerous shops and restaurants.

On the rare occasion that homes do become available, they can easily fetch $1,000+ per square foot.  For instance there is a 472 square foot, 1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom until available on Revere street for $450,000 while there is also a 3,799 square foot, 5 bedroom listed at $4,100,000 on Pinckney Street.  These two homes come in at $953/sf and $1,079/sf respectively.  It will be very interesting to see what comes of this rare and valuable opportunity.  To explore other existing for sale and rental opportunities in Beacon Hill, visit the Advisors Living neighborhood page.

Beacon Hill Archer Donahue Building

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