The lower half of the luxury tower was completed last week and deeds for the first 47 units to officially close were filed. The units range from $875,000 for a 16th floor unit to $8,700,000 for a 45th floor unit.
About 75% of the current buyers come from around the Boston area, according to the Boston Globe.
The remaining residents are from around the country and the world, which really reflects Boston’s developing image as an international city.
Out of the 442 units within the building only 20 have yet to be sold.
The top floor units will be complete and ready for move in later this year.
The 685-foot tower is not only the tallest residential building in the city, but one of Boston’s most anticipated new developments. Along with the high-end luxury living units the development also brings with it an abundance of new retail to the Downtown Crossing area.
Luxury amenities in apartment and condo buildings are going far beyond the average gym or pool in order to compete with a large number of new developments and to attract interested residents.
Developers of new constructions in Boston are offering customized top-of-the-line amenities both within the units and throughout the buildings to both attract buyers and transform the building from just somewhere to live, to somewhere that compliments residents’ lifestyles.
The demand for creating an innovative space has surpassed the demand for over the top amenities of the past, such as bowling alleys and golf stimulators, according to Market Watch.
These are being replaced with more thoughtful additions and finishes, including private parking spots and other amenities that are focused on personal comfort and wellness of residents.
Modern amenities now resemble features that can be found in high end hotels, and resorts with luxuries hoping to enhance quality of life. Some of these include spas, high-end gyms, BBQ, community areas and high-end air and water filtration systems.
These additions are becoming the new normal with new developments throughout the world and the high-rise boom in Boston.
Pierce Boston is an iconic new construction that has begun to offer private sky cabanas for residents on the rooftop as well as a common roof deck open for all residents.
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Other new developments such as The Eddy in East Boston is offering residents a dog washing station and interiors that focus on sustainable living with smart thermostats and energy star-rated appliances.
Even buildings offering more basic amenities are making sure they are completed to the highest level of luxury.
Contact us for more information about new developments and finding your new home in one of Boston’s luxury buildings.
Looking for some prime rooftop real estate to accompany your million dollar apartment? The Pierce Boston has got you covered.
The luxury building in Fenway that is currently under construction is offering 12 private roof decks to residents, starting at $300,000.
Being referred to as ‘sky cabanas’ these decks range from 150 to 250 square feet and are complete with luxury furniture, a wet bar and incredible views.
The 30-story luxury building is only opening these prime roof spots to those who have purchased a condo in the building and four have already been snatched up over a year before the building is due to open.
The private roof price tag- which goes up to $350,000- boast a private entrance, frosted windows and what the developers behind the project are calling your own ‘private sky.’
With so many luxury buildings popping up throughout Boston, high-end amenities like these are being added to make them really stand out amongst the rest.
If you’re not willing to splash the cash on your own rooftop oasis, on the other half of the Pierce rooftop is a pool, lounge and sitting area open to all residents.
Six development teams are contending to redevelop Boston’s Winthrop Square with proposals including residential, retail and office space plans. The six projects are distinctly different, however they all promise to bring a plethora of good food to the Financial District.
Boston Business Journal provided an in-depth look into all six proposals and how they hope to transform the area. These plans include giant towers, co-working space, retail space, condominiums and dining options to satisfy visitors and future residents of the area.
Each of the Winthrop Square proposals brings with it a unique concept or space for living, working and plenty of new dining options.
The first, by Accordia Partners includes a 57-story tower with condominiums, hotel rooms, and a 57th floor observatory restaurant. This plan also includes 5,300 square feet of street level restaurant space, for the diners less interested in heights.
Another proposal by Millenium Partners includes a high-rise tower that sits atop a podium space called The Great Hall. Plans for the space within The Great Hall include three levels of dining, cafes and markets. With a strong focus on innovation and diversity and a desire to make it a main Boston hub, visitors will be spoilt for choice within this space.
The proposal from Trinity Financial focuses around a 1 million-square-foot tower including living space, a hotel, amenities and a even a public park. The 52nd floor would hold an 11,000-square-foot observation deck as well as a premier restaurant, lounge and bar. A two-story public passageway connecting Winthrop Square and Federal Street would also include a beer garden and two-level restaurant.
The projects each have a unique vision, but all tie into a similar theme of enhancing this space. The aim is to make it a thriving hub for living, working and dining.
Waiting at the light to cross the street towards Peter’s Park, the sign for Gaslight Brasserie du Coin looms up ahead. A busy spot for classic French fare, the Gaslight attracts South End residents for a cool, sophisticated feel with a round bar and large restaurant filling the interior space.
It is just beyond those doors that you find the heartbeat of the South End. SOWA Market to your right hums with people picking up groceries from the small businesses framing the farmer’s market. Residents wend their way through the variety of food trucks parked out front, bringing gourmet grilled cheese, crepes and Korean BBQ to the typically full parking lot. Art-goers grab artisanal coffee in the galleries before browsing the artist studios in the upper levels of nearby buildings. Antique shopping sits on the ground floor of these same spaces and small craft storeowners peddle their wares outside in the open-air market.
To the left sits the new construction of the Jordan Lofts at 477-481 Harrison Avenue, a complex of luxury condominiums. 18 units are located in the space and 20 parking spaces accompany the building. Recently converted boutique condominiums, the Jordan Lofts formerly served as horse stables for retailers Jordan Marsh & Company, bringing a touch of history to the red-bricked buildings of the South End.
Tucked behind Harrison Avenue on the street running parallel at 275 Albany Street, The Troy tower overlooks the South End, housing 380 luxury residences. With a fitness center and roof terrace, The Troy brings height to the South End with extensive views of the Boston city skyline.
Turning on to Traveler Street back towards Harrison Avenue leads you to the 300 block. It is here at 345 Harrison Avenue you find the construction of two residential buildings with 560 rental units and ground-floor shops and retail businesses.
Just across the street sits Ink Block, a luxury condominium complex with three buildings each with their own unique style. Residents travel across the complex, making their way to 1 Ink, 2 Ink and 3 Ink, forming a community all their own. A Whole Foods, a Turnstyle Cycle studio and restaurant space are located on the ground levels of these residences. Ink Block adds a contemporary vibrancy to the South End, hosting movie nights on the lawn, housing a skyline pool and offering fitness classes called ShrINK. Sepia and Siena are the newest luxury condominiums to join the Ink Block complex, combining high-style architecture and access to all of the boutiques, shops, dining and vibrancy that the South End has to offer.
The South End continues to hum and bustle with new luxury residences, dining and retailers from boutiques to high-end shops, making it a beloved destination for Boston residents.
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.