Luxury Condos

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, Boston.com

 

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 thearcherresidences.com.

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.

Apartment Developers Focus on High End Luxury Amenities

100 Pier 4 Seaport Pool

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.

Van Ness Interior

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.

Pierce Sky Cabanas

Credit: The Boston Globe

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.

Condo Prices Rise Above Single-Family Homes

Millennium Tower Skyline- Rising Condo Prices

Condo prices around Massachusetts are higher than the prices of single-family homes for the first time in 4 years.

The Warren Group reports that this is only the second time in 20 years that this has occurred. The median condo price has increased by over 10% to $320,000 in March while the median price of a single-family home has decreased to $315,000.

This is good news for all the luxury condo developments popping up around Boston, while new single-family home construction and sales have slowed since 2012.

The CEO of The Warren Group, Timothy M. Warren Jr., said in the report, “The many luxury units coming online in Greater Boston have clearly had an outsize effect on the market, while the median price of a single-family home has dipped slightly in recent months. It’s certainly good news for the condo developers currently in permitting or under construction.”

The growth of new luxury condo developments is definitely evident within Boston. Some of the most notable include: Mosaic on the Riverway, 10 Farnsworth Street, the Winthrop Square Proposals, Millennium Tower and more being proposed or under construction.

Read the full report on Boston Business Journal.

Ink Block Series: 3 Ink

[This is a 3-part series on each of the Ink Pads located at 300 Harrison Avenue in the South End. Read about 1 Ink and 2 Ink.]

Ink Block is the newest and arguably swankiest new luxury apartment complex in the South End. Home to a Whole Foods in the building, the SoWa Market just beyond its doors and boutique cycle studio Turnstyle Cycle, Ink Block caters to the vibrant, young, artistic vibe of the South End. The most interesting part about the Ink Block is its division into three main complexes that compose it. 1 INK, 2 INK, and 3 INK were each designed with a unique style in mind, encouraging residents to Think Ink and find the style that most suits their personality.

3 Ink offers more refined finishes with warm light wood cabinets and quartz countertops. It’s warm, flexible and functional!

3 INK is located just past an area of parking from 1 INK and 2 INK with an urban style all its own. More refined finishes compliment these units, cozied with a warm color palette, these units feature light wood cabinets and functional spaces. Chic and sophisticated over the edgy modern designs of its two counterparts (1 INK and 2 INK), these units provide a quiet retreat on the outer edges of Boston’s city. Gato eatery and Joe’s are tucked under the residences, giving South End city dwellers access to all of the luxury amenities in this vibrant neighborhood.

To learn more about living at Ink Block or finding your home in the South End, email us at contact@advisorsliving.com.

Ink Block Series: 2 Ink

[This is a 3-part series on each of the Ink Pads located at 300 Harrison Avenue in the South End. Read about 1 Ink and 3 Ink.]

Ink Block is the newest and arguably swankiest new luxury apartment complex in the South End. Home to a Whole Foods in the building, the SoWa Market just beyond its doors and boutique cycle studio Turnstyle Cycle, Ink Block caters to the vibrant, young, artistic vibe of the South End. The most interesting part about the Ink Block is its division into three main complexes that compose it. 1 INK, 2 INK, and 3 INK were each designed with a unique style in mind, encouraging residents to Think Ink and find the style that most suits their personality.

2 INK

2 Ink is our edgiest building with open floor plans and industrial chic designs that feature artsy, streamlined finishes with bold black cabinets and highly contrasting colors.

Similar to that of 1 Ink, its counterpart 2 Ink connects residents with a skyline pool and outdoor entertainment lounge. The distinguishing features of this block are the open floor plans and edgy designs. Industrial chic with streamlined finishes and bold black cabinets accent these units. Painted with contrasting colors and featuring artsy, streamlined finishes, 2 Ink brings edgy, sophistication indoors.

Nestled just below these units, Whole Foods sees residents and local shoppers milling in and out of its doors and the local retail space neighboring it.

To learn more about living at Ink Block or finding your home in the South End, email us at contact@advisorsliving.com.

Ink Block Series: 1 Ink

[This is a 3-part series on each of the Ink Pads located at 300 Harrison Avenue in the South End. Read about 2 Ink and 3 Ink.]

Ink Block is the newest and arguably swankiest new luxury apartment complex in the South End. Home to a Whole Foods in the building, the SoWa Market just beyond its doors and boutique cycle studio Turnstyle Cycle, Ink Block caters to the vibrant, young, artistic vibe of the South End. The most interesting part about the Ink Block is its division into three main complexes that compose it. 1 INK, 2 INK, and 3 INK were each designed with a unique style in mind, encouraging residents to Think Ink and find the style that most suits their personality.


1 INK

1 Ink offers upscale, spacious floor plans, sleek modern kitchens and floor to ceiling windows with wide open views of the downtown skyline.

1 Ink is the main complex of units at Ink Block. Accenting these spaces are floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views of the Boston skyline from sunset to sunrise. Sleek modern kitchens and upscale, spacious open floor plans bring modern touches to this historic neighborhood.

Steps from the SoWa market and ShrINK fitness classes are the beginning of the amenities offered by Ink Block. Galleries and studio spaces for local artists paint the sidewalks of this South End neighborhood. SoWa market draws residents from all neighborhoods of Boston to find local artistry, food trucks and antiques are part of the charm of this neighborhood. Available on site car detailing, apartment cleaning, dry cleaning and grocery delivery are just a few of the luxury amenities offered to residents. A skyline pool and outdoor entertainment lounge are located on this block.

To learn more about living at Ink Block or finding your home in the South End, email us at contact@advisorsliving.com.

Real Estate Along the Boston Marathon Route

Boston Copley Square

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!

View luxury condominium and apartment listings with Advisors Living. Email us at contact@advisorsliving.com.

Take a Tour Down Harrison Ave in Boston’s South End Part 2

South End SOWA Market

Courtesy of Google Maps

Tour the streets of Boston’s South End with Advisors Living as we spot the new developments paving the streets of this sought-after neighborhood. Read the first part of this series here.

south end new developmentsWaiting 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.

Make the South End your new home. View luxury condominiums and apartments in Boston’s South End. Email us at contact@advisorsliving.com.

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