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.
Developers TCR Development and JB Ventures were approved for construction on the project in January 2014 and announced that construction will begin within the next two months and pre-sales of the units will begin shortly, starting at $2.5 million.
This Fort Point condo development will bring 9 luxury apartments to an already vibrant and developing real estate market within the area. The units include luxury amenities such as roof gardens, floor to ceiling windows, chef kitchens and spa-like bathrooms.
There will be retail space at the corner of Farnsworth and Congress on the ground floor, however what exactly will occupy that space is still undecided.
Completion of construction of the building is expected for October 2017.
The complex would be a five-story property located at 3193 Washington Street. As well as the condos, it would include ground floor retail space, on-site parking for 24 cars and 58 bicycle parking spaces.
Called The Stonybrook, the website describes the location as “impeccably designed middle-income housing.” The project plans to be eco-friendly by including electric car charging stations and rooftop solar panels.
The architect for the project is Embarc Studio Architecture + Design and the development is led by CRM Property Management Corp. The project’s design proposal explains how it will incorporate elements of the surrounding area while also visually enhancing the space.
In the letter to the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Dartagnan Brown, architect and principal at Embarc, wrote, “The majority of the building is clad in fiber cement panels broken up by two full height brick towers mimicking the historic Franklin Brewery building at 3175 Washington St. adjacent to the site.”
Three major real estate developments are set to transform three of the biggest Boston train stations: North Station, Back Bay Station and South Station.
The Boston Globe reported that these complex projects will bring with them residential towers, retail complexes, parking garages, improved train stations and even potentially one of the tallest buildings in the city. To keep up to date on the latest information regarding all of these new developments as they happen click here.
Developer Boston Properties has created a vision for the transformation of Back Bay Station, including three towers of 26, 28 and 34 stories rising above the station. Not far from the One Dalton luxury residences, this trio would include approximately 600 residences, retail and office space. The whole area would total around 1.26 million square feet and would reconnect Back Bay and the South End.
While the ambitious Back Bay project may be a few years away, Boston Properties along with Delaware North have already begun the project planned for North Station. The Hub at Causeway includes a 38-story residential tower, a large retail complex, restaurants, offices, hotels and an improved station.
South Station is also facing exciting change and could finally see one of the city’s biggest towers from the Houston developer Hines. The two tower project could reach 677-feet and is being developed to include more housing while also including office space and hotels.
This is not the first time Midwood Management has looked into developing a tower at One Bromfield. In 2008, they proposed a similar project for this space. However, the recession halted that development. This time Midwood has sought the help of architects Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill to design the structure and is looking to add a few more levels, rivaling the height of its would-be close neighbor, the Millennium Tower.
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.
North Quincy is not the only T stop to experience surrounding construction. JFK/UMass and Quincy Adams also have construction rising around them, starting a small, but growing, trend of constructing mixed-use spaces around transit stations.
The board that oversees the transit authority approved the project. However, still facing a separate set of approvals in Quincy, the mixed-use development is but a proposal. The lot where the mixed-use space would go is owned by the MBTA. If the project is approved, it would bring with it a 99-year lease and $230 million in revenue for the MBTA.
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Situated in Boston’s Back Bay, the development of One Dalton, according to Boston Magazine, is poised to be the tallest residential building in Boston. At 61 stories, One Dalton will elevate the Back Bay skyline with development to be completed by 2018.
Managing the building will be the hotel company, the Four Seasons. The number of residential towers managed by Four Seasons is a rarity, occurring only in London, New York and Shanghai. Now, Boston will join that trio. The developer on the project, Richard Friedman of Carpenter & Company, is a well-recognized luxury developer in the Boston area. His work can be found in luxury sites like the Liberty Hotel and Charles Hotel. Working with Friedman are Architect Henry Cobb and interior designer Thierry Despont. Bostonians recognize Henry Cobb’s work for his designs of the John Hancock Tower, Boston’s tallest skyscraper.
Like the design of the John Hancock tower, One Dalton will be a towering glass structure with floor-to-ceiling windows and 360-degree views of the Boston skyline in one of Boston’s most popular neighborhoods. The curved front of the building will complement the existing neighborhood paths and lead to the entrance of the Four Seasons Hotel that will sit on its lower levels with 184 luxury condominium units above it.
Thierry Despont will design the interior of One Dalton. Like that of Friedman and Cobb, Despont is also well versed in the luxury market, having worked on projects such as London’s Claridge’s hotels and the Ritz Paris.
One Dalton will feature luxury amenities such as a private restaurant on the 50th floor, a private theater, spa, golf simulation room and health club. A 24-hour valet, laundry services and housekeeping add to the five star amenities.
Boston is taking luxury to new heights with Millennium Tower being constructed in Downtown and Twenty Two Liberty rising in the Seaport. Friedman says Boston is ready for such luxury residences. Soon Back Bay will add to this changing landscape becoming home to the tallest luxury residence that will form the Boston skyline.
Perched along the waterfront at the edge of Pier 4, sits the empty building that once housed Anthony’s Pier 4 restaurant. This week Anthony’s Pier 4 restaurant could finally see demolition, according to The Boston Globe.
Tishman Speyer, a New York development company now owns the property and has plans to redevelop the area, incorporating it into the vastly expanding Seaport District. A 9-story luxury condominium with 100 units is set to go up in its place at Pier 4.
Surrounding that are plans for a one-acre park at the end of the pier where residents and locals can take advantage of strolls and evenings along the water’s edge. President of site developer Tishman Speyer, Rob Speyer, said, “We need to honor the site’s history by creating something that will be as relevant to the future as [Anthony’s] was to the past.”
Opened in 1963 by Anthony Athanas, an Albanian immigrant, Anthony’s Pier 4 was a staple of the Boston Waterfront. Celebrities like that of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, and even Julia Child dined at its white table-clothed tables. Celtics players, businessmen, politicians and United States presidents walked through its doors.
Plates of popovers, local seafood dishes and an extensive wine list, made Anthony’s Pier 4 a favorite among locals as well. Overlooking Boston’s harbor, Anthony’s Pier 4 restaurant hosted fundraisers, family dinners and business meetings with views of Boston’s harbor teeming with boats and vessels.
At one point in its storied past the restaurant was one of the most profitable restaurants in the nation, bringing in $12 million a year. Three years ago, Anthony’s Pier 4 shuttered its doors to patrons as the family focused on other businesses.
As the demolition of Anthony’s Pier 4 paves the way for new cityscapes, the surrounding Seaport District continues to evolve into a live, work and play neighborhood. Amid the new Pier 4 luxury residences will sit a 13-story, 373,0000-square-foot commercial building and two levels of parking to draw residents from all over Boston to the Seaport District, just as its restaurant predecessor had once done.
Twenty Two Liberty and Fifty Liberty are other luxury condominiums and apartments building up the Seaport District, near the site of GE’s new headquarters in Fort Point.
345 Harrison Avenue is one of many new developments appearing along the South End’s streets adding to the huge amount of transformation occurring in the area.
Developed by Nordblom, Inc. the apartments are just a few blocks away from new developments at 600 Harrison Avenue and 775 Harrison Avenue. 345 Harrison will be a two-building complex housing 602 apartments. The luxury buildings will be 13 and 14 stories tall and provide 535,900 square feet of living space.
The complex is located along Traveler Street and Harrison Avenue, amongst many other luxury home options. A pedestrian walkway and ground-floor retail space connect the complex and give a community feel to the luxury homes, allowing residents to shop, meet and relax.
The landscape is specifically designed to tie together the buildings, trees and streetlights, creating an inviting outdoor space. The nearby Rotch Playground and Rolling Bridge Park provide residents easy access to the city’s charming recreational spaces. Situated in the midst of Boston’s South End surrounded by industrial, brick buildings, 345 Harrison will be a chic and urban escape in Boston’s South End neighborhood.