It is clear from all of the new construction that something exciting is happening in the Seaport District. Luxury condo buildings, luxury apartment buildings, new restaurants and large corporations (including GE’s new headquarters) are now making their home in the Seaport District. With an abundance of businesses, including hotels, retail and outdoor recreational spaces located in this area, the Seaport is quickly becoming one of Boston’s most popular new neighborhoods.
To meet this rapid increase in demand for new homes, developers are pushing the definition of “luxury” in Boston to unprecedented heights. Below are a few of the most exciting new luxury residences that were delivered in 2015 or will be delivered from 2016 until 2018.
22 Liberty – 22 Liberty was sold out before delivering residences in November 2015. By January 2016 it was completely closed out. 22 Liberty has 106 market rate condos on the Fan Pier and was designed by CBT Architects. With views overlooking the harbor, penthouses fetching over $8.3 million dollars and world-class amenities, it is no wonder 22 Liberty was sold out without area broker participation. 22 Liberty was the pioneer in “luxury condos” in the Seaport District and set the “New Market” with resales and same-day flips all fetching more than $2,000-per-square-foot.
Pier 4 – Pier 4 is being developed by Tishman Speyer, one of New York’s most prominent real estate building and operating companies. Pier 4 is a luxury condo building with over 100 units set to deliver in 2017/2018. To be located where the iconic Anthony’s Pier 4 Restaurant once stood, Pier 4 is surrounded by water on three sides, which will allow for both city and harbor views. Residences will have access to various concierge services, a clubroom with an outdoor grilling area, as well as a fitness and yoga space. In addition, Pier 4 will host dining and convenient retail options and beautiful, open public spaces on the ground level.
50 Liberty – Following in the footsteps of 22 Liberty, 50 Liberty is an upcoming development that will reside on Fan Pier next to 22 Liberty. 50 Liberty is designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and is expected to have 118 units and is anticipated to be delivered for 2017. Soaring balconies and harbor views accent this development.
50 Liberty, Pier 4, and 22 Liberty are sure to make an additional impact on the waterfront area in the Seaport District, continuing to add to the buzzing new construction happening each day in the area.
For the first time in history, Boston will host the 2016 Grand Prix of the IndyCar Series. May of last year is when city officials announced the Boston race had been added to the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season. The Grand Prix of Boston will be a three-day racing competition held in the streets of South Boston and specifically the Seaport.
The race will feature more than twenty of the world’s most talented drivers, and the event will span September 2nd – September 5th, 2016. INDYCAR and IndyCar Boston will offer multiple options of entertainment and activities before, during, and after the race for all ages.
Many different hotels and restaurants have partnered with Grand Prix of Boston to offer the best experiences for all fans and spectators. The Westin Boston Waterfront hotel is located at the heart of the event. You can enjoy the race from the luxurious suites that offer an amazing view or you can join the crowd right on the course. Either way the Westin is a top-notch spectator location. The Seaport Boston Hotel is located on the waterfront in the Seaport District, and offers beautiful city and harbor views, and convenient access to the main entry point of The Grand Prix, the Boston Convention Center.
It probably won’t be easy to get a table on this weekend but there are some great restaurant spots in the area including: Some of the restaurants in the area include Menton, Ocean Prime, and Strega Waterfront just to name a few.
If you are a part of the community that resides in the Seaport area you already have a front row seat or pretty close to it. Residents of the Twenty Two Liberty luxury condos and the 100 Pier 4 luxury apartments will be able to walk out their front doors to be a part of the action. And if all goes well and this becomes an annual stop on the racing schedule, future residents of 50 Liberty and Pier 4 will be right there with them.
319A Street, cradled in Fort Point, is a chic and contemporary loft-style building, designed with modernity in mind, yet staying true to the industrial history of the neighborhood. As residents enter through the lobby, they’re met with the industrial spirit and detail of the building’s past. Exposed bricks and beams are seen throughout the space and high ceilings sweep the interior with natural light. Inside the units, polished chrome fixtures, zebrawood finished cabinets and black granite countertops bring in the modern touches.
Originally built in 1914 by the Boston Wharf Company, 319A Street was the site to Kistler Leather Co.’s manufacturing facilities for the leather soles of shoes. 319A Street embraces the sophisticated and refined elements of the building, maintaining the heart of its history while bringing in functional, modern spaces. A freight elevator shaft is repurposed for cozy brick dens in a number of units, sliding tinned pulley doors mark the corridors, and tin shutters welcome residents to the lobby floor.
A roof deck gives residents breathtaking views of the surrounding neighborhood and Boston skyline. An indoor bike storage system and covered drive-through provides residents with updated amenities for all of the comforts of loft-style living.
The neighborhood of Fort Point just outside 319A Street’s walls is home to New England’s most established artists communities. A short distance down the street the Boston’s Children Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Art sit along the waterfront. District Hall, Boston’s newest innovation space is a few steps down the street on Seaport Boulevard. Restaurants such as Gather, oyster bar Row 34 and Bastille Kitchen, a contemporary French bistro, dot the sidewalks of the ever-evolving Seaport neighborhood. 319A Street houses its own fine dining with an on-site restaurant developed by the team from the Ceia Kitchen + Bar in Newburyport.
319A Street is a new development coming to market in 2016. 319A Street will have 48 unit loft-style condos from studios to two-bedroom units available. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on reserving a home at 319A Street.
The long thought out vision of the Fan Pier property is coming more and more into focus and Fifty Liberty hopes to be the next integral part. Fallon Co. and Elkus Manfredi Architects submitted plans to the Boston Redevelopment Authority and they are currently being reviewed by the Boston Civic Design Commission. A final vote could come as early as May 5th on this proposed project which would be a 252,000 square-foot L-shaped condo tower built on parcel D. It would be located directly next to the under construction 100+ units of Twenty Two Liberty which is scheduled to open later this year.
If the vote goes their way, shovels could be in the ground as soon as August of this year. Fifty Liberty would have over 100 condos as well as restaurant and retail space on the ground levels and would nearly complete the 21 acre Fan Pier area. Only 2 parcels will remain and it won’t be long until those are occupied by more housing, office space and/or hotels.
The ongoing transformation in the Seaport is truly a sight to behold and is very exciting to see the development of one of the city’s most beautiful areas. Spring has finally arrived so there is no better time to visit the marina, stroll on the Harborwalk and possibly choose your next home. Visit Advisors Living for more info residential options.
As if the Seaport needed another reason for people to want to be there, it is now the proud home to Mario Batali’s first Boston restaurant. Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca is set to open its doors tonight at the ever-growing Fan Pier complex.
This new restaurant will be a reasonable choice for the local consumer with the most expensive plate coming in around only $35. It will join other restaurants like Strega, Empire and Sam’s at Louis at Fan Pier.
Add this to the growing list of amenities that will be at the doorstep of the many residential and corporate buildings being constructed in the area. Residents of Twenty Two Liberty and the future Pier 4 condos will be able to say they are neighbors with a James Beard award winner and a Culinary Hall of Famer. In combination with spectacular harbor views and state of the art luxury accommodations, Boston’s Seaport is a place to live the dream.
As reported yesterday by The Wall Street Journal, Chinese insurance firms are investing in the Pier 4 Condos to be built in Boston’s seaport district. China Life Insurance Group Co. and Ping An Insurance Co. are joining Tishman Speyer Properties in the $500 million development where the Chinese investors will have a majority stake according to the Journal’s sources.
It is expected that the residential portion of the project will consist of 100 condos. The preliminary timeline is for the Pier 4 Condos to open in early 2018 after the opening of the office-building portion.
These residences will join the Park Lane Seaport Apartments, Twenty Two Liberty condos among other new luxury living choices in the growing area. With the 2018 arrival set for Pier 4 condos, the area should already be booming with the massive development of Fan Pier already underway. Even the smallest of condos are likely to fetch seven figures easily 3 years from now. A 2 bedroom/3 bathroom unit at the Intercontinental just came on the market this week for $2.375 Million located in the same area at 500 Atlantic Ave.
With foreign money more interested than ever in the city of Boston, there is no doubt the local real estate will continue to grow.