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.
Residents can’t get enough of Ink Block. Opening in 2017, 76 new luxury units will join Ink Block in Boston’s vibrant South End. Siena will join INK 1, INK 2, INK 3, and Sepia, as Ink Block’s newest addition.
Like that of the previous four buildings, Siena will also have its own distinct charm. Featuring a fully-equipped fitness center, parking garage and rooftop “skyclub lounge” and connecting outdoor roof deck, Siena brings the sense of luxury outdoors. Modern European finishes, high-end contemporary cabinetry and hardwood floors in the living room and kitchen areas accent each unit. Combining high-style architecture and design with sophisticated amenities, Ink Block’s newest building gives residents stunning views of the city skyline and access to its varied shops, restaurants and galleries in the South End neighborhood.
Known for its markets and art galleries, the South End is home to some of Boston’s trendiest restaurants and shops. Spend a day at SOWA market browsing the antiques, local vendors or food trucks. Pick up your groceries from the Whole Foods Market steps from your front door. Find a boutique fitness class at one of Ink Block’s spaces, such as SoulPower Yoga or Shrink Ink. Ink Block also recently welcomed Turnstyle Cycle to its list of businesses taking residence in the building and neighboring city streets.
Find out how you can be a part of the newest residences at Ink Block. Email Advisors Living at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about Siena and the other Ink Pads.
“Maisonette” is a French word meaning “little house”, and one of the newest luxury condo buildings planned for the South End will include these such homes. The next part of the new Ink Block property at the site of the old Boston Herald will be a called Siena and house 79 condos. National Development hopes to begin construction by the end of the year with an opening planned for some time in 2017.
Siena will feature first floor units in the maisonette style with lofted ceilings and access directly to the street. This is a concept rarely seen in Boston but has become more popular in NYC more recently where in some cases the 1st floor homes are getting equal value to penthouses in the same building. These particular units are expected to range in size from 600 to 1,200 sq ft and will have plenty of windows for natural light. The plan is for Traveler Street to be lined with these homes when the project is complete. In an interview with the Boston Globe, Ted Tye of National Development said of the unique unit styles, “It’s really taking what could be seen as the least attractive space in a building and making it the most attractive.” Ted also noted that the pricing of the building will range from $500,000 – $2M.
Ink Block had their official opening on May 7th with a party at their roof top pool as you can see in the video, it looked like a good time. As the community continues to grow so with the activity in this neighborhood and people will need to decide if they want to live in street level homes, just steps away from all the action.