Rooftop Restaurant coming soon to Back Bay: Contessa

Rendering of Contessa / Source: Eater Boston

When you look up Boston, you will find many different things: Fenway Park, the Boston Marathon, and even that bar from Cheers! What you won’t find a whole lot of are rooftop restaurants and bars. It isn’t because these establishments aren’t popular. There are just a lot of factors to consider when opening a rooftop bar or restaurant.

Two new additions to the rooftop cuisine and bar scene will be opening during the upcoming months. After several delays due to COVID-19, the Blue Owl in Cambridge’s Central Square will be opening to the public this summer. The Blue Owl features a globally inspired menu, an outdoor patio, and a rooftop bar that seats 40.

Contessa, the second restaurant/bar rooftop experience, is opening in June at the Newbury hotel, slated for opening May 18. Major Food Group, which operates several restaurants in New York, Las Vegas, Miami, Hong Kong, and Tel Aviv, is to thank for Contessa and all of Newbury’s food and drink options. Contessa will feature Italian cuisine to be enjoyed under a glass ceiling with retractable panels.

Contessa is coming to the Back Bay area at a crucial time in the rebuilding effort. The Back Bay restaurant scene was devastated by the pandemic, with many 2020 closures becoming permanent. For those that closed temporarily, they are beginning to reopen. A third of the state vaccinated, and outdoor dining is beginning to pick up, making it the opportune time for Contessa to open its doors.

Major Food Group has not released a specific menu for Contessa, only remarking that it will feature Italian cuisine. Italian seems to be a running theme in some of the more notable restaurants, like Carbone. Carbone is one restaurant that the group has expanded to multiple cities – New York City, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, and Miami. Contessa is a new experience that will be open for all-day dining and isn’t an aesthetic to be found anywhere else.

Now that Boston’s Back Bay area is beginning to spring to life again, with the newly refurbished Newbury hotel (with over 100 years of history) opening and Contessa on the rooftop, there is no better time to check out the real estate in the area.

If you are looking for a condo surrounded by cozy Boston charm, the Back Bay is ideal for you. Elevated has access to the premier listings in the area – from traditional red and brown brick exteriors to new construction condos. Call Elevated today to see what Boston’s Back Bay has to offer.

The Seaport District Welcomes a New Restaurant: The Nautilus Pier 4

One of the most anticipated restaurant openings in the Boston Seaport happened on April 1 – The Nautilus Pier 4 is now open for business. The Nautilus Pier 4 is a sophisticated answer to the original Nantucket “island-cool” Nautilus locale. 

Residents of the area may note some favorites from the original Nautilus location, which has been popular since opening in 2014. The restaurant’s partner and beverage director, Clinton Terry, described the atmosphere as “ultra fine-dining” but done in “Hawaiian shirts and board shorts.” The new Nautilus-brand canned wine that sommelier Stephen Bowler and Napa Valley winemaker Sean Larken developed is a pinot noir rosé reflecting the restaurant’s casual elegance.

Several properties in the area have immediate access to this up-and-coming restaurant, including some of Boston's most notable luxury buildings located in the Seaport District.

  • 50 Liberty: At the heart of Boston Harbor, 50 Liberty in the Seaport District is a 14-story, 120-unit building adjacent to 22 Liberty. 
  • 22 Liberty: Adjacent to 50 Liberty, 22 Liberty is also a 14-story building with all glass façade and floor plans that range from studio to 3+ bedroom penthouses. 
  • Echelon Seaport: Echelon Seaport is situated within the “Block M” development area and will consist of 733 luxury ownership and rental units across three towers. An additional 285 apartments will be located in the third tower. Experience the scenic Boston waterfront at Echelon Seaport Luxury Condos and Apartments. Luxury units at Echelon Seaport are available now ranging from $750K to $5 million, rentals from $2,500.
  • St. Regis Residences: The St. Regis Residences will feature 114 luxury waterfront condos at the former home of Whiskey Priest and Atlantic Beer Garden. These residences will run from one bedroom to penthouse units.
  • Pier 4: Pier 4 units are ready for move-in, and select units are available. The Pier 4 condos are surrounded on three sides, feature nine stories, and range from one to four-bedroom units.

The Nautilus Pier 4 menu is made up primarily of the small signature plates that the name is known for. Culinary director Liam Mackey and Executive Chef Stephen Marcaurelle have added Mediterranean influence to all the Asian-inspired accents.

The internal seating capacity of the restaurant is three times the original Nantucket location at 165 seats in the Jules Verne “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” aesthetic dining room. An additional 65 seats in the patio area are also available.

If you are interested in living in the Boston Seaport area, Elevated can help you find the right luxury condominium to meet your needs. Contact us today to schedule your pre-construction walk-through. 

The 287: Featured Unit 502

The Two Eight Seven is a collection of 37 newly constructed luxury condominiums located at 287 Maverick St. in East Boston’s Jeffries Point. Elevated has been exclusively retained as the luxury sales and marketing firm for The Two Eight Seven.

Unit 502 is a penthouse-level one-bedroom condominium featuring garage parking and a private deck. This unit measures 679 square feet. Condo features include quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, pre-finished hardwood floors, recessed lighting, in-unit laundry, tankless water heaters, and more!

In addition to the beautiful features at The 287, units have access to a “smart” fitness center – featuring Echelon Bikes, live and remote yoga, the Mirror by Lululemon, and other interconnected workout equipment. The building is also constructed to provide commercial space for a coffee shop or juice bar, shared workspace, Park Plus garage parking integration, and bike storage. A pet run will also be included outside.

The 287 is only a short walk from East Boston’s waterfront. Take advantage of the lively scenery, parks with recreational activities, and many area restaurants for fine cuisine. Coming soon to the water’s edge is Eastie Landing, a restaurant ship and bar. You won’t want to miss it!

Additional area attractions and restaurants include Downeast Cider House, Cunard Tavern, ReelHouse, East Boston Yacht Club, and Italian Express Pizzeria.

For additional details on unit 502, schedule a tour, or find out more about availability at The Two Eight Sevencontact Elevated today! These units are pre-selling quickly. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to reserve your new home in one of these luxurious condos conveniently located near East Boston’s waterfront.

Developer Proposes new residential and life-science space at 323-365 Dorchester Avenue

Rendering by Elkus Manfredi, ZGF and Cookfox.

The 323-365 block of Dorchester Avenue could look different if the plans proposed by the National Development of Newton are accepted. If approved by the BPDA, the project developers could begin the 30-month construction process as early as July 2022. 

National Development hired multiple architectural and engineering teams to create a 21st-century complex. The development to pay homage to the industrial past and create a humane area complete with bike lanes, trees, grass lawns, and other amenities that will attract visitors even if they do not work or reside in the area.

The plan proposes two residential buildings that will offer 345 units total in two buildings on the 5.4-acre site. Dedicated lab space will also be built - taking up 358,550 square feet along with 285,550 square feet of working space for those workers.

The development plans also call for 55,150 square feet of ground-floor space for restaurants, retail, grocery, and other businesses. A below-ground garage space will be home to 670 parking spaces and 542 bicycle spaces.  Recent news has released that Castle Island Brewing has secured its spot within this up-and-coming development as well. The additional location now brings the Castle Island Brewing name to South Boston.

The space was designed to represent recreation in a post-COVID urban environment, making the outdoor areas versatile and create a type of “indoor/outdoor” type of experience, including a large atrium in the West Commercial building.

These residential units may become available in late 2024 or early 2025 for pre-purchasing. Elevated Boston will keep potential Dorchester Avenue residents up-to-date on all the information on the development.

Interested in luxury new construction in South Boston? Contact us today. 

The 287: Featuring Unit 304

287 Maverick Street, Jeffries Point, East Boston

With the East Boston waterfront only four blocks away, The Two Eight Seven promises residents a unique experience, all within walking distance of these newly constructed condominiums. The Two Eight Seven offers luxurious condos with units available in 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms, 3 bedroom, and penthouse units available, totaling 37 units. Elevated Boston has been retained exclusively as the sales and marketing brokerage for The Two Eight Seven and its luxurious units.

If you are on the market searching for the perfect single bedroom unit, The Two Eight Seven has floorplans available. Unit 304 is a spacious one-bedroom and one-bathroom condo featuring a walk-in closet. The unit features an open floor plan, great for entertaining guests. Every unit (including 304) will provide occupants with pre-finished hardwood flooring, recessed lighting, in-unit laundry, tankless water heaters, stainless steel appliances, and more.

The Two Eight Seven offers residents amenities rarely found in spaces like this.  A “smart” fitness center will feature spin bikes, live and remote Yoga, the Mirror by Lululemon, and other interconnected workout equipment. Have a pet? A Pet Run is also incorporated into the building design. The bottom floor of the building is being developed to provide a co-working space and to accommodate commercial space, perfect for a coffee shop.

The Two Eight Seven doesn’t just offer residents luxury accommodation but also an opportune location. You could be living within a half-mile of Maverick Station, home of the Blue Line T. From Maverick Station, you can go where ever you want in Boston. It is just a short ride away. Forget about trying to fight traffic. Leave your car in the dedicated Two Eight Seven parking garage.

Coming soon to the East Boston waterfront is the East Boston Landing, promising to offer a dining and social experience like none other seen in the area. Not only is Eastie Landing a short walk away, but so are other fantastic Boston eateries like Cunard Tavern and ReelHouse.

If you are interested in The Two Eight Seven, Unit 304, or another property, contact Elevated Boston for more information. Elevated is your one-stop-shop for luxurious living in the Jeffries Point area in East Boston with condos at The Two Eight Seven.

East Boston Landing: Coming Soon to East Boston's Waterfront

Photo Source: East Boston Times

Residents of The Two Eight Seven have another attraction to look forward to soon. Dubbed “Eastie Landing” and positioned near Pier 1 on the East Boston waterfront, it is a project to turn a ship into a fine dining experience.

Last year, NYHG approached Massport with the idea of docking the 242-foot steel hull Tall Ship to create a unique dining experience for Eastie residents. After docking the ship, efforts began to rehab and renovate it to accommodate three bars and a dining area.

The Jeffries Point Neighborhood Association (JPNA) has shown support of the Navy Yard Hospitality Group’s (NYHG) efforts to make Eastie Landing a reality – even approving the efforts to seek out liquor licensing. The grand opening was slated for last year, but due to COVID, that has been delayed.

The ship has a 4,500 square foot main deck that will house the three bars, with the stern bar being the primary location for fundraising events and other functions. The menu will feature Mediterranean fare and charcuterie, all coming from the galley kitchen.

To drive more business to the waterfront, NYHG plans on throwing featured events that include a family movie night and live concert stage. The group will also provide free water shuttling services for patrons as they do with their other restaurants along the waterfront.

If you haven’t laid your claim on one of the units left at The Two Eight Seven, which is located only four blocks from the East Boston waterfront, now is the time to take advantage. Eastie Landing is a one-of-a-kind experience that is sure to reinvigorate the area, meaning available living space won’t last long.

If you are interested in what East Boston has to offer, contact us today!

St. Regis Boston: Launching Pre-Sales Now

St. Regis Residences Boston: 150 Seaport Boulevard, Seaport

The pre-sale launch for St. Regis has begun and is currently up and running for the unique and luxurious living experience that it has to offer to residents of Boston's Seaport neighborhood. John Jacob Aster IV began the tradition of luxury living under the St. Regis name when he opened The St. Regis New York in 1904. In Boston, the legacy lives with exceptional service, personal butler, and essential services all available under one roof. Live as you wish at St. Regis Boston.

St. Regis Boston will offer 114 luxurious residences with different floor plans, all ranging from one-bedroom to multiple-bedroom penthouses. Each residence will have breathtaking views. Some feature the waterfront from your own private Juliet balcony, which is found on every floor. Whether you are entertaining or relaxing, these stylish residences and amenities will not disappoint.

Architect Howard Elkus drew inspiration from the sea, creating a building that appears to twist on its axis. That is why the view from St. Regis Boston is unrivaled in every residence.

When you purchase a residence at St. Regis Boston, you are never far from exclusive amenities meant to enhance the St. Regis living experience. The fourth floor features a fitness and wellness oasis with an assortment of entertainment, social, and leisure opportunities. The second floor is the bistro-style waterfront dining with an exclusive residence entrance.

Located in Boston’s Seaport District, St. Regis Boston is surrounded by the finest restaurants, the hottest retails, and more. Visit Harborside parks, The Institute of Contemporary Art, and Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion, all just a stroll from the residence’s front entrance. The district features the entrepreneurial vibe that has become home to many creative, spirited, and innovative businesses.

The pedestrian pier offers decorative fountains and wraps around the property that provides pedestrians and residents alike the ability to relax. The pier connects to the 43-mile Harborwalk, which goes through parks, wharves, and some of the best Boston landmarks.

When you purchase your residence at St. Regis Boston with Elevated, you open yourself up to a world of opportunity and possibility right outside your door. On any given day, you may find outdoor yoga in the park, pop-up boutiques, and so much more. You are never far from transportation, retail, entertainment, fine dining, and public green space.

For more information on purchasing your St. Regis Boston residence, contact Elevated Boston today.

The 287: Featuring Unit 201

The Two Eight Seven features a collection of 37 luxury condominiums, with pre-construction pricing still available.  Elevated is featuring Unit 201, a two-bedroom and two-bath option that will be available at The Two Eight Seven.


With luxury in mind, Unit 201 is 954 square feet of space that features quartz countertops in the kitchen, custom shaker cabinets, and timeless stainless steel appliances within the kitchen. Each bathroom has distinct Porcelanosa tile, exquisite matte black fixtures, and frameless glass shower enclosures.

Throughout this unit are pre-finished hardwood, recessed lighting, and in-unit laundry. As a part of innovation, tankless water heaters are featured, reducing the carbon footprint and providing you with hot water on demand. 


Get ready to work out in style. All units will feature amenities available for residents, including a state-of-the-art “smart” fitness center. The fitness center will feature Echelon Bikes, live and remote Yoga, a smart Mirror, Hydrow, and other interconnected workout equipment.

Unit 201 will include garage parking and a private deck as well.  The ground level has been built to serve retail and commercial establishments like a juice bar or coffee shop. Bike storage will also be available on-site with garage parking.


The condos at The Two Eight Seven are located less than a half-mile from Maverick Station, home of the Blue Line T. Transportation to and from Downtown Boston isn’t a problem with the public and private transportation accommodations made simple when you live in Jeffries Point.  The Two Eight Seven is minutes away from the East Boston waterfront and surrounding parks. Enjoy area restaurants, including Cunard Tavern and Reelhouse.


Are you ready to take that first step to live a luxurious condo lifestyle? Priced at $799,000, unit 201 will not be around long.  Contact Elevated today if you would like to see Unit 201 and what living at The Two Eight Seven can offer!


The Blake: Launching Pre-Sales Now


Found at 457 West Broadway in South Boston, The Blake will feature 44 luxury new construction studios, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom condominiums. The luxury condos are priced to sell ranging from $600,000 to $1M, and are expected to be completed by the Fall of 2021.


At the heart of Perkins Square, The Blake resides where the vibrant marketplaces of South Boston thrive. The Square has been transformed and refreshed with eateries and other establishments that express Bostonian culture – maintaining small business within South Boston.

The Blake is close to Broadway T and Carson Beach. The location of this luxurious condominium complex allows for easy access to all of Boston.


Each condominium will feature light oak floors with oversized black trim windows, accenting the transitional finish style and modern feel. The condos feature access to a private outdoor deck area which only accentuates the already spacious living area. Each bedroom offers a breathtaking view of the city, situated perfectly atop Perkins Square.

Kitchen Features:

  • White upper cabinets
  • Light-colored oak base cabinets with matte fixtures
  • Stainless steel Jenn-Air appliances, including a stove hood
  • Quartz Countertops
  • Geometric tiled backsplash


Residents will meet luxury with unparalleled amenities, all designed with South Boston living's look and feel. Every day, The Blake residents can enjoy amenities including a private gym, garage parking, and more. Many different prospects for using the roof deck will be available, offering full downtown views and a full kitchen area, and a completely furnished area for entertaining.

Pets are welcome! A pet run will also be made available for residents of The Blake.


The Blake is launching pre-sales right now. These condos won't last long, so contact Elevated for your new luxurious condo at the corner of East and West Broadway.

Luxury New Construction Condos in East Boston

Jeffries Point, East Boston

Real Estate developers have made their mark in the up-and-coming East Boston neighborhood.  Taking over Boston's highly sought-after waterfront in Jeffries Point and creeping its way back, new luxury residences are quickly filling up Eastie with many more to come. 

If you're looking for the perfect place to call home, you do not need to look any further. Here we've listed a mix of small, mid-sized, and large full-service luxury condo developments coming to market this year. 


347 Maverick

347 Maverick is Elevated’s newest luxury proposition for East Boston. The new luxury construction development is located in Jeffries Point and will feature 9 new condos with square footage ranging from 870 square feet to 1,400 square feet. Pre-construction pricing is available and ranges from $599,000 to $1,099,000. Each unit will include garage parking while units 2-7 will feature private decks, and units 8 and 9 will have private roof decks.

Designed, built, & sold by The Elevated Companies 

347 Maverick Street, Jeffries Point, East Boston


The 287

The 287 is a unique mid-sized luxury condo building slated for completion Spring of 2021. The building will feature 37 luxury condo units including 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom units. The 287 is minutes from public transportation, East Boston’s waterfront, and plenty of restaurants. The 287 will also boast a variety of amenities including a “smart” fitness center with Pelotons, live and remote yoga, the mirror by Lululemon, garage parking, and more. Contact Elevated today for pre-construction pricing, floor plans, appointments, and more.

Developer: MG2 Group

Exclusively marketed by Elevated.

287 Maverick Street, Jeffries Point, East Boston


143 Trenton

143 Trenton Street, located in East Boston’s Eagle Hill will feature 4 luxury condos slated for completion summer of 2021. The development will feature two 2 bed/2 baths and two 3 bed/2 baths, along with private outdoor spaces. Unit sizes will range from 874 square feet to 1,170 square feet. Pricing will range from $500,000 to $699,000.

Designed, built, & sold by The Elevated Companies 

143 Trenton Street, Eagle Hill, East Boston


The Mark 

Located at 99 Sumner Street on East Boston’s waterfront, The Mark will boast 107 luxury new construction condos along with a full slate of amenities including a fitness center, golf simulator, private terraces with grills, garage parking, and more. There will be a variety of studios, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom units. Pricing ranges from $400,000 to $1,500,000. Elevated provides complimentary buyer representation services for all luxury new construction buildings in Boston and is not associated with the developer's sales team.  Contact Elevated today for more information!

Developer: The Davis Companies

99 Sumner Street, East Boston


The Pacer

The Pacer features 38 luxury new construction condos including 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom + den, 3 bedroom, and 4 bedroom floor plans. Pricing will range from $400,000 to $800,000+. Amenities include garage parking, elevator, fitness center, roof terrace, resident lounge, and bike storage.

11 Walley Street, East Boston


231 Maverick Street

231 Maverick Street will feature 9 luxury new construction units ideally located in East Boston’s Jeffries Point. Units will include high-end finishes along with outdoor spaces and garage parking. The new development will be completed in Summer 2021. Pricing at 231 Maverick will range from $750,000 to $1,000,000. Contact Elevated for more information on floor plans, showings, unit pricing, finishes, and more.

231 Maverick Street, Jeffries Point, East Boston


The Harborwalk Residences

Ideally located on East Boston’s waterfront, The Harborwalk Residences will boast 30 homes ranging from $499,00 to $999,000. The units will be a mix of 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom units. Harborwalk is located at 133 Sumner Street in East Boston’s Jeffries Point. 

The estimated completion will be this spring of 2021. For more details and showings, contact Elevated today!

133 Sumner Street, East Boston