Blog :: 07-2017

Featured Building: Point 262 in Cambridge

Point 262 in CambridgeConvenience is at the heart of Cambridge's latest development: Point 262. Comprising seven stories and 55 luxury condos, Point 262 is slated for completion this year. With high-end finishes that include stone water-fall islands, these units feature incredible extras that really add up to a luxurious and elegant look. Point 262 appeals to a variety of potential homeowners, from young or established professionals who want easy access to their work place downtown to couples, families and singles who will appreciate the close proximity to TD Garden, the Cambridgeside Galleria and all major highways including the Express route to Logan Airport.

Features

There are many layouts to choose from in Point 262. You have your choice of 20 one-bedroom and 35 two-bedroom floor plans, with each unit featuring the following:

  • Professional-grade stainless steel appliances
  • Gas cooking with vented hoods
  • Hardwood floors
  • Radiant heat flooring in bathrooms
  • Landscaped common roof deck with green terraces
  • Private balconies and terraces on select units
  • Dedicated bike storage
  • Elevator
  • One garage parking space
  • Fitness room
  • Part-time concierge
  • 24/7 security
  • Nine-foot ceilings

With such luxurious amenities that include a dusky-glazed yellow birch flooring, LED fixtures, high-efficiency HVAC, and private balconies or terraces, there's no doubt these condos put you ahead of the game in Cambridge. Stemming from a recent revitalization of South and East Boston, it's only natural that Cambridge would experience continued growth as well. Entertaining has never been easier than with your brand new spacious kitchen that features beautiful quartz counters and KitchenAid or AGA/Marvel appliances. The luxury building consists of 20 one-bedroom condos (approximately 840 sq. ft.) and 35 two-bedroom condos (approximately 1,050 sq. ft.), and with units starting in the mid-$500s, affordability is one of the top selling factors of these condos.

Transportation and Entertainment

Located within walking distance from the MBTA's Green Line (Lechmere Station) as well as I-93, commuters will have no trouble getting into and out of work every day.  Point 262 is a 5 minute ride from the up and coming Hub on Causeway, which will feature a live-work-play community that will include retail and restaurant options as well as a boutique music venue and bowling lanes.  Point 262 is also a short drive to Somerville’s booming Assembly Square, where there are plenty of excellent restaurant and retail options. This luxury mid-rise also puts residents within easy access of restaurants, bars, shopping, museums and more attractions at nearby Kendall Square as well as the CambridgeSide Galleria. So named because it sits at 262 Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Point 262 was designed to appeal to millennials looking to purchase a condo as an affordable way to invest in one of the strongest housing markets in Greater Boston and indeed the entire Northeast.

Interested in Point 262? Contact Elevated Realty today at 617-701-6300 to find out more.

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    Comparing New Seaport Luxury Buildings: Pier 4 vs. 50 Liberty

    With cranes lining the skyline, Boston’s Seaport District is slowly transforming into the city’s epicenter of work, live, and play. Two of the newest, most luxurious residential buildings--slated for completion in 2018--are Pier 4 and 50 Liberty. We give our take on the two properties so that you can see which one fits your lifestyle better.

    Pier 4

    Pier 4 in the Seaport District is a nine-story residential building featuring 106 luxury condo residences and 17,000 sq. ft. of ground-level retail space. There's also a beautiful one-acre park in which to relax and enjoy nature. Residential units in the building range from one- to four-bedroom ocean homes, each with private terrace and water views. Each penthouse home has a private roof deck for entertaining or just relaxing after a long day at work. It is slated to be completed in the fall of 2018.

    Amenities

    • White glove personal concierge services offering 24-hour service, including catering and private chef services, in-home botanical care, and messenger service
    • State-of-the-art fitness center
    • Yoga studio
    • Golf simulation room
    • Private residents club lounge with large outdoor terrace overlooking the water
    • Seating and dining area with fire pit
    • Pet spa
    • Garage and valet parking

    Finishes

    • Walnut hardwood flooring in the bedrooms and living spaces
    • Floor-to-ceiling windows
    • Master bathroom fitted with Tuscany white marble and porcelain tile
    • Two kitchen styles available: one with wood accents and one with white
    • Neutral color palettes
    • Top-end appliances, including a wine refrigerator
    • Penthouse units will have upgraded kitchens, higher ceilings, and direct access to private rooftop terraces

    View

    • Adjacent to the Institute of Contemporary Art on the Boston Harbor, Pier 4 will be surrounded by water on three sides for incredible views of Boston Harbor and Downtown Boston.

    Pricing

    • Two-bedroom homes will start at $2 million-plus, but prices are discussed only in one-on-one appointments.

    50 Liberty

    50 Liberty at Fan Pier will comprise a 14-story building with 120 luxury condo residences and 50,000 sq. ft. of civic and retail space. Residential units in the building range from one- to two-plus bedroom luxury homes, each with private terrace and water views. Construction completion is slated for fall 2018, just like Pier 4. Check out the many luxury features:

    Amenities

    • Concierge services
    • Garage parking
    • Sports club
    • Luxurious communal outdoor spaces
    • Two ground-level restaurants to be announced.  The building also has direct access Babbo Pizzeria e Enoteca, a new restaurant concept from famed chef Mario Batali, Committee, a Mediterranean restaurant from George Aboujaoude, Lola 42 from the owners of Lola 41 in Nantucket and Mastros Steakhouse, both in the ground floor of 22 Liberty.

    Finishes

    • Large bathrooms with marble finishes
    • Custom kitchens with Sub Zero appliances
    • Hardwood floors throughout bedrooms and living rooms

    View

    • Located on Boston Harbor adjacent to the Joseph Moakley Federal Courthouse, 50 Liberty offers spectacular views of the city’s skyline as well as Boston Harbor.

    Pricing

    • A 1,537-square-foot two-bedroom, 2.5 bath with two garaged parking spaces is fetching approximately $1,410 sq. ft. ($2,168,565).
    • A 2,036-square-foot 2-bedroom, 2.5 bath with two garaged parking spaces, is asking $2,000 sq. ft ($4,072,000).
    • A 1,297-square-foot 1-bedroom, 2 bath is asking $1,425 sq. ft. ($1,848,995).

    And the Winner is….

    Pier 4 and 50 Liberty! Why? Because you can’t go wrong with either building. Both offer incredible water views, high-end finishes, and over-the-top luxurious amenities.  Both buildings are setting the standard for luxury waterfront living in Boston’s gorgeous Seaport.   

    Contact Elevated Realty to learn more about either of these properties. We would be happy to help you make a decision between the two properties based on your needs and budget. Call us today at 617-701-6300.

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