Blog :: 01-2020

South End Restaurants

Whether you’re living in the luxurious restored Victorian row houses, or the brand new luxury buildings opening this year in the South End - 100 Shawmut or The Quinn - you have a unique variety of restaurant options to choose from. 

Toro 

A Spanish inspired tapas restaurant located on 1704 Washington Street in the South End.  Unlike some Boston restaurants, Toro opens early for lunch during the week.  The Food Lens lists off some Must-Have’s at Toro, including their Paella Valenciana, a very well-known dish of Spain.  Toro does not take reservations for dinner, so hurry over after work. 

Cinquecento

An Italian restaurant that offers an experience for every occasion - private parties and events downstairs with a private bar, a romantic upstairs dining area with rustic furniture, and outdoor seating for warmer months of the year.  

Gaslight Brasserie Du Coin 

Located at the corner at 560 Harrison Ave, Gaslight is a French Brasserie perfect for any occasion - brunch, late-night, large parties, etc. They have a wine list of over 20 French wines.  Pair one of their wines with one of their dinner options.  You can also try their “Plats Du Jour” - Dish of the day - a different option for every day of the week.  

Aquitaine

The same chef of Cinquecento and Gaslight - Seth Woods - is also is the restaurateur of Aquitaine - a Parisian-inspired French bistro.  Similar menu options to Gaslight Brasserie. Aquitaine offers brunch on weekends and lunch and dinner all week long. Make a reservation here

Southern Proper 

If you’re looking for something a little different - Southern Proper is a southern themed restaurant brought from North Carolina where you can enjoy fried chicken, BBQ dishes, Shrimp & Grits, and southern style side options including biscuits and cornbread. Executive Chef and restaurant owner Jason Cheek brought traditional southern foods up North to Boston.

Interested in living in the South End just a walking distance from these incredible restaurant options? Contact us for showings of the South End luxury buildings.

Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences: Why Wait?

Back Bay has long been one of Boston’s most iconic neighborhoods, home to the most affluent and upper crust of the city’s residents. But even so, the 2020s look to be a major decade for Back Bay; as a new luxury residence and hotel development is being built - Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotels & Residences.

The legendary Singaporean hotel chain will open its first North American residency in Back Bay come 2022, and the amenities they’re offering are enough to make anyone await their arrival. Here are just a few of the perks you can expect from a Raffles residence:

1. Unparalleled Customer Service Staff

If you’ve ever been to a Raffles hotel, you know that their customer service is unparalleled. It appears that their Back Bay location will have it all too:

-Signature Butler Service

-Valet Parking

-Door Man

-Room Service from any of their fine dining restaurants

-24/7 Concierge

2. Five on-site dining options

As part of their hotel and residences development, Raffles is planning to include five on-site food and beverage options right on the premises. These fine dining experiences will follow in the tradition of Raffles’ other establishments, offering only the very best cuisine and a stunning atmosphere.

3. Worth-the-wait Amenities

Any luxury condo facility has its share of amenities, but what is different about the Raffles Residences?

-Raffles Spa

-20-meter Indoor Pool

-Rooftop Lounge

-Fitness Centers

-Pet Spa

-Expansive meeting space for events

4. The Raffles Loyalty Program

One of the greatest perks available to Raffles Back Bay residents is their VIP access to Raffles' Resident Only Loyalty Program. This loyalty program will give residents additional benefits over your standard hotel guests, from access to residents-only gathering places to a slew of other benefits within the portfolio of Raffles parent company, AccorHotels.

5. Back Bay Entertainment

The amenities at Raffles may have you feeling like you never have to leave the building; however, there is still one other perk that must be noticed – Raffle Residence’s prime location. The Raffles in Back Bay will be a walking distance from…

-High-end shopping on Newbury Street

-Back Bay train station

-Museum of Fine Arts

-Red Sox games and entertainment at Fenway Park

-Back Bay restaurants

GET PRE-SALE INFORMATION NOW! 

Join our VIP Buyer list to be one of the first to have access to pre-construction pricing, floor plans, and model units.  Although 2022 may seem like ages away, Raffles Back Bay Hotels and Residences will undoubtedly be worth the wait.

 

Why live in Downtown Boston's newest luxury residential building: The Sudbury

 

About The Sudbury

Downtown Boston will see a real estate surge in 2020, as the latest luxury apartment and condo complex opens up in the summer or early fall. This new building is The Sudbury - 450-foot tower located at Bulfinch Crossing on 1 Congress Street. This beautiful building will offer the very best of city life to over 400 Bostonians (the building boasts 368 rental units and 55 for sale condos), with a wide range of amenities and views of the Atlantic, Boston Harbor, and Downtown Boston.

Nearby Attractions 

Residents who love city life will fall in love with The Sudbury’s centralized location. The Sudbury is situated at the intersection of the North End, Faneuil Hall, Beacon Hill, West End, Financial District, and the TD Garden/Bulfinch Triangle neighborhoods – residents can easily get to and from work, restaurants, sporting events, concerts, and home without worry.

About CBT Architects

The team behind The Sudbury is CBT Architects, a Boston-based urban design firm that has been serving Massachusetts since 1967. CBT is dedicated to creating efficient, beautiful, and high-performance spaces with timeless designs. This unique approach is evident with the pin-striped look of The Sudbury’s glass tower, which will provide an elegant new addition to the Boston Skyline.

Pre-sales for The Sudbury are available now, with expected completion in the summer or early fall. Contact the Elevated team to learn more about this stunning new complex and secure your dream home today.

Pierce Boston: A Bold Property in the Fenway Neighborhood

The Fenway/Kenmore neighborhood of Boston is best known for colleges and the Red Sox home field at Fenway Park. But in 2015, a new building project began that would give the neighborhood a new identity – the home of a new luxury condo building. In 2018, the project was completed: Pierce Boston, a gorgeous space that promises renters the very best of sophisticated city life.

Located at 200 Brookline Avenue, Pierce features 30 floors of high-end elegance and beauty, thanks to international architectural firm Arquitectonica and interior design by CBT Architects. With its modern glass exterior and its towering height (378 feet, making it the tallest building in the Fenway), the Pierce Building has quickly become an attractive fixture in this historic neighborhood.

Pierce Residences in Fenway/Kenmore

The Pierce building offers stunning views of the city, amenities like a rooftop pool, arcade, and 24-hour concierge, and a private entrance that leads to exclusive floors for renters. However, that’s all this property offers the community; its presence fulfills the original plans for the neighborhood.

When Fenway/Kenmore was established in the 1870s, it was believed that the neighborhood would be home to many high-end homes and that the area would become home to the most affluent Bostonians. However, the neighborhood took a different turn as academic institutions sprang up along the Fenway parkway. The result? Fenway/Kenmore became a hub for education and culture – which makes it one of the best places for today’s metropolitan renters.

About the Developers

Three developers took charge of developing Pierce Boston. They are Landsea Homes, a building company dedicated to creating sustainable and eco-friendly properties; Weiner Ventures, an investment and development firm that focuses on creating distinct urban environments throughout Boston; and Samuels & Associates, a developer that seeks to create inspiring spaces throughout the Fenway neighborhood. With these innovative developers working together, it should be no surprise that Pierce Boston is a vibrant and modern space where many Bostonians would love to live.

Interested in living in Fenway? Explore our listings for Pierce Boston!

 

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    Boston's new Luxury Condos in 2020

    Boston has long been a thriving hub of business, arts, and culture, but the city proved its worth in the 2010s. These past ten years have been a period of massive transition – and the latter half of the decade was marked by several new construction projects in the luxury condo space.

    A City Under Construction

    Boston’s period of progress started in 2015 with the opening of 22 Liberty, a gorgeous luxury condo development right on the Harbor in the Seaport District. The following year saw the rise of the Millennium Tower, a skyscraper that was once the tallest residential building in Boston before The Four Seasons was built. The next two years led to even greater developments - The Benjamin, The VIA, and Nema opened their doors in 2017, and 50 Liberty was constructed (right next to 22 Liberty) in 2018. 

    Building on Previous Success

    The luxury condo developments from 2015-2018 were certainly impressive, but they were just the beginning of Boston’s hot streak. 2019 was an incredible year for the luxury condo industry, with the completion of three stunning residence buildings in the past year alone.

    Bostonians looking to live on the water flocked to Pier 4, a new property that was already 85% sold out by 2019 year’s end. The Four Seasons at One Dalton – which is now Boston’s tallest residential building - stands at an amazing 61 stories and gives residents a taste of life in historic Back Bay. While The Archer in Beacon Hill may not officially open its doors until later this year, this luxurious development is already seeing massive interest from would-be residents.

    Forthcoming Luxury Condos

    What is on the horizon for Boston’s real estate market? Luxury condos – and lots of them! The years 2020-2022 are looking to be just as bright for Boston’s upper crust, as many more developments are underway. 

    In Seaport, condo hunters can look forward to the Echelon in 2020 and St. Regis in 2021. Those looking to live the modern life with a touch of old-fashioned charm can head to South End, where 100 Shawmut Avenue and The Quinn will be completed later this year. Luxury hotel and residences chain Raffles broke ground on their hotel and condo complex last year, with construction expected to be completed in 2021. And of course, those Bostonians that want to live in the humming Financial District can look forward to the opening of Winthrop Square Tower in 2022 (complete with a garage built by Millennium).

    Which luxury condo will become your dream home? Browse our listings of these new properties today to explore pre-sale pricing.