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A New Age for an Old Town

a new age for an old town

Big Changes Coming to Boston's Skyline

There are currently about 70 projects under construction throughout the city, according to the Boston Redevelopment Authority. About 68% of those projects are residential. As BRA Director Brian Golden said: “We’re going through what is arguably the biggest building boom in the history of the city of Boston.”

Amongst this boom, we are seeing the number of high rise towers increase. They’ll be rising downtown, on the waterfront and at the edge of the Back Bay. Several could rival the height of the John Hancock or Prudential building. They’ll contain plenty of office space, but also residences, hotels, retail shops, and research labs. This once quaint little city is starting to catch up to the big boys.

If you are looking to buy a luxury condo in Boston, now is the time. Three years ago, the Millennium Place development was considered a litmus test for luxury condo construction. Would buyer's actually pay upwards of $1,500 per square foot to live downtown? Well the answer is, yes. Millennium Place sold out last March and their newest development, Millennium Tower,  arguably the most anticipated project in Boston, is already 80% sold, with a year to go before it's official opening.

This trend has no signs of stopping as international money continues to flood Boston. Total foreign investment in Boston’s commercial properties more than doubled to $10.4 billion through last September, up from $4.7 billion during the same period in 2013. The surge put Boston sixth in the world in the amount of money it attracted from foreign sources, behind only London, New York, Tokyo, Paris, and Los Angeles, according to Jones Lang LaSalle Inc., a real estate services firm. 

The Boston skyline as we know it, will continue to be redefined as these projects, and new ones, break ground.


Take a peek at some of the newest projects in the works:

Millennium Tower
Downtown

Millennium Tower Boston, at 685 feet, is the tallest residential building in downtown Boston. A shimmering glass sculpture in the sky, it boasts unrivaled views never before seen from a private residence. It is the most anticipated residential project in modern Boston history. The city’s first "neighborhood in the clouds."

Millennium Tower will consist of 450 luxury residences, ranging from 1 to 4-bedroom, and 95,000 square feet of additional retail space on its lower floors. The 56-story glass tower will also include an underground parking garage. Millennium Tower has already sold 80% so now is the time to buy!


Tallest residential building in Boston, the Millennium Tower


Pier 4 Residences
Seaport

Surrounded by water on three sides, the collection of boutique residences at PIER 4 will have lush public spaces, convenient retails and dining options, luxury amenities and sustainably designed living spaces. Find your perfect retreat in Boston Harbor’s most aspirational new community. The building will be nine stories and 118 feet high; there will be 16,800 square feet of ground-floor retail and a two-level underground parking garage.

Pier 4 Condos located in Boston's Seaport


The Lucas
South End

The Lucas at 136 Shawmut Ave, is an exciting, new construction condo building in Boston's South End. The project will transform the former 1874 German Trinity Catholic Church into a boutique, eight story condo building with 33 luxury residences and 30 parking spaces. Condos will feature contemporary, modern, luxury custom kitchens, high-end finishes, gas fireplaces, and high-tech smart home systems. Building amenities include a concierge, gym, lounge, garage parking and common courtyard.

South End Condo Development 136 Shawmut Ave


Forecaster 121

Faneuil Hall

Forecaster 121 is a boutique style condominium building combining modern finishes and amenities with the historic architecture of the original Forecaster Raincoat of Boston warehouse. Each of the 80 distinct condos will delight you with their understated elegance, high-style finishes, and unique character details.  Intriguing design features such as exposed brick walls, tall ceilings, Juliette balconies, private terraces, sun atria, and loft-style elements will satisfy your desire to live in a home that’s truly unique. These new residences feature 24-hour concierge and 24-hour valet services, a fitness room, a meeting room, and best of all; a location at the intersection of everything.

Forecaster 121 Condos in Boston's Faneuil Hall

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    Boulevard Boston: Penthouse Hits The Market For $5.75M

    The Boulevard, an ultra-luxury new construction condo development located on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Downtown Boston, recently released Unit PH2 to the market. The Penthouse boasts 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a whopping 3,746 square feet of livable space spread out over two floors. The Penthouse, ideally located on the front side of The Boulevard, also includes a private roof deck, which is a rarity for Downtown Boston. The unit comes with two deeded parking spaces in The Boulevard's state-of-the-art automated parking system. Asking price is $5,750,000, which is substantially less than some of the recent record-setting Penthouse sales that have reverberated through Boston's hot luxury condo market.  The Boulevard will house 36 ultra-luxury condos, see pricing and availability below. 

    The Boulevard is ideally located directly across from the Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston Waterfront and the Rose Kennedy Greenway and a 5 minute walk to Boston's thriving Seaport. The Boulevard is a short walk from some of the area's hottest restaurants including Nebo, Trade, Smith & Wollensky, Menton and The Smoke Shop

    Amenities at The Boulevard

    -Concierge

    -Fitness Center

    -Club Room

    -Pet Spa

    -Bike Storage

    -Automated Garage Parking

    -Private Terraces

    Available Units at The Boulevard

    Unit 901: 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, 2414 Square Feet, $3,845,000

    Unit 803: 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, 2337 Square Feet, $3,685,000

    Unit 504: 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 1931 Square Feet, $2,800,000

    Unit 304: 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 1903 Square Feet, $2,585,000

     

     

     

    Raffles Boston Back Bay: Ultra-Luxury Hotel and Residences Announced for 40 Trinity in Boston's Back Bay

     

    Raffles Boston Back Bay, located at 40 Trinity Place, will be the first property by Raffles Hotels and Resorts in North America and in the Western Hemisphere. Raffles, the prestigious ultra-luxury hotel brand, currently has 12 locations throughout the world, with high-profile locations in DubaiParis and the Seychelles. The 33 story tower will rise 400 feet and be home to 146 Raffles branded residences as well as 147 luxury hotel rooms. Raffles Boston Back Bay will bring a new level of ultra-luxury amenities to Boston's burgeoning luxury condo market which include the signature Raffles Butler service, Raffles Spa with indoor pool, rooftop garden terrace, resident lounge, five food and beverage venues on-site and a two-story sky lobby overlooking Copley Square. 

    Raffles Hotels are known for their designs that embrace the community in which they are located. Raffles Boston Back Bay design will be spearheaded by The Architectural Team, Inc., with hotel interiors designed by Stonewall Taylor and residential interiors by Rockwell Group. Raffles Boston Back Bay will be ideally located in Boston's most prestigious neighborhood, adjacent to Back Bay Station, within a block of Copley Square and luxury shopping at Copley PlaceNewbury Street and the Prudential Center

    Units will range from one to three bedrooms and Raffles Boston Back Bay will also house the finest penthouses that Boston has ever seen. Residents will have preferred access to custom services including exclusive membership in the resident-only tier of Raffles' guest recognition and loyalty program, which provides VIP access and benefits within the AccorHotels portfolio. Multiple resident-only spaces and gathering places will also be located on-site. Expected completion is 2021. Contact Elevated today for more information on pre-sales and pricing. 

    Unit Information

    1 Bedroom

    2 Bedroom

    3 Bedroom

    Penthouse

    Amenities

    24/7 Concierge

    Door Man

    Room Service

    Raffles Signature Butler Services

    Raffles Spa

    Valet Parking

    Five On-Site Food + Beverage Options

    20-Meter Indoor Pool

    Rooftop Garden Terrace

    Rooftop Lounge

    Expansive Meeting Space

    VIP Access to Raffles' Resident Only Loyalty Program

    Winthrop Square Tower Boston: Downtown Boston's Newest Luxury High Rise Wins City Approval

     

              

    The long-awaited Winthrop Square Tower, located at the former site of the Winthrop Square Garage at 115 Devonshire Street in Boston's Financial District, has received full approval from the Boston Planning and Development Authority. Winthrop Square's developer, Millennium Partners, who also built The Ritz Carlton in 2001, Millennium Place in 2013 and Millennium Tower in 2016, proposed 500 ultra-luxury condos, 550 underground parking spaces and 750,000 of commercial office space. The first three floors of the Winthrop Square Tower will be home to a 12,000 square foot Great Hall, which would create a connection between Winthrop Square and Federal Street as well as 31,000 square feet of restaurant/retail space and 21,000 square feet of shared meeting space. The Winthrop Square Tower will rise 53 stories and 691 feet making it one of the tallest residential towers in the Northeast United States. Based on the success of Millennium Tower, Winthrop Square should have a massive slate of amenities and additional luxuries for residents that are starting to become more of the norm in Boston buildings, see: the recently announced Raffles Hotel and Residences in Boston's Back Bay. The Winthrop Square Tower will break ground in the Second Quarter of 2018 with anticipated completion in the First Quarter of 2022. To receive updates Winthrop Square, get on the Elevated List here

    Units

    1 Bedroom

    2 Bedroom

    3 Bedroom

    4 Bedroom

    Penthouse

    Anticipated Amenities

    -Valet Parking

    -Doorman

    -Concierge

    -Room Service

    -Resident Restaurant and Lounge

    -Swimming Pool and Spa

    -Resident Theater

    -Fitness Center