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Recently Listed Luxury Two Bedroom Condominium With All The Right Touches - at The Heritage On The Garden!

Recently listed luxurious, full service two bedroom home at the world-class Heritage On The Garden.  Center Belvedere elevator access.  Elegant granite-accented circular foyer.  28' living room with bay window and dedicated dining area.  Chef's fully appointed S/S and granite kitchen.  Lovely master bedroom with sweeping bay window. Sumptuous white marble master bathroom en-suite features a step in shower with two sets of controls and two vanities.  Large second bedroom.  Adjacent granite-accented shower stall bathroom.  Laundry room.  Two tandem garage spaces.  Boasting one of Boston's most valuable addresses, the Heritage is located across from the Boston Public Garden and close to the Boston Common, Newbury Street shops and restaurants, Charles River and Esplanade and the Back Bay and Downtown Business Districts.  Services include daily tea service and Sunday brunch in the Great Library overlooking the Public Garden, on-site management, 24/7 Concierge, Doorman and Major Domo.  $2,685,000

Take a video tour of this property at  https://player.vimeo.com/video/424207177

    

      

Tim Marsh

(C) 617-548-7145 or tim@bostonluxuryrealestate,com

Tim Marsh Lists a Luxury Two Bedroom Plus Den at the Full Service Trinity Place for $3.1M!

Rare "Nose" unit overlooking Copley Square.  Palatial single floor condo at Trinity Place, a Tier-1 full service doorman building centrally located in Copley Square. Residence features: Entry foyer with closet. Gallery entry hall.  Fabulous 26’ living room with postcard views of the Trinity Church, Boston Public Library, John Hancock tower and Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. Chef’s granite-accented kitchen. Adjacent utility room with washer/dryer.  Master bedroom suite offers a sitting room, two closets and a marble-accented master bath with double-sink vanity and linen closet.  Guest bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite full bathroom.  Den/study with built-in bookcase/cabinets. Powder room. Includes two valet garage spaces and extra storage.  Services include elevator, 24/7 concierge, valet and on-site management.  Residents enjoy in-room dining from Sorellina Restaurant, a private entrance into the restaurant and a residents-only fitness center.  Convenient access to routes 90, 93, 1 and the Back Bay Train station.

               

             

   

   Contact Tim Marsh for a private viewing.

   Cell:  617-548-7145. Email:  tim@bostonluxuryrealestate.com

Originally Priced at $1,500,000, This Full Service Home at Battery Wharf Has Been Re-Priced at $1,395,000 for A Timely Sale!

Don't miss out on this fantastic buying opportunity!  Beautiful South-facing one bedroom full service condominium in coveted Battery Wharf on Boston Harbor.  This oversized home offers nearly 1,300 SF.  Large 27' open living room with Brazilian cherry wood floors, dining area and step-out balcony offering direct Boston Harbor views.  Open chef's kitchen features stainless steel appliances, gas cooking and granite counters.  Large master bedroom suite is replete with custom built-in cabinetry, numerous windows with Harbor views, custom walk-in closet and a luxurious marble bathroom en suite with double-sink vanity, soaking tub and large shower stall. Additional powder room. One valet garage parking space and private storage.  Washer & dryer.  Battery Wharf amenities include doorman, concierge, security, on-site professional management and fitness room.  The attached Battery Wharf Hotel offers offers in-room dining and housekeeping services. The Battery Wharf Grill, Exhale Spa and Marina and Water Taxi (Logan Airport service) are on-site.   Located on the Boston Harbor and close to the fine dining of the North End, TD Garden/North Station and major routes.

                  

                   

     

    Contact Tim Marsh for a private viewing of this property.
    Cell:  617-548-7145.  Email: tim@bostonluxuryrealestate.com

Interior Finishing Wrapping up for Pier 4 Luxury Condos

Courtesy of Bldup

About Pier 4 Phase II

130-140 Northern Avenue, Seaport DistrictBoston, MA

Tishman Speyer's second phase of their $500 million Pier 4 development project overlooking Boston Harbor. featuring a nine-story residential building containing 106 luxurious one-to-four-bedroom condominiums with 17,000 square feet of ground-floor retail. The building will feature a rooftop terrace and state-of-the-art amenities. Pier 4 will include a one-acre public waterfront park. A two-level underground parking garage will be located on site.

Each condominium at Pier 4 will feature private outdoor space; penthouse condominiums will also feature private roof decks. Pier 4 will offer the only Seaport residences surrounded by water on three sides. Resident amenities will include pet-friendly conveniences, an exclusive residents club, an expansive outdoor terrace, a seating and dining area with a fire pit, a luxury fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, virtual golf, and on-site self-parking and valet.

On the ground floor of the residential building will be the Seaport's first farm-to-table restaurant. The restaurant will be operated by Kristin Canty, owner of Concord, MA's Woods Hill Table, and will have 140 seats, including a raw bar, along with a 40-seat patio. On the office building's ground floor will be a location of Tatte Bakery & Cafe over 3,600 square feet in size.

Seaport's 150 Seaport Boulevard to be the St. Regis Residences, Boston. Billowy 22-story tower will have 114 luxury condos.

By Tom Acitelli, Curbed Boston

Rendering courtesy of Cronin Development

The famously billowy condo tower planned for 150 Seaport Boulevard, on the Seaport District sites of the Whiskey Priest and the Atlantic Beer Garden, will open as an outpost of the St. Regis luxury brand, according to developer Cronin Development.

The firm reached a licensing deal with Marriott International, which is not itself involved in the development. 

The tower is due to have 114 condos and to reach to 22 stories. A groundbreaking is expected this fall, with an opening scheduled for late 2020. 

Such an opening will cap a long time of back-and-forth on the plans. The Conservation Law Foundation, an environmental group, agreed in January to drop a lawsuit against the project in exchange for $13.1 million in funding for a waterfront park, a public dock, and children’s programming.

The group had opposed Cronin’s (very expensive) plans on zoning grounds because of concerns about public access to the waterfront.

As it stands now, the future condos will come with access to a suite of St. Regis-branded luxury services, including concierge and butler service, and to amenities such as a swimming pool, a spa, a health club, a library, and what the developer is calling a golf-simulation room. 

Then there’s the design of the building itself, courtesy of the late Howard Elkus of Elkus Manfredi. It is meant to evoke a billowy sail. 

Stay tuned for sales (the other kind). Those are expected to launch in the fall.

Luxury Homes in London With Ties to the Titanic

By Ruth Bloomfield of The WSJ

The former London offices of the White Star Line—famous for the RMS Titanic—have been converted into seven luxury residences priced up to about $27.5 million

Oceanic House, built in 1907.  PHOTO: JASON ALDEN FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

On April 10, 1912, the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton to New York. To book their passage, many of its wealthy seagoing passengers ascended the stone steps of Oceanic House, headquarters of the White Star Line in London.

The Titanic calamity spelled a long, slow death for the White Star Line, and Oceanic House, lavishly built in 1907, fell into decline. But now, after a circa $35 million restoration, the 33,000-square-foot building has been converted into seven luxury residences priced up to about $27.5 million.

When London-based Misland Capital bought Oceanic House in 2012 for around $28 million, the building, located in the St. James neighborhood of London’s West End, was in a sorry state. After being sold by the White Star Line it was sold on to a bank, the British government and eventually to a kitschy Tex-Mex restaurant.

“It was tired, with decrepit ceiling tiles and a dormer added in the 1960s,” said Peter Rochow, director of Misland Capital, a firm that manages the assets of British businessman Peter Green and family, who have substantial property holdings in London. “Some of the windows were broken, and it was generally very neglected.”

The biggest structural challenge of the renovation was to remove the ugly dormer and rebuild it, using Welsh slate tiles to clad the roof and Portland stone to recreate its original decorative pediment.

The dining room in the penthouse.  PHOTO: JASON ALDEN FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

This space now holds the penthouse’s open-plan living room and dining room, divided by a double-sided fireplace, with views of the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben from one of its two terraces.

“You will not need a clock in this apartment, that’s for sure,” said Simon Fernandes, a partner at Strutt & Parker, the apartments’ joint selling agent along with Beauchamp Estates.

The decor is simple: dark timber floors and a monochrome color scheme enlivened by touches of a rich, deep blue—a nod to the ocean. The Poggenpohl kitchen has a mix of taupe gloss and charcoal cabinets. There is also a study and second living room. The property comes furnished right down to spaghetti waiting to be boiled on the cooktop.

The penthouse’s lower floor, accessed by a black polished plaster stairwell, has four bedroom suites, some with original porthole windows. Wood paneling is a constant theme, a subtle nod to the décor of Titanic’s first-class cabins, but interior designers Morpheus London have kept overt nautical references firmly in check.

The penthouse bedroom has a porthole-shaped window.

The penthouse bedroom has a porthole-shaped window.  PHOTO: JASON ALDEN FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

This 5,496-square-foot penthouse is listed for about $27.5 million, while apartments—in rooms where the White Star Line’s clerks would once have had their offices—start at $6.1 million for a 1,604-square-foot, two-bedroom property. One of the seven apartments has already been sold to a German-American couple.

In the seven weeks since they formally went on sale, Mr. Fernandes said second-home buyers from China, South Africa, North America, and Europe, as well as British buyers looking to downsize from country houses, had expressed interest in Oceanic House.

In terms of its location, St. James’ sits on the fringes of prime central London and lacks the cachet of, say, Mayfair or Knightsbridge. However Mr. Fernandes pointed that Oceanic House, seconds from Trafalgar Square, has an average price of $4,200 per square foot. In prime central London average prices are typically between $5,600 and $9,800 per square foot.

Prime London prices have taken a Brexit-related hit since 2014, with average falls of around 7%, according to estate agent Knight Frank.

But Mr. Rochow is resting his faith in the building’s unique history, the quality of its design, plus the weakness of the pound. “We are confident, but we know we are not in the same market we were in in 2014,” he said. “We are going to have to work a little bit harder.”