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Newly Priced 3BR Marlborough Street Penthouse Boasts ~1,000 SF of Spectacular Outdoor Space!

Stunning 3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath penthouse duplex set within 1,912 SF of luxurious interior living space.  Features an additional ~1,000 SF mutli-level roof deck with dramatic views of the Back Bay, Charles River and the Boston skyline. The large marble, fireplace'd living room is flanked by 2 sets of French doors leading out to an additional terrace overlooking Marlborough St. Both outdoor spaces are fully landscaped & complete with an automated 3 zone irrigation system and dressed with accent lighting throughout. The open floor plan provides for fabulous entertainment with a separate marble wet bar & N'Finity Pro wine refrigerator. The grand dining room has a large skylight & lovely period sconces. Renovated, sky-lit kitchen is accented with an unusually large piece of inlaid granite floor matching the counters & back splash. Custom cabinetry, double Viking ovens, 5 burner Miele cooktop  & Subzero refrigerator provide all the elements needed for that perfect kitchen. Elevator. One full parking space.

              

            

    

    Contact Cheryl Marsh to schedule a private viewing.

   Cell: 617-797-5781   Email: cheryl@bostonluxuryrealestate.com

Originally priced at $1,659,000, this pristine full service home has been re-priced at $1,300,000 for a timely sale!

 Priced at only $689 per Square foot, don't miss out on this high floor 2BR , 2.5 Bath 1,886 SF home in the full service Macallen Building.   Unit highlights include: Large private terrace with Boston Harbor and city views.  Large LR with lofted ceilings, linear electric FP, wet bar, picture window and wood floors.  S/S and granite kitchen with dedicated eating area and direct access to the terrace.  Master bedroom with full. bath en-suite.  Second bedroom with adjacent full bath.  C/A.  W/D.  Full size garage space included.  Building amenities include:  24/7 concierge.  Elevator.  On-site professional management.  Garage parking.  Palatial 18,000 SF landscaped rooftop garden with heated lap pool and multiple gas grills.  Fitness Center.  Club room with kitchen.  Bike storage.  The Macallen is located in South Boston just south of the Financial District and close to many restaurants, major routes, a Whole Foods market and public transportation.  Gold LEED Certified Building built circa 2008.  Price:  $1,300,000.

               

  

  Contact Tim Marsh to schedule a private viewing.  

  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.

Winning Strategies For Selling Your Property This Spring.

The greater Boston real estate market often logs in the largest number of sales closings in the Spring (2nd) Quarter each year; as the cold weather and snow give way to blooming flowers, warmer weather...and eager buyers! 

Often buyers want to enjoy the Summer in their new digs. Some want to have their children in place for the next school year, while others strategize to maximize their tax write-offs for the calendar year. Many just want to get their home purchase project done and over with!

If you want your property sold during the 2018 Spring market you need to get started.  Spruce up your property, assemble all the pertinent documents, hire a real estate broker and put your property on the market ASAP. 

The following topics are some of the most crucial elements that you should attend to before that first showing appointment of your single family home, townhouse, condominium or cooperative. 

Curb Appeal

As the buyer walks up to your property, their first impression often becomes their most lasting one. Make sure that their first view is as appealing as possible. It may determine whether the buyer will 1) go through with viewing the property. 2) make an offer...or not. 3) be willing to pay you a strong price.

I'm talking about increasing curb appeal with ideas like: repair cracks in the walkway, repair and paint the front steps, clean the litter and leaves out of the front garden of your building, replace worn hardware and touch up the chipped paint on the front door and make sure the entry foyer to your condo building is spotless. Not only does this first look affect the buyers initial emotional attachment to your property, it says a lot about how well the property has been maintained. In the case of a condo or coop building, it signals how willing your fellow owners may be to chip in on future repairs and general upkeep of the common areas; elements that directly affect the future value of your unit.

Let's Go Inside

Inside your property, there are numerous inexpensive ways you can make it show better. Clean your windows. Have your home professionally deep-cleaned. Place a few vases of fresh flowers in the main rooms. Increase the wattage of your light bulbs so the property appears bright and cheery. Clean the fingerprints off all doors, kitchen appliances and the bathroom mirrors. Clean out and/or reorganize your closets; a lot of buyers are coming out of large suburban houses where they are used to having a lot of closet storage. 

Most buyers are very critical when it comes to the kitchen and bathrooms. Be sure every surface is uncluttered and spotless. Store the extra kitchen appliances and put all the personal items in the bathroom away. Limit the number of personal photos on display; you want the buyer to focus on your property and not who owns it. And if you have some rainy-day money stashed away, freshen the paint with neutral colors and refinish your hardwood floors!

Repair those little problems that don't really bother you but that all buyers seem to notice. Repair that dripping kitchen faucet. Seal and repaint that water stain from the leaky toilet upstairs that you had fixed last Fall. 

If you’re aware of more costly repairs, consider doing them before you go to market. If the buyer doesn’t notice them, their inspector most likely will. And that can lead to unexpected renegotiations or even kill the deal. Replace that old hot water tank. Repair a roof leak. Repair or replace the decking or railings to that palatial deck.

Pets. Whether a prospective buyer is a pet lover or not, they want to buy a home that is immaculate. Pet odors, toys strewn about and damage to furniture, carpeting and woodwork can be a big negative. Some buyers are afraid of animals in general; they can be a real distraction. Although sometimes a logistical nightmare, best to not have the pet at home during showings. At the very least, have them crated somewhere private.

Assemble the documents and information you'll need to give to your real estate Broker.

Prior to going to market with your property, an experienced agent will ask you many questions about your property, from a dated list of your improvements to the age and condition of the heating system. Arm your broker with all the information you can. This way you'll shorten up the buyer's discovery period and get them to the offer stage quickly while their excitement level is still high!  

In the case of a condominium, put together a package including a copy of recorded condominium documents such as the Master Deed, Declaration of Trust & Rules and Regulations. Assemble the last two years of financial statements, association meeting minutes and the current budget. Make sure you know whether there are any upcoming assessments for capital improvements and/or whether your condo fee, coop fee or any other fees attached to your property will be going up within the next twelve month period. For all properties, give your broker copies of your utility bills (gas, electric, etc.) for the last twelve months and a copy of your latest real estate tax bill. 

Check out our New Website for one of Boston's Grandest Condominium Homes - 257 Commonwealth in the Back Bay!

Click on the following link to visit the website for this magnificent home in the historic Cochrane Mansion.  List Price: $11,250,000 http://www.257commonwealth3.com/?cpref=100

 

Quintessential Back Bay Condominium With All the Right Touches!

         

257 Commonwealth Avenue was built circa 1886 for industrialist Alexander Cochrane by the renowned firm of McKim, Mead & White - architects of the Boston Public Library and the East and West Wing renovations at the White House.  The Cochrane House was developed into six private residences in 1985.  Residence 3 is a rare and coveted combination of the entire parlor and second floors, connected by a grand elliptical staircase and overlooking the Commonwealth Mall.  The parlor floor features the mansion’s original public rooms - perfect for entertaining on a grand or intimate scale.  The centerpiece is the forty-foot Great Hall. Today it serves as this condominium home’s elegant entrance foyer and a family room at the opposite end. The drawing room, bay windowed living room and dining room are accessed from the Hall, allowing for excellent flow.  Adjacent full, updated kitchen. Powder room.  Palatial 900+ SF private deck.  The second floor offers a masterful entertaining salon with a full kitchen.  Powder room.  Library.  Master bedroom with a marble bathroom and large walk-in closet en suite.  Two-three additional family bedrooms.   Adjacent full bath.  Additional features and amenities include massive pocket doors, soaring coffered ceilings, stunning wood and plaster detail, seven fireplaces, central air, W/D and keyed elevator access.  Two full garage spaces.  Professionally managed Association.

Price:  $11,250,000       Size:  5,930 Interior SF.    900+ SF Private Deck.    

Contact Exclusive Listing Broker, Tim Marsh for a private viewing.  

(C) 617-548-7145    email:  tim@bostonluxuryrealestate.com