Boston’s Highest-End Apartment Towers

For those who can afford the condo life, luxury abounds. —Brooke Jackson-Glidden, additional reporting by Zarah Kavarana

Ready to Buy

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Twenty Two Liberty
22 Liberty Drive
Seaport
Units: 109 | Stories: 14

On the market: 2013
Recent one-bedroom sale: $976,075 for 1,039 square feet
Premium perk: Home visits from award-winning hairstylist Mario Russo (who will maintain an on-site salon).

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Millennium Place
580 Washington Street
Downtown Crossing
Units: 256 | Stories: 15

On the market: 2013
Recent one-bedroom sale: $850,000 for 775 square feet
Premium perk: Millennium’s La Vie program, which curates city excursions and fireside chats for residents.

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Sepia Photo Provided by KP Strategies

 

Sepia at Ink Block
32 Traveler Street
South End
Units: 77 | Stories: 8

On the market: 2014
Recent one-bedroom sale: $1.08 million for 700 square feet
Premium perks: On-site access to Whole Foods and spa, plus a rooftop deck with grilling stations and a pool.

Hot to Watch

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Four Seasons
One Dalton Street
Back Bay
Units: 185 | Stories: 61

Move-in date: 2018
Why we’re watching: Henry Cobb and Cambridge Seven’s 61-story glass tower will be Boston’s tallest luxury hotel/residence.
Square footage of largest unit: 10,000 (penthouse)

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Pierce Boston
188 Brookline Avenue
Fenway
Units: 349 (240 rental) | Stories: 30

Move-in date: 2018
Why we’re watching: Fenway’s sweeping 30-story tower has a rooftop pool, yoga studio, and glass-floored private dining room.
Square footage of largest unit: 2,684

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Fifty Liberty
50 Liberty Drive
Seaport
Units: 120 | Stories: 14

Move-in date: 2018
Why we’re watching: Fallon Co.’s Twenty Two Liberty sold out instantly. Now it’s the waitlisters’ turn.
Square footage of largest unit: 3,000-plus

Notable New Rentals

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Radian
120 Kingston Street
Chinatown
Units: 240 | Stories: 25

Started leasing: 2014
Monthly rent for one-bedroom: $3,415 for 764 square feet
Premium perk: Daily dog-walking is free for penthouse residents.

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Photograph by Scott Francis Photography

The Arlington
100 Arlington Street
Bay Village
Units: 128 | Stories: 15

Started leasing: 2014
Monthly rent for one-bedroom: $4,788 for 900 square feet
Premium perk: A personal tech concierge to solve your computer or TV troubles.

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100 Pier 4
100 Pier 4 Boulevard
Seaport
Units: 369 | Stories: 21

Started leasing: 2015
Starting monthly rent for one-bedroom: $3,015 for 537 square feet
Premium perk: A 24-hour indoor gym with entertainment-equipped treadmills and skyline views.

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Van Ness
1335 Boylston Street
Fenway
Units: 172 | Stories: 13

Started leasing: 2015
Starting monthly rent for one-bedroom: $3,320 for 695 square feet
Premium perk: The building is home to the much-ballyhooed inaugural CityTarget.

— PLUS —

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The Anatomy of Swank

Millennium Tower, downtown’s tallest skyscraper, will also be home to the city’s largest residential gym, snazziest penthouse, and a private spa. Oh, and it’s 90 percent sold out. Couldn’t get in? We did.

The Basics

Opening date: July 2016
Units: 442 Stories: 60
Overall development cost: $700 million
One-bedroom price: Starting at $895,000
15: Percentage of buyers from outside the United States

The Penthouse

The 14-foot-tall Grand Penthouse—with views from the Harbor Islands to Boston Common—was listed as an unfinished space and came under agreement last month.

List price: $37.5 million
Square footage: 15,416, including a balcony overlooking city and harbor

The Club

With spa spaces, specially designed fitness programs, lounge areas, and screening rooms, this double-decker residents’ club is a five-star hotel, right at home.

Square footage: 23,000
Seats in private theater: 16
Length of junior Olympic pool: 75 feet

The Salon

Salon Marc Harris is on the Club’s first floor. Residents—and residents alone—can schedule services like haircuts, massages, blow-drys, and detox facials using the building’s app.

 


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Correction:
February 23, 2016: An earlier version of this story showed the wrong image for Sepia at Ink Block. We regret the error.

  • Derek Rubinoff

    Let’s see some more imaginative looking buildings.