Seven Residential Buildings in Boston with Incredible Pools
These roof deck swimming spots are top notch.
1. The Eddy
There’s really nothing else like the pool deck at the Eddy. With a breeze coming off the harbor and a picture-perfect view of the skyline, cooling off never felt so, well…cool. 10 New Street, East Boston, eddyliving.com.
2. Ink Block
The edgy, upscale units at Ink Block are a treat for the eyes, and the complex’s roof terrace is no different. A shining blue pool is surrounded by sleek chaise lounges on a deck, and below, there’s a grassy area for lawn games. 300 Harrison Avenue, Boston, inkblockboston.com.
3. The Benjamin
The Benjamin’s “Vista Sundeck” offers a panoramic look at Seaport Boulevard and downtown Boston. After a dip in the pool, residents can whip up a meal using the deck’s outdoor grills, then kick back under the pergola. 25 Northern Avenue, Boston, thebenjaminseaport.com.
4. Troy Boston
The luxe pool area at the South End’s Troy Boston has a front and center view to artist Ronnie Deziel’s killer whale mural. It also boasts a cabana deck with couches and plenty of space for sunbathing. 55 Traveler Street, Boston, troyboston.com.
5. The Kensington
The spacious “sky deck” atop the Kensington has everything you could ever want in an outdoor space: a fireplace, a TV, a huge patio, a grilling area, and a lovely lap pool. Best of all? You can float in the pool while gazing up at downtown’s skyscrapers. 665 Washington Street, Boston, kensingtonboston.com.
6. Pierce Boston
Excuse Pierce Boston’s corny rendering for a second and marvel at this pool deck with us—it soars 340 feet stories above the city, and looks directly out to the skyline. That means you can float weightlessly in the pool as the Pru sparkles in the distance. The cushy lounge chairs and hot tub aren’t so bad either. Pierce Boston, 188 Brookline Ave., Boston, pierceboston.com.
Though the Seaport’s newest and largest condo and apartment complex, EchelonSeaport, isn’t expected to open for another two years, we’re still quite taken with their pools. The series of buildings will have not one but two spots for swimming outdoors, nevermind the third indoor pool. The one pictured above is called the “Grand Pool,” and for good reason. 133 Seaport Boulevard, echelonseaport.com.
7 1/2. EchelonSeaport
The second pool is dubbed the “Waterfall Terrace Pool.” It’s situated on the building’s fifth-floor outdoor terrace, which features cabanas, in-pool lounge chairs that dip into the water, and of course, the pool’s namesake: a backlit waterfall. 133 Seaport Boulevard, echelonseaport.com.
Note: This post was originally published in August 2017 and has been updated.