Great Choices Hit Market at Year End

One would think that the market would bundle up for the winter and hibernate, but there have been a large handful of great listings that have hit the market over the past week, be them new, or several price reductions. The Boston real estate market is pushing to finish the year strong, despite getting snowed in this week. Let’s take a look at what we’re talking about – for more information about any of these listings, or to setup a showing, please contact us.

52 Athens Street (also known as the 80 A Street Condominiums) along the border of South Boston and the Seaport District currently has two units for sale. Unit 1, a 1,313 square foot loft-style duplex condo with soaring ceilings and bamboo floors underwent a $30K price reduction after being on the market for 38 days. The move takes this unit down to $459,000 ($349 per square foot). This particular unit is one of the higher-end condos offers one of the best spaces in the 12-unit development along A Street.


A somewhat rare smaller unit (610 square feet) has come available at One Charles, the Midtown luxury condo development that was completed in 2004, steps to Boston Common and the Public Garden. This $584,000 condo was designed by renowned Eugene Lawrence and was recently featured in Boston Globe Magazine’s “Ultimate Bachelor Pads” issue for its unique space-defying sense of grandeur. It comes with a single deeded tandem garage parking space.



Unit 322, at the luxury South Boston Court Square Press 130-unit condo development, just hit the market. This brings the total of available units in this building to 6. Court Square Press remains one of the classiest places to call home in northern South Boston, and with the June opening of Macallen, residents now enjoy a host of further amenities. Included in this 1,296 square foot, two-bedroom two-bathroom, $599,000 loft is one deeded garage parking space.

One gorgeous unit at the oftentimes overlooked loft-style condos at 27 Wareham Place deep in the South End took on a small price reduction, moving it to $697,000 for the two-bedroom two.five-bathroom, 1,271 square foot loft. Parking is included in this common roof deck 30-unit development that was finished in 2000. You’ll probably begin to see these units catch on a bit more, especially with the SoHa Lofts (now called the 1850) going up right down the street.



You don’t see many units come available at the Boston Metropolitan, in Boston’s Chinatown, adjacent to the New England Medical Center, also home to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Unit 2209 is a penthouse unit boasting 1,325 square feet over multiple levels, and a wrap around balcony with southwest views. The Metropolitan was finished in 2004, and this unit comes with 2 garage parking spaces, and is priced at $949,000.



The North End brings us Unit 4B at 287 Hanover Street, a renovated 2,358 square foot three-bedroom loft-style condo with soaring ceilings and high-end everything. This unit just came back on the market, and is priced at $1,199,000 ($508 per square foot), and is part of the Seaman’s House. Low condo fees for a $1 million+ property at $350 per month, however, no deeded parking with this unit – yet, definitely worth a look.


And finally, Unit 823 at Lincoln Wharf, adjacent to the up and coming ultra luxury Battery Wharf, recently saw a $100K price reduction, moving this unit to $1,295,000 for 1,853 square feet. The renovated unit features 20′ ceilings and great water views, as well as Asian walnut floors. Parking is rented. The unit has been on the market for 58 days now. The $1,000 HOA fee includes Hot Water, Water, Sewer, Master Insurance, Security, Laundry Facilities (that’s how they do it in this particular building), Elevator, Exterior Maintenance, Landscaping, Snow Removal, Recreational Facilities, Exercise Room, Sauna/Steam, Clubroom, Extra Storage, Refuse Removal.


Lofts at 36 A

High-end boutique living with some of the finest Italian finishes in a loft-style setting with the most beautiful stained and scored concrete floors on the market, this is the essence of the Lofts at 36 A. We have spent a lot of time at the development over the past several months, and have really enjoyed the building.

The South Boston neighborhood surrounding the Red Line Broadway T-Stop is absolutely exploding with stunning new developments that each have their own individual focus and feel, catering to particular lifestyles and living standards. The 36 A Lofts is a small, 26-unit, boutique development that is targeted towards a discerning condo buyer who appreciates high-end amenities within the living space, but does not need/want a concierge or fitness center.

Ceiling heights are just under 10 feet, and the south wall of each unit is covered in a bank of floor-to-ceiling windows. Located at 36 A Street (Google Map), the newly constructed development stands six stories high. There are two levels of garage parking, one underground (served by a car elevator), and another on the ground floor accompanied by a commercial space (no restaurants). There are five levels of living space, topped off by a huge roof deck, with a common area and private stalls that are either deeded with a unit, or can be purchased separately (only 2 remaining).

HOA fees include master insurance, water, elevator, and maintenance, and are no more than $300 per month in any given unit. Heating and cooling is high-velocity, and the latest in water heating technology is installed in each unit. Over half of the units are sold or are under agreement currently, however, there are still excellent floor plans and units on all levels of the building that remain.

By far, the most outstanding features of the units are the stained and scored concrete floors, the high-end Fisher-Paykel kitchens, and the Italian bathrooms. You can tell that each unit is well-done, with excellent craftsmanship.

The inside story behind the quality at 36 A is that the developer was going to personally live in the building, so he built it to live up to the high standards of himself and his family – given some recent changes in the developer’s family (good things), he will no longer own within the building, but the high-end finishes and craftsmanship have stayed.

We are providing buyer representation for those interested in the Lofts at 36 A, please contact us for more information, to setup a showing, or to provide assistance in writing an offer.

Lofts at 36 A

Lofts at 36 A

Lofts at 36 A