Beat Summer Heat & Utility Bills

With temperatures still in the 90s, Bostonians are staying inside, pumping up the air conditioning, and trying to beat the summer heat (and humidity).  With air conditioners on maximum cooling, energy bills are on the rise – consider 10 ways to beat summer utility bills.

The Rose Kennedy Greenway is now consistently crowded with families taking advantage of the many fountains that can bring a cool relief to those taking in the Waterfront.  If screaming children having the time of their lives is not in the cards for you, and you’re looking for something a little more sophisticated, try the Colonnade Boston Roof Top Pool (admission required).

Boston Heat Wave

Colonnade Boston Roof Top Pool

And for those dreamers out there, if you were the proud owner of 74 Beacon Street, a stunning Beacon Hill home, you’d be able to enjoy your Boston infinity pool in the private comfort of your roofdeck deck overlooking the Public Garden perhaps the quintessential Boston pool of them all.

Boston Rooftop Infinity Edge Pool

Boston Roofdeck Infinity Edge Pool

It’s been listed for just over 70 days now, and is currently the most expensive single-family listing for sale in Boston proper. At $14,950,000, it has to offer something unique, and unparalleled in the heart of the city, right? 74 Beacon Street doesn’t disappoint. Regardless of whether or not the interior finishes are your style (all high-end, oftentimes in a palatial sense), the rooftop deck is what literally caps off this home and makes it perhaps the most unique in Boston at the moment.

Situated just west of Charles Street on the north side of Beacon Street, 74 Beacon Street is an 8,450 square foot residence spread over 6 floors that offers 6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 3 half-bathrooms, 8 working fireplaces, and an elevator that services all 6 levels. Parking, which is a coveted item when looking at Beacon Hill homes,  is included.

But onto the roofdeck, which again, where the 74 Beacon Street Boston Developer equipped this townhome with perhaps the most unique private roofdeck in Boston. What specifically does this home have that others don’t? A roofdeck infinity edge pool that provides panoramic views of Boston Common, the Public Garden, and the exceptional skyline. It’s a rarity for a full-blown condo development to offer a pool, so this private single-family residence is in a league of its own, and it’s well worth the elevator ride or climb up to the roof. For more information, and further photos, contact us.

Boston Rooftop Infinity Edge Pool

Boston Rooftop Infinity Edge Pool

285 Columbus Lofts Roofdeck

So how’s the view from the common roofdeck at 285 Columbus Lofts? Stunning. But perhaps more exciting is what’s been happening inside at what is one of downtown Boston’s hottest new high-end properties. Pat Cutter and Elaine Dolley (the real estate salespersons representing the seller) have blazed a trail, selling 49 of 63 units in the loft-style development, positioning themselves to take a real run at selling out the entire building in less than one year (a rather unheard of feat for a building of its size and price point in the Boston market). The majority of the units that have sold at 285 Columbus Lofts sold in preconstruction, before doors ever opened to residents in May 2008.

View from 285 Columbus Lofts Roofdeck

Back to the roofdeck…the deck is situated in what seems to be an ideal spot, with the Hancock building towering behind you, the Financial District skyline to your left, and the South End front and center. Click on either of the two exclusive pictures to enlarge them. In terms of remaining units at the loft-style development, one-bedroom units are priced in the mid $500K to mid $600K range, while the least expensive two-bedrooms that remain are priced starting at $975K (on the Columbus Avenue side). For more information, feel free to contact us using the link at the top of this page.

View from 285 Columbus Lofts Roofdeck