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Crane Watch: New Interior Photos Released for South End’s 345 Harrison

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A two-acre site in Boston’s South End neighborhood will soon be home to two sprawling new residential buildings. 345 Harrison Avenue has become one of the neighborhood’s hottest new residential developments, delivering 585 world-class apartments to the bustling neighborhood. The two 14-story buildings, totaling 535,900 square-feet will include 40,000 square-feet of ground-floor retail and an underground parking garage with 275 vehicle spaces and 325 bicycle spaces.

The new buildings will further the urban renewal process that seeks to revitalize this area of Boston, while connecting the vibrant Downtown and South End neighborhoods. The project will improve pedestrian connectivity and circulation in the neighborhood and will serve as a vital physical and economic link between Downtown and South End. The site will include a landscaped pedestrian path that leads from the project to the MBTA Silver Line on Washington Street. Its location is conveniently situated across from a Whole Foods Grocery Store and countless other South End restaurants and shopping centers. Its developers, UDR, have built over 5,000 new units in six states since 2006 for total development costs of $1.3 billion. 345 Harrison has since become one of UDR’s most significant undertakings in terms of size and capabilities.

This week, UDR has released several new renderings, exhibiting the interiors of 345 Harrison‘s apartments and luxury amenities.

Amenities at 345 Harrison include a 14th floor sky lounge with outstanding Back Bay views, an outdoor rooftop swimming pool and expansive, 4,000 square-foot fully-equipped fitness center/yoga room.

Apartments are as dynamic and innovative as its South End address, crafted with crisp custom finishes, with every detail carefully considered to create a beautiful backdrop for your life in Boston.

345 Harrison Ave is expected reach completion by early 2018. Stay updated with new renderings, floor plans and pre-sales via Bushari’s Crane Watch.

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A Look Into the Upcoming Boutique Residences of 276 Newbury Street

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This week, Bushari agents got an inside look into one of Back Bay‘s most highly-anticipated residential developments. The residences at 276 Newbury Street, developed by Boston’s Centremark LLC and designed by Cambridge architects Margolis + Fishman, will bridge two classic brownstones at 276 and 278 Newbury Street into a seamless blend of historic architecture and modern opulence.

Each of 276 Newbury‘s floor plans will emphasize exemplary entertaining and modern living with spacious, open floor plans that are complemented by herringbone pattern oak flooring. The units, which harbor three+ bedroom, 2.5+ bathroom configurations, also feature study rooms, laundry rooms, private decks, and coveted on-site parking. Its location along Back Bay‘s bustling Newbury street allows for convenient access to the boutique shops, restaurants and parks that make the neighborhood famous.

While the building will retain its historic brownstone design elements, the existing brick masonry of the façade will be cleaned and repointed as necessary. Its front yard will be excavated to a lower level in order to create retail entrances and expose previously-modified lower level entrances. A private elevator will be added, allowing for secure private access to each of the residences. The building’s interior design is curated by Ally coulter Designs, with furnishings by Fendi Casa and Luxury Living Group of New York.

276 Newbury Residence One will occupy the entire third floor of the building, spanning approximately 2,000 square-feet plus a private 500 square-foot deck. Its sprawling layout, with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, is ideal for entertaining; pre-wired for audio and visual entertainment. Its gleaming chef’s kitchen features custom cabinetry and polished Quartzite and Miele appliances.

Residences Two and Three will occupy the building’s fourth and fifth floors, respectively. These units deliver the ultimate Back Bay living experience, draped in heritage and a timeless appeal. The penthouse level is accessible via direct elevator access from residences Two and Three and offers an additional living area, a bath with shower, and private outdoor deck overlooking Newbury street and the Back Bay skyline. Finishes include interior and exterior gas fireplaces and a sizable wet bar. Both residences two and three harbor 3+ bedroom, 3.5+ bathroom configurations. Additionally, these three units may be combined for the ultimate Back Bay living experience.

We’d like to thank Lisa Rainis of Otis & Ahearn for the invitation to 276 Newbury’s exclusive broker’s open.

Completion of 276 Newbury is expected by December 2018. Units are now available for pre-sale. Find available units and floor plans here.

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Michael Dell Buys One Dalton Penthouse in Boston’s Most Expensive Condo Sale

 

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Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Technologies, is currently in contract for one of the three penthouse residences in Back Bay’s One Dalton residential tower.

One Dalton, which is expected to wrap up construction by the final quarter of 2018, has already sold several of its luxury condos. At a height of 742 feet, One Dalton will be the third largest tower to pierce the Boston skyline; with only the Prudential and John Hancock Towers soaring above at heights of 750 feet and 790 feet, respectively.

While it is not yet known how much Dell is expected to pay for the penthouse, there is currently another for sale at $40 million. The three penthouses will occupy the 60th and 61st floors of the building. In June of 2016, investment fund manager John Grayken shattered records with the most expensive condominium sale in Boston history at $35 million in Millennium Tower. The penthouse won’t be Dell’s first big purchase in the city. He bought his 4,110 square-foot Millennium Tower penthouse for $10.9 million in the last quarter of 2016, following a $60 billion deal by Dell Technologies acquiring Hopkinton’s EMC Corp.

Dell’s penthouse will be approximately 7,300 square-feet in size across two stories, in addition to a 570 square-foot outdoor terrace. One Dalton residents will also have access to a private residents’ club on the 50th floor, a state-of-the-art spa, restaurant, golf simulator and indoor lap pool. As of November 2017, the building has reached nearly half of its full height and is expected to top off in early 2018. Keep up to date on One Dalton’s construction via Bushari’s Crane Watch.

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Bushari Welcomes Derek Vannah

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We are excited to announce Derek Vannah as the latest addition to the Bushari Real Estate team. Derek is an innovative real estate professional whose positive outlook and calm under pressure have been an asset for his clients at the negotiation table.

A native New Englander, Derek grew up in a small coastal fishing town in Maine and graduated from St. Joseph’s College of Maine with a degree in Finance. Since moving to Boston five years ago, he has been an active agent in the real estate market, helping his clients find the homes that best suit their needs. Always a straight shooter, Derek prides himself on remaining rational in all situations, making each transaction smooth and seamless.

Derek currently resides in South Boston; when he’s not assisting his clients, he enjoys golfing and spending time outdoors with his Golden Doodle, Sam.

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Bushari Welcomes Jacqueline Bennett

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We are happy to announce Jacqueline Bennett as the newest member of the Bushari Real Estate team. Jacqueline is a driven, creative and enthusiastic real estate professional who goes above and beyond to provide the highest quality service for her clients. By truly understanding the needs of her clients and creating strong relationships, Jacqueline strives to find each client the home of their dreams.

Jacqueline is a Boston native; originally from Newton, MA, she grew up in a family of real estate professionals and graduated from the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration. Upon graduation, Jacqueline explored the non-profit industry before realizing her true passion: real estate. She is professional and organized, with a strong work ethic that benefits those she works with.

Jacqueline currently resides in Back Bay with her chihuahua, Dudley. In her spare time, you can find her walking her dog, exploring the city and spending time with family and friends.

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Now Approved: 65 Condominium Development in South Boston

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This week, the Boston Planning & Development Agency approved the development of a new mixed-use building along South Boston’s notable West Broadway street. The project, with a total overall project floor area of approximately 98,000 square-feet, will deliver 65 condominium residences and 9,000 square-feet of ground-floor retail in this bustling Southie district. Conveniently situated along the intersection of West Broadway and A Streets, the development bridges the South End, Seaport and Downtown Boston neighborhoods.

87-93 West Broadway‘s 65 condominium units will be comprised of 10 one-bedroom and 55 two-bedroom residences. 88 below-level garage spaces and on-site bicycle storage will be accessible from a new driveway off Silver Street. In addition to the residential units, the building will include an expansive lobby area and an open-air seating area at grade on the corner of A Street and West Broadway. Penthouse units will feature private roof decks, while all residents will have access to a common roof deck.

87WBroadway2The neighborhood harbors a number of residential developments, ranging from single-family homes to multi-unit condominium and apartment complexes. Several MBTA bus stops run nearby the site, and the Broadway Red Line MBTA station is just one block away – providing a connection to South Station and more Boston excitement. The project compliments its surrounding buildings, including several of four to six stories in height, as well as the nearby Macallen Building with a height of ten stories along Dorchester Avenue.

The commercial first floor will feature a glazed curtain wall with spandrel glass, terminated by a projecting horizontal sign band. The main body will be clad in a smooth surface indicative of stone, punctuated by vertical open and closed balconies. The top floor will be set back slightly, clad in a textured metal tile. The resulting combination of vertical recessed elements will create a visually attractive structure, complimenting surrounding buildings.

87-93 West Broadway is expected to enter its construction phase in mid-2018, with expected completion by the end of 2019. Stay tuned to Bushari’s Crane Watch for further renderings, floor plans and pre-sales.

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Bushari Welcomes Tammi McElroy

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We are happy to announce Tammi McElroy as the newest member of the Bushari Real Estate team. Tammi is an accomplished real estate professional whose career in the industry started in New York City in 2002. For over a decade she worked as a residential sales and rental agent, specializing in international relocations, at two of Manhattan’s top firms. Tammi’s experience in both sales and rentals provides her with extensive market knowledge and enables her to effectively price and market properties.

Tammi grew up in Boston before attending Hunter College in New York, where she double-majored and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Media Studies. Prior to beginning a career in real estate, she spent more than ten years in human resources and television production at NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Her work with the timely demands of the set crew and on-air talent has given her insight to successfully meet deadlines and to comfortably engage with a wide spectrum of personalities. Sellers looking for an agent who can provide a strategic marketing plan for their home will not only benefit from Tammi’s sales experience but also from her continuing educational studies of Direct and Interactive Marketing at New York University. Her ability to price and market properties often leads to competing offers; she is relentless in exceeding the expectations of her clients throughout the home buying and selling processes.

Tammi’s hobbies and interests include photography and video; she is active member of Boston’s large community of photographers and her photos have been featured on Boston 25 News and, most recently, one of her photos was selected for gallery exhibit and silent auction at the Fairmount Copley Plaza, to benefit Transition House, a non-profit organization committed to breaking the cycle of domestic violence. She is an avid reader, and if she is wearing headphones, she’s probably not listening to music but either an audiobook or podcast about real estate or professional development. Tammi also enjoys skiing and swing dancing.

Tammi is a member of the Greater Boston Association of Realtors and the Greater Boston Real Estate Board.

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Now Pre-Leasing: Montaje Apartments at Assembly Square

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Bushari is delighted to announce that agents Nicole Blanchard and Daniel O’Leary of 617Living have partnered with management company Greystar and Montaje at Assembly Row as the development’s exclusive listing brokers.

The highly-anticipated mixed-use project is the latest addition to Somerville’s bustling Assembly Row. The block has become a thriving district that combines shopping, dining and modern living. Both indoors and outdoors, its vibrant scene has grown into a welcomed attraction for all ages. Montaje will bridge the lively culture of Assembly Row with nearby downtown Boston.

The residences at Montaje will occupy two new structures comprised of one 20-story, 236-foot tower and one 6-story, 77-foot building. In total, 447 luxury residential apartments will abide within the two buildings. An additional 40,000 square-feet of retail space will be constructed at ground-level, as well as a parking garage for residents.

An impressive area of amenities at Montaje include a 20th floor sky lounge with a chef’s kitchen, dining area and media room; an expansive courtyard with grilling stations and an outdoor fireplace; a resort-style swimming pool; a 24/7 fitness center with yoga and fitness studios; a resident lounge; bicycle storage and repair station; and more. Its stylish residences blend the classic and contemporary design elements known to the surrounding neighborhood. Gleaming chef’s kitchens feature quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, with select apartments harboring 12 foot ceilings, Juliet balconies and panoramic city views.

Several units at Montaje are now available for showing and pre-lease. Ownership is offering up to two months free in addition to paid broker fees – find select units below and inquire about pricing & availability before the rush!

449 Canal St #349

Studio | 1 Bath

Approx. Living Area: 589 sq. ft.

Rent: $2,485/mo

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449 Canal St #429

1 Bed | 1 Bath

Approx. Living Area: 665 sq. ft.

Rent: $2,570/mo

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449 Canal St #222

1 Bed | 1 Bath

Approx. Living Area: 738 sq. ft.

Rent: $2,785/mo

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449 Canal St #322

1 Bed | 1 Bath

Approx. Living Area: 738 sq. ft.

Rent: $2,815/mo

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449 Canal St #241

2 Beds | 2 Baths

Approx. Living Area: 1,118 sq. ft.

Rent: $3,530/mo

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449 Canal St #213

3 Beds | 2 Baths

Approx. Living Area: 1,453 sq. ft.

Rent: $4,595/mo

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3 Bushari Agents Among 2017’s “Who’s Who in Boston Real Estate”

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We’re thrilled that three Bushari agents were named to Boston Agent Magazine’s 2017 class of “Who’s Who in Boston Real Estate.” Congratulations to Randy Horn, Sam Reifman-Packett and Josh Stiles for their recognition, as well as to everyone featured in this year’s edition.

Click on the agent’s photo below to check out their “Who’s Who” profiles via Boston Agent Magazine.

 

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Josh Stiles