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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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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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Fall Real Estate Preview – Upcoming Pre-Market Opportunities

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With the fall market in full swing, a wealth of new developments have been wrapping up construction and interior finishing for season completion. Several of these developments include highly-anticipated residences in single- and multi-family configurations. We’re delighted to offer an early glimpse into four new residential developments coming to market over the next several months, each exclusively listed by Bushari agents.

 


8 Greico | East Boston
Exclusively Listed by Sam Reifman-Packett

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8 Grieco is a brand-new residential development coming soon to East Boston. The project will feature three luxury homes, each with two-bedrooms and two and a half bathroom configurations. The developers are planning to push the envelope of cutting-edge home design, with smart technology, luxury finishes and thoughtful floor plans that maximize space and offer open concept living. Each home will also feature outdoor space and private storage in the lower level.

The surrounding neighborhood offers beautiful stretches of waterfront parks adorned with boutique shops, restaurants and public transportation points. East Boston is quickly becoming one of the city’s fastest-growing neighborhoods. Explore more of 8 Greico and subscribe for the latest news on the development via 8Grieco.com.

 


 

The Parsons | Brighton
Exclusively Listed by Eric Tam

Currently undergoing interior finishing, The Parsons will bring four stylish new town homes to a vibrant Brighton street. The project will include two+ bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residences with spacious, open layouts ranging from 1,600 to 1,700 square-feet. The units are complete with a shared patio and parking.

Its sleek, contemporary architecture will be reflective of the dynamic image of its redeveloped suburban space. Its proximity to Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Harvard Business School, New Balance, and the rest of Boston makes these residences a commuter’s dream. Its convenient location, situated by the Massachusetts Turnpike, is ideal for commuters and those ready to be whisked off to more urban excitement. These four residences will be soon hitting the market. Read more at BostonRealEstate.

 


 

456 Meridian | East Boston
Exclusively Listed by MK Real Estate

Currently under construction, 456 Meridian Street will occupy a desirable plot of land in East Boston’s Eagle Hill neighborhood with close proximity to the water. The project will feature three brand-new homes with open floor plans, exquisite finishes and gorgeous custom kitchens. While construction is still ongoing, floor plans, features and finishes may be obtained via inquiries at 456Meridian.com.

 


18 Rush | Somerville
Exclusively Listed by MK Real Estate

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18 Rush Street will bring two luxury units to the bustling East Somerville neighborhood. The project, which is expected to hit the market in October, features residences with thoughtful floor plans offering approximately 1,400 of elegant living space. The area has proven an excellent location for luxury multi-family residences, with two similar units at 20 Lincoln Street selling quickly. More details on these residences will be made available in the coming weeks. Inquire about floor plans, building features and finishes at 18rush.com.

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The Parsons – Coming Soon

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The Brighton neighborhood has become a hotbed for suburban residential developments. While downtown Boston sees an influx of high-rise towers throughout the city, its surrounding suburbs have boomed with modern dwellings. Its location is ideal for those looking for residential or commercial properties cheaper than downtown, but still relatively close to job centers in the city. Credit for its boom can be given to the rise of commercial activity following New Balance’s footsteps into the area.  The Brighton neighborhood has since become a thriving hub of boutique businesses and residences flanked by lush green parks and gardens.

Amongst the exciting new developments underway in the neighborhood is The Parsons residences at 88-94 Parsons Street.

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The multi-family project, which is now undergoing interior finishing, will bring four outstanding new town homes to a vibrant street in Brighton. The Parsons is comprised of 2+ bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residences with spacious, open layouts ranging from 1,600 to 1,700 square-feet. The residences are complete with a shared patio and parking. Its sleek, contemporary architecture reflects the dynamic image of its redeveloped suburban space.

Residents will benefit from The Parsons close proximity to Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Harvard Business School and New Balance Headquarters. Its convenient location, situated by the Massachusetts Turnpike is ideal for commuters and those ready to be whisked off to more urban excitement.

These four residences will be soon hitting the market. Inquire now at BostonRealEstate.com.

88-94 Parsons Street | Brighton

4 townhouses | 2+ bedrooms | 3.5 bathrooms

1,600 – 1,700 square-feet

Parking available

$899,000

Exclusively listed by Eric Tam | eric@bushari.com | 617-803-5683

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A Day in the Life: Bushari’s Chris Thoman

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For over thirteen years, Chris Thoman has been an active member of Boston’s thriving real estate community. With hundreds of real estate transactions under his belt, throughout each and every neighborhood in Boston (and beyond), Chris has been around the block a number of times. When he’s not in the office, he’s meeting up with clients or touring and inspecting his listings. A proud father and loving husband, he spends much of his time with his wife and two children in their brand-new Dorchester home. It’s been a busy week balancing his recent move and his several homes on the market. We hit the road with Chris to see what it’s like to live a day in his life.

Early Morning: Up and At ‘Em

 

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Starting the day off right in his Jeep Wrangler Sahara.

 

5:00 AM, Thursday morning. By the early dawn, Chris is ready to start his day. Up first is a quick run to the gym before breakfast with his wife and kids. Even though he’s continually running around to meet up with clients, an early trip to the gym is sometimes the best way to get a little morning motivation.

 

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Chris is the proud father of two children, Jace (turning two in October) and Kaia (3-month old newborn).

 

Early Afternoon: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

 

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A quick errand before the start of a busy day.

 

In between client calls and conferences, Chris makes a quick stop at Tiffany’s to exchange a few rings for his wife. He’s picked out a beautiful pair from their T collection. We’re sure she’ll love them.

 

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Can’t forget to check out the watches. Not sure about that price tag, though!

 

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Back to work! No breaks in the real estate business.

Mid Afternoon: A Walk Through in Chestnut Hill

 

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By the mid-afternoon, Chris is previewing a new sales listing in Chestnut Hill. While the property is not quite yet on the market, you can inquire about the opportunity through email. Interestingly enough, the seller of this home is the mother of one of his current clients. This goes to show just how important it can be to market yourself and communicate regularly with your network of clients. You never know when the cousin or friend of one of your clients may be looking for his or her own home. Check back regularly at BostonRealEstate.com for updated information on when this home hits the market.

Late Afternoon: Under Agreement

 

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Under Agreement: 90 Babcock St #A & #B

 

In Brookline, we made a stop by 90 Babcock Street. This lovely and contemporary home consists of two separate units, each of which Chris is representing as the seller’s agent.  Just moments from Coolidge Corner, this neighborhood is known for its award-winning restaurants, schools and parks. The old adage of “Location, location, location” certainly rings true. At long last, he’s able to switch out the yard sign as both homes are now under agreement, representing $4.125M in sales. Congratulations to Chris and his clients!

 

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A few inspections before move-in. Fire alarms are working! (But our ears are still ringing.)

Early Evening: A Walk in the Park

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After a quick bite to eat at one of his favorite stops, Pret A Manger, Chris winds down on his home tours with a walk along the beautiful Commonwealth Ave. A gorgeous environment for making a few client calls, Commonwealth stretches along the Back Bay neighborhood and connects the lush green of the Public Garden and Back Bay fens. Finally, Chris will be heading back to install furniture in his new house, negotiating on behalf of his clients along the way.

Prospective real estate agents should always remember that it’s a 24/7 business, even in late August which can be the slowest two weeks of the year. While Chris is running errands and moving furniture, he’s still on-call with several of his clients. Are the hours worth it? “The gratification of my clients makes it worth it,” he said. “When buyers call me up after a deal and send me their thanks for a smooth transaction, I feel I’ve done my job.”

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#VIP: Mapping The Most Expensive Boston Homes Sold in 2015

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Picking up where 2015 left off, this year is off to an unprecedented start in Boston real estate, with this week’s big news that the “grand penthouse” at the Millennium Tower went under agreement for a record-breaking $37.5 million. The previous record was set in October of last year, when 300 Boylston #1005-1006 sold for $15.4 million. From multi-million dollar lofts on bustling Newbury Street and Commonwealth Avenue to tranquil penthouses overlooking the city, Boston’s luxury real estate market has reached new heights over the past few years. If you’d like to take a peak inside some of these residences, we have mapped out the most expensive Boston homes sold in 2015. All of the residences on this list sold for a minimum of $5 million (and, what do you know, almost of all them were in the Back Bay!).

Inspired? Head on over to BostonRealEstate.com to see what luxury listings are currently active.

 

 

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Take a Deeper Dive into Boston’s Pools with Our Free ebook

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The dog days of August are upon us and, even though Labor Day is just a few weeks away, the summer isn’t quite over. In fact, Boston is experiencing another hot weekend and people all over the city are looking for ways to beat the heat. A little bit of research revealed that there was no comprehensive list of Boston’s residential pools available to the public. So, to make your search a little easier we have compiled The 2015 Bushari Guide – The Residential Pools of Boston, a free ebook now available for download.

Boasting the most comprehensive and up-to-date list of Boston properties where you can live and swim, the book provides full-color photos and descriptions of each pool, as well as the amenities and services available at each. Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in the city, our ebook will give you the scoop on the hottest properties to cool off.

 

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Seaport Square Development Moves Forward

 

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In a city dominated by new developments, South Boston’s $3.5 billion Seaport Square is the largest of them all. Spanning 20 city blocks and 23 acres, construction on the project broke ground in November 2014 but further developments were held up in March due to a potential lawsuit which was dropped last month. No longer under the threat of litigation, Boston Global Investors — who are developing the project along with a group of foreign investors — have recently submitted plans for a $700 million expansion of the project and the new phase of construction could break ground as early as the first quarter of 2016.

The new plans, which are currently under review by the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Boston Civic Design Commission, call for the addition of three 22-story luxury residential towers and 125,000 square feet of retail space on a 3.5 acre parcel currently utilized for parking. The towers will each rise to approximately 256 feet and will bring around 1150 brand-new residential units to the neighborhood. A three-story underground garage will be constructed beneath the site, which will also feature a 9,000 square foot outdoor plaza. This new green space is intended to be a vibrant gathering place for the community and should play host to a number of events throughout the year. Four pedestrian pathways will form a perimeter around the site, allowing for easy access to the plaza.

The Seaport Square project is currently on track for completion in 2020 and aims to create one of the most modern and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods in the Boston.

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JUST LISTED AND FOR SALE : 416 Commonwealth Ave #Unit 219

Last week I had the pleasure of viewing this beautiful brand new listing. I have often wandered down Back Bay‘s Commonwealth Ave thinking, I wonder what’s inside these amazingly well designed abodes. You begin to wonder if the inside is nearly as fantastic as the outside. Well I’m here to assure you that it is. Plus we at Bushari group aren’t big on disappointing our fans, so of course you should expect nothing but the best.

The extravagant structure at 416 Commonwealth Ave is titled the Somerset, and once upon a time used to be a luxury hotel. Now the condominium establishment features full service amenities for its residents with a 24/7 concierge,  work out facility, courtyard, and most notably and exceptional for Boston, a private outdoor swimming pool. If you’ve tried to find a winning outdoor pool in Boston that a village of children have not had their way with, you know just how hard that is.

Units in this luxury building are seldom vacant. That’s why we bring you the very special listing of unit #219. No expense spared in this spectacular renovation. This 2 bed, 2 bath home offers an open layout and impeccable attention to detail. Create a memorable repast in this kitchen with Bamboo cabinets and  Ceasarstone counters, Chilewhich wall paper, Mirage hardwood flooring and Induction cook top. The bedroom’s custom closets and high end appliances and fixtures are an absolute must-see. Featuring a Smart Home system and spacious private deck overlooking a beautifully landscaped in-ground pool. Though this may seem insignificant to some, there is even a built in iPod charger when you walk in. This is just to remind you that the Somerset is moving with the rapidly changing technological times, in case there ever was a doubt. You will undoubtedly be taken exquisite care of at the Somerset.

Quick Facts

  • Price: 1,500,000
  • Size: 1193 sq ft
  • Condo Fees: $893
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Master Bath: Yes
  • Fireplace: 1
  • Fee includes: water, sewer, master insurance, security, swimming pool, elevator, exterior maintenance, landscaping, snow removal
  • Area Amenities: Public transportation, shopping, swimming pool, park, walk/jobn trails, bike path, highway access, University


For more information about this condo, please contact listing agent Elad Bushari at (617) 529-7079  or email: elad@bushari.com

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Ultra-modern 2 bed, 2 bath at an amazing price

Bushari Group Real Estate is proud to introduce this spectacular condo on the 21st floor features the ultimate in modern luxury. The expansive kitchen offers high-end, stainless steel appliances, custom lighting and a sparkling Silestone 3-seat breakfast bar. The home also features tiger wood floors throughout, a custom walk-in closet, floor-to-ceiling windows, a private terrace, unmatched privacy, surround sound and garage parking. Building amenities include 24-hr concierge, pool, gym, club room, business center and movie theater. Across from the new North Point Park and easily accessible from the Green, Red and Orange Line T. Pets welcome.

2 beds, 2 baths

986 SF

1 Garage space

Private terrace

10 Museum Way #2125 at the Regatta Riverview Residences in East Cambridge is available for $565,000. Call Elad Bushari at 617-529-7079 for more information.