High on a hill overlooking the Boston skyline, a new and truly unique condominium building is emerging as one of the most eagerly sought-after addresses in the greater Boston area. Located at 1501 Commonwealth Avenue in the Brighton section of the City of Boston, The LANCASTER is currently under construction for a Spring 2015 grand opening. The LANCASTER will have 55 condominium homes, garaged parking and various kinds of open space. Most of the units feature private balconies, terraces and patios and all have access to a large landscaped Courtyard for the general use of the residents. In addition to an impressive grand lobby, the building’s amenities include a meeting Room/library/function Room that opens out to a landscaped Courtyard. A fitness center for both daily workouts and yoga instruction are also included for the private use of the residents. The units themselves include one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom condominium homes. Most of the two-bedroom units have been designed with two Master Bedroom Suites — perfect for guests, a baby’s room, or a home office.
The developers of The LANCASTER, in commenting on the design of the building, have stated that,“ There hasn’t been a building like this on Commonwealth Avenue in the past 70 years.” Let’s explore a few of the reasons why…
1. The Architecture
The first and most obvious feature of The LANCASTER will be the building itself. Designed by the internationally award-winning firm of Tise Design Associates, the building was envisioned to reflect the best of the historic architecture along this stretch of Commonwealth Avenue. The building takes its design cues from various other historic buildings in the direct vicinity of The LANCASTER. Featuring the English Jacobean architectural style of its host neighborhood, the building will evoke a traditional, comfortable attitude that “feels like home.” On the other hand, this signature building will feature all of the state-of-the-art technological advances that allow for a truly contemporary lifestyle. Unlike most new condominium buildings, The LANCASTER will be as beautiful to look at as it will be to look from.
2. The Views
In addition to views of the Boston skyline, The LANCASTER provides “forever” views across Brookline and beyond. Other homes overlook a private landscaped courtyard and the urban wilds to the rear of the site. There’s a view for everyone and some of them can only be described as jaw-dropping.
3. The Access to Transportation
The LANCASTER is located minutes from a T-stop that provides Green Line service along Commonwealth Avenue to and from Downtown Boston or to Boston College and all points west to Newton. In addition, automobile access to both Boston and all of the major highway networks is just a short drive away.
4. The Access to Shopping & Services
Located just a short walk to the Whole Foods Market on nearby Washington Street, The LANCASTER also offers easy access by rail, road or foot to the many other shopping, services and dining venues located in Brighton Center and Cleveland Circle or at nearby Brookline’s Coolidge Corner and Washington Square.
5. The Access to Cultural and Athletic Venues
Situated halfway between Boston College and Boston University, The LANCASTER provides residents with an easy walk to both of these major educational institutions. Each provides a plethora of year-round cultural and athletic events that range from concerts and plays to Division 1 athletics.
6. Last, but not least…The Price
With one and two-bedroom condominium units starting in the low $400Ks, it would be difficult, if not impossible, to find new construction in a multifamily building at this particular price point in the greater Boston area. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, a move-up buyer or an “empty-nester,” there’s a home at The LANCASTER that should fit your space requirements as well as your budget.
Having explained some of the reasons WHY to live at The LANCASTER, let’s discuss HOW to live at The LANCASTER.Charlesgate Realty Group, the marketing team for the project, has created an introductory website for The LANCASTER that will allow prospective buyers to register their names in order to receive current and continual information on the project and, perhaps most important, to be placed on a priority list for a pre-completion purchase opportunity. This is a great opportunity to reserve a spot “in line” to be among the first to review one of the many floor plans and to reserve your new condominium home at introductory prices.
If The LANCASTER sounds like a place that you might like to call home, please register your interest at the following link:
Feel free to do so now, in advance of the formal launch of the Marketing Program for The LANCASTER immediately after Labor Day. You won’t be disappointed…