The ‘now’ is 2010/2011 and the reality is South Boston has become the place to live. Any given day will prove the City is vibrant, safe, progressive, unique, hip, fun and now provides green living.
There are two buildings in particular that lead the area in ‘green’ and ‘sustainable’ measures, the 50 West Broadway (WB) and the Macallen Building. Each is only a stone’s throw from the Redline and offers a variety of sustainable living features in a luxurious living environment.
The South End and Financial District are steps from the WB, which is exclusively for renting and offers Luxury 1-3 bedroom units. The building is progressive and modern. Location is everything, the Broadway Red Line T stop is ½ block from courtyard, taxis are just a whistle away and the airport and train offer instant access when you are ready to head out of town. It features the following ‘green’ measures:
* Energy efficient/eco-friendly construction materials
* 100% smoke free
* 9,000 sq ft of outdoor courtyards
* Eco-friendly maintenance program
* Recycling on each floor
* Natural light throughout building
* Drought resistant plantings
* Resource efficient water systems
* Energy efficient appliances/lighting
In addition, the WB’s luxury units offer state of the art design, including:
* Granite counters
* In-apartment laundry
* High ceilings
* Stainless finish appliances
* Oversized windows (operable)
* Privates patios
* Spacious closets
* Custom maple cabinets
* Much more!!
The Macallen Building is the first true green condo development in Boston and boasts 140 luxury condos and loft-style condos. This residential building has received Gold Certification through the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) via the U.S. Green Building Council. Part of reaching this designation includes a ‘living green roof’. The difference between a conventional roof and a living green roof is the material. A living green roof consists of drought resistant seeds/grass and reduces the overall impervious surface created by traditional roof materials. Also, the building construction consisted of non-toxic and recycled materials with low energy consumption fixtures and systems.
In addition to being the first true green residential building, the Macallen Building offers:
* 1-3 bedroom condos/townhouses
* 34-different floor plans (most with floor to ceiling windows)
* Recreation room
* Fitness center
* 24-hour concierge service
* On-site deeded garage
* Luxury amenities
* Private drive that is pervious (allows water to be captured)
* Gas grilling areas
* Dog Run area
* And more!
Contact me for a showing of these green living renting and purchasing options in South Boston.