In its most recent “Connoisseur Article”, Boston Magazine named The Clarendon the king of classy condo buildings in Boston. Three newly constructed luxury condo buildings were ranked, adding a combined 371 new luxury condo units to the market, with the silver medal going to 45 Province and the bronze to The W Residences in this clash of the condos.
The third-ranked W Residences at 100 Stuart St. is a new 28 story high rise on the edge of Chinatown boasting Sub-Zero appliances, granite countertops, a mix of wall-to-wall carpet and bamboo flooring, an in-house gym, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s new restaurant, Market, and yet BM claims that the W Residences, which sit on top of 235 hotel rooms, don’t “feel fresh or authentically glam.”
45 Province, the 32 story high-rise in Downtown Crossing, came in second place featuring Bosch and Miele appliances, composite countertops, Waterworks bathroom fixtures, bamboo floors (trend?), a fireplace-adorned library, comfy screening room, Residents-only Exhale mini spa, and an in-house gym supplemented by a membership to Exhale, however the respectable amenities don’t make up for this residence’s lackluster location, claims BM.
The Clarendon, BM’s gold medal winner, is a 33 story high-rise in Back Bay filled with luxuries aplenty such as walnut cabinets, stone countertops, Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, Calcutta gold marble bathrooms, white oak floors, the Assouline-branded lounge, a playroom for kids, a fitness room with a membership to Equinox, and the urban tavern, Post 390, granting it top spot on BM’s “Battle of the Condo Buildings.”
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