The Macallen

Boston is no stranger to the film and television industry. After all, Boston Legal is pretty popular, and Cheers had a good run on television. Think movies like Good Will Hunting, The Firm, Legally Blonde. Well now, South Boston has another entry in the list: The Greening of Southie features none other than the Macallen Building, a new development at 141 Dorchester Avenue. This Boston Condominium was conceived as a green condo, using recycled materials, copper plumbing, and natural cotton insulation.

The Greening of Southie is an entertaining film made by filmmakers Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis of Wicked Delicate Films. It documents the construction of The MacAllen, and shows the perspective of the developer, the builders, the workers. You’ll see lots of beautiful shots of the Boston skyline. It’s an engaging – and sometimes humorous – look at what “green” means to different people, how they understand the concept. Some of the elements of “green” are in the design, from the planted roof which is literally green, to the natural lighting which reduces the need for electric lighting. Then of course, there’s the discussion of “double flush”.

Residents at The Macallen enjoy an onsite private gym, a two lane lap pool, and custom kitchens with Bosch appliances. Many units include private outdoor space. The building is certainly unique among Boston Condominiums. Residents can enjoy a dog run, 24 hour concierge service, and one deeded parking space.

There’s also a private screening room, where residents can entertain, and watch films on an HDTV projection screen from theater seats. Perhaps they will screen the movie about their own home!

A luxury Boston Condominium that is energy efficient, stylish, convenient to transportation, and a great place to live – this is clearly something you have to look at. Residences are priced from $500K-$1.9K

Call me to tour The Macallan.


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