“The idea behind [Lovejoy Wharf is it] paid homage to Boston’s red brick,” David Chattman, vice president of Related Beal, said while standing in the building’s chic lobby. “The glass tower complements the site.”
And it also provides pretty great views from Boston’s historic North End waterfront.
The 15-story building will have 157 residences. Related Beal pitched its development plan for the then-dilapidated Lovejoy Wharf in 2012. They would tear down underused buildings and revitalize the site. Converse opened its new headquarters next door in April 2015, and the condo building, at 131 Beverly St., is set to open for occupancy this summer.
Related Beal has already kicked off sales, where units will range from $750,000 to more than $3 million. There are studios, one-, two, and three-bedroom units — 15 floor plans in all. Eight units have private roof decks, while the rest can use the common patio on the 12th floor, featuring grills, chairs, and plenty of space to relax on a warm day.
The building also has a 24-hour doorman and concierge service. The units themselves have wide-plank oak flooring, Bosch washers and dryers, modern kitchens, and views ranging from the city skyline, TD Garden, the water, the Zakim Bridge, and more.
Keeping with the tribute to old Boston, some of the units have a modern take on bay windows. “It highlights the historical context of the neighborhood,” Chattman said.
The hallways throughout the building are also filled with historic photos Related Beal acquired from different organizations, like the Boston Public Library.
Other building amenities include a fitness studio, lounge, library, billiards room, business center, and children’s room, as well as a dog spa and bike storage.
One thing the building doesn’t have?
In 2013, the city approved this building as the first condo complex without it.
See inside Lovejoy Wharf:
Article credit: Boston Magazine