Listed by Stacey Pagos and Tim Deihl of ResCo Homes at Gibson Sotheby's International Realty, the development offers a wide spectrum of living options to accommodate various personal needs and lifestyles.
East Boston is one of most dynamic neighborhoods in the city, filled with brand new residential opportunities. One of the newest is The Orleans in Jeffries Point.
The residences are one of the most recent projects undertaken by the Waypoint Companies, a 23-year-old, locally-based general contractor/development firm headed by Ed Champy and Kieran McAllen. Waypoint has been involved with more than 100 projects, including several in Boston and surrounding communities.
The new brownstone building will be constructed to LEED Gold Efficiency standards. Listed by Stacey Pagos and Tim Deihl of ResCo Homes at Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, the development offers a wide spectrum of living options to accommodate various personal needs and lifestyles.
Twelve units offer from 521 to 1,700 square feet of living space. Units range from one-bedroom flats to classic luxury duplex three-bedroom homes with their own private entrance. Homes include one to three bathrooms.
All units will also have an egress into the main building and sleek common area that are both pretty and practical. The lobby will have a gas fireplace and shelter the mailboxes. Parking facilities are another unique consideration. Every unit will have covered or garage parking with full size spots. The garage has direct entry from the street.
Every unit will have access to an over-sized common roof deck (with electricity) that offers straightaway views of downtown Boston and the incredible skyline. Moreover, the building has an elevator from the garage to the roof deck.
What’s in between is equally flexible. While overall layouts focus on an open concept floor plan that incorporates the living room, dining area and kitchen, nothing is cookie cutter. Almost every unit will be slightly different.
Center islands in the kitchen are a prime example. A) Not every unit has one, and B) even in those with a center island, size and placement varies. Ample counter space (whether galley style or L-shaped), however, is standard.
Regardless of floor plan, interior finishes and countless amenities are the same. Kitchens, for example, have gray Yorktown cabinetry and stainless steel Jenn-Air appliances that include gas stoves. Some have decorative hoods or microwaves over the range and some will have a microwave oven in the center island. Quartz countertops are elegant and easy to maintain.
Flooring, engineered wide plank Oak Nuback, is in every unit. The matte finish adds a rustic chic, yet modern look that is beautiful as is and works well with area rugs. Double crown cove-shaped molding and detailed bump boards that are also throughout the units are other modern features that create a cohesive look.
The windows, which are one-over-one and have deep sills, allow an abundant amount of natural light into the homes. They are standard in every unit.
Some bathroom vanities have quartz countertops while granite/marble is used in others. All bathtubs are by Mirabelle. In units with multiple bathrooms, one has a step-in shower. Although Grohe faucets are standard in both kitchens and bathrooms, the loos have subtle, but distinct differences.
In-unit laundry facilities with full size washers and dryers are also the norm and, another plus: every closet has some type of system to maximize storage.
While standard features are impressive, differences are outstanding, especially in the penthouse units. These homes incorporate the architectural elements of the Mansard-style building. Here, exterior walls surrounding the windows are angled, giving these brand-new homes a period look.
In addition to the common roof deck, several units have another option for outdoor space. For example, three-bedroom units at the front of the building have private balconies. Additionally, the two top-level duplex residences have separate roof rights and could, if desired, create a private, direct access to the great outdoors from their homes.
Of course, location is a “10.” For outdoor action, Piers, Constitution Beach, Bremen Street, LoPresti and East Boston Memorial parks are moments away. So is the Rose Kennedy Greenway. For indoor pleasures, The Point East Boston Barre and Yoga is across the street and sometimes offer el fresco workouts.
With an ever-growing bar and restaurant scene that already includes something for everyone’s taste from Legal Harborside and Ocean Prime to Santarpios and Dunkin’ Donuts, foodies will feel at home immediately. The legendary restaurants of the North End and Seaport are a water taxi ride away and the dock is less than five blocks away.
The Maverick T-Station is essentially at the doorstep with Logan Airport one stop away and its three minutes to the Financial District.