The Sudbury raises the bar in luxurious condo living
At the nexus of the Seaport, the North End and Beacon Hill, there is a part of the Waterfront – Downtown area some are now calling Bulfinch Crossing. Named for Boston’s first architect, Charles Bulfinch, who designed a number of buildings in and around the city, including the 1795 Statehouse, this new area is coming up fast.
With the Government Center garage on Congress Street coming down, the neighborhood is transforming and opening up. This redeveloped space will include six buildings that encompass residential, office and retail space along with lots of green space. Among this development is One Congress, on its way to becoming one of the most distinctive and defining buildings in the area, and will include the new headquarters of the State Street Corporation.
Waiting right next door on the top 11 floors of a dazzling glass tower called The Sudbury – a 21st century vision in an historic city center – are the luxurious new condos with outstanding views and state-of-the-art amenities. The units are as breathtaking as one would expect and the building’s 25,000 square feet of amenities exist to delight residents.
Homeowners there have their own entrance and their lobby is a stunner.
“We really worked hard to have a beautiful little jewel box,” says Tracy Campion of Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate, who was involved with the project from its inception and is listing the homes there.
The marble lobby was designed by Lauren Rottet of Rottet Studio and it’s a picture of elegance. The contemporary chandelier over the seating area is astonishing and by day, natural light suffuses the space. A gas fireplace and massive gold-toned concierge desk accent the lobby’s black and white stone, and the timeless design creates the perfect introduction to the elevated style of the units above.
Campion is offering 55 fabulous condos in the building, which range from two-bedroom, two-bath dwellings to spacious four-bedroom, three and one-half-bath residences.
Each configuration feels like a home. There are five floor plans, stacked vertically. With only five homes per floor, each level feels very quiet and private.
Master stager Dotty Volpe, along with Mitchell Gold, decorated several of the units to show potential buyers how to arrange their furniture while never distracting from the greatest part of the décor: the panoramas through every window.
“This truly has the best views,” Campion says.
It’s a unique vantage point. Depending on the unit and the room, the thrilling vistas include Downtown Boston, the Waterfront, the Harbor Islands, the Blue Hills, the Charles River, Harvard Square and in the distance, Cape Ann and all the way to the White Mountains. Some units present a sunrise-to-sunset view from the same seat.
Every layout feels spacious and open, notably the four-bedroom residences. The kitchens are exquisite, equipped with custom Scavolini cabinetry in a matte lacquer dove gray finish. The veins in the Calacatta quartz counters pick up the shade, creating gorgeous continuity.
The Kohler sink affords automatic hot water from a Kallista fixture. Gaggenau appliances include a five-burner gas cooktop and oven. The hood, which vents to the outside, is retractable. The refrigerator is a French door model.
These big units are the only ones furnished with a wet bar. Homeowners will make good use of the steam oven and warming drawer. The wine refrigerator holds 18 bottles, brilliant for entertaining.
Every detail was accounted for in creating these homes. Richly-colored engineered walnut flooring runs throughout and the ventless gas fireplace in the expansive living area will warm winter nights. Frosted glass pocket doors allow light to penetrate every space. Each room has a window that opens to let in fresh air.
The primary bedroom suite in the four-bedroom units is spacious enough for a king bed and two oversized nightstands. Built-ins offer places to display books and art objects. A closet corridor provides ample built-out storage.
Imagine the indulgence of soaking in a deep tub while admiring a Charles River view to begin to understand the style and comfort of the en suite bathroom.
Sleek, with quartz counters and shiny fixtures enhancing the wall-mounted double vanity, the primary bath is Instagram-ready. Medicine cabinets are so thin, they appear to be mirrors until, when opened, they reveal storage. Flooring is a mosaic of marble. The walk-in shower has a rain head, a hand-held spray and a modern linear drain. A separate water closet houses the toilet for privacy.
A full-size Electrolux washer and dryer pair resides in the laundry room.
Each of the three other bedrooms is calm and relaxing, guests will never want to leave. Honed porcelain and quartz, the bathrooms are only steps away.
A bright corner room could be used as a den or study. Its walls of windows reveal exemplary views and a niche in the wall will fit a Murphy bed or small sofa.
The two-and-three-bedroom homes in the building have a capacious feeling with the same “house in the sky” vibe as the four-bedroom units. Their living areas are spacious, the views are every bit as awe-inspiring. The bathrooms radiate luxe and the kitchens have most of the same accoutrements as the larger dwellings.
Kitchens in the two-bedroom homes have a peninsula instead of an island. Three-bedroom home kitchens feature tall countertops on the islands, hiding any cooking mess from sight. Buyers can choose the size and layout that makes sense for the way they live.
One of the many ways The Sudbury differentiates itself from other luxury condo buildings is with 25,000 square feet of lifestyle amenities. Some are just for homeowners. The rooftop garden, designed by Rottet, has a modern Mediterranean feel, accented by tall pear trees, a pergola and a glass wall for protection from the wind. The Clubroom features a catering kitchen and a private dining room.
Other amenities in the building are equally fabulous. With a yoga studio, state-of-the-art gym, outdoor pool, Sports Simulator room, Sky Lounge, wraparound deck, children’s playroom, pet spa and dog run, residents can find activities they will enjoy without leaving home.
It is no exaggeration to say that The Sudbury is set up to please its residents long term. Each condo has timeless style and spectacular views from every window. Owners could spend all their time being spoiled by the staff from Barkin, the professional management company.
Campion says, “Anyone who buys here has made a great investment.”
But the best amenity for residents of The Sudbury could be the unbeatable location that offers unprecedented walkability and convenient access to public transit. And for those who prefer to travel by car, two self-park garage parking spaces are included with purchase of every unit.
This is within walking distance of the Financial District, North End, Haymarket and Beacon Hill. It’s also easy access to the Quincy Market, TD Bank Garden and the Rose Kennedy Greenway as well as the Boston Common, Chinatown and Downtown Crossing.
And for those who prefer to travel by car, two self-park garage parking spaces are included with purchase of every unit.
Address: The Sudbury Condominiums, 110 Sudbury St., Bulfinch Crossing, Waterfront
BR/BA: Five different configurations
- Four-bedroom, three-and-a-half baths, 2,766 square feet
- Three-bedroom, two-and-a-half baths, 2,315 square feet
- Two-bedroom + study, two-and-a-half baths, 2,275 square feet
- Two-bedroom, two baths, 1,848 square feet
- Two-bedroom, two-and-a-half baths, 1,738 square feet
Price: Range from $3,000,000 to $6,500,000
Number of units: 55
Taxes: To be determined
Association fee: Averages $1.39 per square foot, which includes parking
Features of building: Boutique condominium with 55 units on top 11 floors of architecturally striking glass tower in newly transformed Bulfinch Crossing area. Five homes per floor, so there are no long hallways. Lifestyle amenities abound with 25,000 square feet dedicated to them. Two garage parking spaces for every unit.
Features of units: Luxury condos with clean, contemporary design and exceptional finishes. Walls of windows reveal unforgettable views. Kitchens have Italian cabinetry, coordinating quartz counters, Gaggenau appliances, gas cooking, and wine refrigerators. Ventless gas fireplaces highlight living areas. Spacious primary suites and sleek bathrooms. Attractive guest bedrooms. Laundry in every unit.
Close by: Financial District, North End, Haymarket and Beacon Hill. Close to the Quincy Market, TD Bank Garden and the Rose Kennedy Greenway as well as the Boston Common, Chinatown and Downtown Crossing
Contact: Tracy Campion, Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate, 172 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116
Sales gallery: 617-227-2080