Archive for April, 2012

Good Luck to Our Very Own Kathryn!

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Over the past couple years The Charles Realty has had the pleasure of working with Kathryn Flynn in the office.  Kathryn has been the director of marketing here and done a wonderful job to say the least.

She began as an intern and did such a phenomenal job with her amazing design skills, impeccable work ethic, social media knowledge and her upbeat personality, that everyone decided she needed a real position with the company.  Since then she has done nothing but good for the office. We have really appreciated working with her.  Not only did Kathryn take on great responsibilities here, she was also an honors student at Emerson College where she is now completing her senior year and she is in the midst of planning her own wedding for this summer!

Kathryn really is a hard worker with great maturity and we’re truly grateful for everything she has done. As Kathryn graduates, gets married, and moves across the country we’re all wishing her good luck and saying THANK YOU for everything!

Boston Luxury Building: The Somerset Condominiums

Monday, April 30th, 2012

This building is located on Commonwealth Avenue. It is a former luxury hotel that has been converted to condos. Because of its rich history, it has the charm of the old world with all the modern conveniences and luxuries expected of a full-service building in Boston. With its 24-hour concierge, and parking garage, the Somerset is one of the only luxury buildings with a private pool exclusive to residents. With an elegant lobby and fine fixtures, this building is one of a kind.


Amenities: elevator, 42-hour doorman/concierge, outdoor space, balconies, garage parking, pool.

Boston Luxury Building: Wilkes Passage

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Wilkes Passage: one of the South End’s premier 24 hour concierge, full service buildings! Custom designed 2 bed/2 bath rear unit on the 4th floor. Chef’s kitchen with six burner Decor gas range, warming drawer, wine fridge and Sub Zero refrigerator. Hardwood floors throughout, excellent closet space, en-suite master. Includes full tandem garage parking for 2 cars . Common roof deck & common courtyard.

Garage Spaces: 2
Parking Spaces: 2
Heat Zones: Oil,Forced Air
Cool Zones: Central Air

Boston Luxury Building: Lewis Wharf

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Located right on the water’s edge, Lewis Wharf has stunning views, an outdoor pool, a gorgeous outdoor garden area, and balconies. The building was originally built as a warehouse in the 1830’s and was converted into condos in the 1970’s. With exposed brick and beams and fireplaces, the historical charm is maintained in the 90 residential units. With 24-hour security and a concierge, the building boasts huge common roof deck with sweeping views of the city and the water. Rental parking is available.

Amenities: elevators, 24-hour concierge and security, roof deck, parking, garden, pool, water views, city views, balconies.

Boston Luxury Building: The Grandview

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

The Grandview lives up to it's name with great windows and sweeping views of Boston

A smaller, boutique building, overlooking the Boston Common, this building is aptly named. With grand, unobstructed views of the city, the building features a shared roof deck. Each of its luxury units has luscious hardwood floors, updated kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, and in-unit washers and dryers. The building is equipped with a 24-hour concierge, a 4-story parking garage and professional management.

Sitting right along the Commons this building is centrally located for easy access to the entire city

Amenities: dishwasher, disposal, microwave, washer & dryer, carpeted floors, hardwood floors, air conditioning, cable/satellite TV, elevator, 24-hour doorman and concierge, outdoor space, garage parking, roof deck, water and city views, new construction, professionally managed

Grandview Condos

Boston Luxury Building: Audubon Park

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Located in the Fenway, Audubon Park is a brand new construction hosting 53 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom luxury condos.The beautiful residential units are equipped with fine fixtures including Fischer Paykel and Bosch appliances, granite counters, bamboo flooring, and some units have balconies. It is close proximity to many of Boston?s attractions including Longwood Medical Center and Boston University.

Amenities: balconies, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, carpeted floors, hardwood floors, air conditioning, cable/satellite TV, city and skyline views, elevator, new construction, valet parking.

Boston Luxury Building: The Bryant on Columbus Ave

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Located on the tree-lined Columbus Avenue, where the Back Bay meets the South End; two of Boston’s most desirable areas, the Bryant Back Bay is a stylish addition to the Boston landscape. The building consists of 50 two-, three- and four-bedroom units on ten stories, all of which are exquisitely finished. They include light-filled living areas, masterfully appointed kitchens, spacious master bathrooms and elegant guest bathrooms, private terraces, private storage units, and on-site parking. The building offers a 24-hour concierge and is professionally managed.


Amenities: Balconies, dishwasher, disposal, gas range, microwave, washer & dryer, carpeted floors, hardwood floors, air conditioning, cable/satellite TV, elevator, garage parking, On-site General Manager, On-site Concierge, Lobby Attendant for personal errands, Announcement of all visitors, Package, newspaper and magazine delivery, Coordinate laundry and dry cleaning services, Arrange taxi or limousine services, Coordinate house cleaning services, Personal errand services and grocery delivery, Secretarial & personal assistant referrals, Catering and party event coordination, Access to discounted computer services, Provide access to contractors and guests, Coordinate child care services, While you?re away, in-home services, Arrange dog walking and grooming services, Help with movement of furniture within a unit, Help to coordinate art installation, Help move items to and from storage unit, Access to stamps, shipping, messenger service.

Boston Luxury Building: Windsor Place Condominiums

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Windsor Place is classic Back Bay luxury. A converted hotel, the units are still as charming as they always have been. The lobby has exceptional detail work, and the units are beautifully updated. The building has an outdoor pool, patio and grill area for easing the hot summer weather in the city. The 24-hour concierge is there to help you with everything, and most units come with a parking space.

Amenities: balcony, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, washer & dryer, carpeted floors, hardwood floors, air conditioning, elevator, 24- hour concierge, tiled bathroom, garage parking, granite countertops, pool, stainless steel appliances, bbq areas.

Boston Luxury Building: Zero Marlborough

Friday, April 20th, 2012

This is a unique, Manhattan-style, pre-war conversion condo building right at the bottom of one of the most coveted streets in Boston, Zero Marlborough is ideally located. Completely renovated in 2008, each of the building’s 11 floors represents a single unit each of which feature state-of-the-art kitchens, bathrooms and living spaces. The views are commanding from every unit, and the building has a doorman in the lobby and 24-hour security.

Amenities: dishwasher, disposal, microwave, washer & dryer, carpeted floors, hardwood floors, air conditioning, elevator,24-hour Security, Back Bay views, doorman, elevator, river and park views, refuse removal

The Mason House: 211 Comm Ave

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Today at The Charles Realty we’re fascinated with a home right here in the Back Bay! And when we say it’s a “home” we mean to say that it’s a mansion. Located at 211 Commonwealth Ave, this mansion is on the market and listed at $17,900,000.  It boasts 11+ bedrooms, 14 fireplaces, and 9 bathrooms! And nothing about this home is modest or dull.  With high arching ceilings, detailed finishes and stained glass windows there is always something to be looking at.

This single family home showcases a granite finished music room, an au pair suite, grand formal living rooms, an impressive mahogany staircase, and spectacular chandeliers.

Beyond the glamorous features of this home it has the perfect location, right in the heart of the Back Bay. It’s particularly rare to have any garage space here in Boston, never mind the 4-5 car garage that comes with this home! Overall this home is nothing short of jaw-dropping.

For more info: Boston.com