Posts Tagged ‘Luxury Real Estate’

Annette Given makes Top 10 Realtor for June 2013

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

This summer has been a record-breaking season for everyone here at the Charles Realty.  Our Principal Broker, Annette Given brought in $5,815,000 in closed residential sales for this past June.  Our luxury boutique agency has made a mark on the real estate market in Boston Proper and beyond.  After working in the business for 33 years, she has been able to lead a successful team that has paved the way in Boston real estate.

Boston Top 20 Realtors is an organization that aspires to recognize the hardwork of successful realtors in the Metro Boston area and in surrounding suburbs.  The realtors total sales volumes are collected by a third party, which are then compiled into the top 20 highest grossing realtors.   The following is the goal for the Boston Top 20 organization:

“to celebrate the hard work of local agents by featuring them in a consolidated online resource for consumers, allowing them higher visibility while providing consumers a more personal introduction to talented agents in the Metro Boston area.”

We are grateful that a reputable organization, such as the Boston Top 20, exists to recognize hardworking realtors at the current state of the market.

To stay updated on monthly realtor rankings, follow the Boston Top 20 website here!

To learn more about Annette Given, her accomplishments, and the best way to touch base with her, check out her full biography on our website!

Political Real Estate (Romney vs. Obama)

Friday, October 5th, 2012

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The Estately Blog recently created a fun and playful comparison of the housing situations of the two presidential candidates (excluding the White House). The website compared Obama’s Chicago home with the five homes Romney has owned in the past few years. Both the presidents live in high-end houses. The average American home value is $221,800, but Romney’s (in total) is $32 million and Obama’s is $1.6 million. Check out the image above for all the info Estately gathered—including information on their neighbors. While Obama has had political neighbors in Chicago, Romney has had some rather interesting neighbors in Utah—including Cheech Marin of Cheech & Chong. Both candidates have some luxe amenities in their homes. For instance, Obama has a 1,000 bottle wine cellar and a third floor ballroom. Romney is doubling the size of his La Jolla, CA beach home and adding an elevator for his cars. Decide for yourself who has the better digs!

The White House is the most luxurious. It has a bowling alley, basketball court, a missile defense system and lasers for security, and a home brewery. It is 55,000 square feet, has 11 bedrooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, and is worth a whopping $100 million dollars.

Boston Luxury Building: Tremont on the Common

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

One of the best priced full-service luxury buildings in Boston, Tremont on the Common offers many luxuries for its residents including an on-site gym, outdoor seasonal swimming pool, excellent professional management and maintenance, and 24-hour concierge and security officers. With sweeping, breathtaking views, the 374 luxury units offer an excellent location right on the Boston Common, and some units have private balconies.

Prime location and beautiful views

Amenities: balcony, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, washer & dryer, carpeted floors, hardwood floors, air conditioning, elevator, 24-hour doorman and concierge, outdoor space, parking, pool, water and city views, renowned management.

Boston Luxury Building: W Boston Hotel Residences

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

A new development, this luxury hotel with residences is a welcome new fixture in the already vibrant theatre district. The W towers over 28-stories into the air, and has decedent amenities for its residents. Complete with preferred treatment at the W restaurant, bar and spa, residents also have access to all the hotel services with just the push of a button on their phone. The units are complete with floor to ceiling windows, top of the line appliances, hardwood floors, and at least one valet parking spot. The W’s motto is “Whatever, whenever” and it lives by it; it’s service is phenomenal.


Amenities: dishwasher, disposal, gas range, microwave, washer & dryer, carpeted floors, hardwood floors, air conditioning, satellite TV/cable, elevator, 24-hour doorman and concierge, garage and valet parking, new construction, city and skyline views, new construction, spa, restaurant.

Boston Luxury Building: The Clarendon Residences

Friday, May 11th, 2012

With amenities and services that set it apart from other luxury buildings, the residences at The Clarendon are redefining luxury in the Back Bay. With an Equinox Gym and an in-house organic grocery store with optional delivery to the units upstairs, in addition to its gym, lounge and concierge, this building truly offers unparalleled conveniences. All of the 104 state-of-the-art units feature vast windows, most with sweeping views, walk-in closets, gas ranges, garage parking and in-unit washer and dryers. The Clarendon is one of only a handful of buildings in Boston that will be registered with the U.S. Green Building Council.


Amenities: Balconies, dishwasher, disposal, gas range, microwave, washer & dryer, carpeted floors, hardwood floors, air conditioning, cable/satellite TV, elevator, garage parking, valet parking, pre-construction, city and skyline views, State-of -the-art gym, in-house grocery, lounge, 24-hour concierge.

Boston Luxury Building: The Residences at the Ritz Carlton

Monday, May 7th, 2012

The Ritz Carlton residences put you right in the middle of Boston, only steps from the Commons and around the corner from the Financial District. Also just blocks away from many fine dining options and entertainment in the Theatre District, there’s never a shortage of things to do when living in the Ritz. These luxurious condos include one to four bedrooms and sweeping views of the city. Access to a 100,000-square-foot sports and spa facility, a theatre multiplex, and fine restaurant make this glamorous building also a great convenience for its residence. Another benefit to living in this great space is the discounted rate at any Ritz Carlton hotel around the word.

New Listing: 163 Beacon Street

Friday, May 4th, 2012


This spacious studio/ one bedroom home is everything you’d imagine classic Back Bay to be.  Overlooking Beacon Street and it’s beautiful mansions this home has a lot to offer.  There’s plenty of storage with towering ceilings and cabinets along with a large walk-in closet that includes built-in wardrobes.  A fireplace creates a very warm and inviting atmosphere complimented by inlaid hardwood floors throughout and intricate moldings and wainscoting.  A renovated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances including a dishwasher and garbage disposal allow for functional and easy living. Possibly the most exciting aspect of this home is the fact that several scenes from the hit TV show, “Cheers.” were filmed here!

For more information you can visit 163beaconst.com or contact Sarah Glovsky at 617-236-0353

Boston Luxury Building: The Four Seasons

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Incredible windows and loft style living space provide some of the most incredible views in Boston

Four Seasons Place is one of the most coveted addresses in Boston. Units rarely go on the market because the turnover rate is so low. The premier hotel amenities are unparalleled and include all the hotel services along with a Fitness Center, Hotel Spa, Large Lap Swimming Pool overlooking the Public Garden, Valet Parking Service, views of the Boston Commons, the Boston Public Garden and Beacon Hill and much more. The 95 units in this building are 1- to 4-bedroom penthouses, and are the standard of luxury living in downtown Boston.


Amenities: washer & dryer, hotel services, 24-hour security, valet parking, balconies, dishwasher, disposal, microwave, carpeted floors, hardwood floors, air conditioning, cable/satellite TV, city views, elevator, pool, fitness center, spa.

486 Beacon Street, Boston MA (Check it out in on the NY Times website!)

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Photo Credit to The New York Times

486 Beacon Street is not only a prime location for any urbanite, but it is also a a truly beautiful and cozy home.  It offers wood finishings and a spectacular marble fireplace.  With a southern lit living room and an additional room that can act as a home office, playroom, small in-home gym, or whatever is suited to you this home completes an entire wish list. And possible the most exciting part of this 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom duplex is the fact that there is fully deeded parking and three guest parking spots, certainly rare in the Back Bay.

Recently the New York Times decided to swing by and shoot some photos of this great listing and feature it on their website.  There’s no doubt that they made the right choice when it came to picking a Boston home to showcase, it has a great combination of old New England charm and the upbeat city life.

For more information contact Betsy Herald at (617) 236-0353 or betsyherald@realtor.com

Photo credit: New York Times

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