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Outdoor Terraces, Patios and Docks

April 2, 2016 |

As we head towards spring and summer, more and more Boston luxury homes buyers would like to have outdoor spaces, terraces, decks and patios. Buyers who move from big homes in the suburbs are especially attached to their green spaces and would like to hold on to them in the city.

For most part, penthouse condos and garden level units have outdoor spaces, like the Boston luxury real estate listing at 197 8th Street  and 177 Beacon Street. Most Waterfront Boston luxury homes that were built do have balconies with city or water views.

The developers of some newer high rises are aware of the demand for outdoor spaces, and are adding outdoor terraces. To name a few:

The Clarendon with a large common roof terrace with lounge chairs, the penthouse has it own large private roof terrace
The Grandview with panoramic views of Boston, the State House and the Charles River
The Residences at the Mandarin, all the penthouses have private terraces with piped-in gas grills, larger Boston luxury real estate units have balconies or wrap-around balconies
The Residences at the Ritz Carlton, some of the units have a small balcony, with convenient access to fresh air
One Dalton (new Four Seasons), although it's not built yet, the plans are for balconies for most Boston luxury home units

Some buyers not only want outdoor spaces, but the avid outdoorsy types want their own docks for private boat slips. Some waterfront buildings do offer boat slips. Buyers may be eager to pay a high price to have their boat at their front door. In fact, according to Boston Globe, someone reportedly paid $4.75M for a private dock in Nantucket, large enough to dock a 150 foot yacht.

Both in the waterfront, Seaport and Charlestown, there are large enough Marinas for local residents who prefer to be close to their boats. Yet, another advantage of city living in Boston…


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