The Colonnade Residences
118 Huntington Ave
Located in Boston's Back Bay district, The Colonnade is a luxury apartment complex that aspires to achieve the same level of service that a high-end hotel might provide, and the owner of the residences is also the operator of a luxury hotel business that is located in the same building. The building was built in 2007, although the style of the building was designed to fit in appropriately with the historic nature of the Boston high rises that are situated nearby.
Some upper story units within the building have balconies that permit residents to fully enjoy the splendor of the city's skyline. The building is host to a rooftop bar and a pool that are both open seasonally and offer residents the chance to enjoy the city's nightlife in style.
Apartments at The Colonnade are designed with good taste in mind, and they feature hardwood flooring and luxury bathrooms. Each unit has stainless steel appliances, and the kitchens and bathrooms employ beautiful granite countertops. The cabinetry in each apartment includes recessed lighting. Every fixture in the apartments is made with custom woods and a high-end finish, and each bathroom features a marble vanity, an over-sized tub and a glass-enclosed shower stall. Units also include a powder room, and sartorialists will adore the spacious walk-in closets that are available. Each unit is equipped with a washer and a dryer, and the apartments also have both a dishwasher and a microwave. Central heating and air conditioning are included in the cost of rent.
The Colonnade offers apartments in two different floor plans. On floors 7 through 12, residents can finds units that are 1,256 square feet in area. The units on floors 14 through 18 provide 1,325 square feet of space. All apartments in The Colonnade have access to 2.5 bathrooms and two bedrooms.
The staff at The Colonnade strives to provide a resort-style experience for everyone who lives there. The lobby is spacious and glamorous, and residents have the opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions with an on-site concierge, who is on-call at all times. A friendly and helpful doorman will always be there to greet tenants when they come home, and you can readily request assistance when needed. The structure also has a secure, underground parking garage available for residents to use.
Residents of The Colonnade are proud members of a pet-friendly community, and are welcome to bring their cats and dogs with them. Outdoor spaces are located on-site, so tenants can enjoy a bit of fresh air and take a pet for a walk, and the staff also provides dog walking services. The building is home to a gym, and tenants can also go swimming in The Colonnade's rooftop pool.
The Colonnade places a special emphasis on the availability of services for residents. Tenants of the building can turn to concierge to ask help with car washing and detailing services, and they can also ask about dry cleaning and housekeeping needs. The building's staff is available to assist with garden maintenance issues and questions about household plants. If a tenant needs assistance with hosting a party, the building even has catering services available.
Considered to be one of Boston’s most prestigious luxury residences, this building offers residents the latest and greatest in upscale living. The complex is located on Huntington Ave., and it is packed with a variety of can’t-miss features. The building is also in a prime location, and it offers residents a palette of amenities that enable comprehensive luxury living day and night. One of its signature attractions is the rooftop lounge and terrace, where residents can soak up the sun on cushioned lounge chairs or cool off in the rooftop pool on hot days. The building also has garage parking, which is an enviable amenity in Boston, and has a lobby that is staffed at all hours of the day. The complex also has a state-of-the-art gym for getting in a good workout before or after work. While residents might think that the luxury building is all about amenities and customer service, that’s only part of the picture. The complex also offers a chance to live near some of Boston’s hottest attractions and its major work areas, including the Prudential Center, the Financial District, and Copley Place. Public transportation is within walking distance, as are fine dining opportunities, boutique shops, high-end retailers, and art galleries. Also for the convenience of residents, there is a 24-hour grocery store just a block away. The building has a doorman to greet residents and guests when they arrive, and the building’s pet friendly policy makes everyone feel like they belong.
Although the apartments in this facility have some common features, they also have unique features that make each one distinct. Across all floor plans, one will find hardwood floors, tall windows, custom closets with built-in shelves and additional storage space, oversize luxury bathrooms with tile flooring, chef-ready kitchens with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and in-unit washing machines and dryers. People can regulate their apartment’s temperature from inside the unit, and the price of heating and air conditioning is included in the rent. Some units, especially on the higher floors, have private balconies that provide breathtaking views of the Boston skyline. The building offers a total of 90 units, which includes the option for living on the Penthouse floor.
Apartments in this building cover a spectrum of sizes and prices. A one-bedroom apartment can be rented for a price of $3,500 - $4,500, which includes a living area sized 900 SF or slightly more. The price increases to anywhere from $4,500 - $6,900 for a two-bedroom unit, and occupants can live in a three-bedroom unit for a price of $7,995 - $12,995 each month. Penthouse suites start at $8,500 per month, and they can cost as much as $15,000 per month. Some of the most popular units in the building are the two-bedroom units. They are available in several different layouts. Starting at a cost of $5,500 per month, one can get a 1,256 SF unit anywhere from the second to the 18th floor. This design provides an apartment with two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. The well-designed layout divides the apartment into living and sleeping sections. The end master bedroom, which totals 14’ x 12’6,” is private and luxurious with a glass-door shower and designer details throughout. The second bedroom, which lies in between the master suite and the living room, has a closet in the entrance for easy access to shoes, clothing, and accessories. The second full bath is located in the second bedroom. It also has high-end finishing touches and a large full shower. Next to the second bedroom is the large living room, which is separated from the trendy kitchen with a door. Offering 19’ x 13’2” of space, residents have many possibilities for adding personal touches and their favorite furnishings to the living room. This long room also has a corner near the kitchen that can be easily converted into a pleasant dining area for a meal. The two bedrooms and the living room get generous amounts of sunlight during the day from well-placed windows, which also provide scenic views of the Back Bay. A welcoming foyer completes the unit’s amenities, and it gives the apartment a spacious and open feel. A slightly larger option is a 1,325 SF two-bedroom unit that has 2.5 baths. Located on the 14th floor, it treats residents to impressive views looking out over the Boston skyline. This unit starts at $7,100 a month. It is a corner unit that has one entire wall of bayed windows, which is right where the living room is. This layout makes the living room a naturally welcoming area, and it is a conversation starter for guests visiting the Boston area. The design of this unit includes a master bedroom that is 13’7” x 12’10” in size and has a walk-in closet with plenty of space. The second bedroom’s dimensions are 12’5” x 12’13.” It enjoys picturesque views from a rectangular window, and it has a second full bath. The polished kitchen adjoins the living room and dining room, which provides 19’6” x 18’6” of versatile space that can be used for daily living, hosting, or a combination of both. The wrap-around design on the living room gives it a unique architectural design, and it makes it ideal for adding in some unusual furnishings as well, such as a wrap-around style couch and matching chairs. This unit has its own washing machine and dryer, which is located on the other side of the kitchen. Some of the notable features in this unit are the addition of premier Carrara Italian marble in the master bathroom’s vanity, and a powder room located by the front entrance. The full bathrooms in both bedrooms benefit from oversized bathtubs and showers with glass doors. Both bedrooms also have custom walk-in closets, and granite countertops in the kitchen give it a professional look and feel.