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The Kensington

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659-665 Washington Street



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With a heavy focus on sustainability, the Kensington is an up-and-comer worth watching in the Boston real estate market. Spanning a full 29 stories, this tower-style architectural icon was clearly designed to marry luxury with a strong sense of community. On-site conveniences and amenities like grocery acceptance mean that for most residents, there won't be any need to leave the building unless it's time for work or a night on the town.

Freedom of Choice in the Lap of Luxury

The Kensington's LEED-certified homes are eco-conscious, but that doesn't mean they skimp on anything. Those who live here have their choice of layouts; the high-rise's 381 apartments are divided into penthouses on the upper floors and residences below.

While the lowest apartments lack sky-high views of the city, they still enjoy sweeping vistas and the complete complement of contemporary services. All residences are furnished with stainless appliances, sleek cabinets and accent walls that give them unique character.

Protecting the Environment and Living the High Life

This is a mecca for anyone who's really serious about sustainable living. On-site conveniences include a free charging station for electric cars, occupancy-sensing lighting controls that automatically save energy when you leave the room and ENERGY STAR appliances.

Recycling is made easy via a single-stream container system, so people don't have to spend all day sorting their garbage to feel like they're doing their part. Low VOC, post-consumer carpeting and paint reduce the emissions the units generate, and they're perfect for those who like protecting their respiratory health.

Plenty to Do in the Kensington

Other must-have amenities include a pool with its own sun deck and a spa devoted entirely to furry companions. Of course, pooch isn't the only one who gets to enjoy a physical pampering; there's a fully equipped fitness center for those who like to keep their muscles toned, and it comes with free weights, strength training and cardio equipment. If you like more centered exertion, the building's yoga studio is available for solo practice, and there are four weekly classes where committed students can brush up on their asanas.

Boston can get cold, but you never have to freeze or cower indoors here. The building's solar-powered solarium admits rays year-round, so residents never have to go without vital vitamin D for too long. This is a perfect place to relax with guests before bringing them down to the game room to be entertained with a friendly billiards match or an aperitif. Of course, life can't be all fun and games, but if nothing else, the business center, meeting rooms and quiet e-lounge make working a bit more relaxing.

As great as the physical amenities are, the nicest thing about the Kensington may be its services. In addition to dry cleaning and laundry, there are 24-hour concierge professionals, people to accept your deliveries, free bike storage racks, private parking spaces and dog care programs. This complete-package residence is sure to be a favorite in the coming years, and its attention to detail is worth checking out.

With a LEED Gold certification, this is truly a one-of-a-kind property. In ORA power rankings, the property was ranked first in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Ranked as one of the top communities in the nation for resident satisfaction, this property includes a range of upscale apartment homes. In addition, it includes more than 28,000 square feet of high-end, luxury amenities. Placed within downtown Boston, this property is located at 665 Washington Street.

At this property, tenants will notice the difference from the moment they walk into the property. From a breathtaking units to contemporary units, each aspect of the architecture and decor has been carefully selected. Tenants will find amazing views of the city from the upper floors. In warmer weather, tenants can relax on the sun deck next to the sparkling pool. Unique amenities at the property include a pet spa and a fully equipped fitness center.

As a green community, the management team has worked to make sure that cars are never needed. From the property, tenants can walk to almost everything they need. In addition, the Enterprise Car Share Program is based in the property's garage. Residents at the smoke-free complex can enjoy having a full-time doorman and concierge services. From parking to pet-friendly options, residents can find everything they need in a Boston rental apartment.

Apartment Features to Fall in Love With

Within the gorgeous residences, residents will find eco-conscious features. These units are designed to exceed expectations. Residents can select from one-bedroom, two-bedroom and penthouse units. From a dramatic lobby to stylish bathrooms, every feature has been carefully planned out for an amazing experience.

Within the units, tenants will find luxuriously high ceilings. Outfitted with expansive windows, the apartments are equipped with walk-in closets. Each apartment home is outfitted with a high-capacity washer and dryer.

The interior of the units are designed with oak hardwood flooring and GE stainless steel appliances. The kitchens contain European-style flat panel cabinetry and recycled glass counters. Modern subway tile backsplashes add a chic, modern tough. Meanwhile, the chef's sink is outfitted with a restaurant-inspired faucet. Every apartment is equipped with contemporary, high-efficiency lighting. In addition, units contain a high-efficiency heat pump for their water. Tenants can also enjoy having Comcast available in every apartment.

In the penthouses, tenants can find even more luxurious amenities. The penthouses are designed with upgraded corridors that are decorated with original artwork. These lavish apartments are outfitted with over-sized 9-foot ceilings and expansive windows. From the windows, tenants can enjoy views of Boston. Every penthouse apartment is equipped with a California closet from the Italian Tesoro Collection. They also include French-door GE refrigerators. When you move in, you get to choose the pain color and accent wall.

Penthouse apartments are also equipped with a complimentary storage unit and exclusive, controlled access. Residents in the penthouses can enjoy having dry cleaning and packages delivered directly to the units.

Amazing Amenities at the Complex

Residents at this property can enjoy having a number of exceptional services. Typical services like online rent payment and doorman service are automatically included. Tenants can also enjoy the convenience of having professional, 24-hour concierge options. The entire complex is equipped with a private parking garage. Each month, the management team hosts resident events for everyone to gather at.

For penthouse units, dog walking, grooming and sitting services are also available. Tenants can get help arranging theater tickets, dinner reservations and grocery acceptance. All residents can enjoy having package receiving options and free bike storage. Other services at the property include laundry and dry cleaning services.

Equipped with an on-site ATM, this property also boasts of 24-hour emergency maintenance features. Residents can access car cleaning and car detailing options. In the state-of-the-art gym, residents will find fitness classes and personal training. Plus, the property offers an Enterprise Car Share Program at the site. A free electric car charging station is located at the property.

The Energy Source fitness center includes 3,350 square feet of space. It includes modern free weights, strength training and cardio equipment. Plus, residents can use the yoga studio to relax, enjoy a class and reach a state of peace. For a different type of recreation, residents can check out the game room. This room includes a kitchen, lounge and billiards room for entertaining.

For work or fun, tenants can check out the Java Link. Equipped with iMac computers, this center includes complimentary coffee. Tenants can use the wi-fi connection and the printer to do all of their work projects at home.

In warmer weather, tenants can relax in the outdoor pool that is located on the Sky Deck. It includes an expansive patio with an outdoor television for some fun in the sun. On chillier days, tenants can turn on the fireplace or one of the outdoor grills to warm up.

Another gathering area in the complex can be found in the meeting room. This can be used for a work meeting or as an event space. In the Unplugged room, tenants can also find a lovely library for relaxation and quiet reading.

Pets at the property can enjoy having a pet relief area. This area is located indoors, so it is perfect for rainy or snowy days. Meanwhile, the pet spa and professional doggie bath is the perfect place for pampering your favorite dogs and cats.

Throughout the year, tenants can enjoy getting plenty of sunshine and natural light at the property. The Solarium uses solar power and lets in plenty of light. The large wall of windows overlooks the sky deck. It also includes a seating area and a television for gatherings or events.

Reasons Residents Choose to Live at the Property

With so many amenities and features, it is unsurprising that so many residents choose to live at this complex. This property is eco-friendly and exceptionally luxurious. Tenants can enjoy a pet-friendly policy as well as a pet spa at the site.

Eco-Friendly Features: From a car charging station to a LEED Gold certification, this property is designed to be environmentally conscious. Tenants can enjoy having eco-friendly building materials, recycling and a car share program at the complex.

Java Link: When you want to telecommute from home, this complex is the perfect place to do so. The Java Link center allows you to print documents, reply to business emails and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee.

Fitness Options: A state-of-the-art fitness center and fitness classes are a great way to stay in shape. Plus, residents can enjoy having a yoga studio, personal training and yoga classes while they live at the complex.

Each unit is designed to be exceptionally luxurious, so residents can relax and enjoy a moment of refuge from the outside world. If they decide to leave their apartment, there are plenty of entertainment, work and recreation options at the rental property.

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