Troy Boston - A Step Towards Sustainable Luxury

I feel more confident than ever that the power to save the planet rests with the individual consumer.
— Denis Hayes

In my opinion, Troy Boston is the future of high rise luxury living.  It’s at least a huge step in the right direction.  Troy Boston was completed in 2014 by Gerding Edlen, one of the country’s largest property development firms.  Gerding Edlen is know for their green properties.  They currently have assets totaling $5,000,000,000.00, including 13 LEED Platinum, 45 LEED Gold and 5 LEED Silver rated buildings.  They clearly have the experience necessary to bring sustainability to the luxury market.  After all, sustainability is the best luxury.

 

You know that they’re doing something right when they’ve reached nearly 90% occupancy within the first year of opening its doors.  In fact, it’s the only building to reach 80% occupancy in such a short time in the city of Boston for the last 6 years.

Top floor deck.  Those cement pillars on the left are heated!

Top floor deck.  Those cement pillars on the left are heated!

The views are great.  Depending on your floor, you get a full panoramic of the Boston sky line.  Even if your apartment doesn’t have the greatest view, all you need to do is take the elevator up to one of the common outdoor spaces.  

Salt water pool with a view of Prudential

Salt water pool with a view of Prudential

The outdoor spaces are to die for.  The first one is right off a lounge with a small kitchen.  There’s some seating, heat lamps and a salt water pool!  I only know of 1 other building in Boston with a salt water pool.  You could take the elevator on up to the next common area, which houses a larger kitchen area.  In fact, the FoodNetwork is using the space to film a show, and allowing residents to watch and taste the food.  Right off of this is an expansive patio, with cabanas and grills.  

Cabanas overlooking the city.

Cabanas overlooking the city.

On top of all that, the apartments themselves are very cool.  Troy Boston’s apartments range from studio to 2 bedroom.  Although, there are no studios currently available.  Studios start are $2,395/mo, with rents going up to $4,600 for a 2 bedroom.  They’re very clean and modern looking.  One thing I really like about this place, is that microwaves are not built in to the cabinets.  They do offer one, but they just sit it in a cabinet under the counter.  That means you can just take it out and give it back!  Not that these spaces are lacking storage.  They actually have pretty good storage.  Along with walk-in closets and plenty of cabinet space, the large windows and high ceilings contribute to a clean, airy feel.

Another nice feature of this building are the services offered.  There are trainers, nutritionists, chefs and life coaches available for tenants.  In house stylists and tailors are available.  If style really is an issue for you, you can also call on Troy Boston’s interior design team to help furnish your apartment.  Doggy day care is offered, as well as pet supply delivery.  An out door self cleaning dog walk is accompanied by a washing station.  There are also regularly community events, including a recent cocktail making class, and adult halloween party.  The more I find out about this place, the more it seems like a city based rental version of the Yellowstone Club.  

Dog walk, with grooming station at the end.

Dog walk, with grooming station at the end.

On top of all that, Troy Boston is more environmentally friendly than your average luxury high rise:

 

  • 1,616,551 kwh energy saved (147 homes powered)
  • 2,789,620 gallons water saved. (139,481 showers saved)
  • 1,132 Metric Tons CO2 saved (241 cars off the road)
  • designed to operate 25% more efficiently than a code-compliant building
  • 82% post-industrial recycled content flooring
  • electricity co-generator also produces 100% of the building's hot water and 54% of its heat.
  • all plantings are local non-invasive species

If this building tickles your fancy, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  I’d love to schedule a visit!

William Charleton, Key Realty Group, LLC

268 Newbury St. 3rd Floor

Boston, MA 02116