• Millennium Place Sales Office Opens

    By: Marilyn Jackson

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    The launching of the Millennium Place sales office at 172 Tremont St. early this week in Midtown has generated an incredible buzz among real estate brokers.

    The $220 million, 15-story, mixed-use building at 508 Washington St. now under construction, is the third project in the immediate neighborhood developed by Millennium Partners. It is the first full-service luxury condominium building to be developed in the city since the introduction of 45 Province, the Clarendon, the W, and the Intercontinental and Battery Wharf.

    The floor-to-ceiling windows in the master bedroom of a grand corner unit at Millennium Place offer amazing city views

    This is the same New York-based international firm that built the two Ritz Carltons, Boston Common towers on Avery Street 10 years ago; Millennium Place forms the apex of this triangle.

    And just down the street at 428 Washington St., Millennium Partners is the lead developer for a new 625-foot tower adjacent to the Burnham Building, the former site of Filene’s and Filene’s Basement. Residences, offices and retailers will occupy that complex.

    The three-story sales center features a lobby and gallery on the first floor that showcases how these developers have transformed neighborhoods across the country in key cities such as New York, Washington, D.C., Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and, yes, Boston.

    The third floor boasts an interactive wall with high-tech touchscreen kiosks and an accompanying App that further enhance the details available on the website http://mplaceboston.com.

    Developed by Dean Sawatzky, co-founder of Lightroom of Vancouver, this program allows prospective buyers to see the building layout in 3-D and the variety of floor plans on every floor. In addition, viewers can choose a price range. It’s a creative way to tell the story about Millennium Place and generate excitement.

    And the comprehensive website offers information about the private owners’ club, the neighborhood and Millennium Partners’ trademark social networking service, La Vie, first introduced in San Francisco.

    Every kitchen will have new Kashmir white granite counters, dark American walnut cabinetry and top-of-the-line appliances including four-burner gas cooktops.

    Also on the third floor are meeting rooms and a vignette, built to scale, to showcase the residences.

    Designed by Handel Associates of New York, Millennium Place is slated for completion in the late fall of 2013, and the development is on time and on budget says Richard G. Baumert, a partner of Millennium Partners. Suffolk Construction is the general contractor.

    The site, bound by Hayward Place, Washington Street and Avenue de Lafayette, was a parking lot for years; initial development plans called for offices.

    Today, however, the property is being developed for 256 one-, two- and three bedroom condominiums with all the amenities one could imagine.

    Millennium Place is more than an uber luxe residential complex; its motto is “More than a place to live, this is a way to live.”

    The development will include a restaurant, which also will serve the residents in their private dining room and fire placed lounge.

    A children’s playroom, a screening room with a high-definition TV and tiered seating, and a Sports Club/LA-designed (and operated) fitness center that will have separate studios for Pilates, yoga, and massage will be offered to the owners too.

    With an emphasis on “the way to live,” Millennium Place also has created La Vie, a unique social network for owners who want exclusive access to the city’s cultural offerings.

    The main entrance to Millennium Place is on Washington Street, facing Avery, but along Hayward Place the gently curved building will feature a porte cochere, a courtyard and garden an entry to the grand lobby.

    The living rooms in the garden residences will overlook the courtyard and garden adjacent to the porte cochere off Hayward Place.

    The homes will range in size from 775 to 2,360 square feet and will have four designations – garden residences or those facing the garden; theater residences, those facing Washington Street, and residences on the Avenue de Lafayette. The fourth category is called grand; these three-bedroom condos will be corner units.

    Nine of the penthouses will have private outdoor terraces, and all 14 penthouses will have fireplaces.

    The finishes in the Millennium Place residences will be exquisite. The entry doors will be quarter-figured walnut, with a Cenia gray limestone threshold. Five inch wide ivory oak plank flooring will introduce the main living spaces; the bedrooms will be richly carpeted. The baths will have marble floor tiles.

    Magnificent open kitchens will include new Kashmir white granite countertops that contrast with dark American walnut cabinetry.

    The Bosch dishwashers and GE Monogram refrigerators will be paneled to match the cabinetry. Other high-end appliances will include Bosch four-burner gas cooktops with Miele hoods, and Bosch built in wall ovens and GE microwaves. Select units will have U-Line wine coolers underneath the center islands.

    The full baths will have glass-enclosed showers or soaking tubs or both and will be furnished with eastern white marble with mosaic tile accents. The master baths will boast marble topped vanities.

    In-unit laundries and individual controls for the all-season heating and cooling systems will be part of each home. Living at Millennium Place also includes 24-hour valet parking service, a concierge and a doorman.

    Currently, the one-bedroom units with one bath range in price from $550,000 to the high $700,000s, while the two-bedroom residences with two baths range from the high $800,000s to $1.5 million.

    A porte cochere has been designed for a dramatic entry into a spacious lobby that connects with the main entrance at 508 Washington St.

    The three-bedroom condos with either two or three full baths are listed between $1.25 million and $2.1 million. The most expensive home is a $3.5 million penthouse.

    Millennium Partners has assembled a sales team that includes Cecily Foster, Christine Dunn, and Patrick Cutter.

    The sales office is open by appointment only from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

    To make an appointment, call Carlie Maloof at 617-542-1555 or email her at cmaloof@millenniumptrs.com.