Anticipating a Walk through Homes of Downtown Boston

Posted May 9, 2014 by Jason Balla in Business
Millennium Place

Are you living in your dream home, or do you find your heart yearning for something finer…something that floats above the bustle of the city without actually leaving it? This Saturday from 11am-3pm, 10 to 12 homes will crack open their gilded doors for Downtown: Home Where the Heart Is, a walking tour which offers a glimpse of the gold standard of living in downtown Boston—and you can bet I’ll be on it, wide-eyed and wistful. After 10 years, $3.2 billion in renovations, and the installation of thousands of new luxury residential units, Downtown Boston has been transformed into an upscale neighborhood of stylish homes and sparkling storefronts.

The self-guided tour begins at Salvatore’s Restaurant, which will host a hospitality suite for attendees, and proceeds through a series of breath-taking homes at the Kensington (665 Washington Street), Winter Place Residences (1-3 Winter Place), 45 Province, 49 Temple Place, Hamilton Crossing (8 Winter Street), the Devonshire (1 Devonshire Place), and Millennium Place (580 Washington Street). Between 2-3pm, tour attendees can even take an exclusive walk through Millennium Place’s Club Level, comprised of a screening room, a garden, a children’s room, and an owner’s lounge. While on the tour, try to stick close to your fellow attendees—it’ll be tempting to stop and sample the many shops nd restaurants downtown has to offer.

Luxury living

Luxury living at the Devonshire. Photo credit to Dan DeChairo

As a Boston native, I’m very impressed with the renovations that have given DTX the Cinderella experience, and couldn’t imagine a more convenient or desirable place to live. What a joy to have your pick of so many dining options, to share rich and diverse meals with friends night after night without worrying what to cook next, or how to get to that restaurant on the other side of town.

After Saturday’s tour, you’ll have free access to the Old State House, where Roche Bros’ Culinary Innovation Chef Brian Dunn will be preparing and distributing samples of a fennel and grape salad with parmesan. Once you’ve gorged yourself on tasty samples, you can swing by the Lafayette City Center for “The [Photo]gogues: New England (Part 2),” an exhibit curated by the Griffin Museum of Photography for the Flash Forward Photography Festival. Never a dull night in downtown Boston, the hub of arts and entertainment in the heart of the city!


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