Affordable luxury living in South Boston at The Mezz
By Wayne Braverman | Boston Homes
One of the most popular places to be in South Boston in the 20th century was the Broadway Theater – known as “the city’s largest, most attractive moving picture house.” Opened in 1920, people flocked to watch “old” vaudeville shows and movies.
It still holds a lot of special memories for many residents, one of whom recalls that during the 1950s, kids would go into the theater on a Saturday afternoon and watch cartoons, Three Stooges shorts, and a full-length movie – all for just a quarter.
Now at the site of this treasured Broadway Theatre is an icon reimagined and repurposed into a five-story tower of residential delight that is the start of the property’s second act.
The Mezz is one of the newest and most exciting developments to come to South Boston; it’s also one of the most sought-after. If you’re interested in living there, you’ll have to act fast as only 8 of the 42 exclusive condominium residences are still available for fortunate homebuyers.
Residents at The Mezz have quite a treat to enjoy: homes brimming with luxurious details and designs; generous perks such as garage parking, private outdoor spaces and low HOA fees; and a ton of fun in historic South Boston.
The Mezz accommodates studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom residences, ranging in size from 544 to 1,061 square feet with prices ranging from $609,900 to $1 million-plus (much lower than, yet just as nice as, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Waterfront or Seaport homes).
The main lobby of The Mezz welcomes you and your guests with the perfect blend of Art Deco styling and modern sophistication with a subtle nod to the past. An original brick wall and memorabilia from the famed Brockway Theater add a touch of specialness to your experience.
Each unit is designed with an open-concept floor plan and 9- and 10-foot-tall ceilings that adds to the light and airy flair. The large windows provide an abundance of natural light along with sweeping views of South Boston/Seaport or Blue Hills and the city. Five-inch white oak hardwood flooring and Wilsonart Ruskin Oak millwork add to the qualitative appeal.
The chefs will love the modern, open kitchens. Each one features polished Concerto Quartz countertops, Black Jack pendant lights, a Bosch stainless steel five-burner gas range with an over-the-range microwave as well as the Bosch three-door, counter-depth refrigerator. Clean-up is easy with the LG pocket handle dishwasher.
The bathrooms offer a sleek design highlighting Porcelanosa Dover Acero tile with natural white Quartz countertops and white tiled showers. Hansgrohe and American Standard fixtures are also part of the deluxe bathroom packages. Doing laundry is easy with the stackable LG front load washers and dryers.
Residents can enjoy spending time on their private terraces (available with the one and two-bedroom units) and relaxing on the common two-tiered patio that offers great views of the neighborhood. There is also a grilling deck. A spacious clubroom with a large fireplace, billiards table, a seating area with a wall-mounted flat-screened television and kitchenette provide additional community fun.
No need to wander the streets looking for a legal parking space – The Mezz has its own parking garage. And for those who prefer peddle power, there’s plenty of bike storage, along with a cluster of Bluebikes nearby.
Among the remaining homes still available at The Mezz is Unit 306 on the third floor. This unit offers 968 square feet of space that includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The price for this delightful home is $989,900. This highly-desirable corner residence comes with a lovely private balcony that provides animating views of the South Boston neighborhood.
The large, open kitchen-living area showcases all the upscale appliances mentioned above and an island that can seat five people. There is plenty of room for an arrangement of furniture to enjoy dining, relaxing and entertaining enhanced with recessed lighting and large windows with custom blinds.
The primary bedroom includes a large double-door closet and plenty of light from the large window that overlooks West Broadway. The en suite bathroom has a double vanity with a variety of lighted mirrors and a large walk-in shower.
Unit 502 is another home to consider. This fifth-floor, 545-square-foot studio is available for only $609,9000. Engendering a feeling of largeness, the prime layout, which includes a comfortable bed alcove, allows for more space in the living area. The windows display appealing views that include the Waterfront and the Financial District. The bathroom has an oversized walk-in shower and a long vanity.
A stacked washer and dryer sit in the closet. This studio also has plenty of storage areas and a parking.
The condo fees for these two units are remarkably low at $380 and $222 per month respectively.
The location of The Mezz is very desirable. South Boston is known for having some of the best eating establishments, flaunting the trendiest of restaurants, cafes and bars. West Broadway, in particular, is considered to be the “Restaurant Row of Southie,” where people come from all around to savor the flavor of its eclectic cuisine. Also close by is Foodie’s Market South Boston and the South Boston Farmer’s Market at 446 West Broadway.
South Boston is also noted for its beautiful beaches, many of which line the shore of Old Harbor and Pleasure Bay, including Carson Beach, the M Street Beach and the very popular Castle Island – famous for Sullivan’s and Fort Independence.
South Boston hosts a plethora of parks and playgrounds, with pathways for walking, biking and inline skating, as well as tot lots and doggie plots for fun and playing. Moakley Park, which has been undergoing a massive renovation, is becoming a great place for recreational and community gatherings. Lawn on D, near the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, offers seasonal entertainment and “over-sized” fun. Thomas Park, M Street Park and the South Boston Maritime Park are also nearby.
The Mezz is close to the MBTA Red Line and Silver Line as well as several bus routes.
When tallying up the list of reasons why purchasing a home at The Mezz is a great investment – spacious, modern residences that embrace timeless, contemporary style and exceptional finishes; affordable association fees; prime location; and all the appreciated amenities within and around the complex (including energy efficiency and ease of maintenance, plus the other aforementioned perks) – it would be very difficult to find a comparable place anywhere else in the Boston area.
Experience a new kind of urban chic in an historic landmark that’s taking center stage.
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