62 Boylston Street
62 Boylston St, Boston MA
Originally opened in 1897 as The Hotel Touraine, 62 Boylston Street combines historic grandeur and modern amenities in its renovated apartments. Featuring 269 studio and one-bedroom units, this building offers an impressive community. Building services include friendly and professional 24 hour concierge and security, on-site maintenance and management, handicap access and large laundry facilities with multiple machines on each floor. Each unit has been brought up to date with a modern kitchen and bathroom. You can choose between units with hardwood floors or wall-to-wall carpeting, and several units feature their original working fireplace for added character and charm. The building includes central air, high-speed internet access and all units are cable ready. Partial heat, central air and hot water are included in the rent and parking is conveniently located at the Ritz Carlton garage across the street.
When the building was first built it was intended as a residential hotel so great features were included in the original design and have been retained and updated throughout renovations since it opened as an apartment building in 1966. The original Gothic revival architecture was intended to call to mind the 16th century chateau of the Dukes of Touraine, France, including a circulating library. The hotel also featured a theatre, hosting The Theater Company of Boston for regular performances. Modern conveniences like full baths with a shower attachment were included in the original plans and easily updated during subsequent renovations. Even during conversion to an apartment building, the unique architectural characteristics inside and out were maintained and as additional floors were added they adhered to the same aesthetic. This gives residents a special experience that blends historical interior design with contemporary expectations, creating a sense of history in a thoroughly current context.
The exterior of this grand building boasts bricks and terra-cotta finishes, including Gothic arches, parapets, corbels and cornices as extensive embellishment. The interior as well boasts of past splendor with high ceilings, chandeliers, marble floors and dark wood finishings in the well-lit and comfortable lobby. As part of the kitchen updating in each apartment ample counter space has been included with contemporary finishes and great cabinet space in lighter wood finishes that brighten the room. Garbage disposals are also installed in each kitchen. The modern bathrooms are fully updated but retain a classic feel. Window treatments also vary in the units, but those with unique treatments have been retained and restored as needed to provide a creative atmosphere. Many of the units include attractive window seats and others feature three-window alcoves. Electricity is fully updated to current specifications and light fixtures in the units also vary in style, including ceiling fan options. Floor-to-ceiling windows are available in select units. The hardwood floors come in a variety of finishes and carpet options vary in neutral colors. Apartment floor plans vary and with the differing options you are sure to find a space you can make your own according to your own design aesthetics, whether that is classical, antique, artistic or ultra modern.