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Old 08-30-2017, 11:25 AM   #21
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Re: The Aberdeen | 1650 Commonwealth Ave. | Brighton

$800K for a 2 bed apartment in a wood frame building, right on Comm Ave, with trolleys rolling by and a 45 minute tortuous B-train ride into the city. Seems steep, but what do I know.
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Old 08-30-2017, 11:37 AM   #22
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Updated rendering from the developer's site, as well as pricing and details released:


http://aberdeenboston.com

Per bldup (8/24):
- One bedrooms start at $600k
- Two bedrooms start at $800k
- Three bedroom penthouses at $1.2mil

There will be 2,400 sq-ft of ground floor retail
(what has looked like a coffee shop in past renderings)
I understand this is a graphical rendering, but they could at least make the building look a little more appealing in the render. It looks like a studio project where the student forgot about material until 2 nights before the presentation (speaking from experience of course haha)

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$800K for a 2 bed apartment in a wood frame building, right on Comm Ave, with trolleys rolling by and a 45 minute tortuous B-train ride into the city. Seems steep, but what do I know.
Steep? Very much so, but then again its brand new units in Brighton, directly on transit. Yes the trolleys will be going by alot, but they also stop during the night so its not like it would be alllll that disturbing.
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:33 PM   #23
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but the building is so beautiful ... its a steal at any price.

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Old 08-30-2017, 01:26 PM   #24
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Re: The Aberdeen | 1650 Commonwealth Ave. | Brighton

This building is significant neither for its design being phenomenal (though I think it's not bad) nor for its affordably being good...

It's significant because it plugs a long-standing (trash filled) vacant lot, adds a bit of retail, and generally patches together the Comm/Washington intersection a little bit better.

There are other parcels in/around this area that also need some TLC. But this is a start.
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Old 08-30-2017, 02:45 PM   #25
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Filling a trash heap with mediocrity is too narrow a goal for anyone IMHO. I would hope anyone involved in a project of this type would shoot for better.

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Old 08-31-2017, 08:51 AM   #26
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$800K for a 2 bed apartment in a wood frame building, right on Comm Ave, with trolleys rolling by and a 45 minute tortuous B-train ride into the city. Seems steep, but what do I know.
That isn't far above what many of the units at 1501 Comm Ave ("The Lancaster") sold for. Which also is on the B line with trolleys rolling by. And in May, a 1BR in the Lancaster sold for $628K , above that $600K for a 1BR.

The $1.2MM is far above what the PHs in the Lancaster sold for. The most recent PH sale there was $924K.
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:40 PM   #27
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i'm surprised about the bitching over fairly good infill for the area.

the windows line up: HOME RUN.
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Old 09-01-2017, 12:23 AM   #28
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Of course this is all based on the simplest of renders, but.... If this building is executed the way it appears in this image it looks like it belongs in the under-financed BHA developments
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Old 09-01-2017, 09:37 AM   #29
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^ we would be grateful/thankful for some BeeLine -quality photos of the exterior finishes as they begin to be installed (about to happen right around now, actually) if we're to draw conclusions.

To me this one come down to the as-implemented quality of finishes. The design teeters on the fence (I do like the homage it pays to the neighborhood context), but botched and/or cheap finishes will kill it.

BeeLine, if you're ever in the area, much appreciated in advance!
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Old 09-02-2017, 04:49 PM   #30
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:52 PM   #31
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Thanks BeeLine. Great perspectives, as always. Looks like the facade hasn't started yet.
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:33 PM   #32
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Old 03-15-2018, 04:30 PM   #33
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Old 03-15-2018, 05:25 PM   #34
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I like the windows, but the striped pattern looks straight out of 1970.
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Old 03-15-2018, 05:37 PM   #35
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It looks like an ugly government building, not a condo complex.
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Old 03-15-2018, 11:29 PM   #36
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Look at the rendering at the top of this page, then look at the photos. Jesus Christ.

*Here I make the requisite disclaimer that all density is good density, et cetera.
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It's a grainy picture taken in shadow. A better camera and better lighting will do this building wonders.
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:25 AM   #38
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It's a grainy picture taken in shadow. A better camera and better lighting will do this building wonders.
Yeah, crappy cell phone pics, sorry guys...

I'd walked by and noticed the scaffolding/wrap was down for the first time, so figured I'd grab a couple of shots.
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:45 AM   #39
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big, it's hard to get a good quality pic's in our current weather conditions. I discarded over half of the shots (357) of my last batch.

Thanks for the effort and sharing them with us.
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Oh yeah, big, didn't mean to knock you at all. Thanks for sharing!
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