From Ink Block to Van Ness: Boston’s Top 10 Luxury Apartment Buildings Based on Amenities

There are more than 50 luxury apartment buildings in the Boston area, many of which boast state-of-the-art amenities that make residents’ lives more comfortable, convenient and entertaining.

But if you’re looking for the most lavish among Boston’s luxury offerings, we’ve got you covered. We compiled our own list of the top 10 luxury apartments in Boston based on features and amenities so you know where to go if you’re looking to live the good life.

Without further ado, here’s our top 10.

Ink Block

The South End’s Ink Block boasts three different buildings with three different designs, and the whole complex provides covered access to one of Boston’s newest Whole Foods Markets.

With a grocery store on the premises, a skyline pool with an entertainment lounge, and a fitness center with personalized digital training, there’s little reason to leave. But if you do, there’s immediate access to I-90 and I-93, as well as connections to the Red, Green and Silver Lines.

Other unique perks that come with living at Ink Block include pet grooming and play areas, on-site car detailing, and an electric car charging station. Ink Block is also built to LEED Gold standards and 100 percent smoke-free.

Van Ness

One of the newest mixed-use developments in Boston, Van Ness is snuggled up right near Fenway Park and offers as much excitement as an extra-inning game on a Friday night.

Van Ness saw Ink Block’s Whole Foods and raised it with City Target, acting as the home of the retailer’s flagship Boston store. It’s other unique amenities include a fully equipped fitness center, an online fitness classroom, a TV lounge, a gaming lounge, and a rooftop lounge with grilling areas.

The development also offers a getaway from the chaotic sights and sounds of the city with a green terrace on the fifth floor.

TROY Boston

Also located in the South End is TROY Boston, a luxury apartment building that puts a premium on energy efficiency and sustainability. The building is designed to operate 25 percent more efficiently than a code-compliant structure, features 82 percent post-industrial recycled flooring, and its electricity co-generator produces 100 percent of the building’s hot water and 54 percent of its heat.

In addition, TROY Boston offers weekly fitness and yoga classes in the personal fitness studio, nutrition courses, retreats, life coaching programs, an in-house stylist and tailor for men’s and women’s apparel, and cocktail mixing demonstrations.

One Greenway

One Greenway offers everything you could desire in a luxury apartment building. It’s located in the heart of downtown Boston and it’s amenities rival that of any other.

For those looking to relax, there’s the Balcony Lounge overlooking the city. The Quiet Lounge and Conference Room accommodate the innovators and entrepreneurs who want to get right to work when an idea occurs. Those looking to entertain guests can set up shop in Suite 1100 and the adjoining terrace to enjoy great views and an open kitchen. And the fitness fanatics have access to a fully equipped fitness center and yoga studio.

The Kensington

At The Kensington, there’s an entire floor dedicated to giving residents a retreat from daily stress and a place to relax, unwind, and enjoy the company of others.

Club Kensington is home to a business center, fitness center, game room, meeting rooms, outdoor pool, pet spa, a quiet e-lounge, solarium, and yoga studio. These aren’t just a cluster of rooms crammed into one floor of space either. The business center is outfitted with iMac computers, the expansive outdoor patio and pool has an outdoor fireplace and outdoor TV, and the solar-powered solarium gives residents a place to soak up the sun year round.

At The Kensington, you don’t even have to take your pet outside to let it go to the bathroom, because there’s an indoor pet relief suite.

The Victor

Located across the street from the TD Garden is The Victor, an 11-floor residential complex with some of the best views of the North End available.

The Victor also offers plenty of space to get together with friends to host a classy dinner, watch the big game, or get a game of three-on-three going. The Living Room lounge opens up onto an outdoor terrace and access to grill spaces, a rooftop lounge above the penthouse looks out over Boston, and the Sports Lounge features billiards, TVs and a kitchen/bar area.

And, if you need to host an impromptu meeting with your investors, the Board Room seats eight and is outfitted with multimedia equipment.

100 Pier 4

The Seaport’s answer to luxury-apartment living is 100 Pier 4, which stands 21 stories tall. The building is designed with the “urban dweller in mind,” according to the website, and it’s urban residents must appreciate that.

The outdoor, third-floor pool is modeled after a resort style and overlooks the city below, while a private screening room lets you host your own movie night without spending $8 for popcorn. Your pets can enjoy the perks of 100 Pier 4 as well, as there’s a private pet wash station.

Twenty 20

Across the Charles, in Cambridge, is Twenty 20, a residential building that takes goes big when it comes to amenities. The building doesn’t just have an outdoor terrace; it has a 21st-floor rooftop terrace with panoramic views of Cambridge and Boston. And the fitness center is 3,000 square feet of workout equipment, including a yoga sundeck.

In addition, Twenty 20 boasts a fourth-floor serenity courtyard, a regulation half-court indoor basketball court, and a club room with a TV wall, pool table and bar area.


Another luxury locale in Cambridge is Atmark, which balances upscale amenities with a commitment to energy efficiency.

The building includes a indoor-outdoor sky lounge with a bar and a two-way fireplace, an outdoor swimming pool with sun terrace and private cabanas, professional-grade grilling stations, a regulation-size bocce court, a wine bar with billiards, and a cinema-style HD theater.

On the sustainability side, Atmark is built to LEED Silver standards, has electric car charging stations, and ENERGY STAR appliances.

Vox on Two

What separates our final luxury building on this list is a landscaped courtyard with a putting green. What’s better than working on your short game from home?

Aside from that, Vox on Two in Cambridge stands up with the rest in terms of amenities, with a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness facility, outdoor swimming pool with a sundeck and a spa, and a theater room with seating for 15.

The fun doesn’t stop there either. Vox on Two is outfitted with a 6,040-square-foot resident lounge, three elevated courtyards, and professional-grade outdoor grilling stations.

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