Sales Center Offers Prospective Buyers Preview of Archer Residences

While Archer Residences won’t open for occupancy for another 18 months, prospective buyers can now preview the finished product at its Sales Center at 20 Ashburton Place.

An artist’s rendering of the Archer Residences lobby.

Boston-based Center Court Mass LLC, is currently converting the Hiriaam J. Archer and Frank J. Donahue buildings at Temple and Derne streets, which were previously owned and occupied by Suffolk University, into a luxury condominium complex consisting of 67 one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units, including a two-story penthouse.

Besides 50 on-site, below-grade parking spaces with valet service, Archer Residences will offer other amenities, including 24-hour concierge services, a full-time doorperson, the 1,850-squqre-foot Wright Fit Wellness and Fitness Center, a children’s playroom, a pet spa, a club room with private dining space available and a 4,800-square-foot roof terrace and grill area offering views of the Charles River, the State House, the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge and other local landmarks.

Meanwhile, the Sales Center allows would-be buyers to see a full-scale “mockup” of the Archer Residences’ lobby, as well as various finishes, lighting, cabinets and other features available for bathrooms and transitional and modern kitchens.

Both kitchen choices come equipped with top-of-the-line Sub-Zero-brand refrigerators and Wolf appliances, but the transitional kitchen offers Italian marble counters among other classic touches while the modern option includes waterfall natural quartzite and counters, among other contemporary details.

Manuel Davis, senior vice president of the Boston real-estate firm Advisors Living and Archer Residences’ exclusive listing agent, said the design team, which includes The Architectural Team of Chelsea, Boston-based Copley Wolff Design Group, LDa Architecture & Interiors of Cambridge and Boston-based Consigli Construction Company, took painstaking measures to preserve the façade of the building, which dates back to the 1920s.

This effort included removing the lintels and moldings around the windows, remolding them and reapplying them with new concrete to endure the test of time.

Davis credits the team for successfully conceiving a new building that will aesthetically fit into the historic character of the neighborhood while offering the most up-to-date conveniences.

To this point, he describes the units as “smart homes” that are pre-wired for low voltage to surround sound. The living rooms are all also equipped with Millson Future Frames that allow flat-screen TVs to be more easily and conveniently wall-mounted while concealing the wiring.

“No other building on Beacon Hill will offer this level of service,” Davis said.

To book an appointment at the Sales Center, contact Manuel Davis at or 877-957-4773.

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