Jun 21, 2013 . Courtesy of Boston.com. One of the most coveted features of a downtown Boston condo particularly when the weather warms up is on-site outdoor space. This is an added bonus to any condo, as well as a value added feature that will be reflected in the purchase price. Outdoor spaces come in all..
May 14, 2016 . Kimpton's new Mason & Rook Hotel in Washington D.C. also added a rooftop deck when the San Francisco-based hotel chain rehabbed an older property near Logan Circle to take advantage of the building's previously untapped rooftop view of the Washington Monument, where the July 4 Independence..
This three-floor loft, listed at $990,000, finds excitement in simplicity with exposed brick, hardwood floors, and a rambunctious spiral staircase leading to the huge rooftop terrace. By Ian Spula. Published Sept. 9, 2014. 0 comments. The Potomac Place Condominiums are midway between Damen and Western Avenues and..
Brian Rivers sat by the swimming pool on the roof of his apartment building in the Seaport. City inspectors said Boston has 2,500 permitted roof decks. By Beth Teitell Globe Staff July 07, 2017. The harbor was glistening. The ornamental grasses were swaying. The misting station was ready to mist. Down on the streets of..
Nov 5, 2006 . Longtime owners and the newly arrived square off on whether adding gyms, children's playrooms or roof decks will make their buildings tantalizing to buyers. . A dingy lobby can deliver a death blow to a deal: I've had people say to me, 'This is a really nice apartment, but I can't live in a building like this,'..
Jun 20, 2014 . It's the one feature we always advise builders we work with to add on because it is such a great selling point. The allure is real .. This Upper Level Condo, boasts 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, exterior balconies on 2nd and 3rd floor, along with large roof deck with 360 degree views of center city and beyond
May 9, 2014 . Unless the property owner happens to be a licensed architect, one needs to be hired to sketch a plan for the deck. The architect's ding must include: a roof plan, elevations and a section cut through the building. Some 'exploratory work' might be required during this process, Savatsky said, adding that..
Apr 26, 2011 . "Dear PoP, It's that time of year when it would be great to have a rooftop deck on which to spend some quality time. Luckily, my condo building is exploring the possibility of putting one in place. I was wondering if any readers have any experience working with local contractors to design and build a roof deck..
Aug 19, 2016 . Of course those returns can vary dramatically depending on the view and how tricked out the deck is. It also depends on location, and whether or not the demographic of buyer in the neighborhood really wants that added outdoor space. Roof decks are an important amenity at new apartment buildings in..
Added Mar 03 2015. Hello,. I'm interested in building a rooftop deck on top of a 3 unit condominium. Can anyone share any tips on the permit/inspection process? Much appreciated. 18 comments; Most recent on March 25, 2015. Mar 3. Buster. You're going to want architectural dings, structural engineering calculations..
Mar 14, 2016 . As far as how much the deck would raise your apartment's value (and your monthly maintenance), there are a number of factors to consider. A finished roof deck with a direct connection [to the apartment] can add significant value to an apartment, says Miller Samuel appraiser Jonathan Miller. (Miller has..
Co-op and condo owners whose boards are in favor of adding a rooftop deck, exercise room or play area should think twice before shooting down the idea for fear it will be too expensive. Imagine the time you'd gain in your busy schedule if you could do your daily workout right downstairseven better, if you could drop your..
Jun 8, 2013 . I am in negotiations to purchase a new construction 3rd floor condo in a 3 unit walkup. The 3rd floor has a private internal staircase that leads up to a closet with the furnace and the entrance to the roof. The lister says the deck will be complete prior to closing. The deck only has one entrance/exit as..
How much does a roofdeck add to the value of a walkup condo in Back Bay? Asked by Backbay?, Back Bay, Boston, MA Mon Aug 6, 2012. If one doesn't have roof rights/easement, how have condo associations typically granted them, what kind of compensation, is it price per square foot? Share Follow Question Flag..
Adding architectural detail and accentuating outdoor space adds value
Assume UES high-rise with sweeping Central Park views from the roof - generally, what are the perceived pros versus cons? Obviously I know higher maintenance is a con but how much value do you think it would add to each unit? Is it generally an amenity that is little used or a necessity to compete with other luxury..
Jul 18, 2013 . Roof decks in Baltimore. . The Bathons use their 1,200-square-foot deck as another room of their penthouse condo, which at 1,700 square feet is only a little larger than the deck. "We eat out there at night, have . But even without a spectacular view, rooftop decks can add value to a home. Matt Knoepfle of..
Jun 15, 2016 . For homeowners or would-be sellers looking to add value to their decades-old properties (there are over 1,000 pre-war condo conversions currently on the market), a new analysis by Elliman Insights, a publication of Douglas . Providing access to a common roof deck space would add a 7% premium
Mar 18, 2017 . A friend who owns a condo in Chicago recently asked me how much value he would add to his home by building out a roof top deck. Great question! To the real estate lab Since there's no reliable way to search for roof top decks and because they come in all shapes and sizes (and degrees of..
Jun 2, 2016 . Pamela Dittmer McKuen, Community Living: Summer is the time apartment dwellers in Chicago head to the roof, but keep these cautions in mind