On a bustling corner in the Theater District, The Parker stretches ambitiously to the sky, a breathtaking study in subtly corrugated metal and dark charcoal glass. Named in honour of Sarah Parker Remond, whose activism led to the integration of the Old Howard Theater, The Parker’s bold architecture and lush interiors are inspired by the area’s rich history of personal expression. Sophisticated amenities appear on the lower, ground and rooftop levels, and are designed to establish a sense of drama. The result is a thrilling offering, unlike anything Boston has seen.
Softened by rounded edges, The Parker’s exterior architecture leads to dynamic interiors, with incredible views of Boston Common and the city skyline. In a city known for its understated elegance, The Parker cuts a bold profile against its surrounding historic brick buildings, the Theater District, the Common and the Public Garden.
The Parker’s lobby sets the stage for the glamour found throughout the building. A sculptural welcome desk makes a bold statement against a brass pole backdrop that references the area’s burlesque history. Adjacent to the lobby, the intimate lounge is grounded by a book matched marble fireplace that is a perfect spot for gathering.
Sensuality meets simplicity in The Parker’s condominium residences. Defined by a palette of mink and warm white that is refreshingly different for Boston, the 1 and 2-bedroom homes boast a medley of shapes and forms, textures and materials. All with breathtaking views of Boston Common and the city. All of Boston seems within reach through the residences’ dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows.
Natural light filters in at all hours of the day, illuminating elegant wide plank oak floors. Experts in hospitality design, Zarifi Design meticulously envisioned The Parker’s homes to make the most of space, light and views. Whether working from home or watching the sunset over Boston, residents will reap the benefits of such consideration and craftsmanship.
It is no secret that life revolves around the kitchen nowadays, and this one is no exception. Custom triplex pendant lights have a theatrical feel, and cast a warm glow on the Calacatta marble-inspired island, matte lacquer cabinetry and a breathtaking Fior di Bosco marble backsplash. Everything one could want, and then some. In the Master Bath, stunning elements mingle to perfection, from the decorative brass pendants over the floating grey oak vanity to the herringbone-tiled shower walls bordering a micro penny-tiled shower floor.
In The Parker’s tantalizing billiards room, the action is always on. The space is anchored by a custom billiards table with brass detailing and a metallic drum shade chandelier overhead. A standing bar is a place to sip on a cocktail while contemplating your next move, and a series of banquettes encourages laid-back conversation.
Stylish and seductive, The Rose Lounge is speakeasy-inspired, and a lovely setting for unwinding with a cocktail or working from home in comfort. A brass bar with a Nero Levanto stone top is illuminated by a glass and brass light fixture, backed by an antiqued mirror backsplash and charred black oak millwork panels.
As day breaks in Boston, residents of The Parker can stroll through cobblestoned Beacon Hill, the coveted Back Bay and the evolving Midtown neighbourhoods. From the bustle of South Station to the iconic architecture of the Boston Public Library, The Parker is infused from day to night with the energy of its nearby neighbourhoods and history.
For further information, visit theparkerboston.com