Home of the Week: Buffer of insulation between unit walls bolsters soundproofing at new Quincy condos

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The kitchen in this fourth-floor model unit at Cliveden Place in Quincy offers white cabinets and stainless-steel appliances.
The kitchen offers white cabinets and stainless-steel appliances. Lane Turner/Globe staff

2-18 Cliveden St., Unit 404, Quincy

Pricing: Ranges from $549,900 for a two-bedroom, two-bath unit to $875,000 for a three-bedroom, two-bath penthouse. Price for the model featured here: $630,000

Style: Condo

Year built: 2017

Square feet: 1,247

Bedrooms: 2

Baths: 2 full

Condo fee: $336 (estimated)

Taxes: $8,297 (estimated)

If some of Boston’s neighborhoods have become forests of construction cranes, Quincy Center is now a copse of them as the city rejuvenates its once-slumbering downtown with the construction of condos like Cliveden Place.

This will be a two-building condo development. The first is up and running, with 28 units now online. The model I toured, the Hancock, is on the fourth floor and features two bedrooms along with three-zone heating and air conditioning.

Built by Galvcon Development, a Quincy company celebrating its 25th anniversary, each condo is designed to be stand-alone. The floors and ceilings are soundproofed, and there are two walls between each unit buffered by insulation, meaning the walls don’t touch. Each unit is individually metered for electricity and has its own hot water heater.

The door to the model opens into the space shared by the kitchen and dining and living areas — and a set of double-insulated floor-to-ceiling windows that showers the room with natural light.

A few steps in and to the left is the kitchen, which has white cabinets and stainless-steel appliances, including a five-burner gas stove and a refrigerator with three doors. The sink is stainless steel, the counters are white quartz, and the backsplash is glass tile of various gray hues. A white-quartz breakfast counter with seating for four completes the space.

Adjacent to the kitchen are the dining and living areas. Together they account for 264 square feet of space, offering enough room for a table for four. There is recessed lighting throughout the unit, and the flooring is engineered hardwood.

From the living and dining area, a short hallway separates the 154-square-foot guest bedroom from the full bath. There are two closets in the hallway, one for linen and the other for the washer and dryer connection. The main bath features a floating single vanity with a quartz countertop, a porcelain under-mount sink, and lighting underneath; a seamless glass-enclosed shower; and ceramic-tile flooring.

The master offers a walk-in closet and a full bath with a double vanity (with quartz countertop, porcelain under-mount sinks, and lighting underneath), a bathtub, a separate seamless glass-enclosed shower, and a ceramic-tile floor with radiant heat.

Cliveden Place is surrounded by restaurants, established and new, and is less than a 10-minute walk to the T’s Quincy Center Red Line/commuter rail station. The complex also offers bicycle storage.

A sister building with 28 units is under construction. In all, the development will have 56 residential condos (with two or three bedrooms), two commercial condos, and garage parking.

For more information, go to or call 617-770-9131 and ask for Janet Batson (

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