Spacious living areas, outside space and storage are often luxuries for urban dwellers. Finding one in a residence - nice. Two is really exciting, but having all three in a home is like hitting the trifecta.

Spacious living areas, outside space and storage are often luxuries for urban dwellers. Finding one in a residence - nice. Two is really exciting, but having all three in a home is like hitting the trifecta.

Put that home - a 1,787-square-foot, three-bedroom penthouse at 1-3 Albion Place, Unit 2, with two full bathrooms and one half bathroom listed by Jennifer Schneider of Century 21 Elite Realty for $899,000 in the heart of Charlestown and it is jackpot time.

Collecting the winnings begin with storage options. In this home, storage options are numerous and big, including, for example, a very large private room in the basement. Even with wrap-around shelving, walk-around room is plentiful. Adjacent regulation “basement” space runs front-to-back and, like the dedicated storage room, has good ceiling height.

Outdoor space is another plus. In fact, this home has two options. One is an exceptionally large, fully fenced, shared brick patio with ample room for seating along with tables and chairs. “Pot” gardens can coexist comfortably and this space has direct access from the street.

A private balcony off the kitchen is big enough for a chair or two and is designed to handle herb gardens. A protected slice of “ledge” beyond the railing is the perfect size for at least a half dozen plants.

Exceptionally spacious in terms of livability, the fully open concept floor plan runs front-to-back. Moreover, this home works well for contemporary or traditional tastes as it is filled with modern and traditional elements such as recessed ceiling lights, crown molding and detailed millwork on the bump boards and window frames. A beautiful three-window bay area and gas fireplace complete with an attractive surround, flanked by big double-hung windows, are immediate eye-catchers.

Well-proportioned for easy furniture arrangement, the living room offers multiple options for seating areas. The dining room area is another versatile space that can expand or contact as needed, whether used for casual or formal dining or when entertaining.

The kitchen has a long wrap-around granite countertop surrounding the four-burner gas stove. With long swaths of upper and lower cabinetry (with under-mount lighting) plus two sets of almost floor-to-ceiling cupboards/pantries, storage is a non-issue. One “pantry” is adjacent to the stainless steel refrigerator.

Installing a center island (with or without seating) is easily doable in this large open space - and that’s in addition to the full-size dining area.

A well-placed large skylight in the stairwell to the second floor (and the bedrooms) insures that even this “inside” feature is a bright as the rest of the house. The landing can accommodate a small chest/table.

Angled and vaulted ceilings enhance the sense of spaciousness of the already large sleeping chamber in the master suite where a king bed plus nightstands is very doable. For added convenience, the deep walk-in closet is lighted. Although the unit has central air conditioning, those who prefer living au naturale can enjoy nighttime cross breezes via two strategically placed windows.

The en suite bathroom has a tub shower combination with a tile surround. Two sinks are in the vanity with a granite countertop. A linen closet provides additional storage and a large double-hung window keeps the room filled with light all year long. Kohler fixtures are installed in here and in the shared bathroom.

The shared bathroom has a fully tiled step-in shower with a frameless glass door. This room also has Kohler fixtures and an easy-to-maintain tile floor.

The other two bedrooms on this level are not only well-proportioned (and roomy), but also have interesting features that give them distinct personalities. One, for example, has a large skylight (with a shade) and a very deep walk-in lighted closet.

Another one has a charming built-in seat within a window niche and a lighted closet plus deep eave storage. The character factor in both rooms in ratchet up with angled ceilings.

Large and bright, the half bathroom has a Kohler pedestal sink and commode. To maintain decorative continuity, this room has detailed bump boards as does the entire unit. For added practicality, a stackable washer/dryer is tucked into a closet in this room.

There will be an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 16.