Thoughtfully designed and remodeled by Duncan Hughes Interiors, Unit 8 at 106 Myrtle St. is a perfect blend of American and European tastes.

Tucked inside a traditional Beacon Hill brick building on Myrtle Street is a residence whose contemporary renovations and pops of color make for a unique dwelling.

Marble entry steps and classic railings in the building are reminiscent of its history, but upon reaching and entering this fourth floor residence, a decidedly European flair takes over.

Thoughtfully designed and remodeled by Duncan Hughes Interiors, Unit 8 at 106 Myrtle St. is a perfect blend of American and European tastes.

“It’s unusual to have a unit of this size have this level of renovation,” broker Less Arnold of Compass Realty said. “The level of renovation for the square footage is really remarkable.”

This home is being offered for $849,000.

The two-year-old renovations covered everything inside the apartment from the subfloor to the windows, bathroom and more.

Freshly painted walls and gleaming polished 2-1/4 inch quartered white oak hardwood floors give the residence a modern state of the art feel.

Ceilings that are nine feet high and combined with three large windows that include custom window treatments, produce a bright, airy location for the unit’s living and dining area.

With two custom built-ins, each with 10 shelves, and recessed lighting, there is also enough wall space to display artwork, a large flat screen television and more in a comfortable setting.

The area also holds the first burst of color noticed in the unit with a red lacquered built-in bar complete with glass shelving, a wine refrigerator and storage.

A large chef’s kitchen is another surprise for this gem, with a high value placed on having plentiful cabinet space.

While the kitchen has the typical appliances one would expect to find, such as a dishwasher and microwave, all the appliances have the deep wood appearance of the cabinets and doors in the kitchen and throughout the home.

In this chef’s kitchen, a Wolf appliance package was installed with an Induction Zephyr hood, four-burner cook top as well as a Sub Zero refrigerator.

While many kitchens have a decorative back splash behind a small stove, this home’s kitchen has gorgeous 12-by-24 porcelain tiles on the walls that extend behind the stove, counters, sink and under cabinets.

To add to the beauty of the kitchen, the countertops are made with honed super white Pental Quartz.

The hallway between the dining area and kitchen holds a handy stackable red washer and dryer behind a sliding door to add another special touch to the unit.

If desired or needed, there is also an additional common laundry area in the basement of the building.

A master bedroom off the kitchen can hold a king sized bed while a second bedroom abutting the living room has a full closet and storage above.

Another colorful flair is found in the bathroom where turquoise, white and gray create a wonderful, unexpected charm.

This exquisite turquoise color lines the walls of a glass-enclosed shower as well as gives a colorful detail line to the bathroom wall.

The bathroom walls have three-inch by six-inch white glossy glass field tiles while the shower walls and decorative boarder are one inch by four inch stacked turquoise, glossy glass mosaic tiles.

Even the ceiling is an eye-catching turquoise.

“The ceiling is such a lovely surprise,” Arnold said. “It’s such a beautiful touch.”

Two wall air conditioning units, one in the master bedroom and one in the living/dining area, keep a comfortable temperature on the occasional hot summer night.

On a cold winter day, its warmth abound. Heat is included in the monthly association fee that also includes water, sewer and master insurance.

For all those wonderful spring, summer or fall evenings when outside dining is preferred, a common roof deck is available for use one flight up from the residence.

The common area deck holds two seating areas, one with a table and chairs, the other with couches, as well as a grill.

From there, one can view expansive vistas such as the West End of Boston, downtown and the Charles River.

“In theory, it would be a great place for (Fourth of July) fireworks viewing,” Arnold said.

Professionals from all walks of life will find the location a perfect spot due to its ease of access to Kendall Square where Arnold said doctors, residents, technology companies, pharmacists and startups are located.

The location is also a short distance to Back Bay and the city’s nightlife as well as restaurants, bars and coffee shops on Charles Street as well as the popular Savenor’s Market.

“It’s also close to the Financial District,” Arnold said. “It’s an easy commuter spot, in my opinion, for Cambridge which is unusual for Boston. It’s not far from the airport if you’re a weekly traveler.”

For those preferring a car, rental garages are close at hand as is parking on nearby streets.

Interested parties can contact Less Arnold at 617-870-4584 or