Kathleen Cook, Bruce McCue and Kaitlyn Attfield of Atlantic Associates Real Estate offer opportunities for an exceptional urban lifestyle.
Luxury and location are bywords for homes at the Ritz-Carlton Residences at Midtown and the Boston Common. With a plethora of services such as 24-hour concierge, deeded valet garage parking, complimentary guest parking, room service and direct elevator access to the Equinox Sports Club, these residences listed by Kathleen Cook, Bruce McCue and Kaitlyn Attfield of Atlantic Associates Real Estate offer opportunities for an exceptional urban lifestyle.
Views and versatility vie for top billing - and that is, of course, along with “location, location, location” - in this two-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,257-square-foot unit. It is listed for $1,450,000.
In this corner home in the South Tower, floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides showcase scenic views of the Boston city skyline, the dynamic Midtown and Boston Harbor. Another bonus is that the flexible “G” floor plan lends itself to various living styles.
Brazilian cherry flooring in a herringbone pattern throughout the residence is an elegant and cohesive feature.
A long stretch of built-in bench seating runs along the window wall in the spacious and open living-dining room. There is also classic double crown molding and picture rail trim. Recessed soffit lighting enhances stunning night views.
Compact but efficient, the galley kitchen has all the bells and whistles, including a four-burner gas stove and Poggenpohl maple cabinetry that is also used for the integrated panels on the Miele dishwasher and Sub-Zero refrigerator. Cabinets with glass front doors are above a wide pass through to the living-dining room.
An adjacent room (with a view, of course, via a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows) directly off the living-dining space is another example of the flexible floor plan. Ideal as a den/library (a dedicated formal dining room is another option), this easily becomes a bedroom by simply adding doors. A huge double closet is right around the corner and so is a full bathroom with a walk-in shower with a marble tile surround and a frameless glass enclosure. This room also has a banjo countertop over a Kohler sink. The commode is also by Kohler.
Double crown molding, picture rail trim and a tray ceiling are traditional elements in the luxuriously spacious master bedroom where dramatic city views (especially at night) through the floor-to-ceiling window wall are a year-round perk. This East-facing room also enjoys magnificent sunrises. Recessed ceiling lights are in all soffits, too. Two double closets with custom inserts provide ample storage.
In the en suite bathroom, the tub/shower combination has a marble surround that stretches to the ceiling. A marble banjo countertop is over the Kohler sink.
Living “large” and beautifully is a way of life in this sumptuous 884-square-foot, one-bedroom unit with one full bathroom and one half bath on the 36th floor, listed for $1,149,000.
The one-of-a-kind layout (the original floor plan was reconfigured) feels exponentially larger than the original, which wasn’t small in the first place. Moreover, this residence has all the features expected in an elegant home, including an entryway complete with a mini tray ceiling, coat closet and space for a hall table. Oak flooring throughout the unit is a lovely cohesive element.
Poggenpohl maple cabinetry is one focal point in the U-shaped kitchen that has a four-burner Viking gas stove plus a GE microwave/convection oven. The Sub-Zero refrigerator and Miele dishwasher have integrated panels. The black glass tile back splash and Franke faucet are glamorous accents.
A nearby half bathroom has Waterworks fixtures, a Kohler commode and tile floor.
Wonderfully proportioned for easy furniture placement, the immense living room has many outstanding features, including a grand-scale ceiling height of almost nine-and-a-half feet. Built-in bookcases with varying shelf heights serve as a mini-library as well as decorative display space.
A built-in cabinet at one end of the room has bar with glass shelving. The mirrored backsplash reflects glittering lights at night and sunlight during the day.
The view through a floor-to-ceiling window wall is, however, amazing. The panorama includes over the Charles River to Cambridge, the spire of Old North Church in the North End and Beacon Hill. Look down and the length of Washington Street is front and center. The incredible view reflected in mirrors on each side of the built-in bench (under the windows) creates a unique sense of being immersed in the scene itself.
That effect continues in the master bedroom that also has floor-to-ceiling windows and a built-in bench within a mirrored alcove. From here, the view expands to include the Longfellow Bridge and the iconic gazebo on Boston Common with the hills of Arlington and Belmont in the distance.
Practical aspects of daily life are also considered. In the king-bed-size sleeping chamber, an oversized double closet with custom inserts is adjacent to a long wall of closet space that includes open shelving and specialized hanging spaces. This room also has a built-in bookcase.
An office/study incorporated at one end of the room is adjacent to laundry facilities (full-size Asko machines) in their own private hideaway.
A step-in shower with multiple body sprays and marble tile surround in a frameless glass enclosure is one highlight in the spa-like en suite bathroom. Flush-mount medicine cabinetry is installed within a “wall” of mirrors over the Kohler sink.