Steven Cohen of Keller Williams Boston Metro has listed this two-bedroom, 1,186-square-foot home with two full bathrooms for $979,000.

Extensively and recently renovated, this chic penthouse with vaulted ceilings that also have interesting architectural angles is reminiscent of a Parisian atelier. Even the building - the Penmark, which once was home to Boston College High School - has old-world grandeur. Its signature windows (arched on the first floor) that are also deep-set and oversized insure that this home is flooded with light and create inviting niches complete with urban views.

The bonus is that a charming ambiance inside and out at 21 Father Francis Gilday St., Unit 510, in the South End comes with modern designer finishes such as maple flooring throughout and thoroughly up-to-date features such as recessed ceiling lights.

Steven Cohen of Keller Williams Boston Metro has listed this two-bedroom, 1,186-square-foot home with two full bathrooms for $979,000.

The building has quite a history to it. Boston College opened in the South End in 1859 as both a high school and a college. The Immaculate Conception Church was built next to the school at the same time.

The school eventually outgrew its South End location and land was purchased to build a new college campus on the Newton – Boston border. Building began on the Chestnut Hill facilities in 1909 and took many years to complete.

The high school stayed in the South End until outgrowing the site in the 1940s. It was moved to Morrissey Boulevard.

Today, the former building is housing. And Unit 510 is a joyful place to call home. The U-shaped kitchen is more than just big. Stainless steel appliances that include a Bosch four-burner gas stove, oven and microwave, a Miele dishwasher and a Jenn-Air French-door refrigerator with the freezer on the bottom are hardworking as well as good-looking tools for budding and master chefs. An ample amount of white cabinetry has thoughtful extras, too, such as a pullout cutting board. The L-section of counter has room for people to enjoy a meal.

Decorative tiles used for the backsplash that complements white Silestone countertops extends beyond the cabinets, becoming floor-to-ceiling wall art highlighted by ceiling pin lights. Under-cabinet lighting is also the norm in this kitchen.

An adjacent closet can be used for coats, storage and/or as a pantry. Another closet is in the living-dining room, but while knee wall storage is practical, it also adds a touch of character.

A huge skylight in the main living area floods the entire space with natural light.

Furniture arrangement and/or rearrangement is easy in this fully open and well proportioned space.

Interesting angled ceilings lines continue in a huge bedroom, creating several cozy niches. One that is extra-deep has a built-in seat under an oversized window. The angles even delineate an ideal space for a king-size bed, albeit one without walls.

An extra-deep lighted closet has built-in open shelving and additional knee wall storage with lights that is the width of the unit goes on forever. Two rows of open recessed shelving that provides more storage/display space is placed strategically at the bottom of one wall, allowing ample “overhead” space for art work or a flat-screen TV.

Storage space placement is just as well planned. Two sets of built-in drawers (three each) are an old-fashioned, but space-saving, practical detail that enhances the modern clean-line design.

That contemporary approach defines the full bathroom across the hall, too. Here, the Kohler tub/shower combination has a handheld spray and a large showerhead. Four rows of decorative glass tile are subtle but attractive accents in the fully tiled subway surround with a built-in niche for bathing supplies. The commode is by American Standard.

In the master suite, the sleeping chamber is large enough for a king-size bed as well as the prerequisite bedroom furniture. Another window niche works well for seating or as a mini-office. The amount of natural light is plentiful. With a deep long closet, storage is a non-issue.

Mini-French doors open to a large, bright en suite bathroom with a Kohler commode and attractive cabinetry. This is essentially a “wet” room as the fully tiled walk-in shower that has no threshold to step over is in a frameless glass enclosure. Large rectangular ceramic tiles reflect the contemporary aesthetic while a built-in niche for bathing products addresses the practical.

Laundry facilities that include a full-size stackable washer and dryer by Whirlpool have their own dedicated space.

The building has its own share of perks. Not only is it pet friendly, an elevator makes it user-friendly, too. The Penmark has a fitness center and garage parking is also part of the deal.

There is an open house scheduled for 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12.