Unit A at 20 Auburn St., a beautiful 2,040-square-foot row house with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one half bath, has been listed for $1,199,000.

The chance to live in historic Charlestown is always enticing. Being able to do that in one of the city’s 19th century row houses makes the idea even more appealing. When the residence has a contemporary layout, sophisticated design aesthetic, a private entrance, is huge and lives like a single-family home…now that’s downright exciting!

Chris Remmes of Coldwell Banker - The Hammond Group has listed such an opportunity: Unit A at 20 Auburn St., a beautiful 2,040-square-foot row house with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one half bath for $1,199,000.

Within the fully open concept main level—this runs front-to-back—the spacious living room has a beautiful focal point: a gas fireplace with a pretty mantel. The overhead space is ready for a wall-mounted TV while the adjacent built-in, floor-to-ceiling bookcase has open shelving and closed cabinetry.

Six-over-six windows—there are three—with bull’s eye trim allow in an abundance of natural light.

A large dining area that seats six to eight people comfortably as is can expand or contract as needed/desired. A pretty view of the private deck is always on the menu, too, as this space is adjacent to full glass pane sliders leading to the sizable outdoor space. This also provides access to the deeded parking spot around the back of the property.

In the roomy U-shaped kitchen, stainless steel appliances that include a DCS four-burner gas stove with a Thermador hood, Gaggenau dishwasher and French door refrigerator are complemented by sparkling granite countertops. An ample amount of cabinetry that stretches almost to the ceiling addresses storage concerns. The step-down counter across from the dining area “hides” any unsightliness during dinner.

A half bathroom on this level with a marble tile floor has a Porcher commode and a pedestal sink. Detailed bump boards in this room reflect the impeccable attention to detail that is throughout the house.

An adjacent storage closet - deep and lighted - has custom inserts that include eight overhead cubbies and two built-in drawers, leaving a substantial amount of room for hanging items.

Laundry facilities (a stackable Maytag unit) are in a sizable closet with a window off the second floor landing.

Large and bright, a back bedroom has two large windows. Currently used as office/guest space, this versatile room has a Murphy bed. A built-in desk has open and closed overhead cabinetry. A deep double closet is lighted and so is a second closet - this one being a big walk-in affair with wrap-around open shelving and specialized hanging spaces.

The second bedroom, which is at the front of the unit, is big and, with three large windows, bright. The very large walk-in closet is also deep.

The shared bathroom on this level has a jetted tub/shower combination with a fully tiled surround plus an American Standard commode.

The entire third floor is dedicated to the master suite. It includes a skylight/roof window in the king-bed-sized sleeping chamber. A built-in four-drawer bureau next to the bed is a delightful architectural reminder that this home, which was built in 1875, has a rich past.

The bedroom, which accommodates a king-size bed, also has a spacious sitting area under a cove ceiling in one part of the room adjacent to a large six-over-six window with a Palladian topper in a sunburst pattern.

A second “sitting” space (or mini office) is on the other side of the room and has two windows - classic double hung one-over-ones. Rooftop views are included.

A linen/medicine closet is one plus in the en suite bathroom with a skylight. The good-looking step-in shower with a travertine tile surround in an oversized glass enclosure is another. This room also has American Standard commode.

Trimmed bump boards reflect the consistent attention to detail found throughout the home.

A unique aspect of the shared basement, in addition to the fact that this is a large space, is that this unit is the only one with direct access from inside.