The best news about Penthouse 1105, a 1,648-square-foot unit with two bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one half bathrooms listed by Cheri Meckley of Compass for $2,249,000, is that all the advantages of city living are right outside the front door.

A penthouse-level townhome certainly has standalone panache, but the excitement skyrockets (no pun intended) when that residence is in The Folio - a 14-story contemporary condominium development at 80 Broad St., designed by CBT Architects. It is located between the Financial District and the Waterfront.

The even better news is that the interior of this stylish home, which was designed by Caroline Sukornyk of CG Design, channels the chic look of the brick, steel and glass building.

The best news about Penthouse 1105, a 1,648-square-foot unit with two bedrooms, two full bathrooms and one half bathrooms listed by Cheri Meckley of Compass for $2,249,000, is that all the advantages of city living are right outside the front door.

A legion of restaurants that include Wheelhouse, Sakurabana, Mr. Dooley’s and, of course, Dunkin’ Donuts are each less than a block away. So are countless Boston landmarks from Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market and the Freedom Trail to the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Rowes Wharf. The Hilton Boston is also down the street.

Yet when it’s time to go home, what’s inside is equally impressive.

Brand-new engineered hardwood in stylish gray-toned plank flooring (this can be buffed) throughout the unit (a lighter complementary shade is on the second floor) is a beautiful backdrop that reflects the contemporary design aesthetic. The windows (almost floor-to-ceiling with huge panes of glass in practically every room) add another architectural layer while allowing in an incredible amount of natural light and providing striking cityscape views.

An extra perk is that the windows open, but the real bonus is that these sleek lines blend seamlessly with more classic elements such as five-panel all-wood interior doors.

Practicality, however, is not overlooked - anywhere. In the sizable entry, for example, a coat closet with custom inserts (hanging spaces and three open shelves) offers ample storage.

A nearby half bathroom (with its own floor-to-ceiling window) provides beauty and convenience. Here, marble tile in a herringbone pattern is an instant eye catcher. This room also has a Toto commode.

In the attractive U-shaped kitchen a substantial amount of cabinetry includes a floor-to-ceiling pantry. Gleaming stainless steel appliances that include a Frigidaire four-burner gas stove, a KitchenAid refrigerator (with a bottom freezer), Bosch dishwasher and microwave oven are juxtaposed to sparkling black granite countertops with three overhead glass pendant lights. The step-down counter seats four and can double as a server for the spacious dining area.

This suburban house-size spot (eight at dinner will be very comfortable) is adjacent to a massive terrace that is the width of the unit. Two full glass pane doors open to this huge outdoor space with a spectacular skyline view that includes the Custom House and many of the city’s other iconic buildings. Large enough for several seating/eating areas, this is envy-generating outdoor entertaining/play space.

The even larger living room area at the other end of the room (or vice versa) also has access to the terrace and more floor-to-ceiling windows, including three on a side wall.

Low riser steps in the staircase to the second floor make this an easy journey, but a second “outside” entrance adds significant flexibility to daily life. This unit comes with choices: use the 11th floor “front” door to the living spaces or the 12th floor entry to the sleeping quarters.

The stairwell has options, too. About a story-and-a-half high, this is an art gallery waiting to happen. A statement piece at either end is one option; another is to line the walls with decorative works. Whatever the choice, the results will be stunningly dramatic.

The large guest bedroom, which was completely redone, has a lighted double closet with custom inserts. Two windows insure that this is always a room with a view.

Mini marble tile in a herringbone pattern creates a sophisticated surround for the tub/shower combination in the shared bathroom. A marble countertop and 12-inch by 24-inch planks of ceramic floor tile enhance the chic look in this large room. The commode in this loo is by Kohler.

In the master suite, remote controlled Hunter Douglas window shades, allow the king-bed size sleeping chamber to have a private oasis-like ambiance or enjoy expansive, up-close-and-personal views of the Boston skyline. A view of the terrace below is also part of the scene.

Two additional windows (floor-to-ceiling, of course) are on the way to the spacious walk-in and fully customized closet. A substantial number of open cubbies/shelves and specialized hanging spaces really makes traditional bedroom furniture optional.

In the en suite bathroom, the marble surround is a striking accent “wall” in the step-in shower with two sprays (one wall mounted; the other hand-held) and glass doors. A built-in niche for bathing products is also handy. This nicely-sized room also has a long marble counter-topped vanity with two sinks.

A large closet with open shelving and hanging space on this level is handy for coats and/or storage. While the current in-unit laundry facilities include a stackable unit, installing a full-size stackable washer and dryer is doable.

One other incentive, The Folio offers 24-hour concierge service.