Phase 2 of Symphony Court Condominium is blossoming with the spring. Phase 1, at 43 Westland Ave., debuted three years ago with 48 units fully occupied. Phase 2 offers 34 units with all but five already sold. The buildings are in the same association and are connected. Phase 2 has its own stylish entrance and lobby at 44 Burbank St.
Up on the eighth and ninth floors, a bright duplex penthouse has just been completed. With an open, modern living/dining/kitchen layout; gray stained hardwood floors; shining bathrooms; three bright bedrooms; a private roof terrace; and iconic Boston views, this unit offers lots of luxury in a great location.
“It checks off all the boxes for a fraction of [the price of] new construction in other areas of the city,” said Joe DeAngelo of CBGB|The Hammond Group. He’s marketing Penthouse 812 for $2,995,000.
Staged by Modern Relik, the living space provides many options for setup. There’s room for a 90-inch sofa along one wall and three chairs nearby create a conversation grouping. A round table makes a nice choice for the dining area, placed beside the entrance to the unit’s private terrace.
There’s water, gas and electricity out here, so the new homeowner can have outdoor parties. Staging with a pair of loveseats shows that there’s room for owners and guests to lounge in comfort on summer nights.
The view looking west takes in the top of Fenway Park and the Citgo sign. The Christian Science Center is visible to the east and the Four Seasons tower will be going up soon.
When it comes to indoor meal preparation, the kitchen rocks top-of-the-line appliances. It’s an attractive space with white Caesarstone quartz counters and a custom finish on the wood cabinetry. The gas cooktop, dishwasher and microwave drawer are by Bosch. A stainless steel Zephyr vent hood over the cooktop is retractable, so it’s never in the way. There is a Fisher & Paykel wall oven, and the refrigerator, which has two freezer drawers, is a biofresh no frost model from Liebherr, a German brand. The backsplash is made of gray glass tile.
Guests will use the deep coat closet and the half bath off the hallway. This bath is more spacious than most powder rooms. It sports a Duravit toilet and a floating quartz vanity with a deep drawer for storage.
The home’s staircase is an impressive architectural feature made from glass and steel, and lit at night by simple, contemporary wall sconces. It’s a short flight up to the bedrooms located on the unit’s second level.
The first guest bedroom at the top of the stairs is modest in size, but filled with light through two big windows. Next door to it is another guest room, large enough to be considered a second master, with a double closet along one wall. The urban views through sizeable windows will provide endless fascination for these rooms’ occupants.
These bedrooms share a handsome full bathroom with subway tiles on the surround. Nearby, a laundry closet with a tiled floor houses a stacked Bosch washer and dryer.
The airy master bedroom is designed with a recessed area that embraces the head of the bed, making a very modern room feel a bit cozy. This bedroom faces south, so it will feel sunny and warm, even in the winter.
An en suite master bath has a good-looking double vanity with a white quartz countertop and lots of storage below. Real medicine cabinets, not just mirrors, provide a handy place to stash small items used every day. A frosted glass window in the walk-in shower splashes natural light onto the marble mosaic tile.
In addition to providing a beautiful place to live, the building offers professional management, excellent services and desirable amenities, including a concierge sitting at the desk from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. Residents can use the shared clubroom with service kitchen; a fitness center; bike storage; and a community terrace. Both lobbies are furnished with plenty of sparkle, and the photo art decorating the walls was commissioned from a building resident. Onsite parking is available in the adjacent garage.
The Symphony neighborhood is vibrant, and the building is located a short distance away from a Whole Foods supermarket, shops, ethnic restaurants and public transportation. Residents live close to some of Boston’s most valued cultural attractions including Symphony Hall, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum.
“It’s literally at the edge of the Back Bay and the South End,” said DeAngelo. “People who come here love the proximity.”