Expansive, contemporary and newly painted in warm whites and grays, this corner unit is on the market now for $5,195,000.
Punctuated by the Charles River, Boston Common and the Public Garden, the views from northwest-facing Residence 24E at the Ritz-Carlton, 2 Avery St., are quintessentially Boston. The view changes seasonally and the sunsets are beautiful every evening. From Back Bay skyscrapers to the Zakim Bridge, the panorama from here is breathtaking, and the interior is remarkable, too.
Expansive, contemporary and newly painted in warm whites and grays, this corner unit is on the market now for $5,195,000, and Myrna Rothman of Otis & Ahearn Real Estate is the listing agent.
“It’s good, practical space,” Rothman said. “Anybody can do anything they want with it.”
The foyer walls are a dramatic dark gray-green and the floor is warmly colored marble. Walk straight ahead to enter the generous living area. Besides the wash of natural light and the fabulous view, you’ll notice the high ceiling and the herringbone Brazilian cherry floors.
The room is 24 feet by 35 feet, and its open feel complements the view of the sky and the river. It’s ideal for entertaining with a built-in projector and large automated screen ensuring that everyone can see the game or the movie.
In the dining area, an impressive modern copper chandelier hangs over the space, perfect to illuminate a good-sized table. You could hold some elaborate dinner parties in this room with the city lights twinkling all around. Perhaps afterward, the guests would adjourn to the home’s private terrace to enjoy the night air.
The kitchen in this home is high-end with shining granite on the countertops, Poggenpohl cabinetry, and a dazzling glass tiled backsplash. The Sub-Zero fridge, Viking gas cooktop and double ovens, GE Profile microwave, Miele dishwasher and EuroCave wine chiller ensure that gourmet meals can be served with a minimum of effort. There’s a nice breakfast room next to the peninsula so you can take part in the morning conversation over coffee.
The urban view here is compelling. “It’s Washington Street. You can’t get more midtown than that!” exclaims Rothman.
Go through a pocket door to enter the family room off the kitchen to the right. A casual space with a Panasonic flat screen on the wall, this area would be great for unwinding. It could easily be repurposed as a guest bedroom, if another one is needed, since has its own marble bathroom with a tub/shower combo, ensuring that the occupant’s needs would be accommodated.
Next door to the bath is an amazingly well organized walk-in closet in a space converted from a powder room. Storage is plentiful in this unit with two additional double closets down the hall and another closet with tall racks housing the home’s electronic systems.
An adjacent laundry closet holds a full sized Electrolux washer and dryer, making wardrobe maintenance a snap.
”It’s like living in a house,” Rothman points out.
The home’s three bedrooms are located in their own wing, and each has its own marble bathroom. The first bedroom has a beautiful mural of birch trees hand-painted on one wall. It was created for a child, but its subtle colors would complement many contemporary designs for adult spaces. The marble bath for this bedroom has a walk-in shower.
A charming mural also enhances the next bedroom, featuring the Children’s Museum and the Hood milk bottle, Old Ironsides and the Boston skyline. With a few small changes, it could be personalized for a new little one; or, you could paint over it and start with a blank slate. A spacious built-out closet in this room provides for wardrobe storage. This bedroom’s en suite bath has a bathtub, convenient for bathing a child.
Exquisite and ingenious, the master bedroom suite is a delight. Built into the far wall is a custom dresser with hidden desks at each end. At the other end of the room, each side of the bed has its own control panel for light, sound, window shades and more. The closet has plenty of organized space, and big windows frame a view of Back Bay skyscrapers.
The en suite master bathroom is immaculate and lavish with a marble tile floor, long marble vanity with two sinks, a deep soaking tub and a separate shower with glass door. It’s a space that promises relaxation.
From the onyx and silver leaf lobby to the responsive staff, everything around living at the Ritz-Carlton is about luxury, comfort and five-star service. Rothman, a longtime resident, is a big proponent of the Ritz lifestyle, and you can ask her any question about the advantages of residing in these towers. She says, “I feel lucky to live here.”