Beyond location (and setting in a 118-year-old building with a rich history), this home even has a one-of-a-kind common area.

Combine an excellent urban location with spectacular views of Boston Harbor plus wonderful lifestyle amenities and this is enough to make it a winning hand for this condominium in Charlestown’s Parris Landing. But this home, Unit 5407, holds a joker – OK, at least two. One is that this a corner end unit in Building 5 - the nearest one to the water. Essentially, you walk out the front door and you’re on the harbor as well as the boardwalk.

Beyond location (and setting in a 118-year-old building with a rich history), this home even has a one-of-a-kind common area.

The interior, which includes sculptures by noted French designer Phillipe Starck, is a superb example of how to successfully mix luxury and minimalism. In fact, the transition from hectic workday to the home-at-last-world begins a step beyond the front (back or two side entrances) door. The centrally placed glass elevator allows riders an almost 360-degree view of the building that features long open corridors on each side of the building with grey-carpeted hallways as well as the vast and dramatic atrium.

All this and a 696-square-foot, one-bedroom, one-bathroom residence with a million-dollar view (in historic Charlestown, too) is listed by Betsy Herald of The Charles Realty for $549,000.

A brief walk down the wide “outside” corridor ends at an understated front door that belies what is behind it.

Oak flooring is an elegant touch in the foyer, but Berber carpeting that continues throughout the home is an attractive cohesive element that blends well with any decor. A nearby large coat closet with customized insets is a very handy practical feature.

Admittedly, views via a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room area are not surprisingly an immediate focal point. The harbor and the Boston skyline - especially at night when the town lights up - are always mesmerizing.

Within the open living-dining room, for example, each “room” has more than ample space. The dining area seats four to six people comfortable and, of course, expands (or contracts easily) depending on needs or wants.

In the nicely proportioned living “room,” furniture placement is easy and flexible.

An exposed brick wall is a perk, both decorative and historical, in this area. A delightful accent for either the dining or living room, this also reflects the original warehouse use of the building.

In the kitchen, which has a gas stove and white cabinetry that extends to the ceiling, there is plenty of excellent storage space. The granite-topped counters offer a good amount of prep/work space. One side is open to the dining-lining area.

The sleeping chamber in the bedroom wing is king-bed size big. So is the wall-to-wall closet with customized inserts: open shelving and specialized hanging space.

For additional storage, a large nearby linen closet is a plus.

However, what’s outside - the harbor view - is certainly a highlight in this bedroom. Another set of floor-to-ceiling windows make waking up to the bustling harbor a daily occurrence.

A beautiful marble countertop in the full bathroom is a classic feature in this sizable room; a tub/shower combination a practical one.

Of all the many perks that come with this residence, even hardy New Englanders will appreciate valet garage parking for one car. Other amenities in this complex are exceptional, too, including professional building management, 24-7 concierge service, on-site maintenance staff, a heated in-ground pool (available from about Memorial Day to Labor Day), grilling deck, fitness and business center, clubroom and conference center. A dance studio is also in the building and Parris Landing is pet friendly.

The location is also human user friendly. Practically in the heart of the Naval Shipyard area, residents (friends and family, too) will enjoy exploring the many open green spaces and local attractions such as the Bunker Hill Monument and, of course, newly returned “Old Ironsides” and the USS Constitution Museum.

Meander along Constellation Wharf on Pier 7, stop to eat the Navy Yard Bistro or stroll into Charlestown to dine at one of the numerous cafes/restaurants there. Whole Foods works for take-out and/or weekly shopping trips, too.

Commuters have a quick five/six-block ride to Rte. 93 and Storrow Drive. Rte. 1 via the Tobin Bridge is one block further or forego pavement entirely and take the MBTA Ferry to Long Wharf - one of the most pleasant rides in the city. The stop is right next to the building.