Live the high life in Back Bay in this chic residence at One Charles Condominiums, a Millennium Partners development of Ritz Carlton Residence, Millennium Place and Millennium Tower fame just off the Boston Garden/Common.
Forget about going West! Live the high life in Back Bay in this chic residence at One Charles Condominiums, a Millennium Partners development of Ritz Carlton Residence, Millennium Place and Millennium Tower fame just off the Boston Garden/Common.
Luxurious building amenities are part of the package, too. Residents enjoy a private Club Room along with an exclusive on-site fitness center, 24-hour concierge service, underground parking and on site management/maintenance.
Of course the location is very exciting. In the heart of the theater district with the Wang and Colonial theaters practically around the corner, this home also has access to a myriad of shops, services and restaurants directly across the street. Chinatown is barely a four-block walk, the Public Garden is about the same distance with Newbury and Boylston Streets a block or so beyond.
All this comes with the 1,238-square-foot condominium with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms that David Mackie of Robert Paul Properties has listed for $1,699,000.
Another plus: this is a corner unit.
Bright and large with ample space for a chest/credenza, the foyer has an attractive marble tile floor. Its tray ceiling as well as the detailed bump boards (these are throughout the unit) along with 10-foot ceilings are subtle but elegant details that reflect the overall design approach of this home.
The layout is another example of thoughtful planning. Maximum privacy was achieved by placing bedrooms and bathrooms on opposite sides of the unit thus creating two sleeping wings. A long, wide hallway is the “separator,” yet allows for an easy flow to the rest of the unit.
The large guest bedroom (think queen or king bed) on one side has expansive cityscape views and overlooks Park Square and the bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln created by Boston sculptor Thomas Ball. Furniture placement is easy and flexible in this well-proportioned room that also has a double closet.
Adjacent and big, the full bathroom has a tub/shower combination with a marble tile surround.
Completely private as it is on the other side of the condo, the master suite has direct city views via a massive full-glass pane window that includes 200 Clarendon (the former Hancock Building) and a panoramic view of the South End. The king sized bed sleeping chamber also has a double closet.
A banjo-style countertop is a clever way to increase the amount of storage/decorative space in the en suite bathroom. This room also has a tub/shower combination with a tile surround.
The current laundry space includes a stackable washer/dryer unit. However, the space is large enough for full size stackable pieces. For added convenience, this is directly across from a storage closet.
Brazilian cherry flooring (in a herringbone pattern) begins at the edge of the foyer and flows down a roomy corridor to the fully open living-dining room area that is the width of the unit. Huge full glass pane windows (one on the end wall, too) make this an exceptionally light-filled space and an expansive view.
A classic work triangle in the U-shaped kitchen is an ideal showcase for contemporary-style Poggenpohl cabinets (with glass- and closed fronts plus under-cabinet lights) and granite countertops. Sleek GE Profile stainless steel appliances that include a four-burner gas stove enhance the sleek look of this kitchen. A step-down breakfast bar can double as a server for an adjacent dining area.
The dining area, which is a room with view, can, of course, expand or contract as needed or desired. For daily use, however, this space seats four to six comfortably.
Should you want to leave this vibrant area, choices abound: Two MBTA lines to choose from include the Orange Line at Tufts and the Green Line at Boylston; Storrow Drive and Route 93 and/or Route 1 are less than 10 minutes away.