The Locke Ober Restaurant was a popular gathering place for many politicians, business people and the intellectual crowd.
Hidden away on a quiet street in the Midtown section of Boston is a gem of a building with six luxury condominiums.
Cheri Meckley of Bushari Group Real Estate has listed Penthouse 4 at 1-3 Winter Place for $3,499,000.
This is a very spacious 3,323-square-foot unit with two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, beautifully styled and loaded with options for whoever the next fortunate person is to call this their home.
This is a building with a lot of history. Originally built in 1832, by 1862, Adrien Destre was listed as the owner of a restaurant there, specializing in French cuisine and seafood.
The Locke Ober Restaurant was a popular gathering place for many politicians, business people and the intellectual crowd. Meckley said that even John F. Kennedy is rumored to have loved this place and was a frequent guest during his presidential run, meeting with Harvard people to discuss policy positions in a private third floor room.
In recent times, it was the city’s third oldest restaurant, but it closed its doors in 2012. It has since been remodeled into luxury condos.
Meckley said that Penthouse 4 is perfect for “a couple who likes to entertain, a couple with kids who don’t want to do the suburban thing” or for a bachelor who likes a lot of space.
Take the private elevator up to this home and right off, it is easy to see just how large this unit is with its open floor plan. The flow from the dining/living/kitchen area enhances the sense that this is a home with plenty of space. Light shines in through the large windows and the wonderful skylight.
The floors are a very well cared for engineered cherry hardwood.
One of the great things about this unit is that there are many options to fit anyone’s taste and needs. Want to use the living room for something else? It can easily become a very large dining room, perfect for entertaining a lot of guests.
No one will ever feel crowded in the jumbo kitchen. Nor will you ever have to wonder what to do with all the food, pans, dishes and utensils. This kitchen is loaded with plenty of Tigerwood cabinets and drawers.
“It’s made for a chef,” said Meckley.
And the chef will love it with all the counter space and appliances that include a Bosch dishwasher, a professional-sized Wolf six-burner gas stovetop, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf wall microwave and oven and a nice wine rack.
This kitchen comes complete with a large island with a beautiful granite top. The island includes more places to store items and food.
There is another very large room that can also be used in many different ways, including as a family room – den.
An area off the living room is currently being used as a very nice open-space office. On the way to the bedrooms, open a door and see a laundry area large enough to hold a full sized washing machine and a drier side-by-side. No stacking needed here.
Also on the way to the bedroom area is a nicely sized half bath. You won’t feel crowded and there was no skimping on design.
There is an extra room that could easily be converted into a bedroom. It is also perfect as a nursery, office or a den with great built-ins and bathroom access.
A second bedroom is large with a great walk-in closet. The room will easily fit a king-sized bed or two double beds for the kids.
The master bedroom suite has a walk-in closet that is the size of rooms in many other homes. No matter what size bed you want, it will fit in this bedroom.
The en suite bathroom has heated floors, a delightful steam shower and jetted tub as well as a beautiful granite-topped double vanity.
The second full bath is as nice as most master baths, complete with a great shower and another jetted tub.
This home has four heating and cooling zones – no need to heat where you are not going to be.
The entire home is wired for sound. You get to remotely control which rooms to turn the music onto.
This home also has its own large private roof deck. It’s gorgeous in its design and size. And it’s right next to the building’s common deck, which includes a kitchen, prep area and a bathroom. The views from the decks are peaceful and awesome, showing a combination of the Back Bay skyline and the neighborhood around the home.
Residents of this home have access to two deeded garage parking space. No car? No problem. There is plenty to do right within walking distance.
It is a very short walk to Boston Common and the Public Garden. Downtown Crossing is right down the street and it doesn’t take long to reach numerous shopping opportunities, the Theatre District, Financial District, the State House, Back Bay, Chinatown and Beacon Hill. You can easily find plenty of restaurants, antique and specialty shops and art galleries without having to get into a car.
To go further, the Downtown Crossing, Park Street and Boylston MBTA stations are easy to reach.