Dramatic views via three extraordinary (and rare) exposures are everywhere in this 1,794-square-foot, stunning corner unit with two bedrooms plus two full bathrooms and a powder room listed by the Valerie Post/Keith Shirley Team of Engel and Volkers Boston for $2,350,000.
Boston urbanites no longer have to choose between spectacular views or a luxurious living space. They can have it all in this striking and sophisticated condominium at the W Boston Hotel and Residences, conveniently located at the intersection of Tremont and Stuart streets in the heart of Midtown – Back Bay.
The sparkling 26-story glass tower at 110 Stuart St. is a contemporary haven of style and opulence – where culture, shopping and nightlife buzz amidst cobblestones and the Victorian landscape. The W Boston features 123 premiere residential condominiums atop a five-star 235-room hotel, embraced by the legendary Theatre District and other notable landmarks.
Dramatic views via three extraordinary (and rare) exposures are everywhere in Unit 22B, a 1,794-square-foot, stunning corner home with two bedrooms plus two full bathrooms and a powder room listed by the Valerie Post/Keith Shirley Team of Engel and Volkers Boston for $2,350,000.
Painted ceiling beams rather than walls define the spacious entry that is positioned to focus attention straight ahead on a huge window with outstanding views adjacent to the kitchen. Consider this a sneak preview of the scenes to come.
On a practical note, a double closet is off the foyer.
Although this home has a fully open concept living area, the kitchen, which is quite large, is cleverly situated at one end of the space in such a way that it “feels” private, yet allows visitors and the chef to be very much a part of any activity.
The kitchen itself is a culinary artist’s delight. The expansive entertainment island that seats three-to-four people comfortably has a double stainless-steel sink plus storage.
Integrated panels on the Sub-Zero refrigerator and Asko dishwasher enhance the understated elegant ambiance of this space. A stainless steel Wolf four-burner gas cooktop and Sub-Zero beverage fridge are sparkling accents against granite countertops and custom cabinetry from Rosario of Dedham. Under-cabinet lighting is another plus.
In the gigantic living-dining area, a dozen floor-to-ceiling windows line two sides of the room, creating an almost seamless wall of glass that reveals an unforgettable panorama of Boston that includes Chinatown, the Public Gardens, the State House, the Charles River and Cambridge as well as the South End and Back Bay. Daytime views are spectacular; sunsets are incredible.
While the views garner instant attention, this space has many other features, albeit discreet but well-planned and very useful. One is a built-in desk nook; conveniently-placed electric floor outlets are others.
The flooring throughout the main living area – dark stained engineered hardwood – is elegant, yet becomes a backdrop to the remarkable vistas.
Floor-to-ceiling windows with views, of course, line the hallway – long and slightly wide for a seating area – to the master suite that is fully carpeted. Four more massive windows – two walls with two each – meet at the corner, creating a sweeping scene that encompasses the golden dome on the State House, the rolling Blue Hills and everything in between.
The sleeping chamber itself is huge and accommodates a king-size bed or even a California king handily. A gigantic walk-in closet (this has a window, too) is fully customized with cubbies, hanging spaces, open shelving and a full-length mirror.
Two ceramic round vessels upon a floating vanity with a marble countertop plus oversized rectangular ceramic floor tile complement the chic decor in the en suite bathroom. The step-in shower, which is fully tiled, has a frameless glass enclosure.
In the guest bedroom, massive floor-to-ceiling windows frame an expansive south-facing view that includes the Blue Hills and Boston Harbor Islands. This large, fully carpeted room has an oversized double closet.
A floating vanity with a round vessel on a marble countertop raises the bar on expectations – for modernity – and then fulfills them in the en suite bathroom. The single-level faucet maintains the clean lines as does the large mirrored medicine cabinet. A tub/shower combination is in here, too.
The half bathroom, located near the entry and easily accessible by guests, has a Kohler pedestal sink and commode as well as a tile floor and baseboard. A marble threshold – noticed in every bathroom – is a classy accent. This room also houses the unit’s laundry facilities: a full-size Bosch stackable washer and dryer.
Topping the list of pleasing perks in this professionally managed building are 24/7 concierge/doorman, room service until 2 a.m. and cleaning services. Other alluring amenities, located on the 12,000 square-foot lobby level, include FIT, a 24-hour fully-equipped fitness center and Bliss - the luxurious, award-winning day spa.
Rooms for meetings and parties can be arranged at the hotel and of course, being able to gather with friends and family in the signature restaurant, The Gallery, or one of the sleek lounges, is a bonus. Inside access (literally) to the hotel is via a private secure-keyed elevator.
Should you desire to step out into the city (or beyond), choose from two different T-stops: the Orange Line at Tufts or the Green Line at Boylston. Storrow Drive and Routes 93 and 1 are less than 10 minutes away.
One valet parking space, located beneath the lobby in the 142-car garage, is part of this sweet deal, as well.
There will be an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1.