The allure of this home begins the moment one steps from an outdoor mudroom through the private entrance into an expansive living room, reminiscent of days gone.

Set among the picturesque homes on a highly sought-after, tree-lined, side street in the South End, a lovely condominium with a hint of nostalgia and an abundance of charm is waiting for a new owner.

Located at 3 Wellington St., Unit 1 is a 1,613-square-foot residence listed for $1,625,000 with Valerie Post and Lindsay Wong of the Post-Shirley Team of Engel and Volkers.

The allure of this home begins the moment one steps from an outdoor mudroom through the private entrance into an expansive living room, reminiscent of days gone.

At first glance, the eyes take in a sweeping view around the room noticing the original hardwood floors, the meticulous natural wood wainscoting on two adjacent walls, resting on the high ceilings with crown moldings, enjoying an elegant chandelier hanging from a detailed, centered ceiling medallion.

As the eyes begin to lower, attention becomes focused on the walls. An arched wood-burning fireplace with gorgeous marble surround adorns one side of the room while, the opposite wall, bordered by two graceful columns, accentuated with recessed lighting, await your personal ornamentation.

A cozy seating area, shaped by the curve of a large and larger classic bay window, is perhaps the perfect spot to sit a spell while enjoying some refreshments and discovering the seasonal landscapes of Wellington Street.

This level also hosts the master suite, located behind a French door. This lovely area enjoys the ambiance of a bay window overlooking the private patio. There is also natural hardwood flooring plus a built-out closet as well as a second spacious closet with sliding doors.

The en suite bathroom showcases a stylish blend of large gray marbled floor tiles, sleek white wall tiles and black tiles for accent while featuring a bow-shaped glass enclosed shower, a Jacuzzi soaking tub and a white pedestal sink.

A detailed wooden banister escorts the residents and guests safely down a set of stairs to the lower level, emphasizing an open concept with newer hardwood floors, recessed lighting and a few unique characteristics, a perfect place for entertaining with family and friends.

A charming custom curio cabinet sits at the bottom of the stairs. Under the staircase is a brick wall painted white. A second brick wall (unpainted) abutting the bedroom showcases a gorgeous stained glass window. These beautiful accents embrace an open and welcoming dining area, accentuated by a whimsical candelabrum that gracefully flows into the kitchen.

The chef’s kitchen features a stainless steel LG refrigerator and Frigidaire range, microwave and dishwater. While the center work island hosts a double sink, mini-refrigerator, beverage rack and three novelty shelves, the attached raised breakfast bar has seating for three.

The various shades of red and pink tones in the granite-topped island/breakfast bar add an aesthetically pleasing contrast to the black granite topped counters while complementing the ample wood cabinets and drawers.

Adjacent to the island is a flush gas fireplace embellished with a black surround with glass enclosure, adding a warm touch. Beside the fireplace sits a built-in cabinet with closed desk area and open shelves above. This wall adjoins the curved wall with tall twin windows, one stationary and one a door, opening to a private outdoor space for expanded entertaining.

The spacious patio showcases a unique motif of tiles, edged with a short wall of stone bordering a plot of land for flowers and plants, surrounded by a new wooden fence with a decorative lattice top.

There is plenty of room for tables and chairs, lounges, a grill, a chiminea and more. A cement stairway leads to a wooden gate that opens to a personal parking space. It’s an ideal location for transferring bundles into the kitchen.

This level also entertains a second generous-sized bedroom. The full bathroom pops with the earth tone tiles of varying shapes and sizes, a glass-enclosed shower with spa jets and steam plus a vessel atop a wooden vanity.

A separate laundry room is large enough for a full size washer and dryer with room to spare while a bonus room has lots of custom built-ins for storage. This area could be transformed into a den or office space if some or all of the storage components were removed.

“It’s a bit of a different layout for a duplex with a bedroom on two levels which is really nice for privacy,” Wong said. “You usually don’t see such great storage space for a condo of this size (either).”

The home sits on a quiet dead end street away from the hustle and bustle of busy city life, yet is close enough to enjoy the myriad escapades in and around the South End, when desired.

Much to do is within walking distance of this home, including the South West Corridor - a park and pathway connecting Back Bay to Jamaica Plain, as well as the Back Bay Fens, part of the Emerald Necklace. The Fens section includes a loop for walking and jogging, a rose garden, basketball courts and a track at Clemente Field.

While Columbus Avenue and Tremont Street are line with restaurants, nearby Titus Sparrow Park on West Newton Street is filled with friends and families lining the grounds with blankets and picnic baskets enjoying a summer evening concert.