Offered at $6,895,000, Unit 1015 at the Four Seasons blends hotel-suite luxury with classic home comforts, giving you both palace pleasure and homey humility in any season
“Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, be it ever so humble, there’s no place like…”
…that luxurious hotel you didn’t want to leave when it was time to go home. Well, both worlds can be yours without going anywhere.
The Residences at the Four Seasons Hotel at 220 Boylston St. in the Back Bay offers not only fine home finishes, fixtures, floor plans and appliances, but also a full serving of amenities associated with many of Boston’s five-star hotels. This includes carpeted bedrooms with TV accommodations, en suite baths, valet parking and full access to what Four Seasons Hotel guests enjoy, including doorman, room service, fitness center, indoor pool and spa.
This introduction to Unit 1015 makes it feel even more like a permanent hotel stay. A classical portico side entrance from the sheltered pickup/dropoff area opens to a well-appointed lobby with lounge and 24-hour concierge.
A paneled, domed elevator, finely carved with a running relief of crossed leafy twigs, lets you off at a hall of beveled mirrors and classic moldings on the 10th floor. An elegant corridor with gilt damask wallcovering leads to the 2,002-square-foot, two-bedroom unit.
The mahogany-paneled vestibule with walk-in coat closet and herringbone hickory floor introduces the unit’s theme of clean lines, fine woods, traditional details, designer hardware and a conveniently symmetrical horizontal layout - all owing to the interior design expertise of Weena & Spook of Boston, the woodcraft of Kochman Reidt and Haigh Cabinetmakers of Stoughton, and the full-building renovation by CBT Architects of Boston in 1993.
A double slider introduces the whole unit at once: the hall to the bedroom suites at both ends and the long, light-filled living-dining room straight ahead that continues the hickory flooring. The unparalleled city view panorama of the Public Garden and Boston Common against the historic row houses of Beacon Hill lets you view the cycle of the seasons in a manner befitting the hotel’s name.
The foreground view of the pool below serves as a reminder of your hotel privileges. Paneled mahogany beams and columns elegantly frame the space. Smaller ceiling beams lend a slight colonial look and a curved, upholstered built-in bench defines the dinette, which conveniently abuts the open kitchen at the right.
The tile-floored kitchen is surrounded on all sides by four variations on the granite counter: an open bar by the dinette, a home-central desk by the picture window, a granite-flanked stainless steel farmer’s sink at the center and a granite-winged Viking four-burner electric range at right. Variegated Italian mosaic tile backsplashes grace the sink and range, and mahogany china/glassware shelves with side lighting are built in between the desk and bar. A circular pot-and-pan rack conveniently anchors the center of the kitchen.
Across the living-dining area from the kitchen is a study - cozily wall-covered in grass cloth and built in with a full-wall mahogany bookcase entertainment center. Track lighting and a picture window on the Public Garden add sun and sparkle to the space.
The hall, treated in beige fabric, accesses a hickory-floored powder room with pedestal sink and classically inspired wallpaper at left before introducing the carpeted master suite.
An alcove of built-in closet and drawer storage precedes the master bath, which boasts a deluxe standup shower with bench, mosaic-tiled floors, a long Carrara marble counter incorporating a sink and a makeup station with swivel mirror, and a lower marble counter for convenient placement of toiletries.
Classic hotel elegance permeates the master bedroom, from the patterned carpeting to the crown molding to the twin double-door closets to the full wall of built-ins: a TV counter on a chest of drawers, overhead display shelves and twin shoe cabinets with Adamesque frosted glass-paned doors.
The picture window at right offers ample northwestern exposure to lighten your reveille and darken your rest without glare.
At the opposite end of the hall is a utility/laundry room, elegantly concealed from your guests with a paneled mahogany door, followed by the second bedroom suite. The en suite shower bath with a variegated granite counter and gray tweed-patterned wallcovering precedes the bedroom, which is almost as large as the master and also features a full wall of closet, drawer and entertainment-center built-ins, this time milled in English quartered oak.
Offered at $6,895,000, Unit 1015 at the Four Seasons blends hotel-suite luxury with classic home comforts, giving you both palace pleasure and homey humility in any season.
For a private showing, contact Paul Grover of Robert Paul Properties at 508-364-3500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.