Designed by F. H. Perry, this breathtakingly beautiful residence is the best of “all” worlds, offering a convenient-to-everything location, 21st century amenities, luxurious finishes and exceptional livability.

The answer to whether “classic” Beacon Hill South Slope architecture and chic contemporary Boston lifestyle can live happily ever after is a resounding “Yes.”

The proof is found in Unit 1/7 at 25 Chestnut St., a 1,166-square-foot, parlor level home with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms listed by Betsy Herald of The Charles Realty for $1,549,000.

Designed by F. H. Perry, this breathtakingly beautiful residence is the best of “all” worlds, offering a convenient-to-everything location, 21st century amenities, luxurious finishes and exceptional livability.

The gracious facade is “old” Beacon Hill at its finest, yet the transition to “new” is seamless because what you see inside represents the Old World high-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, but with a thoroughly modern take.

The entry in this home is compact, but efficient with a closet (broom/coat and/or other) that has automatic lights and leads into the fully open-concept kitchen-dining-living room space.

A chef’s haven in every detail, the oversized kitchen has all the bells and whistles, including a Wolf four-burner gas range and convection/microwave oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator and Thermador dishwasher.

An abundance of SieMatic cabinetry includes 10 flush-mount “soffit” cabinets with under-mount pin lighting over a 15-foot long (marble) countertop on one side of the kitchen and a flush-mount china cupboard on the other side.

In between is an oversized marble topped island (with a sink) and an attached built-in table that seats four-plus comfortably. Waterfall edges add an elegant touch to this massive work/eat station.

A horizontal Runtal heater is practical, yet maintains the overall clean look in this kitchen.

Color choices – soft off-white/cream tones for the marble, cabinetry and baseboards – complement pickled oak flooring and doors throughout the unit punctuated by sleek fixtures. The result is a sophisticated oasis of calm and serenity.

The spacious living room area has a built-in recessed television, but the real focal point in this space is the flush-mount gas fireplace with a slab marble surround and hearth. Two large six-over-six windows that look out to Chestnut Street allow in more than ample natural light in this south-facing home.

Additional inner workings of this home include lighted laundry facilities with a full-size Maytag stackable washer and dryer behind double doors, adjacent to a full bathroom with a floating vanity topped by a Duravit ensemble sink.

Textured stone is the surround for a step-in shower with a floor-to-ceiling frameless glass enclosure. Sliding doors open to a seven-shelf linen/medicine closet.

To insure privacy, a solid oak pocket door leads to the bedroom hallway. Three well-planned rooms (bedrooms or not) have unique features that allow for an extraordinary amount of flexibility.

Floor-to-ceiling Starfire glass wall panels (a.k.a. sliders) open to a large suite suitable for use as a den and/or master bedroom. In addition to a built-in space for a wall-mounted television, this room has an Italian queen-size Murphy bed that converts to a couch. Hence the flexibility.

Barn-door sliders open to a walk-in customized closet large enough for a chest /bureau.

The second full bathroom that is accessible from the master bedroom and the hallway via more Starfire glass wall panels has a step-in shower with a frameless glass panel. Stone tiles (12 by 24 inches) are installed vertically in the shower and on the floor. A floating vanity has a Duravit trough sink.

Two additional bedrooms – one large enough for a queen-size bed plus a lighted closet and the other is only slightly smaller – are also multi-purpose. The smaller one (with another sliding door) could be a dressing room/walk-in closet or even an office. One room has a secret: a hydro-lift hatch opens to reveal a full staircase to a private basement.

And speaking of storage, this home also has two deeded storage units in the common area.

Privacy is another bonus, albeit a hidden one. As this residence is adjacent to a locked and gated walkway for abutters only, there is no street or sidewalk traffic next to the bedrooms.

Keep in mind that in addition to recent “common” upgrades that include boilers, common stairwells and lobby design, this building allows (with approval) pets. Talk about an urban prize….