One unique amenity is a private 200-square-foot roof with beautiful 360-degree views. This rooftop getaway also has a natural gas hook-up, making this a grand spot in nice weather to enjoy a fine outdoor meal.

Consistency in overall design and attention to detail, plus a couple extraordinary amenities, are hallmarks of this beautiful penthouse home at 49 L St. in South Boston. Unit 8 is loaded with beauty and charm. Nothing was overlooked in making this a very special and desirable place to live.

Elements such as double crown molding in every room (including the bathrooms), gleaming cherry hardwood flooring (also throughout this residence) and the very modern open concept floor plan combine effortlessly to create a timeless look that complements any decor.

Of course, 21st century systems such as central air conditioning, built-in speakers and intercoms, garage parking and elevator access are part of the package for this 1,014-square-foot home with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms.

One unique amenity is a private 200-square-foot roof with beautiful 360-degree views. This rooftop getaway also has a natural gas hook-up, making this a grand spot in nice weather to enjoy a fine outdoor meal.

Still, reaching this outdoor haven could be the best part. Forget navigating a narrow circular staircase or ladder-like steps – a full-size regulation staircase inside the unit is the path to this great spot. The bonus is that the full-glass door/hatch doubles as a “skylight” that floods the entire home with natural light all year long.

Indubitably, what’s inside is not only very easy on the eyes, but also raises function to a new level. It is long on practicality.

In this fully open-concept floor plan, the dining-living area is, in fact, huge. The seven windows – four on one wall, three on another – make the space feel even more gigantic.

The double-hung windows allow in an abundance of natural light while the gas fireplace that has an attractive mantel with dentil trim is a good-looking “inside” focal point.

The adjacent eight-shelf nook with space for decorative displays and/or books adds even more beauty and class.

As currently set up, the dining area handles intimate repasts for two to four people, yet can be expanded at will for eight or more family members or guests easily. A quick rearrangement of furniture or repurposing the space can also allow the dining “room” to grow if desired.

The very functional U-shaped kitchen has all the tools today’s chefs need, such as a Jenn-Air suite of stainless-steel appliances that includes a dual fuel four-burner stove with a convection oven. A deep rectangular stainless-steel sink is both functional and pretty.

Additional features also fall into the “pretty and functional” category, such as a substantial amount of cabinetry with under-mount lighting that showcases the tumbled subway tile backsplash and granite countertops. The step-down breakfast bar in the L handles seating for three or four people and doubles as a server for the adjacent dining area.

A roomy dry bar (it’s also handy for extra prep space) directly across from the kitchen has a beverage fridge and overhead cabinetry with a built-in wine rack.

A deep “cupboard under the stairs” (complete with an angled door) houses the media equipment. A matching arch is at the hallway entrance leading to the bedrooms.

In-unit laundry facilities include a full-size stackable Frigidaire washer and dryer.

Storage is a non-issue in the king-bed size master suite. Here, double closets that are lighted and include custom inserts, cover their own large wall. A full glass pane door opens to a gorgeous private back deck/patio that stretches the entire width of the unit.

With its sleek clean lines and luxurious finishes, such as sparkling marble tile flooring in a classic basket-weave pattern, the spa-like en suite bathroom is an inviting elegant oasis. The large step-in shower with a tile surround in a frameless glass enclosure has two sprays: one overhead and a hand-held body spray.

Only minimally smaller, another bedroom that is also a great guest space has a lighted double closet. A full glass door leads to the back deck.

The other full bathroom is as impressive as the master loo. The same marble tile flooring is in the oversized, fully tiled step-in shower that also has a frameless glass enclosure.

Location is another plus. On the east side of Southie, this home is minutes to countless restaurants and cafes, boutiques and grocery stores on Broadway as well as public transportation.

And of course, Southie has many beaches and the always-popular Castle Island.

This smart home is listed by Andrea Hulme of William Raveis Real Estate for $924,900.