Tucked between the New England Aquarium and South Station, this home has easy access to so many of Boston's legendary neighborhoods from the North End to Downtown Crossing.
Forget about compromising between location and views and/or looks - this chic sky-high home on the 18th floor at The Residences at the InterContinental on Atlantic Avenue on the Waterfront has it all.
Tucked between the New England Aquarium and South Station, this home has easy access to so many of Boston’s legendary neighborhoods from the North End to Downtown Crossing. The Rose Kennedy Greenway and Fort Point Channel Harborwalk are right outside the door and the bustling Financial District and emerging Seaport District with its countless dining options, museums and shopping are nearby, too.
When it’s time to leave town, skip the street traffic, bypass the O’Neill Tunnel and say “No” to garage parking fees. Take the water taxi that has a stop at the back of the building to Logan Airport.
The bonus is that as good as this residence is outside, it’s better inside. Samantha Jason of The Residential Group at William Raveis Real Estate has listed Unit 18M with two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bathroom and 1,483 square feet of living space for $1,900,000.
An eight-foot high solid wood “front” door opens to reveal a fantastic straight ahead view of Boston Harbor and the city’s skyline.
Walnut-stained flooring is a seamless backdrop throughout the public spaces, creating an infinity effect that makes this spacious home feel even bigger.
High ceilings (these are 10 feet, 4 inches high) and walls of floor-to-ceiling windows in every room add drama, not to mention views.
Sited at the back of the building, every room in this unit has expansive views that look down on Congress Street, Fort Point, Boston Harbor, the Children’s Museum and the city behind it as well as Beantown favorites such as the Tea Party Ships and Museum. The Harborwalk directly below provides ever-changing scenes, too. The result is a home with captivating 180-degree city views, 24-7.
However, this home also has an understated side. The millwork - clean-lined door casings and bump boards with a subtle narrow channel - for example, reflects the overall sleek contemporary aesthetic that fits today’s lifestyles.
Practical is included, too. For example, this home has nine closets. One, right in the entry that was designed primarily for utility panels, is large enough for extra storage. The half bathroom, which is another convenience, has a Duravit pedestal sink and a Kohler commode.
The open concept living-dining area that runs front-to-back and then flows into the kitchen, however, has advantages beyond size. Not only is this area large and able to accommodate a substantial amount of seating and dining for at least six, but also both spaces have incredible views through a wall of windows. The bonus: this residence faces southeast and the light (and the amount of it on a daily basis) is fantastic.
Function and good looks (as in sophisticated) are the hallmarks of the U-shaped kitchen. Custom cabinetry that stretches to the ceiling has under-mount lighting and is on all three walls provides more than ample storage. With granite countertops lining the room, the amount of working space is equally abundant.
Stainless steel hardware and appliances add sparkle. In addition to a Wolf four-burner gas range that includes a convection oven and topped with a Broan stainless steel range hood, this cookery has an Asko dishwasher, GE microwave oven and Sub-Zero refrigerator.
To ensure privacy, the bedrooms have their own wing off a corridor with a deep and lighted walk-in closet.
Laundry facilities with an Asko stackable washer and dryer are in their own enclosed space that is also lighted.
Storage space in the guest suite is plentiful. In addition to two large closets for hanging items, the sleeping chamber has a third one with five shelves. The bedroom has other perks - including size and views. Large enough for a king size bed - this space with a full wall of floor-to-ceiling windows has head-on views of the Children's Museum and stunning urban scenes.
The en suite bathroom is equally well planned with a deep tub/shower ensemble, tile surround and Kohler fixtures. The commode is also by Kohler. A mirrored medicine cabinet (inside and out) and limestone tumbled tile flooring are elegant finishing pieces.
The master suite has four closets: two in the entry way and two in the king-bed size sleeping chamber itself.
A deep soaker is one feature in the en suite bathroom, a step-in shower with a tile surround and frameless glass door is another. In addition to a double vanity, this loo has a commode room.