Originally built in 1832, the building served as a fine-dining location for more than 175 years. In 1862, Adrien Destre was listed as the owner of the Locke-Ober Restaurant, specializing in French cuisine, steaks and seafood. This restaurant was a popular gathering place for many politicians, business people and the intellectual crowd.

A stunning, one-story floor-through on a short Midtown road showcases a stylish 3,323-square-foot penthouse condo waiting for a new owner. Located just a block from Boston Common, Unit 4 at 1 Winter Place has interior and exterior spaces that are must-see exemplary, including a private outdoor space on the rooftop.

Originally built in 1832, the building served as a fine-dining location for more than 175 years. In 1862, Adrien Destre was listed as the owner of the Locke-Ober Restaurant, specializing in French cuisine, steaks and seafood. This restaurant was a popular gathering place for many politicians, business people and the intellectual crowd.

John F. Kennedy is said to have loved this establishment and was a frequent guest during his presidential run in 1960, meeting with Harvard people to discuss policy positions in a private third floor room. One of the city's oldest restaurants, it closed its doors in 2012.

A complete transformation, inside and out, took place in 2015, resulting in six exquisite and unique residential units with top of the line finishes along with one commercial space – a restaurant called Yvonne’s. One of the main reminders of the original Greek Revival building is an intricate stained glass window over the front door that residents use.

The palatial living area is perfect for entertaining large formal affairs or smaller intimate occasions. Whether you choose to use the 29-foot long, sky-lighted area or the 23-foot long space with a gas fireplace as a casual dining-family area or as a formal living area – there will always be plenty of space in this flexible open floor plan, centered around the kitchen, for family and guests to spread out and mingle with each other. In fact, more than 150 people have enjoyed these common spaces together on more than one occasion. Rich Brazilian cherry hardwood flooring (found throughout) is warm and welcoming, complementing the neutral décor.

The gourmet kitchen has stunning contemporary wood cabinetry. It would be a luxury to cook in a custom kitchen such as this, doing meal prep on the quartzite counters or at the center island.

A Wolf six-burner range has a pot filler faucet above and the double wall ovens satisfy every baking need. The tall Sub-Zero refrigerator is irresistible, introducing two freezer drawers. Your wine collection feels right at home in the Uline wine fridge and after-dinner cleanup is a breeze in the quiet Bosch dishwasher.

Casual meals can be served around the island’s breakfast bar while casual and formal meals can be enjoyed in the dining-family and/or living areas.

At the far end of the space with the gas fireplace is an office area with a built-in desk, open shelving, a recessed bookcase and colorful wall bins. It’s so attractive that the new homeowner might look for reasons to work from home.

A powder room is steps away and it’s impressive – far more spacious than most half baths. The marble-topped vanity hangs on the wall, as does the toilet. Floor tiles are Italian porcelain.

At the back of the home are the private spaces. Two guest bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. One of these large rooms has three windows and a slanted ceiling nook area adding charm. The niche is just the right size for a dresser or a bench. A walk-in closet provides clothing storage.

The reptile-textured blue-gray wall covering in the other room adds lots of character. The built-in shelving is an ideal place to display old books or art objects.

The shared bathroom is beautifully equipped. The custom vanity has a quartz counter and double sinks, and heated floors make it comfortable to walk barefoot. A glass-enclosed walk-in steam shower with a rain showerhead and body sprays looks absolutely tempting. There’s a glass transom to release the steam once you’re clean.

The master suite feels like an urban retreat. The bedroom is nicely shaped for a king-sized bed and a seating area. The windows are adorned with silk shades. The closet is amazing: it’s deep and fabulously built out to organize clothing for all seasons and all occasions.

The master bath, however, is the highlight. Mood lighting is available for the jetted soaking tub. Prefer a shower? The walk-in steam shower has recessed body sprays, a handheld spray, an overhead rain showerhead and digital controls that you can set to your liking. There are also double vanities.

Laundry day isn’t always a favorite, but with this home’s laundry room, the chore might be almost effortless. Making life’s tasks a little easier is a full-sized Electrolux washer and dryer and ample storage space for laundry necessities.

Some of the home’s best spaces are up on the roof. Unit 4 residents and their guests can enjoy the private roof top experience or share the superbly designed common roof top garden space with other residents. The roof house holds a small Jenn-Air kitchen and a very convenient powder room.

Other perks include basement storage and a heated garage parking spot accessed via the elevator.

The Midtown neighborhood is in the heart of the vibrant city, close to shopping, restaurants, theatre, as well as Emerson College and Suffolk University. From your home at 1 Winter Place, you can walk to work in the Financial District, Government Center, Beacon Hill, or the Back Bay or just hang out and enjoy the year-round activities offered on Boston Common.

There will be an open house from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15.