One of four homes in a historically significant double-width brownstone, Unit 4 has a private keyed, direct elevator entrance. This beautifully styled residence was renovated in 2011 and boasts 2,017 square feet of living space, including three bedroom, two full bathrooms and one half bathroom.
Reactions to this remarkably spacious Back Bay home at 410 Boylston St. run the gamut from “chic and gorgeous” to “sophisticated and stunning.” Every description fits.
One of four homes in a historically significant double-width brownstone, Unit 4 has a private keyed, direct elevator entrance. This beautifully styled residence was renovated in 2011 and boasts 2,017 square feet of living space, including three bedroom, two full bathrooms and one half bathroom. This gem is listed by Todd Anzlovar and Martha Lewitt of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage for $2,595,000.
The elevator opens into a huge foyer with a large lighted coat closet – a handy spot that’s easy to overlook given the straight-ahead views of Boylston Street. A deep-set, two-over-two window with a sill that frames the view is also quite the eye-catcher. The sill is wide enough to sit on, but better used for plants and pottery.
A built-in dry bar with under-cabinet lighting, dark stained, white oak flooring (that runs throughout this home), deep detailed bump boards and triple crown molding would be worthy competitors for attention were it not for an even more outstanding Boylston vista just beyond an oversized, two-foot deep and fully panel-cased opening that leads into the open-concept dining room-kitchen.
An expansive street view is front and center via a wide three-window bay in the dining area.
Besides serving up constant views, the well-proportioned dining space adjusts readily to intimate repasts for two or celebratory events for 10, 12 or more people. Built-in cabinetry that doubles as a mini-server is adjacent to the kitchen “proper.”
In the spacious U-shaped kitchen, a substantial amount of quartz countertop space is complemented by a shimmering backsplash of iridescent mini subway tiles. Under-mount lighting and stainless-steel Viking appliances that include a refrigerator and six-burner gas stove add sparkle.
A seemingly endless line of lower cabinetry that holds a Bosch dishwasher with an integrated panel provides an enormous amount of storage. So does the walk-in pantry that is outfitted with wrap-around shelving and borders on being room size.
Another wide, deep and panel-cased opening leads into a massive living room that is reminiscent of a Victorian double parlor, albeit one with a contemporary interpretation. The front-to-back room is divided by another wide, deep and panel-cased opening that creates front and back “rooms” sans walls, of course.
The “front” room that has a three-window bay to enjoy the ever-changing Boylston vista also has a Heat & Glo fireplace - flanked by wide built-in cabinetry with open shelving and closed cupboards.
Using the entire area as one gigantic room is one option; using one space for comfy pit-like seating and the other as a library-like space with one or two conversation areas is another. The choices are endless.
A mini “inside” foyer that separates public living areas and the bedrooms ensures that personal privacy is always maintained while the closets provides for an extraordinary amount of stowage space.
In addition to the lighted double closet, the utility closet that is really almost room size can also double as storage. A stackable Bosch washer and dryer in a lighted facility of their own and the half bath are also in this area.
A full glass pane door in the spacious king-bed size master sleeping chamber provides access to a large private balcony. A matching two-over-two window (it’s almost as large as the door) insures this room is always light and bright.
Triple-crown molding reflects the overall sophistication found throughout this home. His ’n' Hers lighted closets – one is a deep walk-in and the other a double – have customized California Closet inserts.
In the en suite bathroom, 12-inch square marble tiles are used in the surrounds for both a deep soaking tub and a glass enclosed step-in shower with two sprays. A long two-sink, marble-topped vanity ensures sufficient elbow room while a discretionary wall for the Toto commode allows for additional personal privacy. Built-in open shelving has both decorative and/or practical uses.
A queen-size bed (at minimum) fits in each of the remaining two bedrooms, even in the smallest one. Double-size lighted closets with custom California inserts are designed to maximize storage space – and they do – while triple crown molding and more two-over-two windows add a dash of elegant traditionalism.
A secondary full bathroom has a tub/shower ensemble and a privacy wall for the commode. Hardy quartz countertops are attractive and practical.
Besides looks and location (you’re only a block to the Public Garden), this home has a “few” extras that make city living a breeze. A “smart” visual doorbell is one example; daily trash pickup is another. You don’t even need to go outside: simply leave the bag in the hall just outside your back door.