The understated elegance of the herringbone patterned floor anchored by detailed bump boards on the main level complements every architectural element from the high ceilings with double crown molding to deep-set, two-over-one windows. In the dining room, built-in, almost floor-to-ceiling custom cabinetry is on one wall. Reminiscent of an old-fashioned china closet, this modern version has open shelving in the uppers and 20 drawers in the lower cupboards.
Built from the ground up in 2000 with a recently completed renovation, this brick townhouse with a hooded front stoop that leads to double front doors is as close to brand new as it gets without being new construction.
Inside, gorgeous materials such as imported European tiles (on walls and floors) and state-of-the-art appliances and high-end fixtures (in the kitchen and bathrooms) enhance the chic contemporary, yet surprisingly timeless aesthetic found throughout this single-family home.
Roberta Orlandino of Coldwell Banker Realty has listed this South End beauty at the corner of Rutland and Cumston streets in the South End with three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bathroom, three exposures and 2,123 square feet of living space on four levels at $2,595,000.
The understated elegance of the herringbone patterned floor, anchored by detailed bump boards on the main level, complements every architectural element - from the high ceilings with double crown molding to deep-set, two-over-one windows. In the dining room, built-in, almost floor-to-ceiling custom cabinetry is on one wall. Reminiscent of an old-fashioned china closet, this modern version has open shelving in the uppers and 20 drawers in the lower cupboards.
Additional built-ins at the opposite end of the room (these are right under a window) have a secret. Leave the doors closed and this piece is great as a server when dining. Open, they reveal a full-size LG washer and dryer. An extra set of cabinets are on each side, too.
In case you wondered, seating eight people at dinner is a breeze, but repasts for 10 or more people work out well, too.
Compact in size only, the sleek chef’s U-shaped kitchen, which flows seamlessly from the dining area, functions as a cookery more than two or three times its size. Quartz countertops complement Beko stainless-steel appliances, including a five-burner gas range and a surprising amount of cabinetry - complete with pantry cupboards. Custom under-mount lighting showcases stunning backsplash with decorative two-inch tiles.
The adjacent bluestone courtyard with its high fencing is privacy personified. An irrigation system makes it easy to maintain the prettily-landscaped getaway and a lighting system lets the party continue unhindered when it spills outside.
Patterned floor tile is a statement-maker in the half bathroom on this level, but so is a stunning “Paris” mirror with backlighting over the wall-mounted sink.
A front-to-back living/family room that takes up the entire second floor is cleverly configured to be a single or multi-purpose space - as you choose. Although completely open to the main living area, a spacious bump out is “separated” by a painted exposed ceiling beam.
With seven, two-over-one windows that are at least five feet high - complete with plantation shutters - this floor is exceptionally bright. Traditional elements such as a fireplace with a slate surround and classic mantel, gleaming hardwood flooring and extra deep double crown molding (the better to highlight ceilings that are well over nine-feet high) enhance the serene ambiance of this inviting space.
That it is well-proportioned is a bonus when arranging furniture.
Two identically sized bedrooms on the third floor - we’re talking large corner chambers with two exposures each - also have similarly sized closets, as in big. Carpeting in both rooms is a cozy touch.
In the shared bathroom, a marble topped vanity with two sinks garners immediate attention. This loo has a tub/shower ensemble with a surround of large format subway tile.
The primary suite, which is the entire top floor, is a sophisticated oasis of style and comfort - not to mention an abundance of natural light. Three windows in this corner king-size bed sleeping chamber with deep sills are the reason.
A massive walk-in closet is filled with sleek custom insert that include drawers, open shelving and specialized hanging spaces. Large enough to double as a dressing room, this space comes with roof top views of neighboring homes.
Large and luxurious sums up the en suite bathroom. Striking imported Artisan patterned floor tiles establish the fact that this washroom has style. A three-inch deep marble countertop on the two-sink vanity under “Paris" mirrors with dramatic backlighting extends that reality, but the roomy step-in shower with two body sprays (including a hand-held wand) stands out with mullion glass “panes” in the full door. It has a sidelight, too.
On a more subtle, but no less beautiful note, the surround behind the soaking tub is white, large format tile. In addition to an abundance of natural light via two windows, space is another plus as there is ample room to add a piece of furniture, i.e., a chest, cabinet, etc.
Practical is an equally important feature of this residence. One garage spot is part of the package.
There will be an open house from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22.