Live in luxury and light in Boston's Ritz-Carlton Towers

With walls of windows, bedrooms are bright and spacious and have ample closet space.

In this spacious corner residence on a high floor of a building renowned for its great services, it’s all about the natural light.

It’s so bright in the unit that after a recent visit, Sally Brewster of Brewster & Berkowitz Real Estate, says, “Even on a dark day, I didn’t have to turn on any lights. There’s light, light, light.” Everywhere there is light.

She is listing Unit 17B in the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton Towers at 1 Avery St. in Midtown for $2,245,000.

This delightful home has 1,862 square feet of flexible space with three bedrooms, three full baths and a powder room. Through wraparound glass curtain walls, the home, looking southwest, faces the Boston Common and has a straight shot view of the Back Bay’s John Hancock building, now known as 200 Clarendon. The panorama is quintessentially Boston.

The entry foyer is a welcoming space. Marble flooring establishes the quality of the unit's finishes.

To reach the abode, turn right as you exit the elevator. As you step into the home’s spacious foyer, a beautiful marble floor and a recessed ceiling welcomes you with elegance and style. There’s plenty of room to place a wooden bench or cushioned chairs, a console table and a hutch as well as a few favorite works of art to spark a conversation.

A wall of windows draws you straight ahead to an inviting open living room. Natural illumination pours in and warm cherry hardwood flooring, laid in a herringbone pattern, adds charm and texture.

Amazing light illuminates the living area. The view includes iconic Back Bay skyscrapers.

At more than 19 feet long, the living area is an expansive space – and it’s versatile, too. When you need to make additional room for entertaining, there’s a nice bonus. Slide open a set of double doors and let the party overflow into connecting room - also with a herringbone pattern floor. When you’re not hosting, the space is ideal to use as a home office, den, sitting room or as the third bedroom. There’s plenty of privacy when the frosted double doors are closed. The room has a marble en suite bath - convenient for overnight guests. Shorter-term visitors can use a powder room off the foyer.

With a southwest exposure, the dining area is suffused with natural light from two exposures.

The formal dining area is at the southwest corner of the unit. There’s plenty of room for a dining table that seats eight people. You could hold some impressive dinner parties in this room with the city lights twinkling all around. To increase the sense of coziness, you could bring down the electric shades.

The adjacent chef’s kitchen manages to be efficient and comfortable at the same time. The stainless steel appliances – a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Viking range, Bosch dishwasher and built-in microwave – all ensure that gourmet meals can be prepared almost effortlessly. Granite countertops complement the colors used in the room and provide a generous space for meal prepping.

The kitchen boasts high-end stainless steel appliances from Sub-Zero, Viking and Bosch. Cabinets are by Poggenpohl.

Lining the kitchen walls are fine Poggenpohl cabinets in a warm wood finish. Poggenpohl is a German brand that has been around for more than 120 years and its cabinetry is of the highest quality.

Two larger bedrooms are on the other side of the unit and with floor-to-ceiling windows, they’re as light-filled as the living and dining areas.

The primary bedroom has a spacious built out walk-in closet with room for a sizeable wardrobe.

The primary en suite bath encourages relaxation. The space has a neutral color scheme with a beige marble tile floor, long marble vanity with two sinks, a soaking tub and a separate shower with glass door. The toilet is by Toto.

The other bedroom has a wall of windows as well with an urban view. Its marble en suite bath contains a single sink in the vanity and a tub/shower combination.

This space is ideal to use as a home office, den or sitting room.

You’ll make good use of the laundry room, which rocks a Bosch washer and dryer. It’s a great convenience to have the laundry area so close to these two bedrooms. And there is so much closet space in this home that you’ll have plenty of room for all your storage needs.

This unit comes with a valet parking space and includes 60 free guest parking hours a month. You can use the guest parking for babysitters, tradespeople, friends and others who come to see you.

Building services are exemplary. The people who live at the Residences at the Ritz Towers enjoy their own 24-hour concierge and doorman and have access to the hotel amenities, such as in-home dining and housekeeping.

Residents can also enjoy the fitness club and swimming pool as well as around-the-world hotel reservations/travel offerings. The Ritz-Carlton has many long-term staff who not only offer friendly services, but greet the residents by name. The new owners will feel very well cared for here.

Building services are exemplary. Residents enjoy 24-hour concierge, doorman and valet parking. They also have access to the hotel amenities such as in-home dining and housekeeping and use of the fitness club.


Address: Residences at the Ritz Towers, 1 Avery St., Unit 17B

BR/BA: Three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bathroom

Year built: 2000

Price: $ 2,245,000

Size: 1,862 square feet

Association fee: $2,711 (Includes heat, gas, water, sewer, insurance, security, building maintenance, snow removal, trash removal, valet parking and reserve fund.)

Taxes: $17,644.77

Building features: Full-service, high-rise luxury building with 132 units, offering world-class amenities, including 24-hour concierge service and valet garage parking, parking for guests, access to Ritz-Carlton Hotel services, including in-home dining, housekeeping and security, hotel reservations/travel offerings.

Features of home: Spacious corner condominium with expansive views through walls of windows. Excellent and versatile floor plan, hardwood flooring, high ceilings, chef’s kitchen with fine cabinetry, granite countertops and high-end stainless steel appliances, open living area, formal dining area with two exposures, well-appointed en suite marble baths and a powder room. In-unit laundry. One valet parking space and 60 hours monthly for guest parking included.

Close by: Boston Common, Chinatown, State House, Government Center and Beacon Hill. Fine dining in the Back Bay and downtown, shops on Boylston and Newbury Street; Theatre District, with proximity to Citi Performing Arts Center, Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre and AMC Loew’s Cinema. Convenient access by car to the Expressway, Massachusetts Turnpike, and Storrow Drive. Easy access to MBTA Green, Red and Orange subway lines.

Contact: Sally T. Brewster, Brewster & Berkowitz Real Estate, 121 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, MA, 02108.

Phone: 617-869-3443 (mobile)