Stunningly gorgeous condos now available at Ritz-Carlton

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You could consider the Ritz-Carlton in Midtown to be the epitome of luxury living in Boston, from the iconic brand name to the world-class service the staff provides.

A couple of exceptional homes at the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton are currently on the market. Each of the units has a gourmet kitchen with high end cabinetry, granite countertops, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher and gas cooking on a Viking range. Both homes have walls of tall windows admitting amazing views and loads of natural light. The design is contemporary with clean lines and open concept living areas.

So, which one is for you? Residence 17H in the South Tower is listed for $1,575,000. It’s a spacious two-bedroom corner unit with glass curtain walls that draw you to the windows to take in views of historic Washington Street. Its Southeast exposure ensures that warm sunshine bathes the home on clear days.

When you come through the unit’s marble entry foyer, the open living and dining area welcomes you with a striking design detail – Brazilian cherry flooring laid in a herringbone pattern. This home provides the perfect place to show off an impressive art collection. Your compilation will shine against the unit’s white walls.

Turn to the right to discover the dining alcove. The vistas coming through the windows provide the décor, so a table and chairs are all you need to furnish the space.

Expect to host some beautiful dinner parties here. A pass-through from the kitchen makes it easy to serve guests. And you’ll prepare delicious meals using gourmet appliances.

With gas cooking on a Viking cooktop, double Viking wall ovens and a Sub-Zero refrigerator concealed behind paneling, you’ll enjoy spending time in this kitchen. The under-counter wine fridge will ensure that your favorite vintage is kept at the ideal temperature.

After dinner, the Miele dishwasher will make quick work of cleanup. Fine Poggenpohl cabinets in a medium brown wood finish provide storage and pick up the subtle color of the flecks in the granite countertops.

Guests will appreciate the powder room off the entry foyer - an essential when you’re entertaining. Its pedestal sink and low-profile toilet use space efficiently. The laundry closet is located next to the powder room.

Bedrooms are down the hall, which is lined with closets. Both bedrooms have huge windows so you can enjoy twinkling city lights as you’re dropping off to sleep.

Each bedroom has a marble en suite bath. The main bathroom features a double vanity, soaking tub and a walk-in shower. The guest bathroom is just as attractive, but with a single vanity and a tub/shower combo.

There’s another property to see – right across the street in the North Tower. Residence 32C is just as dazzling as 17H and the views are just as compelling. This two-bedroom unit is listed for $1,649,000.

The home was recently painted and its cherry flooring has been refinished with an elegant dark stain. Entertaining in this stunning and spacious living area flows seamlessly onto a private terrace with sweeping views that extend from downtown to Boston Harbor.

High ceilings and plenty of glass in the living and dining spaces engender an open, airy and lofty sensation of floating in the sky. A built-in banquette in the dining alcove provides a comfortable window seat with bonus storage underneath.

You’ll be able to prepare luscious meals in a well-equipped kitchen with fresh white Poggenpohl cabinets, a mosaic backsplash and granite counters. Gourmet appliances include a stainless steel Sub-Zero refrigerator, Viking gas range and Miele dishwasher with white paneling to match the cabinetry. You can set a pair of bar stools on the other side of the pass-through and use it as a breakfast bar.

Bedrooms are outstanding here. The primary bedroom is a showstopper with incredible city views.

Maybe you’ll use the guest bedroom as your home office. It rocks a substantial architectural column that serves as the room’s focal point. With an egress to the terrace, this room will tempt you to take frequent coffee breaks outdoors.

Each bedroom has a full en suite marble bathroom. The main bedroom’s en suite bath has every luxurious accoutrement: a double vanity along with a walk-in shower and luxurious soaking tub. The guest bedroom’s bath is smaller, but equally attractive.

There is also a powder room and guests are certain to admire the unique wall treatment.

The laundry area in the residence is equipped with a Whirlpool washer and dryer.

When you purchase one of these units, you can count on panoramic views of Boston, beautiful finishes and superlative services. In fact, the service at the Ritz is legendary. Most of the staff has been there for many years and residents say they almost become a part of your family. They know everyone by name and from the moment you arrive, they anticipate your every need.

Millennium Partners developed The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton - also known as the Ritz-Carlton luxury condominiums - at 1 and 2 Avery St. in 2000.

DETAILS:

Addresses: Ritz-Carlton Residences

Residence 17H, South Tower, 1 Avery St., Midtown

Residence 32C, North Tower, 2 Avery St., Midtown

BR/BA: Two bedrooms, two-and-one-half bathrooms in each unit

Year built: 2000-2001

Price: 17H – $1,575,000

32C – $1,649,000

Size: 17H – 1,572 square feet

32C – 1,504 square feet

Association fee: 17H – $2,187/month

32C – $2,462/month

Taxes: 17H – $22,270.95

32C – $17,992.14

Building features: Full-service high rise luxury buildings with world-class service, a 24-hour concierge and garage parking. Access to Ritz-Carlton Hotel services, including in-home dining, housekeeping and security; direct elevator access to Equinox Sports Club with an indoor pool.

Home features: Exquisitely designed high-rise luxury condominium residences at The Ritz with fabulous views, glass curtain walls, excellent floor plans, Brazilian cherry floors, high ceilings, top-of-the-line kitchens and en suite marble baths. Each unit comes with a garage parking space and 60 hours of guest parking.

Close by: Boston Common, Theatre District, Chinatown, State House, Government Center and Beacon Hill. Fine dining in the Back Bay, shops on Boylston and Newbury streets; walking trails and bike paths; convenient access to the Expressway, Massachusetts Turnpike, and Storrow Drive. Easy access to MBTA Green, Red, and Orange lines.

Contact: Pamela Cushing and Haley Cutter, Live in Luxury Real Estate Team at Douglas Elliman, 1 Franklin St., Unit 3405, Boston, MA 02110

Email: pamela@liveinluxuryrealestate.com, haley.cutter@gmail.com

Phone: Cushing – 978-771-3319, Cutter – 774-240-9174

Web: liveinluxuryrealestate.com

Instagram: @liveinluxury.re

 

 

Although there are glass curtain walls everywhere, there is also ample wall space to display an art collection.

 

Corner Residence 17H at the Ritz-Carlton offers dazzling city views. The home's Southeast exposure ensures warm natural light all day.