New owner gets plenty of perks to savor at One Charles
There’s a new resident living the high life with all the perks in a stunning home on the 15th floor, boasting one of Back Bay’s premier residential addresses – One Charles Boston.
Unit 1512 recently sold for $1,395,000. This chic corner condo was originally listed by Paul Grover and Stacey Reifer and sold through Team Guthrie – all of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Robert Paul Properties.
This light and airy home showcases 1,238 square feet of living space that includes two roomy bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a lot of the luxurious features that makes this such a great place to live and entertain. Fascinating views of Boston landmarks, garage parking and the building amenities are also appealing.
The welcoming foyer is an elegant introduction to this home – graciously large with sufficient room for a bench or console table. The tray ceiling has double crown molding and the bump boards have concave trim detailing that ring the tile floor.
Beautiful Brazilian cherry flooring in a striking herringbone pattern guides everyone to the open concept living-dining room and kitchen. The almost panoramic view of Trinity Church against 200 Clarendon (the former Hancock Building) and the surrounding skyline creates an “art” gallery effect with mesmerizing scenes from the two extra-wide windows along two contiguous walls.
The spacious U-shaped kitchen features a substantial amount of timeless Poggenpohl cabinetry with glass and closed front doors plus under mount lighting anchored by granite countertops and accented by stainless steel appliances that include a four-burner gas Viking range. A tray ceiling rimmed with double crown molding adds visual interest overhead.
The step-down counter, which is on the long side, can double as a server for the adjacent dining area. Here, four-to-six people can be seated comfortably for meals – casual or formal. An oversized window allows in light while diners enjoy Boston skyline views.
Maximum privacy is assured by placing bedrooms and bathrooms on opposite sides of the living area, thus creating two sleeping wings. A long, wide hallway separates the wings, yet allows for an easy flow throughout the abode.
The primary suite has direct city views via a massive full-glass pane window that include 200 Clarendon and a colorful vists of the South End as well as the Blue Hills. The king-bed size sleeping chamber also has storage space to spare. The double closet has custom inserts that includes drawers, open shelving and separate hanging areas. The other is a large single closet.
A banjo-style countertop is a clever way to increase the amount of storage/decorative space in the en suite bathroom, which contains a tub/shower combination with a tile surround.
The spacious second bedroom can also handle a king-size bed and has a large double closet. An extra-large window with a wide granite sill provides an ever-changing view down Stuart Street.
The current laundry space includes a stackable washer/dryer unit. However, the space is large enough for full size stackable machines. For added convenience, this is directly across from a deep storage closet.
One Charles Boston is a luxury residential building with 233 condos ranging in size from studios to three-bedrooms. It was developed by Millennium Partners, the same group who handled other fine luxury places such as the Ritz Carlton Residence, Millennium Place and Millennium Tower.
Building amenities – many and well appointed – are also included. For example, residents enjoy access to an on-site fitness center, a private club room (with a working gas fireplace and Plasma television) and 24-7 concierge and doorman services. Residents also benefit from on-site management and maintenance. Garage parking for one car was also part of the package.
The location of One Charles is ideal for exploring the city. It’s only a few streets away from both the historic Boston Common and the legendary Public Garden. Statler Park with its fountain and benches are nearby as well. Chinatown is an easy walk as is the Theater District. There are many restaurants to choose from that cater to all palates and plenty of shopping opportunities on Newbury Street among others within easy reach.
Should the new owner want to leave this vibrant area, choices abound: Two MBTA lines include the Orange Line at Tufts and the Green Line at Boylston and Arlington streets, and Storrow Drive, Route 93 and/or Route 1 are less than 10 minutes away.
Address: One Charles Street South, Unit 1512, Back Bay
BR/BA: Two bedrooms; two full bathrooms
Size: 1,238 square feet
Closing price: $1,395,000
Year built: 2004
Number of units: 233
Features: Back Bay and South End views plus great natural light; Brazilian cherry and tile flooring; kitchen with Poggenpohl cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances including Viking four-burner gas stove; open living-dining-room area; Master suite with en suite bathroom; in-unit laundry facilities; one-car garage parking included; 24/7 concierge, club room, fitness room.
Nearby: Newbury Street shops, restaurants and services; Boston Common, Public Garden, Theater District, Chinatown.
Contact: Paul Grover and Stacey Reifer, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Robert Paul Properties, 140 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: Paul Grover – 508-364-3500; Stacey Reifer – 617-504-8983