Gorgeous contemporary condo in Worcester Square

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The upper floor of the duplex is the entertaining level. An open living area with tall windows, stained white oak floors, and a chef’s kitchen, this floor will delight you and your guests.

When you stand in Worcester Square at dusk on an evening in the spring, you might feel as if you’ve entered a time machine. The oval shaped park and graceful fountain are reminders of Victorian times when the nearby townhouses were identical and Washington Street was the main route into Boston.

This famous fountain is a focal point of Worcester Square.

Today, Washington Street is still an important way of getting around the city. Worcester Square is as beautiful as ever and Zero Worcester Square is a newer-built nine-unit boutique condo association with a Washington Street address. It has fresh architecture that complements the look of the older buildings and a fabulous duplex inside is ready for a new owner.

Gabrielle Baron of William Raveis has the listing for this 1,514-square-foot home at 1672R Washington St. and is offering it for $2,150,000.

The building has three entrances and one of them leads to the stairs going up to TH-1. This townhouse duplex has a flipped layout. That is, the bedrooms are on the home’s first level and the entertaining level is upstairs.

So, come into the residence and start exploring the bedroom level. The white oak flooring throughout has a Jacobean stain with a satiny glow. Natural light splashes in through multiple exposures. All that light won’t fade furniture or art because there is UV film on the home’s windows. All of the windows on this floor have Hunter Douglas top down/bottom up shades.

This bedroom is peaceful, with walls of the softest gray and windows that overlook Worcester Square.

The unit’s two boudoirs are about the same size. The room with the nice walk-in California closet is a great for the primary. Its medium gray walls impart a sense of relaxation and retreat. A king size bed fits easily here.

Spa-like, with white cabinetry and a large shower with frameless glass doors, the primary bathroom elevates the process of getting cleaned up.

The en suite bathroom is white and spa-like with a stunning shower that sports frameless glass doors, a built-in seat and a mosaic tile floor. The vanity provides ample storage and a single sink and the mirrors reflect all of the room’s features. The heated floor feels fabulous on bare feet.

With three sets of windows and a charming view of Worcester Square, the second bedroom is a beauty. The top-down/bottom-up shades provide privacy and the room’s occupant will probably want to open the shades on the windows facing the Square to enjoy the view in the morning.

The room has a California closet to keep clothing organized.

Although it isn’t an en suite, the bathroom is mere steps away. Its glassed-in shower has a big frosted glass window inside it to brighten and elevate the spa-like experience. It also has a heated floor. The toilet is modern and water-efficient with pushbutton flush and the white vanity offers a single sink.

In addition to the two bedrooms, this level has an office currently outfitted with a desk, a comfortable office chair and a computer with a large monitor.

In addition to the two bedrooms, this level has an office currently outfitted with a desk, a comfortable office chair and a computer with a large monitor. There’s a good-sized closet to store any work supplies. Maybe the next owner will repurpose the office as a nursery or playroom for a young child.

Across the hall is the unit’s laundry room with a stacked Electrolux washer and dryer.

The home’s upper level feels almost magical. It’s a quiet, open concept living-entertaining space with nine-foot ceilings, great light through floor-to-ceiling windows and amazing views of Worcester Square. The large entertainment area nestled in between the kitchen and living room seating spaces has a huge area for formal dining.

The windows on the entertainment – living level are equipped with Lutron electronic shades.

The street view is compelling, but there are also walls for art so that there can be something beautiful to look at everywhere. A wall-mounted TV will remain for the next owner to enjoy.

With high-end Thermador appliances, including a French door refrigerator and a cooktop with star-shaped burners, the kitchen is the place to prepare fabulous meals.

The open kitchen will delight a home chef. Imagine cooking with gas on a Thermador cooktop with star-shaped burners to heat every corner of each pan.  The sculptural hood is by Thermador as well. A French door refrigerator takes good care of cold food and an oven and microwave are installed in the wall.

Aesthetically, the mahogany color on the lower cabinets creates a wonderful contrast with the white of the upper cabinets and tiled backsplash. The island holds the kitchen sink and has room for at least three counter stools.

A powder room adjacent to the kitchen area serves family and guests.

This residence has an additional entertaining area - a roof deck accessed by a full stairway with a hydraulic door at the top. It’s a wonderful place to sit with on a summer evening, enjoying cocktails with family and friends around the gas fire pit.

This residence has an additional entertaining area - a roof deck accessed by a full stairway with a hydraulic door at the top. It’s a wonderful place to sit with on a summer evening, enjoying cocktails with family and friends around the gas fire pit. With a gas grill, electricity and water, the deck has everything needed to cook an impressive outdoor meal.

For potential buyers attracted to the idea of living in an outstanding duplex in a handsome part of the South End, here are a few of this home’s other advantages: surround sound by Bang & Olufsen, an extra deeded storage area in the building’s basement and direct access to one tandem parking space in a heated carport.

The building has a modern exterior but fits in beautifully with the Victorians in this part of the South End.

DETAILS:

Address: 1672R Washington St., TH1, South End

BR/BA: Two bedrooms, an office and two and one-half bathrooms

Size: 1,514 square feet

Year built: 2013

Price: $2,150,000

Taxes: $13,397 (Tax Year 2022)

Association fee: $923 per month (Covers professional management, snow removal, master insurance, water, building cleaning and landscaping)

Building features: Newer contemporary boutique nine-unit condo development in the South End; pet friendly; heated driveway

Unit features: Corner duplex with tons of natural light and a great “flipped” floorplan; views of Worcester Square; expansive living space with high ceilings; open chef’s kitchen with high-end Thermador appliances, numerous cabinets and an island for food preparation and serving casual meals; Lutron shades and Bang & Olufsen surround sound; attractive bedrooms with California Closets and bathrooms; laundry in unit; staircase to unit’s wide and private roof deck with gas grill, fire pit, electricity and water; deeded storage; deeded parking (outside tandem)

Close by: Historic South End with numerous specialty shops and cultural attractions; popular local restaurants include Toro, Mike’s Diner and Flour Bakery; coffee shops, Foodie’s Market, community garden; easy access to MBTA Silver Line buses and a short drive to Route 93 and the Massachusetts Turnpike

Contact: Gabrielle Baron, William Raveis, 18 Arlington St., Boston, MA 02116

Phone: Mobile - 617-447-5350; Office - 617-266-5200

Email: Gabby.Baron@raveis.com

Websites:https://www.raveis.com/Agent/GabrielleBaron

Unit website: http://zeroworcestersq.com/gallery