Enjoy high-class luxury in this One Dalton home

TODD LARSON
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The central corner-curve window grants the main living space a 270-degree view encompassing the South End, the Back Bay, Blue Hills, the Charles River, Boston Harbor and planes flying to and from Logan Airport.

Boxed in by dark corners, hard edges and labyrinthine layouts?

Well, the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences at One Dalton in the Back Bay offers a light, soft and fluid alternative you’d be hard-pressed to find in other high-rises:

Curves.

Yes, the curved walls and wraparound corners that distinguish this 742-foot, 61-story tower from its rectangular rivals are your first impressions of the smooth, free-flowing luxury you’re in for when you enter Unit 3005. Its rounded corners and arced window-walls will softly glide you from space to space and envelop you in a panorama of multidirectional skyline vistas.

One Dalton is Boston’s tallest residential building. The tower’s triangular footprint, which principal architects Henry Cobb and Roy Barris modeled on triangular patterns in Boston’s historic street maps and railway lines, adds acute drama to the 2,182-square-foot, three-bedroom corner unit.

The drama in this home begins along the art-gallery foyer as the right-hand wall curves outward like a parting curtain to reveal a roomy rotunda that is rounded out by a saucer-like backlit tray ceiling and a hardwood floor laid in a pentagonal sunburst pattern.

The drama begins along the art-gallery foyer as the right-hand wall curves outward like a parting curtain to reveal a roomy rotunda that is rounded out by a saucer-like backlit tray ceiling and a hardwood floor laid in a pentagonal sunburst pattern. It seems to radiate you toward all the spaces that splay outward like Boston’s angled streets and tracks.

At left, the open-concept great room and adjacent bedroom/office; further left, the primary bedroom suite; at right, the powder room and second bedroom suite; further right, the second means of egress. This is central convenience at its apex, sparing you the agony of traipsing through a maze of corridors, closets and crannies to reach your desired destination.

The sunburst symbolizes the sunlight that beckons you into the great room, an open-concept living-dining-kitchen space backdropped by Boston itself.

The custom chef’s kitchen is open to the dining area via a peninsular breakfast bar with a sink, dishwasher and one of two marble-like pale-gray quartz countertops that juts out of a cabinet housing a Sub-Zero refrigerator with freezer drawers on the kitchen side and a Sub-Zero two-zone wine cooler on the dining-area side.

The central corner-curve window grants the main living space a 270-degree view encompassing the South End, the Back Bay, Blue Hills, the Charles River, Boston Harbor and planes flying to and from Logan Airport.

A tray ceiling mimics the curve at both the window and the facing entry, accentuating the swoop of the space. This obstruction-free arena, warmed by a modern gas fireplace with an upper wall area for a wide-screen TV, is yours to arrange as you wish for family life and entertaining.

The building’s exterior surface incisions that set the 40-story private residences apart from the 20-story Four Seasons Hotel below, give the great room and bedrooms operable angled windows for ventilation, plus wall-columns for artwork, furniture, the starting point of a bedroom wall and the definition of the great room’s dining area.

The parallel countertop in the kitchen lines up the double wall oven, the microwave and the Wolf five-burner gas cooktop with an overhead vent as a convenient cooking/baking unit.

The custom chef’s kitchen is open to the dining area via a peninsular breakfast bar with a sink, dishwasher and one of two marble-like pale-gray quartz countertops that juts out of a cabinet housing a Sub-Zero refrigerator with freezer drawers on the kitchen side and a Sub-Zero two-zone wine cooler on the dining-area side.

The parallel countertop lines up the double wall oven, the microwave and the Wolf five-burner gas cooktop with an overhead vent as a convenient cooking/baking unit.

A large pantry closet marks the end of the kitchen, which a floor-to-ceiling window purges the darkness from the other end.

The primary bedroom suite greets you with the window-wall wonder of One Dalton’s fellow high-rise, the monolithic 1972 Administration Building of the landmark Christian Science Center.

The primary bedroom suite’s corridor handily accesses the en suite bath and office before entering the bedroom that greets you with the window-wall wonder of One Dalton’s fellow high-rise, the monolithic 1972 Administration Building of the landmark Christian Science Center. The bath boasts a radiant-heated marble floor, a deluxe shower, a twin-sink vanity and a soaking tub.

The primary bath boasts a radiant-heated marble floor, a deluxe shower, a twin-sink vanity and a soaking tub.

The office is fully built in with a desk and a cabinet/shelf unit, ready for you to get down to business.

This is one of three bedrooms in Unit 3005 at One Dalton. There are great views to be enjoyed from here day and night.

The second bedroom, as radiant with sky-high sun and city lights as the primary bedroom, is equipped with its own en suite shower bath and generous dose of closet space. The third bedroom, fit for office use, is suitably situated between the second bedroom suite and the great room’s fireplace/TV wall, allowing it access to the former for bathroom breaks and the latter for work breaks.

Work breaks can be enjoyed more fully in the company of fellow residents in the building’s fabulous common amenities: the curved 65-foot heated lap pool, the 2,100-square-foot fitness center, the classically paneled lounge with fireplace, the movie theater with surround sound and plush reclining stadium seating, or the golf simulator with an oversized impact screen that measures a golfer’s drive and speed through the computerized image of a golf course or driving range.

A full-service spa, a pet spa and a children’s room with a party kitchen are also available to the residents.

There’s also yet another privilege: a private porte-cochère entrance separate from the hotel with valet parking to boot. And that is your gateway to city amenities unlimited, from boutiques to restaurants to concerts to museums to sports to parks to bus and trolley lines.

In Unit 3005 at One Dalton, old forms are made new again as a spectacular living space that offers a unique angle on city living.

Offered at $5.65 million, it may be viewed by contacting Robb Cohen of Engel & Völkers Boston at 617-962-0142 or robb.cohen@engelvoelkers.com.

One Dalton in the Back Bay is Boston’s third tallest building. It is also the tallest residential building in the city.

DETAILS:

Address: 1 Dalton St., Unit 3005, Back Bay

BR/BA: Three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath

Size: 2,182 square feet

Housing type: One-level condominium

Unit level: 30th floor

Price: $5.65 million

Condo fee: $3,280/month, includes heat, air conditioning, gas, water, sewer, master insurance, most building amenities

Taxes: $51,335 (Tax Year 2022 - does not reflect $3,153 residential exemption)

Parking: One deeded indoor valet parking space for $650/month

Total number of floors: 61

Total number of units: 160

Year built: 2019

Features: 11-foot cove ceilings, recessed lighting, hardwood floors, three-zone forced-air heating and central air conditioning, gallery/rotunda foyer, open-concept great room with gas fireplace and skyline views from window-walls, chef’s kitchen with stainless appliances and gas cooking, generous storage

Building amenities: Elevator, 24-hour concierge, doorman, heated lap pool, exercise room, full-service spa with sauna/steam, private residence lounge, theater, children’s room, golf simulator, pet spa, exterior maintenance, landscaping, snow/refuse removal

Close by: Public transit, shopping, swimming pool, tennis court, parks, walk/jog/bike trails, medical facilities, bike path, conservation area, highway access, houses of worship, public and private schools, college/university, concert halls, museums

Contact: Robb Cohen of the Robb Cohen Team at Engel & Völkers Boston

Phone: 617-962-0142

Email:robb.cohen@engelvoelkers.com

Website: https://robbcohenteam.evrealestate.com/ListingDetails/1-Dalton-Unit-3005-Boston-Back-Bay-MA-02115/72954011