Full-service upscale living offered at The Savoy

The dining/living area is expansive. There is plenty of room for a good-sized dining table, a couch, chairs and other furnishings.

At 1280 Washington St. in the historic South End, The Savoy is a luxury boutique condo conversion, totally restored in 2002. On the second floor of this midrise, sunny unit #203 is on the market for $1,399,000. The rooms are oversized and the circulation space is gracious.

Steven Cohen of Keller Williams Realty has the listing and he says, “It occupies an underserved niche of condo properties that feature the convenience of full-service living, from elevator access to professional management, with the intimacy associated with a smaller association.”

Deb Ellis Designs did an excellent job staging the home to show potential buyers how they could use the space to arrange furniture and accessories.

The home is well laid out and the staging, done by Deb Ellis Designs, shows off the space well, giving potential buyers a lovely visual of possible arrangement of furnishings.

Floors in the home are real maple, not pre-finished wood. The exposure is southwest and the natural light that splashes in during the afternoon is tremendous.

The open kitchen is equipped with white cabinets and high-end appliances, including a large side-by-side Sub-Zero refrigerator, gas cooking and wall ovens from Thermador. The backsplash tiles are laid vertically for a contemporary look.

Open, yet separate, the U-shaped kitchen offers ample storage with lots of white cabinetry. Glass doors in the two cabinets over the deep sink allow the owner to display fine glassware and china. The backsplash has marble tile laid vertically for a clean contemporary look that contrasts nicely with the granite countertop.

Stainless steel appliances include a tall Sub-Zero refrigerator, a dishwasher by Bosch, plus Thermador wall ovens and a gas cooktop.

Every room in this residence is oversized. The pale maple flooring and large windows make it feel even more spacious.

The adjacent living/dining room is generous in size and good-sized windows and pale maple flooring maximize the space. There’s plenty of room for a dinner table that seats six-to-eight people along with a buffet. The space seamlessly flows into the living area with lots of space for a couple of chairs, a coffee table and other furniture and accessories. It’s a delightful place to host parties or large family gatherings with ample room for guests to mingle comfortably.

The home’s two bedrooms are on opposite ends of the residence, which provides a great deal of privacy.

Spacious and bright, the primary bedroom has a niche built in - an ideal fit for the head of the bed.

The primary bedroom suite is very large and surprisingly quiet. The head of the bed fits into a small niche - a designer touch that adds style to the room. A pair of windows let in the morning light.

Clothing stays well organized in the spacious California Closet. The room is easily big enough to add more closets if needed or desired.

The primary bathroom rocks a double vanity with drawers and cabinets for storage and a marble countertop. The tub/shower doors are sturdy tempered glass.

To make getting cleaned up a pleasure, the en suite bath features a double vanity with drawers and cabinets for storage of bathroom necessities. Surrounding the two sinks, there’s a light, warmly-colored marble countertop. The thick tempered glass doors around the tub/shower combo are substantial and attractive.

With enough room for an office area, the second bedroom is a great space to work and sleep.

The second bedroom also has great space. It’s big enough to create an office area in front of the window with a desk and shelving, allowing the room to be multi-functional. If the next owner doesn’t need this as a bedroom, it could be repurposed as a full-time home office or a hobby/media room with a fold out couch for the occasional guest.

Party guests, overnight company and family members alike are sure to admire the second full bathroom. Its marble walk-in shower is a rich putty color and the similar shade of floor tiles complement them nicely.

The tempered glass shower doors are sturdy and frameless. A pedestal sink makes the most of the space. This bathroom has a window that enlivens the space with natural light.

A stacked washer and dryer reside in a closet, so the homeowner doesn’t have to send out laundry or lug it to a laundromat. It is a small convenience and a huge improvement to quality of life. The home also has central air conditioning.

The building lobby is a lovely place to wait for a ride or to greet your guests. It’s reminiscent of a chic boutique hotel lobby with comfortable seating that feels like a private living room. Common storage with bike racks is available to the homeowners.

A direct access parking space is also available for purchase at nearby Wilkes Passage, if the next owner has a car.

This end of Washington Street offers all the advantages of the lively South End with lots of trendy restaurants and green space. Peters Park is across the street which features beautiful gardens, sports courts, a tot lot and dog run. Brix wine store is downstairs on the first floor and a nearby Whole Foods Market makes grocery shopping convenient.

All-in-all, this is a neighborhood that offers everything that buyers are seeking in a city home.

As listing agent Cohen says, “It’s a place where people who can live where they wish will choose to live.”

At 1280 Washington St. in the historic South End, The Savoy is a luxury boutique condo conversion, totally restored in 2002.


Address: The Savoy Lofts, 1280 Washington St., #203, South End

BR/BA: Two bedrooms, two full bathrooms

Year built: Early 19th century; completely restored in 2002

Price: $1,399,000

Size: 1,725 square feet

Taxes: $14,246 with residential exemption (Tax Year 2022)

Association fee: $584 per month

Building features: Luxury midrise condo building with 12 units (two merged), attractive lobby, elevator, professional management, common storage room with bicycle racks, one direct access garage parking space available for purchase for $100,000 across the street at Wilkes Passage, pet friendly (with restrictions)

Unit features: Sunny open plan residence with oversized living/dining area and spacious bedrooms; well-equipped contemporary kitchen with gourmet appliances, white cabinets and granite countertops; maple flooring throughout; period architectural details, two beautiful full marble bathrooms (one en suite); central air conditioning, California Closets; in-unit laundry

Close by: SoWa Boston art and design district alive with art galleries, artist studios, trendy restaurants, specialty shops and cultural attractions; Peters Park is across the street; MBTA Silver Line and Back Bay station are within walking distance; access to Route 93 and the Massachusetts Turnpike

Contact: Steven Cohen Team, Keller Williams Realty Boston-Metro | Back Bay, 1313 Washington St, Suite 115A, Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 617-861-3636

Email: info@stevencohenteam.com