Splendid open concept living in sunny Siena corner condo

TODD LARSON
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The kitchen’s U-shaped quartz counter with a glass-tile backsplash arranges the refrigerator, freezer drawers and microwave on the left, the five-burner gas range at the center, and the sink and dishwasher on the right in a “kitchen work triangle.”

Old Boston has history to boast, stories to tell, architecture to appreciate.

New Boston has roots to plant, trails to blaze and space to create.

All this invites you to join the first wave of settlers that make its history, live its stories and capitalize on its contemporary architecture to craft dream living spaces, grow with fellow newcomers and revel in amazing condo amenities, neighborhood activity and transit convenience.

Such an opportunity awaits you in Unit 703 at Siena, 40 Traveler St. in the South End’s all-new residential-retail district built on the site of outmoded industrial facilities.

This private balcony is a sweet place to enjoy nice weather days and nights.

This 1,378-square-foot corner unit boasts sunny sky views of Boston and beyond, open-concept space where the sky’s the limit on furniture arrangement possibilities and a chef’s kitchen that serves your guests in style with state-of-the-art Bosch stainless appliances. This home, which is listed through Robb Cohen and Scott Paskerian of Engel & Völkers Boston, offers two full bedroom suites with walk-in California Closets and opportunities unlimited to schmooze and nosh with your new neighbors in the common clubroom, fitness center, sky lounge and roof deck with a firepit and grill.

Spaciousness is matched by convenience as the unit begins with a closeted Bosch washer/dryer for immediate sportswear laundering after a big game, jog or workout. Following this is a coat closet, the kitchen and a powder room across the entry hall.

The kitchen’s U-shaped quartz counter with a glass-tile backsplash arranges the refrigerator, freezer drawers and microwave on the left, the five-burner gas range at the center, and the sink and dishwasher on the right in a “kitchen work triangle” that shortens the distance among fridge, range and sink for faster food-prep and cleanup.

Track lighting marks the dining area, which introduces a French door to a private corner balcony with a stylish black rail of circle cutouts.

Further hastening these processes is the sink’s abutment of the dining area for prompt food service. Here, the counter ends as a waterfall breakfast bar for sizzle-and-serve, heat-and-eat or brew-and-sip convenience every morning. Pendant lights resembling giant inverted wineglasses illuminate the bar with apt libation symbolism.

The great room’s four floor-to-ceiling windows shed radiant light on your furniture arrangement creativity, leaving ample wall area for art, TV, bookcases, a credenza and even a workstation.

The great room’s four floor-to-ceiling windows shed radiant light on your furniture arrangement creativity, leaving ample wall area for art, TV, bookcases, a credenza and even a workstation. Track lighting marks the dining area, which introduces a French door to a private corner balcony with a stylish black rail of circle cutouts.

This modest-sized, but sunny bedroom can be used as a second sleeping chamber or as an office.

Left of the balcony is the second bedroom suite. The modest-sized, but sunny bedroom can be used as an office. Its full bath with tub/shower combo is tiled in a ceramic finish reminiscent of sand dunes. It has an unusually large walk-in closet for a second suite.

The primary bedroom suite has a floor-to-ceiling window that brightens this spacious and restful space.

Across the great room is the entrance to the primary bedroom suite, where another floor-to-ceiling window brightens the spacious bedroom. Past the roomy walk-in closet is a spa-like bath with separate sinks. One sink is integrated into a linen/medicine cabinetry unit; each has a mirror with integrated vertical strip lighting. Again, sand-dune-patterned tiles grace the floor and step-in shower.

The spa-like primary bath has separate sinks. One sink is integrated into a linen/medicine cabinetry unit; each has a mirror with integrated vertical strip lighting.

Off Siena’s pristinely paneled art-gallery lobby with 24-hour concierge is an artfully decorated clubroom suite, rentable for private functions such as bar/bat mitzvahs, birthday parties, conferences or wedding receptions. The larger space boasts a veined black marble-surrounded gas fireplace, a deluxe Samsung TV, a sprawling living-room set, a full dining-room set and walls of windows giving any occasion a light, airy atmosphere.

The smaller space has abstract art, pottery displays, chic carpeting and easy chairs around a coffee table for neighborly conversation. Both spaces are served by a kitchen with top-of-the-line stainless appliances, black granite counters and bright orange accent walls.

The real treat is the penthouse-level sky lounge, where tantalizing conversation pieces abound. A ceramic wall of scraggly white lines on a black background incorporates a deluxe Samsung TV over a horizontal gas fireplace with glass beads and sea stones.

Over the modern easy chairs with black and white hassocks and circular side tables hang “dreamcatcher” chandeliers dangling strings of white “wheel” lights from black circles, creating a festive evening atmosphere when lit. A wet bar with Bosch microwave and refrigerator drawers serves this scene.

By a “mushroom” marble-top table with tapered pedestal and black chair-stools, a French door introduces a spectacular patio deck with all you need for city-view party-time: an advanced Echelon grill with gray granite counters, café-style tables and chairs, an extensive outdoor couch with wicker backing, bucket-seat easy-chairs, a firepit and colorfully flowered planters.

A window-wall can be opened for a full indoor-outdoor party space to really rock with your new neighbors. Inside-outside surround-sound is handy for that purpose.

Offered at $1,450,000, Unit 703 at Siena lets you catch your American dream in an up-and-coming corner of Boston where history is yours to create.

There will be an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. on Sunday, June 12.

For more information, contact Robb Cohen or Scott Paskerian of Engel & Völkers Boston at 617-962-0142, robb.cohen@engelvoelkers.com, or scott.paskerian@engelvoelkers.com.

The Siena is part of Boston's newest and chic South End neighborhood.

DETAILS:

Address: Siena, 40 Traveler St., Unit 703, South End

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

Size: 1,378 square feet

Housing type: Condominium

Price: $1,450,000

Condo fee: $1,275/month, includes heat, hot water, gas, water, sewer, master insurance, security, elevator, exterior maintenance, landscaping, snow removal, exercise room, clubroom, refuse removal

Taxes: $13,214 (FY 2021), not including the residential tax exemption of $3,305/year

Parking: One assigned underground heated garage space with garage door opener

Year built: 2018

Total number of units: 76

Features: High ceilings, hardwood floors, recessed and track lighting, two-zone central heating and air conditioning with individual unit control, surround-sound system, open-concept living-dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows and private corner balcony, open kitchen with stainless appliances and gas cooking, primary bedroom with walk-in closets and en suite bath with separate sinks, second bedroom suite with walk-in closet and en suite bath with tub/shower combo, in-unit laundry

Building amenities: Elevators; 24-hour concierge; full fitness center; bicycle storage; common lounge with kitchen; common sky room with wet bar, TV screen, gas fireplace, outdoor roof deck with grill and firepit, and window-wall that can be opened to unify indoor and outdoor spaces; pet-friendly building

Close by: Houses of worship; shopping and dining; medical facilities; Boston Public Library; parks and recreation at Peters Park and Rotch Playground; public transit on Green and Orange lines, buses, Commuter Rail and Amtrak; major highway access

Contact: Robb Cohen or Scott Paskerian at Engel & Völkers Boston

Phone: 617-962-0142

Email: robb.cohen@engelvoelkers.com, scott.paskerian@engelvoelkers.com

Website:https://robbcohenteam.evrealestate.com/ListingDetails/40-Traveler-St-Unit-703-Boston-South-End-MA-02118/72972825

Open house: Sunday, June 12 – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.