Everything is perfect in this Ritz-Carlton upscale condo

CINDY BAILEN
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A feature wall highlights the media room. Hang a painting there to add more color.

When the Ritz-Carlton towers were built more than 20 years ago on Avery Street in Midtown, the units were incredible. The views and the finishes swept people off their feet. The views are still every bit as impressive. And with updated finishes, creative use of space and countless customizations, one of the corner residences looks better than ever.

“I can’t stop talking about how much I love it,” says Myrna Rothman of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. “The archways, the elegance, the domed foyer, the perfect view. Everything is perfect,” in this palatial palace spread over 3,246 square feet of living space.

Rothman is listing Unit 26E in the South Tower at 2 Avery St. for $5,800,000.

A domed entryway is a unique introduction to the clever style of the home.

It’s obvious as soon as you come into the unit’s entry foyer that a great deal of thought, care and capital have been invested in the renovation of the home. The entryway has a dome that reverberates sound. It’s a memorable look and a great introduction to the home’s aesthetic: bright and contemporary, with a hint of modern Asian flair.

Arched doorways beckon you to follow down the hall, but the huge splash of light from the floor-to-ceiling windows in the big open living area will almost certainly draw you to peer out at the iconic Bostonian vistas.

This corner is one of the best spots in the residence for relaxing and enjoying an iconic view of the Charles River.

There’s a corner where two walls of glass come together where you might be tempted to sit all day, just admiring the path of the Charles River below.

Besides the natural light and the fabulous views, you’ll be sure to notice the room’s custom built-in cabinetry, which offers loads of storage. It’s also ideal for displaying art objects.

A sliding door leads to the media room with an attractive feature wall where you can handsomely display a large painting. There’s also an office area that will make it tempting to work from home.

The kitchen rocks Sub-Zero and Miele appliances, a poured countertop, a glass tiled backsplash and new Poggenpohl cabinetry. Seating at the island is perfect for three people. The banquette has room for up to 10 people.

The sleek renovated chef’s kitchen features new Poggenpohl cabinets with Shaker recessed doors, man-made poured countertops, a full wall of glass tiled backsplash and appliances by Sub-Zero and Miele. A gas cooktop and wall ovens are ready for serious cooks.

Beneath a bank of cabinetry where you might expect to find a kick plate, a step-stool is built in to enable the homeowners to reach items stored in the highest cabinets. It’s another example of the attention to detail that went into the home.

Seating is available at the island for quick meals for a few people or at the banquette by the windows for a larger group. A dining room nearby has recessed lighting in the shape of stars. And some meals might best be enjoyed on the residence’s private balcony.

The children's suite is a place to sleep, hang out and do homework. Its bright blue walls feel happy and playful.

A portion of the unit that Rothman calls “Dreamland” is configured for children, with two sets of built-in bunk beds and study stations for younger family members.

A small bedroom nook off the main room provides a place to sleep for a kid who prefers privacy. It also provides a wall of built-ins for clothing storage and a charming carpet with a pattern of swimming fish. Kids or grandkids will find delight in this clubhouse-like suite designed just for children like them.

The children’s bathroom has colorful round tiles floating like soap bubbles against walls of white tiles. This whimsical bath is also practical with a pedestal sink and tub/shower combo for getting cleaned up.

A bedroom that accommodates older children is painted a calming soft green. It’s comfortable and provides city views through its tall windows. Its full bathroom is spa-like with marble and glass - a place where bathers can relax while cleansing.

The primary bedroom is a pristine space with terrific storage built-ins.

When the grown-ups want some peace and quiet at the end of the day, they can retreat to the primary suite. The carpeting there is luxuriously soft and the stained wood built-ins take care of clothing storage. There are well-organized walk-in closets as well.

The most unique feature of the room is a tiled niche in one corner with lighting that makes it perfect for growing orchids.

The primary bathroom was redone with new mirrors, lighting, tiling and a soaking tub.

The primary bathroom was redone with new mirrors, lighting, tiling and a soaking tub built into a nook. The original marble on the vanity and surround contrasts nicely with the new glass tile.

This home has a small yoga studio or meditation room with a fabulous wall fountain - it’s a peaceful, private sanctuary.

A room that you’re unlikely to find in many other homes is a small yoga studio. Even if you’re not into meditation or doing your daily asanas, the space is a little retreat. The stone fountain on the wall can be turned on by a switch in one of the closets.

This home is a stand-out in ways that go far beyond the architectural. And as a homeowner in the building, you will be treated like gold. From the attractive lobby to the responsive staff, everything about living at the Ritz-Carlton is built around luxury, comfort and five-star service.

The people who live at the Residences at the Ritz Towers enjoy their own 24-hour concierge and doorman and have access to the hotel amenities, such as in-home dining and housekeeping.

Residents can also enjoy the fitness club and swimming pool as well as around-the-world hotel reservations/travel offerings. The new owners will feel very well cared for here.

Unforgettable views of the city are a daily occurrence through walls of windows. The residence also has a private balcony.

DETAILS:

Address: Ritz-Carlton Residence, South Tower, 2 Avery St., Unit 26E, Midtown

BR/BA: Three bedrooms, three full bathrooms

Year built: 2001

Price: $5,800,000

Size: 3,246 square feet

Association fee: $4,811 (excludes residential exemption). Includes heat, hot water, gas, water, sewer, master insurance, security, elevator, exterior maintenance, landscaping, snow removal, valet parking

Taxes: $45,644 (Tax Year 2022)

Building features: Full-service high rise luxury condominium with world-class service, a 24-hour concierge and valet garage parking, plus guest parking passes; access to Ritz-Carlton Hotel services, including in-home dining, housekeeping and security; discounted hotel and travel offerings for owners

Unit features: Spacious high-rise luxury condominium with walls of windows, panoramic views, private balcony; excellent floor plan; top-of-the-line chef’s kitchen with Sub-Zero and Miele appliances, man-made poured countertops and a glass backsplash; en suite marble bathrooms; stone wall fountain in yoga space; built-ins everywhere; two valet parking spaces

Close by: Boston Common, Theatre District, Chinatown, State House, Government Center and Beacon Hill; theatres and multiplex cinema within easy walking distance; fine dining in the Back Bay and Downtown Crossing, shops on Boylston and Newbury Street; convenient access by car to the Expressway, Massachusetts Turnpike, and Storrow Drive; easy access to MBTA Orange, Green and Red lines

Contact: Myrna Rothman, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Phone: 617-828-9622

Email: myrna.rothman@elliman.com

Website:https://www.elliman.com/massachusetts/associate/595-a-df180319114852665874/myrna-rothman