Lots of space and luxury at Zero Marlborough home

BY PAULA VOLGER/CORRESPONDENT
For formal entertaining, there is an enormous space where the living room and dining room are located, separated by decorative Tuscan columns.

Upscale living in a premiere boutique building is for the taking for the lucky homeowner of a residence at Zero Marlborough in the Back Bay.

Residence 8 offers stunning city views of everything from the Boston skyline and Public Garden to the golden dome of the Massachusetts State House as well as the Back Bay and Financial District.

Formerly a dormitory for Emerson College, it was converted to condominiums by builder Sea-Dar.

Sea-Dar was recognized with the 2009 Preservation Achievement Award in the Significant Rehabilitation and Restoration category by the Boston Preservation Alliance for its work in the building.

The 13-story building now holds 12 luxurious condominiums with private elevator access to each and plenty of the finer luxury touches a discriminating buyer is looking for.

Even the lounge/waiting area on the first floor has touches of elegance with tray ceilings, detailed work and a wonderful fireplace to stay warm by during the cold days and nights of the winter while waiting for a ride or visitor to come.

Being on the eighth floor, Residence 8 has the advantage of 22 windows that wrap around the unit and give a bird’s eye view of city life below and beyond.

“On the eighth floor, you’re right above the tree line, but feel as though you are part of the city,” broker Jonathan Radford of Coldwell Banker said. “You can see above the buildings on Marlborough Street. The nighttime view is equally as spectacular.”

This home at 6 Arlington St. is on the market for $7,750,000.

With more than 3,300 square feet of living space on one floor, the residence is a rare extraordinarily spacious find in Boston, particularly with some of its offerings, including four great bedrooms each with their own luxury-filled en suite bathrooms.

For entertaining, an open floor plan means the upscale kitchen and family rooms are separated by a breakfast bar as well as precious room for a casual dining space between.

Top of the line appliances in the spacious kitchen include a large five-burner Wolf cooktop, Zephyr hood, Bosch electric convection oven, microwave/convection oven and dishwasher, and a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer.

Other flourishes include a gorgeous counter-length tiled backsplash, frosted glass front cabinets and extending drawers and shelves in base cabinets.

When eating at the breakfast bar from mid-April to mid-September, an added bonus will be your view of Boston’s famous Swan Boats gliding peacefully around the Public Garden lagoon.

For formal entertaining, there is an enormous space where the living room and dining room are located, separated by decorative Tuscan columns.

With gas fireplaces in each, gleaming herringbone-patterned hardwood floors and a fully climate controlled wine cellar that can hold 1,000 bottles of your favorite libations, family and friends will be wowed by their appearance as well as the view from the rooms. Five of the seven large windows overlook the Public Garden, Back Bay skyline and Marlborough Street.

For sleeping, a separate wing holds the home’s four large bedrooms, including a spectacular master suite with a gorgeous decorative fireplace enhanced by a stone mantle and pilasters and an Absolute black hearth and surround as well as more dazzling city views.

“Because of the height above the Back Bay skyline, you have wonderful sunsets,” Radford said. “Here, you have a very nice view down Marlborough Street, especially in the spring.”

While there are two enormous walk-in closets for a his and her option in the master suite, one is currently furnished as a home office. It can easily be converted back to use as a walk-in closet if that is what the new owner desires.

“If it’s a closet, it’s one of the few with speakers and a view of the Salt and Pepper Bridge,” Radford said.

A palatial master bathroom includes double French doors leading to a balcony, an inviting steam shower with a bench seat, a Kohler soaking tub, a separate water closet with extra cabinets, marble floors with radiant heat and marble wainscoting.

One of the bedrooms could also be set up as a den, as it is now, and has access to a second balcony.

The residence also has a guest powder room and a separate closet for a full size, stackable washer/dryer set up if desired.

A Niles audio control system incorporates touch screens in the living room, family room, master bedroom and one other bedroom.

Recessed speakers are found throughout the home, including in the master bathroom and master walk-in closet.

This home will have a broad range of appeal from a family with younger children who appreciate the access to the park across the street to families who enjoy city living and whose children visit occasionally or executives relocating to the area.

It will also appeal to those who recognize the value of a seven-day-a-week, 24 hours a day onsite concierge service that provides a range of services such as valet parking, arrangement of rides, unloading and loading of cars and much more.

“As a small building, the concierge can really provide personalized service,” Radford said. “I think that’s what people living here really appreciate.”

While the residence may be right in the midst of all that Boston has to offer, it is also a quiet retreat, peacefully serene as any sounds from below cannot be heard from inside the home.

A truly magnificent building, Zero Marlborough is uniquely situated to make life easy and enjoyable for the new owner of Residence 8.

For more information, contact Jonathan Radford at 617-335-1010 or Jonathan@JonathanRadford.com.

Address: Zero Marlborough, #8, 6 Arlington St., Boston

BR/BA: Four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms

Size: 3,319 square feet

Price: $7,750,000

Association fee: $6,489 per month

Taxes: $59,463 (2017)

Total number of units: 12

Year built: 1929, rebranded and converted in 2009

Close by: Across the street from Boston Public Garden, short walk to Beacon Hill and the State House, Newbury Street restaurants and businesses, public transportation, Tufts Medical Center, Theater District, businesses at Downtown Crossing and Park Street area, Boston Common, Charles River, quick access to Storrow Drive and the highway.

Features: Valet parking for one exterior parking space on Beacon Street; 24/7 concierge service that includes loading and unloading of vehicles, coordinating laundry and dry cleaning services, arrangement for chauffeur or taxi services, coordination of maintenance, cleaning or client services requested, continuous building and grounds inspections and more; views from 22 windows that wrap around the unit;

Contact: Jonathan Radford, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 137 Newbury St., Boston. Phone: 617-335-1010 (mobile) or 617-266-4430 (office). Email: Jonathan@JonathanRadford.com or Jonathan.Radford@NEMoves.com

Website: https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/ma/boston/6-arlington-st/pid_20376474

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