South End penthouse offers plenty of charm

This home’s private roof deck is up a little bit higher than the others on the street and offers a panorama of the South End.

Dwight Street is one of those charming South End streets with Victorian brick townhouses, rinceau railings on the stoops and mature trees embracing the area. Part of the Eight Streets neighborhood, it is steps away from parks and playgrounds, and close to stylish shops and hip restaurants.

One of the handsome penthouse residences there, Unit 3 at 33 Dwight St., is on the market now and Charlie Ring of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has priced the 1,505 square-foot home at $1,749,000.

During the past few years, the current homeowners have completed a gut renovation on the place with a number of smart updates so you can move right into this spacious duplex without making any changes.

The unit has a flipped layout: that is, you enter it on the bedroom level. All three bedrooms are just what a new owner will need, including a lovely master that’s long on storage, a good-sized guest room and a small bedroom perfect for a nursery or office.

The master suite is very bright with natural light flowing in through a couple of French doors. They also admit a view of the South End Community Gardens located directly below and iconic Back Bay skyscrapers. The home’s first private outdoor space is accessible from the master bedroom and it would be a great spot to sit and sip morning coffee.

The master bedroom has plenty of storage with custom-designed closets and an extra storage space above one of them. A niche that is the perfect size for a dresser makes good use of the bedroom space.

The full en suite bathroom is marble with a mosaic-tiled floor in the glass-enclosed shower. Cabinetry is painted an on-trend pale blue.

Located in the bay, the lovely guest bedroom in the front of the home is so lovely that it could almost be a master. A queen size bed fits perfectly. This room has two windows looking out into the treetops and a western exposure. A spacious closet, shared with the water heater, allows for wardrobe storage.

This level’s third bedroom is petite. A small child is its current occupant, so it holds a crib, a chair and a dresser/changing table. If the next homeowner wanted to repurpose it, this room would be appropriate for an office or den with room for a desk and a loveseat.

Another good-looking full bathroom serves those two bedrooms. The tub/shower has a glass enclosure and a marble surround. The rectangular vanity is a distinctly modern style.

A laundry closet with stacked GE washer and dryer completes the level.

The staircase leading to the upstairs living level is broad with a dark stained handrail. The hardwood floors glow and a half bath on this floor has a granite floor and a pedestal sink.

There are some nice architectural features up here, including a gas fireplace with a black surround and a high white mantel. A low built-in provides storage for the home’s electronics. The ceiling is very high, ensuring that the space feel voluminous.

The current homeowners have placed their sectional in the front beneath four windows, making this the living area. Each window has a custom Roman shade for privacy and light control.

The dining table fits beautifully into a cutout space in the wall so that dinner parties have enough room for several guests. But the real highlight of this floor is the white eat-in kitchen.

“It gives you great space to entertain,” said Ring.

An entire wall of custom built-ins ensures that the owners have a plethora of pantry space and lots of drawers. A Perlick wine chiller is concealed under a panel. Countertops are black honed granite, making a gorgeous contrast with the white cabinets.

All of the appliances are stainless steel and have top brands. There’s a tall Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Bosch dishwasher and a Jenn-Air hood over a fabulous six-burner Wolf range.

As ideal as the kitchen is, it’s better for its access through a pair of French doors to the home’s second outdoor space, which offers a great space to entertain.

Up one more flight of stairs is the home’s third outdoor space, a wonderful private roof deck, up a little bit higher than the others on the street. The view from here is panoramic.

“You can see the next chapter of the South End unfolding,” said Ring, pointing out The Lucas on Shawmut Avenue, and a couple of construction cranes.

In addition to its posh location, the condo comes with a deeded parking space. According to Ring, “This is the only street in the Eight Streets neighborhood that has parking on one side.”

Address: 33 Dwight St., Unit 3, South End

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

Year build: 1890s

Renovated: 2007, 2012

Price: $1.749 million

Size: 1,505 square feet

Taxes: $12,755.26

Condo fee: $286 monthly

Features of building: West-facing brick Victorian townhouse on a tree-lined street in the Eight Streets neighborhood with three renovated units.

Features of unit: Beautifully renovated penthouse duplex condominium with 1,505 square feet of space, a versatile floor plan and three outdoor spaces. Satiny maple hardwood floors run throughout. The flipped layout unit has three bedrooms and two attractive baths on the home’s first floor. Master suite has a birds-eye view of a community garden and skyscrapers. Light pours into the bedroom through French doors to private terrace. Open second floor includes living, dining and kitchen space with high-end appliances and a wall of custom built-ins. Private terrace on this floor is ideal for entertaining. Private roof deck up one level has 360-degree views. A deeded parking space comes with purchase.

Close by: Restaurant Row, specialty shops and cultural attractions, parks, playgrounds and community gardens. Easy access to MBTA Silver Line and Back Bay station, and close to Route 93 and the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Contact: Charlie Ring, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 137 Newbury St., Suite Two, Boston, MA 02116.

Phone: 617-266-4430 (office); 617-699-2597 (direct)



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