Penthouse with spectacular views in Southie

BY PAULA VOLGER/CORRESPONDENT
Whether one looks out from the bedroom, loft, living room, dining room or deck, the views of the city cannot be beat from this location.

If relaxing in your own private oasis while admiring the Boston skyline, the Seaport District, Boston Harbor and the islands and beyond is something you long for, then this exceptional penthouse home at 540 East Broadway St. in South Boston is the answer.

Listed for $1,549,000 by Rodney Scott of Engel & Volkers, Unit 6A on the sixth floor is one of two penthouse units in the building and has a mind-boggling amount of space for a city residence.

Most city condos have common outdoor space - if they have any at all. This unit has an amazing 1,800 square feet of alfresco living between two private exclusive decks that span the length of the unit. Additionally, there are more than 2,000 square feet of indoor space.

The upper and lower decks can be accessed from every room in the home and give almost a 360-degree panoramic view of the city.

With a hot tub on the upper deck and capacity for tables, chairs, a grill, couches and more, this space creates the perfect spot for spending an evening entertaining or a peaceful night with a few friends or family.

Even the lower deck is an entertainer’s dream with access from the living room or dining room area for an after-dinner gathering to enjoy warm summer nights or cool fall and spring evenings.

Whether one looks out from the bedroom, loft, living room, dining room or deck, the panoplies of the city cannot be beat from this location.

“You are literally at the tallest point of South Boston,” said Scott. “It will never be an obstructed view.” And, “you are high enough that you don’t get too much street sound.”

Turning your attention to indoors, you will find two stories of living. The main level of the home is a wide open layout that flows from the kitchen to the dining area and living room, a powder room, a laundry area with a washer and drier as well as a large coat closet.

Plenty of storage in the kitchen includes a pantry with sliding shelves and deep drawers in the island for pots and pans, appliances and cookbooks. The island makes a great place for two or three to enjoy an informal meal or breakfast or to grab a quick snack while a gas fireplace in the dining area adds to the ambiance of any meal. According to Scott, if gas-fired cooking is desired in the kitchen, converting the electric stove is an easy process.

The wet bar, with cabinets and storage, and the open concept of the kitchen/living/dining rooms make entertaining a breeze while a meal is cooking.

Also on the main level is the master bedroom suite with striking views of the Financial District as well as the Prudential and John Hancock buildings in the Back Bay.

The bedroom easily showcases a king-sized bed with lots of space to spare. An oversized lighted walk-in closet is beautifully laid out with shelving and separate areas that could be used for his and her wardrobes or for clothes arranged seasonally.

With a tub and glass shower as well as marble tiles, the en suite bathroom adds a touch of elegance and privacy.

Another desirable characteristic of this suite, the bedroom has access to the home’s lower deck for an evening of star-gazing before retiring for the night or savoring a hot cup of coffee and a good book before starting your busy day.

The second floor loft is waiting for someone with a vision to transform it into their heart’s desire.

Currently, the space has a gas fireplace, a wet bar, an office nook and room for a bed. There is a full bathroom. With a bit of creativity, this loft could be transformed into a rejuvenating indoor retreat or a spirited entertainment hangout.

The second deck, a 22-and-a-half-by-55-foot structure accessed from the loft, is an unparalleled space all of its own and coupled with the loft, makes a private haven in its own right.

In fact, “this unit is an entertaining utopia,” Scott said. With the roof deck and the open floor plan downstairs, it doesn’t get any better.

Everything in the unit is original to 2002 and it has had one owner since the building was finished. Although the unit shows nicely as it is, “at this price point, people can change the bathrooms, the kitchen,” Scott said, complementing their personal styles and preferences.

Another asset to consider with this quality investment is the parking. In most areas of Boston, parking spaces are at a premium - if they can even be found. For the owner of this residence, a heated garage with two parking spaces is available for a mere $60 per month.

The pet-friendly building is 80 percent owner occupied and Scott said this residence would appeal to bachelors, empty nesters, young professionals and anyone who relishes the joy of entertaining with the room and means to do so.

Several bars, restaurants, and shops as well as neighborhood businesses on Dorchester Street are a few steps away.

When getting into the heart of downtown Boston or some of its landmarks is desired, public transportation, including a bus line that stops in front of the building, is nearby.

Parks and beaches are either within walking distance or a less than five minute drive as well.

For more information contact Rodney Scott at 617-678-6923 or rodney.scott@evusa.com.

Address: 540 East Broadway, Unit 6A, Boston, MA

BR/BA: Two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms

Size: 2,007 square feet

Price: $1,549,000

Association fee: $749.24 per month

Taxes: $13,254 for 2017 without residential exemption

Total number of units: 20

Year built: 2000

Features: 1,800 square feet of private terraces offering panoramic views of Boston. Unit includes hardwood floors, two underground garage parking spaces, hot tub on one terrace, gas fireplace, stainless steel kitchen appliances, master suite with en suite bathroom and large walk in closet

Close by: Popular restaurants such as the Lincoln Tavern, Publico, and Capo and the Java House offering coffee or tea. Bus line stops in front of building so it’s a short ride to anywhere in the city. It is less than a five-minute drive to the M Street Beach, grocery stores and pharmacies. Other public transportation is close by, as is the South Boston branch of the Boston Public Library, Medal of Honor Park, playground, parks and schools.

Contact: Rodney Scott, Engel & Volkers, 46 Gloucester St., Boston; 617-678-6923; rodney.scott@evusa.com

Website: https://evusa.com/en/advisors/2988/rodney-scott

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