Live in luxury in Boulevard on the Greenway penthouse

BY BARBARA FORSTER/CORRESONDENT
This living room has a gas fireplace and plenty of windows to enjoy the great Waterfront views.

The Boulevard on the Greenway at 110 Broad St. is one of Boston’s newest residences (less than one-year-old) in the exciting and legendary Waterfront neighborhood. Sitting in the Wharf Park area of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the building is surrounded by cultural, recreational and historical attractions; beautiful parks, playgrounds and walkways; plus exciting harbor action.

Within this boutique building is a two-story, one-of-a-kind penthouse that offers 4,054 square feet of marvelous living space and a private rooftop deck with amazing views, delightfully listed with Julie Sagan of Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty for $7,200,000.

A straight ahead view of Boston’s iconic rooftops greets everyone as soon as the door opens into the graciously wide foyer with a modern interpretation of a tray ceiling. Note: ceilings throughout the rest of the unit are more than 11 feet high.

The double closet provides convenient “mud-room” storage, and wide plank flooring in a light, almost white-wash finish throughout this residence is a distraction-free backdrop for any decor.

Then unique and wonderful take over.

That this “new” home has an open concept lower-level floor plan is not surprising. The execution and results of the design is exceptionally functional, super flexible and ultimately stunning.

While the entire space is extremely spacious, the circular layout incorporates discreet multi-purpose areas.

A six-foot-wide wall, for example, provides some physical separation between the living room and kitchen without closing off either space while at the same time holds the gas fireplace in the living room and creates an additional prep/bar station or seating nook on the kitchen side.

A large bump out with floor-to-ceiling windows on two walls is another example. Open to the “main” living area, this is, nevertheless, a somewhat secluded space that works as a 21st century interpretation of a sun/family room or den.

The clever placement of the gorgeous open wood and glass staircase behind the kitchen leaves a super-sized area that can be used as a craft corner, office or gaming quarters, for instance. Once again, a large “room” with a view (it backs up to two huge windows) has an inordinate amount of privacy sans doors or interior walls.

Of course, the finishes and amenities are exquisite as well – especially in the custom kitchen. Appliances that include an ASKO dishwasher, Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine cooler plus a Wolf five-burner gas stove, double ovens and microwave drawer complement an abundance of sleek cabinetry. Under-mount lighting showcases the quartz backsplash and countertop in a waterfall design.

The gigantic center island – which is well over 12-feet long – makes an elegant (and useful) statement. In addition to the rectangular stainless-steel sink and plenty of storage, the instant gathering space can seat at least six people.

The kitchen does double duty as an architectural feature – creating “freestanding rooms” at each end with doorways to the “flexible room” behind it.

The dining “room” has commanding city views via two sets of window walls that are “in” the kitchen and also takes advantage of views from the sunroom.

Views in the living room are even more expansive as this grand-sized space has two even larger exposures that include Atlantic Avenue, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Long Wharf and Boston Harbor.

One bonus, other than it looks fabulous, is that this floor plan is suitable for everyday living and/or entertaining - be it formal or casual. Another is that with the exception of the kitchen, the individual living spaces can “move” on demand.

The main level also has a laundry room with full size, stackable Whirlpool machines plus a folding counter with a stainless-steel sink.

The adjacent half bathroom has a floating vanity with a wall-mounted sink. A tile wall in a herringbone pattern adds pizzazz. Tucked into a corner of the residence, this room has a floor-to-ceiling window, but the Kohler commode is cleverly placed into a corner to ensure privacy without sacrificing natural light.

Space-saving pocket doors that open to both rooms also enhance the clean-line look.

Every aspect of the master suite, which is on the upper level, is outstanding. Two walls of windows in the king-bed size sleeping chamber, for example, provide sensational views down Atlantic Avenue, across to Harbor Towers and the harbor itself.

An almost free-standing wall at one end of the huge sleeping chamber creates a discreet (and sizable) “sitting room” and/or office space with its own fantastic view of the harbor with Long Wharf in the background.

Size alone (consider that a queen-size bed fits in here easily) makes the walk-in closet/dressing room stand out. But it’s the flexibility of this space that is its true value. Installing a free-standing bureau and/or full-length mirrors in addition to open/closed shelving and dedicated hanging spaces in this lighted oasis is very doable.

Bathing in the en suite bathroom is extraordinary. Essentially a wet room, a freestanding soaking tub and shower facilities are within a huge frameless glass enclosure. Oversized white subway tile on one side directly opposite a wall of decorative tiles in varying shades of grey create an overall calm, almost meditative ambiance.

Two sinks are in a long floating vanity below wall-mounted faucets. The commode has its own space on the other side of a pocket door.

Two additional bedroom suites also have their own list of bragging rights. Each one, for instance, can accommodate king-size beds, the lighted closet space is ample and the views are excellent.

The en suite bathrooms are especially luxurious. The oversized step-in showers have a stacked pattern of extra-long subway tile surrounds and multiple shower sprays in frameless glass enclosures. Floating vanities have wall-mounted faucets and each loo has a view.

However, for truly incredible views, the private roof deck is the place to be. A full-size staircase leads to this urban outdoor getaway with skyline views that include the Custom House, Boston Harbor and sweeping scenes down Atlantic Avenue and well beyond Long Wharf.

For those seeking residences with a smaller footprint, but with the same fine finishes, luxurious amenities, thoughtful layouts and wonderful views, options are available at Boulevard on the Greenway.

For example, a 1,365-square-foot, one-bedroom, two-bathroom home and a two-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home with 1,917 square feet of living space is listed at $1,940,000 and $2,895,000, respectively. A unit with three-bedrooms plus three-and-a-half bathrooms proffering 2,350 square feet of living space is on the market for $4,140,000.

Regardless of size, each unit has access to a plethora of building services and amenities that include a concierge, fitness center, community room and, yes, a pet spa.

The Boulevard also has the city’s first-ever automated valet parking system - Park Plus. Just pull your car into the garage, push a couple buttons and the vehicle is automatically lowered and parked facing out. When you want to leave, summon your car via an app or at the garage entry and it will be ready and waiting.

Address: 110 Broad St., PH1, Waterfront

BR/BA: Three bedrooms; three full bathrooms; one half bathroom

Size: 4,054 square feet

Price: $7,200,000

Taxes: TBD

Year built: 2018

Number of units: 36

Condo fee: $3,058.43 monthly (Includes heat, hot water, gas, sewer, master insurance, elevator, exterior maintenance, snow removal, refuse removal)

Features: Two-story penthouse with an open-floor plan that allows for formal dining, a separate sitting area plus an office space in addition to the fabulous living room; custom kitchen features Wolf, Asko and Sub-Zero appliances including a five-burner gas stove, quartz countertops and an entertainment-size center island that seats six; living room fireplace; main level laundry room with sink; three bedrooms with en suite bathrooms; massive, master suite walk-in closet; two spaces in heated garage with automated valet parking system; concierge service; fitness center; club room; pet spa; bike and other storage; gorgeous views along the Rose Kennedy Greenway, harbor and city

Nearby: A variety of restaurants, shops, services and activities (i.e. music, theater, art, fitness, movies, games, special events) along the Rose Kennedy Greenway (a one-mile linear park that stretches through the Chinatown, Financial District, Waterfront and North End neighborhoods with gardens, promenades, plazas, fountains, a labyrinth and the Carousel), at Rowes Wharf (Boston Harbor Sailing Club and Beantown Whale Watch), Central Wharf (New England Aquarium and IMAX Theater), Christopher Columbus and Normal B. Levanthal Parks, Faneuil Hall Marketplace adjacent to City Hall Plaza at Government Center; bridges (foot and auto) to Fort Point Channel/Seaport (Institute of Contemporary Art, Fan Pier Park, Boston Children’s Museum); connecting points to Harborwalk and Walk-to-the-Sea; South Station bus terminal and subway stations; ferries to Boston Harbor and the Islands, Logan Airport and Charlestown from Long Wharf; Blue Bikes stations; Route 93

Contact: Julie Sagan of Sagan Harborside Sotheby’s International Realty, 300 Salem St., Swampscott, MA 01907

Phone: 781-608-4159

Website: www.sothebysrealty.com or https://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-84019-r2x3g7/110-broad-street-ph1-boston-ma-02110

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