Lots of luxury to enjoy in South Boston penthouse

BY BARBARA FORSTER/CORRESPONDENT
A wall of windows and a large fireplace are among the highlights in this living room.

A spacious South Boston penthouse with a roof deck and garage parking falls into the “Triple Treat” category. Toss in an exceptionally stylish and modern interior with amenities to spare and the exclamation points explode.

That this home at 350 W. 2nd St. is in an elevator building that is only seven years old is an additional perk. But what puts Unit 8 over the edge is what’s inside this 1,494-square-foot home with two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, listed by Robb Cohen of Engel & Völkers for $1,200,000.

Several impressive features are standard in this light-filled penthouse. Ceilings that are more than nine-feet high (with proportionately sized windows and doors) add drama and wide oak plank flooring add to the beauty. 21st century technology such as an iPod dock with surround sound for entertaining and central air conditioning (of course) is incorporated, too. All these elements create an inviting environment.

Still, individual components stand out as well. Storage options, for example, are plentiful and are discovered as soon as the front door opens. A deep double closet with the same high ceiling in the spacious entry holds lots of stuff. Another big closet is directly across the hall.

The spacious open-concept living area is anchored by an elegant and sophisticated galley kitchen that demonstrates form and function go hand-in hand. Honed black granite countertops on the step-down center island are both beautiful and practical as is an ample amount of cabinetry (one section has glass-front doors) with under mount lighting. Here again, looks and use blend seamlessly.

A suite of stainless-steel GE appliances that includes a gas stove and wine cooler, along with a French door refrigerator and microwave, are sparkling accents in this kitchen that also reflects how serious the builder was about attention to detail. Mini subway marble tile is used on the backsplash and on the riser on the island that doubles as a breakfast bar seating five people.

A wall of floor-to-ceiling windows plus a full glass pane door to the front balcony/deck that has a direct gas line is an ideal spot for a grill is at the other end of the huge front-to-back open living-dining area. A corner gas fireplace with a honed granite surround and a clean classic, wood mantel is a beautiful interior focal point however the space is set up - be it living room or dining room.

This well-proportioned large room makes furniture arrangement flexible. Dinner parties for two to eight people or more are very doable.

A large interior foyer separates the public spaces from private living areas. Even this pass-through has a thoughtful layout.

Consider that a full bathroom is gorgeous and feels gigantic thanks to a massive rectangular skylight that floods the room with an incredible amount of natural light. A floor-to-ceiling niche of open shelving is next to the jetted tub/shower ensemble with a subway tile surround. The commode is by American Standard.

Located directly across the hall from the second bedroom, this loo is ready for an evening of guests and/or overnight visitors.

Laundry facilities (a full-size stackable Frigidaire washer and dryer) are also tucked into a space just outside the second bedroom. The smartly louvered door allows air to circulate.

Whether used for guests or as an office, the bedroom has almost floor-to-ceiling windows that are practically the entire wall. A lighted, deep single closet provides ample storage in this queen-bed size room.

Privacy is the byword in the master suite that has a mini foyer just inside the entrance to this spacious retreat. A huge lighted walk-in closet with custom inserts and a nine-plus-foot-high ceiling (storage options are many) is straight ahead. The window wall adds visual interest - both inside and out.

The even larger en suite bathroom has sleek clean lines and finishes such as the five-foot-long step-in shower with a frameless glass door. The same tile used in the surround “frames” the shower and with “directed” light coming in from a large skylight, it becomes an instant focal point. In addition to a long vanity with great storage and two sinks, this loo has an almost floor-to-ceiling medicine cabinet/linen closet.

Fabulous sweeping views that include the Boston skyline, the harbor and the Seaport are probably what you notice first about the roof deck. But this sky-high outdoor getaway is more than pretty sights - it’s big with ample space for a table and chairs or lounges.

Two spaces in the garage are the ultimate urban perk. Winter is coming.

Address: 350 W. 2nd St., Unit 8, South Boston

BR/BA: Two bedrooms; two full bathrooms

Size: 1,494 square feet

Price: $1,200,000

Taxes: $9,201 (Tax Year 2019)

Year built: 2012

Number of units: Nine

Assn. fee: $405.34 monthly (includes water, sewer, master insurance, security, elevator, exterior maintenance, snow removal, extra storage, refuse removal)

Features: Contemporary open-concept living-dining room and galley kitchen with black honed granite countertops, GE stainless steel appliances that include a gas stove and wine cooler and a large center island that seats five people. Corner gas fireplace with black honed granite surround in living area has access to a large deck/balcony with direct gas hookup for a grill; in-unit Frigidaire laundry facilities; two full bathrooms including the master en suite; private roof deck with sweeping views of Boston skyline, harbor and the Seaport; iPod dock with surround sound; central air conditioning; two-car garage parking

Nearby: About five blocks to Broadway (East and West) with a plethora of eateries such as the Lincoln Tavern, countless boutiques and numerous services; convenient access to Route 93

Contact: Robb Cohen, Engel & Volkers, 46 Gloucester St., Boston, MA 02115

Phone: 617-962-0142

Email: robb.cohen@engelvoelkers.com

Website: www.robbcohen.com or www.robbcohen.com/SearchDetails.cfm/MLS/72539059/Details

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