Sun-filled Waterfront condo loaded with treats now sold

BY WAYNE BRAVERMAN/STAFF WRITER
Both the living room and the dining area are quite large, but it’s the amenities that “make” these rooms.

If the only bragging rights for this classy residence at 2 Battery Wharf on the Waterfront was the fact that it had 18 windows and a corner location - that would be enough. Happily though, the new owner of Unit 2302 will be enjoying this 1,702-square-foot living space, including two-bedroom, a den/office, two-and-a-half bathrooms and a whole lot of other amenities, as well.

Elaine Dolley of Douglas Elliman Real Estate originally listed this sun-filled home. It was purchased on Sept. 12 for $1,710,000 with Stacey Reifer of Robert Paul Properties.

Santos mahogany flooring in the entry way (and throughout the unit) is an elegant feature that complements this grand-sized space, enhancing its sense of presence as soon as the door opens.

A double closet with custom inserts and a beautiful half bathroom with a Kohler pedestal sink and marble floor tile are nearby for added convenience.

The open concept living-dining-kitchen is stunning. Floor-to-ceiling windows with deep windowsills and two exposures focus attention on the captivating wharf and harbor views while the modified coffered ceiling reminds everyone that this home has fantastic indoor scenes, too.

Both the living-dining areas are quite large, but it’s the amenities that “make” these rooms. A custom built-in piece that triples as a china cabinet/server/bar is adjacent to the dining space. Judiciously-placed pin lighting adds a dash of drama and under mount lighting keeps shadow at bay when preparing and serving libations.

A full glass pane door in one section of the “window” wall opens to a deck large and is private enough to fall in the “outdoor living room” category. With ample room for a wrap-around couch, tables and chairs, coupled with marvelous water views that include the Tobin Bridge, this deck is an oasis in the heart of the city.

Traditionally, it is the kitchen that is the heart of the home, and in this thoroughly contemporary gem, that axiom holds especially true. A full suite of stainless steel Thermador appliances are sparkling accents to custom cherry cabinetry with frosted glass inserts in the upper doors. The tile backsplash is another attractive detail.

The granite-topped step-down center island seats five people comfortably and is a fine finishing touch for this superbly planned galley kitchen. A laundry closet tucked away at one end of the kitchen has full-size Bosch stackable machines.

City views are seemingly everywhere in this unit – even in the en suite guest bedroom. Large enough for a king-size bed, this room also has a California double closet. The en suite bathroom is pretty, functional and luxurious: classy mini-French doors open to the loo, marble surrounds the tub/shower ensemble and a floor-to-ceiling privacy wall shelters the commode.

The master suite is definitely a peaceful oasis far from the madding crowd. A full-on walk-in closet, complete with a built-in bench tucked under a large window, is essentially a room with a view. What’s inside this closet/dressing room, however, is the scene-stealer. Every inch of this “storage” space is customized to maximize use and includes drawers, open shelving, shoe racks, cubbies, closed cabinetry and hanging spaces.

The king-bed size sleeping chamber, on the other hand, takes a more subtle approach. Thoughtfully placed soffits focus attention on the modified cove ceiling, adding architectural interest to the already fascinating skyline views via two large windows.

Like so much in this beautiful home, the unexpected is always around the corner – literally. A stylized barn door slider opens into a spacious office in a turret-like space. Here, three large windows set within the curve have straight-ahead views down Commercial Street with the Custom House’s spire in the background.

A similar “barn” door reveals the grand-sized and luxurious en suite bathroom. In addition to a jetted soaking tub with a Calacatta gold marble surround, there is a step-in marble surround shower in a frameless glass enclosure. Users can choose from the hand-held spray, a shower head, multiple body sprays or all of the above.

Two sinks in an extra-long vanity allow for ample elbow room against a backdrop of marble tile wainscoting.

Parking is another bonus for urban dwellers and this home comes with one garage space.

Battery Wharf Hotel services are readily available, too, including the Exhale Spa, a cycling studio, gym, concierge services and valet garage parking.

The Waterfront is an ideal place to live: flanked by the historic Boston Harbor, steps away from the charm of the North End, close to the energy of Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the thrill of TD Garden – home of the Boston Bruins and the Celtics – and nurtured by the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

Waterfront residents wake each morning to sensational sunrises and gentle breezes sweeping over the harbor and fall asleep each night to the twinkling lights of the city/harbor skyline and the calming sounds of water lapping against the docks.

Within the nautical neighborhood, you can visit the swimming sea turtles and scuttling penguins at the New England Aquarium and discover “Australia’s Great Wild North” now playing (along with other shows) at the Simons IMAX Theater.

Along the landscaped gardens, promenades and plazas of the one-mile Greenway that meanders through Chinatown/ Downtown, Financial District, Waterfront and the North End neighborhoods, you can enjoy the changing outdoor art gallery; select fresh foods at the seasonal farmer’s markets; ride the carousel; make a wish on the Wishing Tree; walk the labyrinth; play lawn games; engage in social, physical and cultural activities; and take a class at the Boston Public Market’s KITCHEN.

Another highlight of Waterfront living is the Boston Harborwalk that follows the edge of piers, wharves, beaches and shorelines around the inner harbor with lots of people to see and fun things to do.

You’ll have no problem finding an eclectic array of sizzling restaurants, intimate cafes and tasty bakeries to satiate the taste buds or chic nightclubs to dance the night away.

Experience Boston Harbor like never before. You can take the ferry to Georges Island or Spectacle Island, steeped in history and legend or use your private boat to explore all the islands. For a faster ride, take a heart pounding ride on the Godzilla Boston for an experience of a lifetime. Boston Harbor Cruises offer sunset excursions, moonlit and star studded rides, and special occasion and celebration packages - all starting from Long Wharf.

To learn about more Waterfront properties for sale, contact Elaine Dolley of Douglas Elliman Real Estate (617-331-0243, Elaine.Dolley@elliman.com) or Stacey Reifer of Robert Paul Properties (617-504-8983).