Plenty of perks to savor at One Charles in the Back Bay
Live the high life with all the perks in this stunning residence on the 15th floor at One Charles Boston in the Back Bay – barely moments from the Public Garden and the Boston Common.
The opportunity to call Unit 1512 home is what it’s all about. The splendid corner condo showcases 1,238 square feet of living space that includes two airy bedrooms, two full bathrooms and a lot of the luxurious features that makes this such a great place.
Of course, captivating views of Boston landmarks, garage parking and the building amenities are quite the extras for this unit, listed by Paul Grover and Stacey Reifer of Robert Paul Properties for $1,395,000.
The layout, beginning with the spacious foyer, is an example of thoughtful planning. Graciously large with sufficient room for a chest/hall table, the entry, which has a tray ceiling with double crown molding, is an elegant introduction to this unit. Bump boards with concave trim detailing (this is everywhere, too) rings the tile floor.
Maximum privacy is assured by placing bedrooms and bathrooms on opposite sides of the living area, thus creating two sleeping wings. A long, wide hallway is the “separator,” yet allows for an easy flow throughout the condo.
The ever-changing view down Stuart Street from an extra-large window with a wide granite sill in the guest bedroom is admittedly compelling, but this chamber is attention-worthy all on its own. Size – we’re talking king-bed big – is certainly one reason. But the large double closet and attractive carpeting, which is very comfy on a chilly New England morning, are others.
Another option would be to install a Murphy bed and have this space do double duty as an office.
Brazilian cherry flooring in a striking herringbone pattern guides everyone to the open concept living-dining room and kitchen. With two exposures (and the windows are huge), the almost panoramic view of Trinity Church against 200 Clarendon (the former Hancock Building) and the surrounding skyline create an “art” gallery effect with mesmerizing scenes.
City chic rules in the spacious U-shaped kitchen with a substantial amount of timeless Poggenpohl cabinetry (with glass and closed front doors plus under mount lighting, of course), anchored by granite countertops and accented by stainless steel appliances that include a four-burner gas Viking range. A tray ceiling rimmed with double crown molding adds visual interest overhead.
The step-down counter, which is on the long side, can double as a server for the adjacent dining area. Here, four-to-six people can be seated comfortably for meals - casual or formal. An oversized window allows in light while diners enjoy Boston skyline views.
Completely private (mimicking the other wing), the primary suite has direct city views via a massive full-glass pane window that include 200 Clarendon and a panoramic view of the South End as well as the Blue Hills. The king-bed size sleeping chamber also has storage space to spare. One closet is a double with custom inserts that includes drawers, open shelving and separate hanging areas. The other is a big single closet.
A banjo-style countertop is a clever way to increase the amount of storage/decorative space in the en suite bathroom. This room also has a tub/shower combination with a tile surround.
The current laundry space includes a stackable washer/dryer unit. However, the space is large enough for full size stackable machines. For added convenience, this is directly across from a deep storage closet.
One Charles Boston is a luxury residential building with 233 condos ranging in size from studios to three-bedrooms. It was developed by Millennium Partners, the same group who handled other fine luxury places, such as the Ritz Carlton Residence, Millennium Place and Millennium Tower.
Building amenities – many and well appointed – are also included. For example, residents enjoy access to an on-site fitness center, a private club room (with a working gas fireplace and Plasma television) and 24-7 concierge and doorman services. Residents also benefit from on-site management and maintenance. Garage parking for one car is part of the package, too.
Residents enjoy a private Club Room with a working gas fireplace and Plasma television.
The location of One Charles is ideal for exploring the city. It’s only a few streets away from both the Boston Common and the Public Garden. Chinatown is an easy walk as is the Theater District. Also nearby is Statler Park with its fountain and benches. There are many restaurants of all tastes around and Newbury Street with its many shops is within easy reach.
Should you want to leave this vibrant area, choices abound: Two MBTA lines to choose from include the Orange Line at Tufts and the Green Line at Boylston and Arlington streets; Storrow Drive and Route 93 and/or Route 1 are less than 10 minutes away.
Address: One Charles Street South, Unit 1512, Back Bay
BR/BA: Two bedrooms; two full bathrooms
Size: 1,238 square feet
Taxes: $16,285 (Tax Year 2020)
Year built: 2004
Number of units: 233
Condo fee: $1,542 monthly (heat, hot water, water, sewer, master insurance, security, elevator, snow removal, exercise room, clubroom, refuse removal)
Features: Back Bay and South End views plus great natural light; Brazilian cherry and tile flooring; kitchen with Poggenpohl cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances including Viking four-burner gas stove; open living-dining-room area; Master suite with en suite bathroom; in-unit laundry facilities; one-car garage parking included; 24/7 concierge, club room, fitness room.
Nearby: Newbury Street shops, restaurants and services; Boston Common, Public Garden, Theater District, Chinatown.
Contact: Paul Grover and Stacey Reifer, Robert Paul Properties, 140 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: Paul Grover – 508-364-3500; Stacey Reifer – 617-504-8983