Enjoy style and convenience in this South End condo at Ink Block

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The living area has been virtually staged to show one way of arranging the furniture. The glass door behind the couch leads to a private outdoor deck.

When you’re looking for a home, what do you think about? A great location, that’s for sure. Some big windows to let in the sun, of course. How about an underground tunnel to a Whole Foods supermarket? Is that even possible? Yes, it is absolutely possible and it’s one of the great advantages of living at Sepia at Ink Block at 32 Traveler St.

The Sepia is a contemporary condominium building in the heart of the South End’s Ink Block. It was built in 2015 on the site of what used to be the headquarters of the Boston Herald. The 83 ultra-luxury units range from studios with wide-open floor plans to three-bedroom penthouses. Each unit features high-end finishes and well-designed floor plans. Building amenities include concierge, an outdoor swimming pool, underground parking and a private entrance to Whole Foods.

Corner Unit 501 is a two-bedroom, one-bath home waiting for a new owner. Elizabeth Crowley of William Raveis Real Estate has the listing and has priced the property at $1,099,999.

This 920-square-foot unit has a lot to offer. An open floorplan feels inviting and makes the most of the square footage. Floors in a whitewashed wood finish enhance the sense of openness.

With a northeast exposure, floor-to-ceiling windows bring in light, not just in the morning, but all day long. The views are urban and unobstructed.

Drawing the custom window treatments in the evening ups the privacy quotient and instills a sense of comfort.

A dazzling designer kitchen could be the most impressive part of this home. It’s a show-stopper with high-gloss Italian cabinetry setting the tone and glass subway tiles on the backsplash adding to the shine.

The designer kitchen's high gloss cabinets and glass subway tile set the mood. Stainless steel appliances are from JennAir, a premium brand.

Premium stainless steel appliances, including a French door refrigerator, gas range and dishwasher, are all by JennAir. The quartz island is impressive with its waterfall edges and room for four counter stools. A tall faucet complements the stainless sink and contemporary pendant fixtures illuminate the space.

Floor-to-ceiling windows increase the open feeling of the unit. Custom window treatments allow full control of daylight and darkness in the living area of the residence.

The bright, cozy corner living area has exposures on two sides. The design of the room will accommodate a couch, coffee table, a pair of chairs and a petite bistro set. A tall glass door opens to the unit’s private deck - this is the place to host intimate gatherings all summer long. With the addition of some green plants and snazzy outdoor furniture, this outdoor space will feel like a personal retreat.

With one bathroom in the place, it ought to be fantastic - and it truly is! First of it, it’s very spacious. Two people could easily get ready at the same time in there. Double sinks are spaced nicely in the long, floating vanity. The dark wood cabinetry is dramatic and provides lots of storage space, not just in the vanity, but also in a tall cabinet to the left. Stone on the countertop dresses up the room. The contemporary light fixtures are well-chosen for the style they bring to the bath.

The bathroom’s dark wood cabinetry is dramatic and provides lots of storage space, not just in the vanity, but also in a tall cabinet to the left. Stone on the countertop dresses up the room.

Floor tiles in a creamy neutral color contrast with the dark wood. The subway tiles around the tub/shower area are laid vertically, which brings extra interest. A large shower head makes getting clean a pleasure.

Steps away, the primary bedroom is accented by three floating wall shelves in warm Brazilian cherry. A king size bed will fit in this room and a chair or dresser would personalize the space. A walk-in closet keeps clothes organized.

The primary bedroom has a contemporary ceiling fan and floating shelves of Brazilian cherrywood.

The modern ceiling fan is a practical feature, creating a cool breeze when desired. Custom-fitted blackout panels adorn the big windows, so don’t hesitate to sleep in whenever possible.

The second bedroom has space for a queen size bed. Décor starts with the floating Brazilian cherry shelves that highlight this room as well. The new owner might choose to use the room as a study or a den.

A little extra space is always nice. In this home, a nook at the end of the hall could be an ideal work-from-home location. It’s the perfect size for a modest desk and chair. Maybe the next owner will set it up as a bar or a coffee station, or insert a bookcase to showcase a collection of literary work or art décor.

The unit’s laundry closet contains a stacked Bosch washer and dryer.

Another treat for residents is the huge common rooftop terrace with plenty of space and two outdoor kitchens.

Living at Sepia offers many amenities. The building is professionally managed with a 24-hour concierge. The club room on the second floor has a TV, gas fireplace and a full kitchen - residents can rent the space for parties.

A huge common rooftop terrace has two outdoor kitchens. The fitness center is well-equipped, especially for Peloton lovers.

Residents will enjoy the fitness center, which is well-equipped, especially for Peloton lovers.

Cars park in the garage - Unit 501 comes with one spot - and bicycle storage is available.

This pet-friendly place has a dog grooming station to help residents keep their best buddies looking their best.

And another incredible perk of living here is that underground tunnel to the local Whole Foods supermarket.

What was once the site of the Boston Herald is now a young, vibrant place to live with chic restaurants such as Bar Mazzana (Italian Restaurant) and Fuji on the block, along with a Tatte Bakery and Café also nearby. The neighborhood rocks parks, community gardens, galleries, theaters, artist studios, food trucks and farmers markets.

Imagine spending your first summer in your new home, taking walks through the South End and thoroughly enjoying your new neighborhood. Imagine no more, call Elizabeth Crowley at 617-797-8659 today for your personal tour.

There will be an open house from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 3.

A tall glass door opens to the unit’s private deck - this is the place to host intimate gatherings all summer long. With the addition of some green plants and snazzy outdoor furniture, this outdoor space will feel like a personal retreat.

DETAILS:

Address: Sepia at Ink Block, 32 Traveler St., Unit 501, South End

BR/BA: Two bedrooms, one full bathroom

Year built: 2015

Price: $1,099,999

Size: 920 square feet

Taxes: $6,266.72 (Tax Year 2021 - includes residential exemption)

Association fee: $900 monthly (includes heat, hot water, water, gas, sewer, master insurance, security, elevator, fitness center, club room, maintenance, landscaping, snow removal)

Building features: 79-unit pet-friendly condominium building in Ink Block area. Amenities include 24-hour concierge, bike storage, huge rooftop terrace with two outdoor kitchens, Peloton-equipped gym, club room with catering kitchen and fireplace, dog grooming station, and direct underground access to Whole Foods.

Features of home: Bright two-bedroom condo with floor-to-ceiling windows, custom window treatments, ceiling fans and Brazilian cherry floating shelves. Sleek designer kitchen with an extended quartz waterfall island, stainless steel JennAir appliances and a designer faucet on the island’s sink. Private deck off the living area. Oversized bathroom with double vanity and abundant storage. In-unit laundry. Garage parking for one car.

Close by: Chic, vibrant Ink Block area. Trendy restaurants and coffee shops including Bar Mazanna, Fuji and Tatte. Whole Foods supermarket, community gardens, galleries, theaters, artist studios, food trucks, farmers markets. Easy access to MBTA Silver Line, walking distance to Red Line at Broadway, close to Route 93 and the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Contact: Elizabeth Crowley, William Raveis Real Estate

Address: 16 Clarendon St., Boston, MA 02116

Phone: 617-797-8659

Email: Elizabeth.Crowley@raveis.com

Website: https://www.raveis.com/elizabethcrowley

Open house: Saturday, April 3, noon to 2 p.m.