W Residences luxurious condo is impeccably designed
What makes a home truly luxurious? Everyone’s opinions differ, but it’s fair to start with exquisite finishes, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, lavish spa bathrooms and most of all – streams of light and wonderful vistas through great big windows.
Unit 17B at the W Boston Hotel Residences in the Back Bay offers all of that in an impeccably designed residence that wraps around two corners. Ricardo Rodriguez of Coldwell Banker is listing the home for $1,995,000.
“This home is all about the windows and the light,” he says. “You capture sunlight from sunup to sundown, literally, throughout the entire unit.”
The unit’s floor-to-ceiling windows on three exposures deliver panoramic views that reach to the State House, the Charles River, South End, South Boston and all the way to the Blue Hills in the distance. Every season presents new scenery to appreciate from every room.
From the moment you enter the unit, it’s obvious that there’s something special going on here. The home has a lovely sense of arrival. The foyer has a fine formality to it and ring pendants light the way into the living space.
A powder room for guests is right off the foyer. It’s stunning with the seagrass wallpaper adding fabulous texture along with silver and copper undertones. A wall-hung vanity and low-profile toilet contribute modern flair.
The open living area was designed with impeccable taste. This area can accommodate an extra-long couch, comfortable chairs and art on the walls. The current owners integrated eclectic pieces to create a radiant home, but the space itself is not committed to any particular aesthetic. Whatever style you embrace, whether contemporary, transitional or traditional, would work well since walls of windows complement any style perfectly.
The unit’s open layout is entirely flexible and lends itself to entertaining. Choose any spot for the dining table, preferably next to the gorgeous view. You can copy the current owners and add an additional table and chairs in a corner and the enjoy morning coffee there with additional views through two exposures. Or position a beautiful club chair in the space and create a reading nook. Regardless of how you arrange it, the space is bound to be serene.
The living space opens to an elegant, bright kitchen. It’s a two-tone design, custom built with rich chocolate brown bases contrasting with high gloss white cabinets and complementing the home’s hardwood floors. White quartz countertops look amazing against the marble backsplash, which incorporates every neutral color in the kitchen.
There are cabinets on three sides and the island is oversized, so the kitchen is well designed to provide plenty of storage for food, cutlery, china, table linens and everything else home chefs might need to work their unique magic.
The kitchen is equipped for preparing magnificent meals. Appliances are of the highest quality – a Thermador package that includes two wall ovens, a dishwasher, a spacious refrigerator and an undercounter wine fridge.
The induction cooktop could be the star of the group. European cooks love induction cooking because it offers excellent temperature control. Plus, it could help get dinner for guests on the table quickly as an induction element can boil water in just a couple of minutes.
This residence is roughly L-shaped and the short leg of the L is where both of the bedrooms are located. This increases the privacy and sense of retreat at bedtime.
The primary bedroom is wrapped with windows on two sides. The room faces toward the water and the South End. The morning sun streams in.
There’s plenty of space in this lovely room for a bed, a pair of nightstands and a dresser or two. Adding layers of additional décor, display art on the walls and windows treatments provides extra panache.
The 11-foot-deep walk-in closet is impressively organized, sporting rods for hanging attire, shelves and drawers for folded clothes and accessories, and a whole wall partitioned just for shoes.
The primary bedroom’s fabulous en suite bathroom is immaculate and feels like a private spa. It boasts radiant heated floors and a custom-built double vanity with leather handles on the storage drawers. The shower doors are frameless glass and the rain shower head and handheld spray ensure a great bathing experience.
The guest suite across the hall has room for a king size bed. Its en suite bath with a tub/shower combination will take good care of overnight visitors. This room would also make a spacious home office filled with energizing light.
Every detail is accounted for, from the stacked front-loading washer and dryer in the laundry closet to the two garage parking spaces and deeded storage that are included with the unit.
The W offers residents fabulous amenities and services, including a 24-hour concierge, a doorman, valet parking, a spa and a gym that allows you to hop on a treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike or cross-trainer anytime, around the clock.
Living at the W puts you at the intersection of many neighborhoods, within walking distance to some of the best parts of Boston. At the W Residences, you really are in the heart of the city.
Address: W Residences, 110 Stuart St., Unit 17B, Back Bay
BR/BA: Two bedrooms, two-and-one-half baths
Year built: 2009
Size: 1,794 square feet
Association fee: $2,436 per month (includes heat, hot water, gas, water, sewer, master insurance, security, elevator, exterior maintenance, landscaping, snow removal, refuse removal, exercise room, clubroom, extra storage, valet parking, air conditioning, reserve funds).
Taxes: $20,266 (Tax Year 2021 - includes residential exemption)
Building features: Luxury condominium residences located above the W Boston Hotel; exceptional views through walls of windows; 24-hour concierge, doorman, garage parking with valet service, a spa and a well-equipped 24-hour gym.
Unit features: Light-filled open corner condominium with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides; refined finishes; gourmet chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances; sunny bedrooms; primary suite with well-organized walk-in closet and lavish spa bathroom; in-unit laundry; two garage parking spaces.
Close by: Theatre District, Chinatown, State House, Government Center and Beacon Hill; fine dining, shopping on Boylston and Newbury Street; convenient access to the Expressway, Massachusetts Turnpike and Storrow Drive; easy access to MBTA Green, Red and Orange lines.
Contact: Ricardo Rodriguez, Coldwell Banker Real Estate, 399 Boylston St., Suite 200, Boston, MA 02116