Great location, lots of space in this luxury Back Bay condo

Wayne Braverman
Link Boston Homes
The kitchen, tastefully redesigned by the current owners, is elegantly finished with warm wood soft-close cabinetry, sparkling Van Gogh granite slab countertops and stainless steel Viking appliances, including two ovens, one a convention, and a six-burner cooktop range.

Built in honor of the Boston architect Gridley James Fox Bryant, who was the designer of Boston’s Old City Hall, The Bryant is a new, stylish edition to the neighborhood landscape - conveniently located on a tree-lined street at 303 Columbus Ave. where the Back Bay meets the South End and brownstones and boutiques are abundant. This beautiful boutique, 10-story, full-service condominium building features 50 luxurious units and a state-of-the-art fitness center with all new equipment.

The Bryant is in a prime location for enjoying the best of the Back Bay and the South End.

From the elegant lobby – adorned with marble floors and distinctive original details and artwork – and cordial doorman/concierge and resident manager services, to the private elevators that open directly into your well-appointed home, The Bryant offers Boston living at its best and most affordable. Compared to Boston’s other luxury developments, this one was designed and is managed to keep the association fees low while still offering all the amenities people love to enjoy.

Now on the market is one of the nicest units at The Bryant. Jillian Reig and Steve Losordo of Compass have listed Unit 304 – a colossal-sized, beautifully updated home for $3,499,000.

With more than 2,800 square feet of living space encompassing two levels, this lavish duplex feels more like a single-family home than a condo.

The spacious south-facing, sun-filled living room includes four large windows looking out onto Columbus Avenue.

This exquisite floor-through residence features sleek, solid Red Oak, mahogany-stained hardwood floors as well as lofty nine-and-a-half-foot ceilings and grand wall spaces perfect for displaying large-scale pieces of art that create a warm and inviting environment - ideal for entertaining.

A sleek and sophisticated open contemporary chef’s kitchen and dining area lead to a south facing, sun-filled living room - perfectly planned for easy yet gracious living.

The kitchen, tastefully redesigned by the current owners, is elegantly finished with warm wood soft-close cabinetry and sparkling Van Gogh granite slab countertops. Stainless steel Viking appliances include two wall ovens – the top one is a convection oven; the bottom one is conventional – and a six-burner cooktop range. The large Viking refrigerator with a bottom pull-out freezer is complimented by an under-counter Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer drawer units as well as a built-in beverage cooler.

A large island that seats four people comfortably also includes a sink and dishwasher for easy cleanup.

The dining area easily has enough space for a large table under contemporary pendants hanging from the ceiling.

Three contemporary pendant lights suspend from the ceiling above the dining area that is roomy enough to fit a large table and chairs. The spacious, south-facing, sun-filled living room showcases a quartet of large windows looking out onto Columbus Avenue.

The expansive primary bedroom suite on the back end of this home is enhanced with three large windows and two walk-in closets.

Across the hall and separated by the private elevator are the bedrooms and baths. The sizable bedroom on the back end of this home – currently used as the primary suite – is enhanced with a trio of large windows and two walk-in closets. The space beyond the sleeping area – separated by a large slider door – would make a great place for a home office, quiet sitting room or a nursery. This space has a large double-sized closet. This area used to be a bedroom and it is possible to re-install the wall to make it so again.

The primary bedroom’s en suite bath features a large walk-in shower and double vanity with large mirrors.

The primary bedroom’s en suite bath includes a large walk-in shower and double vanity with large mirrors.

The front-facing bedroom nearest the living room is currently being used as an entertainment room, easy to do since it is wired to fit a large wall TV. This flexible space could also be used as a primary or secondary suite.

The nearby bathroom includes a walk-in shower and a marble sink and is a mirror image of the third bathroom on this level.

A large laundry room, dressed with a side-by-side Miele washer and dryer and garnished with plenty of racks and shelves, complete this level.

The lower level of Unit 304 has a 700-square-foot space with its own entry. This adaptable space can be used for family members, guests or as an au pair. It can be enjoyed as a large office, entertainment center or as a media sanctuary. This space could also be used as the primary bedroom suite. It comes with its own sumptuous bathroom with a frameless glass shower and a deep soaking tub.

The lower level of Unit 304 has one 700-square-foot space that can be used for family members, guests or as an au pair.

This delightful duplex also comes with one deeded garage parking space in the heated garage and additional storage space in the basement. Having direct-access to the underground, secure garage and a video security system offers additional protection and peace of mind. An additional parking space is available for purchase.

The residents at The Bryant can enjoy easy access to some of Boston’s best attractions. It’s an easy walk to the Southwest Corridor Park which encompasses the Back Bay, South End and Jamaica Plain, and a host of community parks and playgrounds in the Back Bay and South End where residents can enjoy colorful gardens, walking and biking trails, recreational facilities, concerts and popular doggie areas.

It’s also a short walk to the Copley Mall and Copley Square featuring Farmers’ Markets, the main branch of the Boston Public Library; Newbury Street and Restaurant Row for some of the best dining and shopping around.

The national award-winning SoWa Art + Design District is filled with artisans showcasing their works in the studios and galleries as well as classics and fresh produce at the Vintage and Farmer’s Markets. The Underground Ink Block also has art, music and trails to enjoy.

The Bryant is right around the corner from Back Bay Station for quick and easy travel to all of Boston’s neighborhoods and has convenient access to the Mass Pike for extended excursions.

There will be an open home from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 16.

With all the space available in this condo, finding room to create a home office is easy to do.


Address: The Bryant, 303 Columbus Ave., Unit 304, Back Bay

BR/BA: Four bedrooms; Four bathrooms

Size: 2,810 square feet

Price: $3,499,000

Taxes: $28,375 (Tax Year 2021)

Year built: 2009

Number of units: 50

Assn. fee: $2,219 (monthly – includes water, sewer, master insurance, elevator, exterior maintenance, landscaping, snow removal, refuse removal, exercise room).

Features: This unique and elegant four-bedroom, four-bathroom home has direct elevator access and heated garage parking. Ideal for entertaining, this residence features an open chef’s kitchen and dining area leading to a south facing sun-filled living room. The master suite has two walk-in closets. With its own separate entrance, the massive bedroom on the lower level can be utilized as an in-law apartment, an au pair living space, a home office/offices or an entertainment/media sanctuary.

Nearby: Prime location for enjoying the best of the Back Bay and the South End. Easy walk to the beautiful and spacious Southwest Corridor. Stroll to the South End with its many dog parks, playgrounds and countless restaurants, boutiques and services. Fifteen minutes (or less) walk to Copley Square and the Boston Public Library. Convenient access to the Mass Turnpike and Back Bay Station.

Contact: Jillian Reig and Steve Losordo, Compass, 126 Newbury St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02116

Phone: 617-960-6080



Open house: Sunday, May 16 – noon to 1 p.m.