New owner for this perfect contemporary Fenway home

Wayne Braverman
Link Boston Homes
Here’s a great space to relax and have some fun at Pierce Boston.

A move to any home might give people a fresh start, but moving to Unit 27J at Pierce Boston brings a whole new perspective on the city of Boston, one that few have ever seen from this angle.

Through this corner unit's floor-to-ceiling windows, the panorama encompasses the Charles River, historic Fenway Park, iconic Back Bay skyscrapers and downtown, extending all the way to Boston Harbor and the harbor islands.

And the home is designed so that you can enjoy those unobstructed vistas from your well-equipped kitchen, your spacious living and dining areas, and both bedrooms.

And that’s only one of the many facets that a very fortunate new owner will enjoy about this chic 1,510-square-foot home at 188 Brookline Ave.

The home was originally listed by Fred Alibrandi of Douglas Elliman and was purchased with Elynn Chen of Redfin for $2,615,000 on April 5.

Alibrandi is bullish on this neighborhood, praising its proximity to arts (museums), smarts (universities, hospitals and life sciences) and sports (our beloved Red Sox). “It’s a gateway,” he says.

The living and dining area has floor-to-ceiling windows on two walls and light oak flooring makes the most of the light, airy space.

Inside the unit, all is sleek and airy. The open concept living and contemporary urban design with more than 50 feet of window walls, ceilings over nine and a half feet tall, and wide plank oak floors throughout contribute to the expansive feeling.

The home is almost perfectly rectangular and the proportions are uniform. Since space is used efficiently with nothing wasted, you’re able to enjoy all of it.

When the new owners enter the unit, natural light fills the space ahead. The room on the immediate right is the most convenient spot to claim as a home office, but it could function just as easily as a den or nursery.

Across the hall is the very private primary bedroom with clever built-in storage options. Instead of a single walk-in closet, the room is designed with a 20-foot storage wall. Hidden behind a set of glossy doors, the new owners discover hanging space on top and pull-out drawers on the bottom – essentially a personal valet area.

This bedroom features a view-oriented wall whose window overlooks Fenway Park and the river. On the adjacent wall, there’s plenty of room to fit a king size bed with nightstands on either side. Since all your wardrobe storage needs are taken care of, you can use the extra floor space for seating and accent pieces.

The primary suite's bathroom is contemporary in style. You can choose to soak in the tub or take an invigorating shower.

Immaculate and contemporary, the en suite bathroom has subtle, pale wood on the flooring and double vanity. Rectangular glass tiles shine on the wall. A separate soaking tub and walk-in shower let you decide how you want to relax and cleanse.

The home's open kitchen has Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, including an under-counter wine fridge, and lots of counter space.

A well-equipped white kitchen offers all the essentials to prepare great meals. A tall Sub-Zero refrigerator, accented with light wood panels, rocks two freezer drawers. Coveted by home chefs, a Wolf cooktop lets you cook with gas. An under-counter Wolf oven can elevate your baking game. And you can store your favorite bottles in the beverage cooler.

A sink and microwave/convection oven are installed in the peninsula. Line up a few counter stools to serve casual meals.

A sink and microwave/convection oven are installed in the peninsula. Line up a few counter stools to enjoy casual meals.

The kitchen overlooks an amazing open living and dining area. The large space poses the flexibility to arrange your furniture as you wish. A paramount highlight of this space is the corner exposure with additional windows that not only illuminate the room, but provide a bounty of views as well. The vistas are spectacular, drawing the outside in. This is the type of space guests won’t want to leave.

The floor plan is open and flexible. Placing the dining table here allows guests to relish a great view of Boston while they enjoy dinner.

Located at the back of the unit, the guest suite is bright and spacious with an abundance of room for a queen bed and a pair of nightstands. This room has a walk-in closet for clothing storage.

An attractive, full en suite bath has a tub/shower combination. This bath is accented with light wood on the vanity, replicating the one in the primary suite’s bathroom.

Although it’s more than a powder room, there’s a second door to this bath - accessible from the living area. It will come in handy for your guests the next time the owner throws a party. Just outside this door is a short hallway with a coat closet on the left side and a laundry closet on the right. A European-style Bosch laundry pair completes the home.

A home at Pierce Boston could be convenient and appealing to the professionals flocking to the Fenway, not just for the museums, colleges and Red Sox games, it’s the perfect place to live.

Anyone who appreciates luxury living will find life here amazing. The building offers loads of amenities - beginning with a stunning lobby. A fully equipped fitness center with a yoga studio is on the second floor.

On the building’s roof, where you might expect to find a penthouse, the developer created an outdoor pool and hot tub with an expansive deck for sunbathing. On the Charles River side, there’s an outdoor kitchen with a grilling station and a gas fireplace. And on the 18th floor, there is an arcade and a lounge. Everything the new owners need for entertainment and relaxation they will find here at the Pierce Boston.

The Fenway neighborhood is going through a significant transformation, becoming a life sciences hub with space to house research labs, pharmaceutical industries and other healthcare-related companies near the booming Longwood Medical Area, making it more vibrant than ever.

A home at Pierce Boston is a great investment for professionals and others flocking to the Fenway. It’s not only convenient and appealing for the museums, colleges and Red Sox games, Pierce Boston is the perfect place to call home.

The view from Unit 27J is unobstructed. Few have seen Boston from this Fenway perspective.


Address: 188 Brookline Ave., Unit 27J, Fenway

BR/BA: Two plus bedrooms, two full bathrooms

Year built: 2018

Closing price: $2,615,000

Size: 1,510 square feet

Features of building: Sparkling newer concierge building with luxury condominium residences and rental units. Awesome amenities, including fitness center, rooftop swimming pool, sunbathing areas, outdoor grilling station, and 18th floor arcade and lounge. Pet-friendly building.

Features of home: Sleek, elegant corner unit with panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Open living and dining area, gourmet kitchen with Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, two large bedrooms, contemporary bathrooms, den, in-unit laundry with European-style Bosch washer and dryer. One self-parking space in the garage for $155 per month.

Nearby: Fenway Park, Museum of Fine Arts and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Longwood medical area, parks, restaurants, numerous colleges and universities. Easy access to MBTA Green Line, close to Storrow Drive and the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Contact: Fred Alibrandi, Douglas Elliman, 617-315-2919, or Elynn Chen, Redfin, 617-870-0043,