Magnificent front-facing condo available at Atelier 505
Few homes fit the real estate maxim “location, location, location” as appropriately and in so many ways as Unit 313 at the Atelier 505, 505 Tremont St. in the South End.
The geographic location for this luxurious South End condo between Berkeley and Clarendon streets and adjacent to the Calderwood Pavilion easily earns an A+ and, even better - those high marks continue inside.
This 1,561-square-foot condo with two-plus bedrooms and two full bathrooms, listed by Neda Vander Stoep of Coldwell Banker Realty, has a sensational spot in the building, too. As the last unit on the third floor, this home has no shared bedroom walls and is at the front of the building with a southern exposure.
And that’s only the beginning for this home priced at $2,195,000.
In addition to a handy and spacious coat closet, gleaming hardwood flooring starts in the oversized front entry and continues throughout the entire unit.
The spacious foyer (a hall table/chest fits comfortably) has direct access to a well-planned and well-executed highly functional office with built-in cabinetry and a long granite-topped built-in desk.
A full bathroom with a step-in shower that has a frameless glass door is nearby, too. This loo does double duty for nearby guest quarters and/or fabulous den/sitting room/study and when entertaining.
But that’s getting ahead of this delightful home tour. Those guest quarters (or adaptable space, use to be determined) are an inviting spot - period. French doors with glass pane inserts and blinds for added privacy open to the main chamber with a soaring tray ceiling that is close to 10 feet high.
Large enough for a king-size bed or a Murphy bed for the ultimate in flexibility, this room is fully carpeted to insure warm and comfy tootsies.
The walk-in closet is fantastic. Custom designed by Closet & Storage Concepts with various specialized spaces, including open cubbies and hanging areas for long and short items, this falls into the “dressing room” category. Of course, the room - and yes, it is that big - is lighted.
Form and function are the essence of the L-shaped kitchen from chic SieMatic cabinetry to sleek stainless-steel appliances that include a four-burner gas Gaggenau cooktop and oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator and Miele dishwasher. The silver and bronze glass mosaic backsplash is a stylish contrast to black granite countertops.
The versatile and attractive center island seats three people comfortably, provides extra work/prep space and can be a server (buffet or otherwise) when entertaining.
The deep tray ceiling (the inset is 10-feet, seven-inches high) over the spacious, open-concept dining-living room is certainly an eye-catching architectural detail that also tends to draw attention to a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows.
From this third-floor vantage point, the hustle and bustle of Tremont Street feels up close and personal, yet is far away from any urban hubbub. The bonus is the incredible amount of natural light that floods the room every day.
Arranging furniture in the well-proportioned space is easy and the choice of configurations are many. That you might not notice this at first is understandable given a unique and magnificent distraction: a stunning stainless steel barn door that opens to reveal the primary bedroom suite.
Natural light from the wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and the amount of available space are true highlights. That a king-size bed plus nightstands and seating fits comfortably is a given. The usual bedroom furniture can be kept to a minimum and/or none as the custom, lighted walk-in closet (more handiwork from Closet & Storage Concepts) handles everything.
The en suite marble bathroom is a respite for the weary and with great looking Dornbracht fixtures, is a beautiful sight.
A jetted tub is adjacent to a glass enclosed, fully tiled (marble) step-in shower. The extra-long vanity that allows for ample elbow room offers two sinks.
The perks with this South End beauty, of which there are many, are the icing on the cake. The recently-replaced hot water heater and a reserved parking space in the heated garage, for example, is included as is a climate-controlled storage unit that is just down the hall. Yes, on the same floor.
Atelier 505 has doorman service as well as 24-hour concierge service. A building manager is on site during the week, too.
Residents here have access to a large exclusive fitness center (this is also just down the hall) and a lounge that includes a meeting room, caterer’s kitchen and a landscaped terrace. Atelier 505 also has its own resident library.
Because of its prime location, the residents at Atelier 505 will also have a plethora of things to do, places to go and people to see nearby.
Adjacent to the Atelier 505 is the Boston Center for the Arts complex which accommodates the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion, the famed Cyclorama, the Plaza Theaters, artists studios and the Mills Gallery. Residents can attend a variety of exceptional visual and performing arts shows year-round.
The South End is also noted for its multitude of charming parks and playgrounds. Peters Park - one of the neighborhood’s most diverse and well-used greenspaces - includes basketball, tennis and handball courts, a baseball diamond, two dog parks and a playground, all surrounded by grassy fields, gardens and a beautiful sculpture.
The fabulous Berkeley Community Garden, one of the largest in Boston, is located on East Berkeley Street, between Tremont Street and Shawmut Avenue. The garden’s 150 plots, first cultivated in the mid-1970s, are now part of the Trustees of Reservations’ family of community gardens, urban farms and open spaces found throughout greater Boston and Trustees’ properties state-wide.
Often declared as Boston’s best food neighborhood, the vibrant South End is packed with a plethora of tantalizing and trendy restaurants and family-friendly bistros.
The award-winning SoWa Open Market, Boston's largest celebration of local art, food and music, is open every Sunday from May to October.
The MBTA’s Back Bay Station is an easy walk away. For those who drive, Rt. 93 and the Mass Turnpike are nearby.
Address: Atelier 505, 505 Tremont St., Unit 313, South End
BR/BA: Two-plus bedrooms; two full bathrooms
Size: 1,561 square feet
Taxes: $16,852.67 (Tax Year 2021). Includes Residential Tax Exemption of $3,153.02.
Year built: 2003
Number of units: 103
Assn. fee: $1,772.81 monthly (includes heat, air conditioning, gas, water, sewer, master insurance, security, elevator, exterior maintenance, landscaping, snow removal, refuse removal, reserve funds, management fee, extra storage, exercise room, clubroom)
Building amenities: Concierge and doorman services; reserved parking space in heated garage; access to deeded storage unit and use of the fitness center, both on the same floor as unit; lounge with meeting room and caterer’s kitchen; library
Unit features: Front-facing unit with southern exposure, 10-foot-plus ceilings, walls of floor-to-ceiling windows; open-concept gourmet kitchen-dining and living room plus dedicated home office space; SieMatic cabinetry, Miele dishwasher, Gaggenau four-burner gas cooktop and oven and Sub-Zero refrigerator; custom closets by Closets & Storage Concepts throughout; in-unit Maytag washer and dryer
Nearby: Centrally located in the South End adjacent to Calderwood Pavilion plus numerous restaurants along Restaurant Row, shopping opportunities and services within a 10-minute or less radius; easy access to Storrow Drive and Route 93 is less than a 10-minute drive. There are also plenty of parks.
Contact: Neda Vander Stoep, Coldwell Banker Realty-Back Bay, 399 Boylston St., Suite 200, Boston, MA 02116