New owner of condo with great views at 45 Province
“A” room with a view? Not even close. Every room in spacious Unit 2101 at 45 Province in Midtown has a view - and each one is spectacular. Tucked into the “nose” of the Midtown complex, this residence has massive windows on three sides with amazing vistas. The sunsets from this west-facing home are simply unforgettable.
This two-bedroom unit with two full bathrooms also has 1,507 square feet of living space and it also has a new owner. Originally listed by David Gordon and Stephanie Ford of Coldwell Banker Realty, this bright and beautiful home sold on May 13 for $2,500,000. It was purchased through Rob Cohen of Engel & Volkers.
A well-planned and well-executed floor plan reflects today’s lifestyles preferences with numerous 21st century amenities and a plethora of techie treats. This home’s open concept layout, for example, allows for personal privacy.
The primary suite is practically in its own wing while the second bedroom is on the other side of the unit. Solid engineered pre-oiled white oak flooring with a textured look (officially it’s Firenze Nuance brushed) installed last year is a backdrop that complements any decor.
On the tech side, this home has five separate heating/cooling zones with programmable thermostats and remote-controlled Lutron shades. These almost see-through beauties allow in as much natural light as desired without fully blocking the sights. At night (whether the shades are open or closed), city lights sparkle in the dark.
Still, what you see outside is what you notice first.
The grand expanse of city sights begins as soon as the door opens into the generous foyer. Iconic Boston landmarks such as the Hancock and the Prudential are directly ahead via a floor-to-ceiling window wall. Keep in mind that ceilings are 10-feet high.
Given the scene (and scenery), overlooking the tray ceiling with up-lighting is easy, but you shouldn’t. The shimmery glow is a modern take on a classic chandelier.
An extra-wide double closet and laundry facilities (full-size stackable Maytag machines) are here, too.
The living room, which is fully open to the dining area, also has breathtaking views via two-walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. The bonus with this well-proportioned space is that furniture placement options are many.
A thoughtfully-placed free-standing wall separates the kitchen and dining area - any less-than-spotless sights are out of view - yet maintains the overall aesthetic of the open concept floor plan and keeps traffic flow fluid. Not to worry, this architectural feature does not obstruct any view.
Sleek and chic, the chef-worthy kitchen with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele stainless steel appliances and gas cooking on a five-burner range has function down to a science.
Long swaths of granite countertop (including a peninsula with a Marvel beverage cooler and seating for two) provide ample working space while an abundance of European style cabinetry (with contrasting lowers and uppers) that includes a number of deep drawers along with dedicated pantry cupboards offers an enormous amount of storage.
But this cookery’s pizzazz is definitely interior eye candy. Frosted glass-front gull-wing overhead cabinets are stylish, the Zypher glass-and-stainless steel range hood is a statement maker and the yellow tile backsplash adds a dash of color.
Almost 180 degrees worth of city views, however, garner immediate attention in the dining area that is fully open to the kitchen and easily seats six, eight and more people. Tucked into a corner with huge full glass pane sliders to the roomy terrace on one side and an even larger floor-to-ceiling window on the other side, this space overlooks the brilliant gold dome on the State House, the Boston Common and has expansive vistas well beyond the city limits.
Speaking of views that include a practically straight-ahead look at Cambridge, the outdoor space has tempered glass panels (so nothing obscures the scenery) and a thoroughly contemporary railing of brushed stainless steel. The space is large enough for several chairs and a table, too.
Maintaining personal privacy is an art form in this urban oasis. Essentially a separate wing off the living room, the primary suite also has a “corner" advantage with massive windows on two walls.
Sight lines extend to Logan Airport and include the striking Ritz Carlton residence from almost any angle in the king-bed-size sleeping chamber. Creating an office nook is easy in the exceptionally spacious room.
Elfa custom inserts in the walk-in lighted closet are as attractive as they are functional. Open shelving for baskets or folded items and dedicated hanging space make being organized easy.
In the en suite bathroom with an oversized step-in shower within a glass enclosure, water controls near the frameless glass door allow bathers to turn on the shower without getting wet. The same large-scale tile used as wainscoting on the floor and in the shower’s floor-to-ceiling surround creates a calm atmosphere in this loo while straight lines on the double-sink vanity enhance the modern look.
Chic and contemporary, the shared full bathroom is an oasis of muted colors, but the white quartz-topped vanity adds shimmer. A frameless glass panel prevents water spray in the tub/shower ensemble with a full tile surround.
The Charles River and the State House are beautifully framed by floor-to-ceiling windows in the guest room and/or office. This spacious room, however, has more than pretty views. Large enough for a king-size bed, this chamber has a lighted double closet that is thoughtfully customized with Elfa open shelving and dedicated hanging spaces.
The “extras” with this home at 45 Province are wide-ranging from 24-hour concierge service and garage valet parking to exercise/fitness facilities and a movie theater. The huge common roof deck with its dramatic view pales only in comparison to the heated outdoor pool.
Of course, the location at the foot of Beacon Hill is outstanding. The Boston Common, Downtown and the Financial District are literally at the doorstep and access to public transportation and major roadways is easy. This home is also within easy reach of the Theater District, Chinatown, Waterfront and Government Center.
Address: 45 Province St., Unit 2101, Midtown
BR/BA: Two bedrooms; two full bathrooms
Size: 1,507 square feet
Selling price: $2,500,000
Year built: 2007
Features: In the “nose” of the building with exposures on three sides, including a west-facing one for incredible sunsets via floor-to-ceiling windows. Remote controlled Lutron shades. Open-concept floor plan with solid engineered white oak flooring throughout. Chef’s kitchen with granite countertops, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Marvel wine fridge and Miele stainless steel appliances that include a five-burner gas range. Private terrace. Primary suite has step-in shower in the en suite bathroom and Elfa custom walk-in closet. Spacious second bedroom and a second full bathroom with a tub/shower ensemble. Garage valet parking. 24-hour concierge, pool, movie theater and common roof deck.
Nearby: Around the corner from Downtown Crossing and easy access to Boston Common and the Financial District. Near various landmarks, including the Old South Meeting House, the Old State House, King’s Chapel, Suffolk University, the Opera House, AMC movie theater, the Hyatt Regency Hotel and countless restaurants. Park Street T stop for the Red and Green lines is less than five blocks away. Convenient to Government Center as well as Route 93.
David Gordon contact: David Gordon and Stephanie Ford of the Beacon Group at Coldwell Banker Realty, 1261 Centre St., Newton Centre, MA 02459, 617-480-5480, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.beacongrouprealestate.com
Robb Cohen contact: Robb Cohen of Engel & Volkers Boston, 46 Gloucester St., Boston, MA 02115, 617-962-0142, email@example.com, https://robbcohenteam.evrealestate.com