There’s ‘splendor in the sky’ in this home at the Ritz

TODD LARSON
CORRESPONENT
In this dining area, enjoy a tasty meal while taking in the wonderful views of the Boston skyline.

High-rise views of Boston and beyond. High-definition video in an open-concept living room. High-caliber appliances in a white marble kitchen. High-style bedroom suites with marble baths. High-executive office/bedroom space. High-tech designer lighting. High-class hotel amenities.

These and other high-end features await your approval at Unit 31C in The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Towers at 2 Avery St. in Midtown, kudos to its 2,705-square-foot, one-level floor plan and double corner location in the high-hat hotel complex that brands its address.

All of this grants the three-bedroom unit yet another high-level feature: three exposures.

“You get western, southern and eastern views,” said listing agent Myrna Rothman of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

You can get a comprehensive view of the unit’s luxuries upon entering its marble-floored foyer. The sunny sky view scope of the living room is visible on the right.

You also get a comprehensive view of the unit’s luxuries upon entering its marble-floored foyer. The sunny sky view scope of the living room is visible on the right. The hallway to all the other spaces begins on the left with a convenient powder room with a marble floor and pedestal sink.

The living room’s welcoming gestures go beyond its polished dark herringbone hardwood floor, museum-quality track lighting and stunning views of the Boston Common, Beacon Hill, the Charles River, Cambridge and MIT, the Back Bay, John Hancock Tower and the Blue Hills.

The living room’s welcoming gestures go beyond its polished dark herringbone hardwood floor, museum-quality track lighting and stunning views of the Boston Common, Beacon Hill, the Charles River, Cambridge and MIT, the Back Bay, John Hancock Tower and the Blue Hills.

Mounted on a wall of display shelves is a Sony HDTV wide-screen television with a Definitive Technology audio system, complemented by an HDTV video projector and roll-down screen, inviting you to relax with a movie or TV show.

The room’s broad expanse and trapezoidal shape afford it sizable seating for movie nights, an angular window-wall with a city view more “wide-screen” than the TV, a vast entertaining arena and a dining table at a column between window-banks. These columns are mirrored on their window-sides for the illusion of even greater space.

Mounted on a wall of display shelves in the living area is a Sony HDTV wide-screen television with a Definitive Technology audio system, complemented by an HDTV video projector and roll-down screen, inviting you to relax with a movie or TV show.

To keep the dining separate and closer to the kitchen, a double French door introduces an equally sunny dining room with kitchen door.

A swing door at the other end of the L-shaped kitchen links it to the hall to the bedrooms. It connects to the living room via a pass-through opening in a white wave-sculptured tile wall.

“It’s nice to have an opening between the kitchen and the living area so that whoever is in the kitchen isn’t stuck in the kitchen, but can see the view outside,” said Rothman.

The two long kitchen counters line up the dishwasher (to be installed), the double sink with a retractable faucet and the Viking double wall oven on the wall-opening side. The Viking four-burner gas cooktop and the microwave are on the opposite side.

This opening also sheds living room light on the clean white sheen of the kitchen’s white marble counters, white tile floor and recently repainted paneled cabinetry. The two long counters line up the dishwasher (to be installed), the double sink with a retractable faucet and the Viking double wall oven on the wall-opening side. The Viking four-burner gas cooktop and the microwave are on the opposite side.

By a smaller counter along the L’s shorter leg are an Element by Vinotemp wine cooler and a white-paneled Sub-Zero refrigerator, located near the bedrooms’ hall for midnight-snacking or office-lunch convenience.

The latter can be enjoyed to the max in the office/bedroom. An L-shaped built-in desk stretches along part of one wall and the double window where views of the Downtown skyscrapers enforce the room’s corporate image. Track lighting is there for burning the midnight oil.

This area can be enjoyed as either an office or bedroom – or both. An L-shaped built-in desk stretches along part of one wall and the double window where views of the Downtown skyscrapers enforce the room’s corporate image. Track lighting is there for burning the midnight oil.

Black-painted built-in bookcases line the desk wall and opposite wall. Another corner has bed space, convenient for napping between work binges.

Down the hall, the second bedroom suite faces the kitchen entry and the abutting laundry closet with an Electrolux washer and dryer.

The suite handily begins with its en suite bath, which has a marble shower and a vanity with a marble counter extending over the commode.

The bedroom’s wall of built-in cabinets and drawers includes a niche with a baby-changing tray that can be removed for a make-up station, which the ceiling light in a cylindrical veil of faux gem strings would elegantly complement.

The hallway ends with the primary bedroom suite, which conveniently begins with the walk-in closet and en suite bath. The bath lines up the shower and Kohler oval soaking tub on the right and the twin-sink vanity and commode on the left, illuminating all with a double window.

The bedroom wakes you up to a sunrise on the city with southeastern corner exposure. Twin twisted-wire globe pendant lights mark places for nightstands flanking a king-size bed. A silvery pattern of square sunbursts accents the headboard wall. Built-in drawers are handy.

The luxury condo amenities extend to 2 Avery’s common areas as a residential entrance and luxurious lobby (to be renovated) separate from the hotel’s. But that doesn’t separate you from hotel-level amenities and services, which include a doorman, 24-hour concierge and fob-operated elevators paneled in mahogany and onyx. There’s also valet garage parking, paid dry-cleaning at Press It Clean, discounts at the Blu Restaurant and most of the hotel’s other venues, and a 10 percent discount on Ritz stays worldwide.

Residents also get to enjoy discounted memberships at the hotel’s 114,000-square-foot Equinox Sports Club, which offers aerobics, basketball, kickboxing, Pilates, spinning, squash, swimming, yoga, Zumba Fitness, facials and massage at The Spa, and more.

And remember Washington Street’s in-town offerings just around the corner: boutiques, cafés, department stores, restaurants and theaters. Down the street are movies at the AMC Loews Boston Common 19, and recreation and dog walking/romping opportunities on the Boston Common itself.

Offered at $3,695,000, Residence 31C at 2 Avery St. goes above and beyond the average condominium to both welcome you to the world around you and welcome you home.

For more information, contact Myrna Rothman at 617-828-9622 (mobile), 617-267-3500 (office), or myrna.rothman@elliman.com.

The primary bath lines up the shower and Kohler oval soaking tub on the right and the twin-sink vanity and commode on the left, illuminating all with a double window.

DETAILS:

Address: The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton Towers, 2 Avery St., Unit 31C, Midtown/Downtown

BR/BA: Three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath

Size: 2,705 square feet

Housing type: High-rise one-level condominium

Price: $3,695,000

Association fee: $4,168/month

Taxes: $3,129/month, $37,546/year, not including residential exemption

Parking: Valet garage parking for one car, $325/month for second car space, 60 free guest-parking hours per month

Year built: 2001, renovated 2013

Number of units: 172

Features: High ceilings, recessed and museum-quality track lighting, three exposures, six-zone hot water baseboard by gas heating, six-zone central air conditioning, oak and marble floors, open floor plan in living-dining room with panoramic Boston views through walls of windows, Sony wide-screen TV and video projection system with roll-down screen in living room, surround-sound system, updated white marble kitchen with stainless appliances and gas cooking, en suite marble baths for two bedrooms including primary, third bedroom/office with custom built-in desk and bookcases, multiple closets with automatic lights, in-unit laundry

Building amenities: Fob-operated elevator service, paid basement storage, 24-hour concierge and doorman, paid dry cleaning, Equinox Gym discount membership, 10 percent discounts for Ritz hotel stays worldwide, discounts for dining-in service and most hotel venues, pet-friendly and no-smoking building

Close by: Shopping and dining, schools and universities, places of worship, fitness trails and public parks including the Boston Common and the Esplanade, public transit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Theatre District, Financial District

Contact: Myrna Rothman of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Phone: 617-828-9622 (mobile), 617-267-3500 (office)

Email: myrna.rothman@elliman.com

Website: https://www.elliman.com/massachusetts/sales/detail/595-l-658-101_72891879/2-avery-street-midtown-boston-ma-02111