Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sneak Peak - A fantastic Boston condo for sale!

My friend and client, Rob, is selling his incredible Boston penthouse condo and I wanted to share the news.

The condo is located on Beacon Street in Boston's tony Back Bay. The back windows face Cambridge across the Charles River and the famed Boston Esplanade. On the 4th of July - his view of the fireworks was nothing short of spectacular!

Rob did a complete gut rehab of the condo and we worked together on the kitchen and bathroom, plus odds and ends like paint colors and furniture placement. We spent a lot of time finding the sleek cabinetry and granite counter tops that would create the streamlined yet warm and classic space Rob was looking for. This small kitchen includes a wine fridge as well as under mount washer and dryer. The high glass fronted cabinets work for long-term storage.

Here is a longer view of the kitchen, dining area and the hallway towards the bedroom which is in the front of the building.

This is a one bedroom condo, but the bedroom is beautiful and quite spacious. It over looks the tree lined Beacon Street. What you can't see in this photo is the view of the Prudential Center out the right window and the Hancock Tower out the left hand window.

The bathroom, like the kitchen, is cool and sleek, yet not cold. It has rich marble surfaces and a simple vanity and classic fixtures.

Here is a link to a virtual tour of Rob's unit.


Here's the floor plan:


A satellite view of the neighborhood shows the condo's proximity to the Public Gardens and Boston Common to the east (right) and the Esplanade and Hatch Shell to the north.
Here's the exteriors of the mansard roof Victorian era building. Rob's unit is the top floor, which includes roof deck rights. As is common, the original larger home was split into two separate buildings at some point. Rob's building is on the right.

Here is a closeup of two front doors, where once up a time this would have been an elegant single entrance.



Also, a little bit of celebrity juiciness - guess which famous Boston sports celebrity and his model girl friend are in the next building? I've never seen them, but Tom and Gisele have been neighborhood fixtures, playing with his son on the Esplanade. Of course, they do keep a low profile and enter their building from their private garages that run along the rear alley. Good thing Mr. Brady put in the elevator!


Click here to view the real estate listing at Coldwell Banker.


Images of Rob's building courtesy of Coldwell Banker. Images of Tom Brady's building courtesy of Boston.com.

1 comment:

Britni said...

I used to live and work in the Back Bay area of Boston and miss it dearly. What an AMAZING location and view! And, of course, an amazing condo. If only I could afford something like that!

If I could, I would move back to Boston in a heartbeat! Whoever ends up with that condo is very lucky!

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