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Renovated sun-filled delight available in the South End

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are also everywhere, have straight-line detailing rather than curves.

 

Of course, the best news is that this three-bedroom home with two full bathrooms, one half bathroom and 2,345 square feet of living space is move-in ready for the next lucky owner.

 

John Neale and Brad Sprogis of Sprogis & Neale Real Estate have listed this one-of-a-kind home for $2,995,000.

 

Everything about the living-dining room on the first floor is appealing. Running front-to-back, this area is both versatile and beautiful. A stunning flush-mount gas fireplace on a tile accent wall that stretches to the ceiling is an instant focal point that seamlessly (sans wall) apportions the space into two equal parts.

 

A three-window bump out, which is in the two-story extension on the house, overlooks the fenced-in patio below.

 

Beautiful and flexible, the garden level eat-in kitchen has two large spaces on either end that can be used for dining, a family room or play area. The kitchen, however, is a showpiece - albeit an understated one.

 

The kitchen has a striking backsplash of narrow navy blue crescent- shaped tiles set in a subway pattern that complements the white quartzite countertops and white Shaker-style cabinetry (of which there is a substantial amount), accented with a suite of Thermador stainless-steel appliances - including a convection/microwave oven. The long center island, which has a stainless-steel sink, seats three-to-four people. Legrand electrical outlets (one is in the island) maintain the clean linear look.

 

Although similar in size, as in large, each space at the end of the room has its own distinct look. One space, for example, has a Mondrian- like design (in wood) on the wall. In addition to being a very attractive focal point, the design has a secret: important necessities such as the electric panel are tucked in behind it.

 

Using this area for table/banquette seating is very doable. An electric outlet behind a round ceiling panel is ready and waiting for a light fixture.

 

The other space, which is even larger, has its own interior bump out, featuring a bar area with a beverage fridge and overhead glass-front cabinets. Whether used as a dining area or family room, views are included.

 

A wall of almost floor-to-ceiling windows looks out to the enclosed south-facing brick paver patio with a hard-piped grill. A full glass pane door leads to the “yard” that is large enough for a table and chairs and has direct access to a footpath alley with brick and granite pavers that wraps around to the street. For added privacy, gates are at each end.

 

A Harry Potter-like closet under the stairs and a half bathroom with a wall-mounted Duravit commode and space-saving sink are also on this level.

 

The second floor is mostly dedicated to the master bedroom suite. An almost perfectly square room overlooking the enclosed patio works well as an office, study or nursery.

 

Well-proportioned and spacious, the king-bed size sleeping chamber with three windows has ample room for a bench at the foot of the bed plus a “wall” of desired bedroom furniture such as armoires, bureaus, dressers or chests of drawers.

 

Another option is to forgo “storage” furniture for a sitting area. The adjacent walk-in and walk-through galley-like closet (it leads to the en suite bathroom) via pocket doors has matching custom inserts on each side that include drawers, open shelving, shoe racks and specialized hanging areas.

 

Heated porcelain stone-gray floor tiles are one highlight in the en suite bathroom. Certainly, the oval freestanding soaking tub is another along with an oversized step-in shower in a glass enclosure.

 

In addition to three showerheads (one rain head is centered, another is mounted on the wall and the third is a flexible sprayer), this shower has a decorative marble tile surround. Marble is also used on the two-sink floating vanity and as wainscoting. The Duravit commode is wall-mounted and Grohe faucets are standard issue.

 

Each of the two spacious bedrooms on the third floor has the charming “mansard” angled ceiling line, two large two-over-two windows and a lighted double closet with custom inserts. Despite their shared features, these rooms have distinct personalities. Natural light and where it comes from is the reason.

 

The back bedroom, for example, receives morning sun while the front bedroom, which has a north westerly exposure, has two gigantic skylights.

 

A shared bathroom with a tub/shower ensemble separates the two rooms - and does it beautifully. Extra-long white subway tile is used as wainscoting and in the tub surround. A floating vanity with two sinks is a stylish note in this loo - the adjacent medicine/linen closet is a practical one.

 

Laundry facilities, which are also on this level, include a full-size stackable Electrolux washer and dryer tucked into a double closet that is lighted. This space also has custom inserts for hanging items and open cubbies.

 

A full staircase leads to a sizable private roof deck with water, electricity and a gas line. Amazing views of Back Bay are among the perks of this rooftop escape. Easy maintenance is another as this outdoor haven is constructed of manmade wood.