Boston Homes
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New penthouses offer great views and perfect location

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bicycling, bike storage is available as well.


Each of the awe-inspiring floor plans enhances the uniqueness and desirability of these residences. Each home was designed with an open concept that offers an abundance of living space - all bathed in a generous amount of natural light from oversized windows. Seven of the units feature two bedrooms and two baths, and another seven have three bedrooms and two baths. Each home has a full size washer and vented dryer plus a private balcony.


A lot of time, it’s the small touches that make a home special. Each of these homes has recessed LED Puck Lights, providing a softer, yet brighter, illumination. Not only are they cost effective, they are also easier to change out when needed.


Additional touches include easy touch in-set blinds on the doors, central air and heat, plus hot water on demand – no need to worry about a hot water tank.


Lisa Rainis of Douglas-Elliman Real Estate has listed these delightful homes with prices starting at $749,000.


These homes are perfect for empty nesters, working professionals and small families who prefer not to pay the premium prices for condos in the more expensive areas of the city, such as the South End and Back Bay.


The location of the building is supreme – right on the border of South Boston’s Andrew Square and the Polish Triangle section of Dorchester.


These homes are within easy walking distance of the fabulous South Bay Center, including its new pedestrian-friendly District Avenue with a munificent mix of retail and restaurants. Many are familiar, affordable places that families love to shop at, such as Target, Best Buy, Home Depot, Nike, Marshall’s and Super Stop & Shop.


There are also an eclectic exhibit of eateries to choose from - for instance, Wahlburgers, Harvest, Panera Bread, Olive Garden and Chiptole Mexican Grill. You can also pick up some coffee at Starbucks or ice cream at JP Licks on your way to Especially for Pets or the Ulta Beauty Store and Salon. Among the entertainment venues is AMC 12, showing all the latest and greatest movies.


Getting around Boston and beyond is easy. The MBTA’s Red Line at the JFK and Andrew stations are nearby. Getting to the JFK Library and UMass Boston is a breeze. It’s a one minute walk to Newmarket Commuter Rail Station and major bus lines are within South Bay Center as well. The entrance ramp to Route 93 is also available.


This week, our focus is on the two fifth floor penthouses – Units 501 and 502. Both these top-floor double- corner gems offer plenty of space, fantastic features and exciting views.


PH 501 has 1,682 square feet with three bedrooms while PH 502 has 1,672 square feet with two bedrooms. They both have two bathrooms. PH 501 is listed for $1,299,00 and PH 502 is listed for $1,249,000.


Both units promote the popular open and spacious kitchen-living-dining room. The kitchens are a chef’s paradise, highlighting three-foot deep custom cabinetry and Quartz counters. The KitchenAid professional appliances include a vented five-burner stove and oven, built-in microwave, extra-large refrigerator and dishwasher. There’s also a large island with seating for four people that overlooks the large living-dining area.


The master suites in each of these homes are large, light-filled and lovely. Although the master bedroom in Penthouse 502 is a bit larger, both rooms can accommodate a king size bed. Both rooms have spacious walk-in closets. Both master bathrooms showcase custom mosaic wall tile, a large walk-in shower and a wall-mounted sink.


PH 501 has two more bedrooms with large closets and oversized windows presenting fluctuating views of the Back Bay, Downtown and The Seaport. One of these bedrooms has a door opening to the deck and could easily be used as an office, den or media room. The neighboring shared bathroom has custom mosaic wall tile plus a combination tub-shower.


The second bedroom in PH 502 is generously-sized and has two large closets.


Rather than using the traditional sliders, the walls are graced with two oversized windows that embrace a chic French door with two glass inserts engendering a light and airy, yet sophisticated ambiance to the room, albeit the living room or one of the bedrooms. The alternate bedrooms also have large windows that look out onto the decks and beyond.


These chic doors open to a very large, private mahogany-finished deck with a short black metal railing that runs the length of the units, perfect for outdoor entertaining or simply relaxing.


The view from the 863-squarefoot deck in PH 501 is absolutely stunning. From this perspective, you can see the entire Boston skyline and beyond – a luxury that many people in the more expensive homes in the other neighborhoods do not have. Watching the sun set over the Prudential and Hancock centers is an experience to enjoy and savor.


The deck for PH 502 is even larger at 1,080 square feet, affording views of Baker Court and beyond. These vistas have more of an old-world European flavor.


For the ultimate living experience, the two penthouse units can be combined, encompassing the entire upper level. This merger would result in more than 3,350 square feet of luxurious inside living with alfresco entertaining traversing nearly 2,000 square feet of deck space. Inquire about floor plans and pricing.