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Upscale home offers space and comfort in the South End
charm and original detail of the bow-front building, this unit, located on the top three floors of the building, has three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,406 square feet of living.

Unit 3 features soaring ceilings, floor-toceiling windows and sparkling wide hardwood oak floors. The flow-through first floor has a massive 26-foot-by-19-foot living room with western exposure, allowing plenty of afternoon sunlight to stream in. The charming gas fireplace will add a feel of glowing warmth and comfort on those many cold nights.

The dining room showcases white wooden built-in shelves and large windows with a walkout private balcony – a perfect place to look out onto nearby Ringgold Park.

The highly functional and appealing  kitchen is modern, yet classic in style and feel; upscale, yet inviting with a sense of simplicity and comfort.

The chef of the family will love putting together meals, especially when using the  large professional-grade Wolf six-burner gas stove and oven. The large refrigerator is from Sub-Zero.

The kitchen also features a functional island with sink and plenty of custom-made cabinets. The countertops and the backsplash are gorgeous marble.

The second and third floors afford flexibility in designating the sleeping quarters, each floor offering bedroom suites.

The second level bedroom is a massive 11- by-19 feet with built-in shelves and large windows facing east – perfect for letting in the morning sun. This suite has a very large double- sided walk-in closet. On the other side of the closet is the en suite bathroom with all marble finishes. The bathroom has a tubshower.

The second bedroom could be used as a guestroom or children’s room; and would be perfect as a nursery for a growing family. The room features a bow window. The bathroom contains a large glass-enclosed shower.

The hallway on this level is unique in that it has not one, but two very large closets. This level also includes the laundry area with its brand new Blomberg washer and dryer.

The third floor offers another very large and appealing 24-foot-by-11-foot bedroom that could also be used as the master suite. The bay window with bench is a perfect area to sit a spell, read a book or check out what is happening in the world outside. This bedroom also has a very large walk-in closet, complete with its own skylight window.

The en suite bathroom is an oasis unto itself – a perfect place to start and end the day. The deep BainUltra Jacuzzi soaking tub with its all-stone surround and skylight is extremely inviting. The walk-in glass-enclosed shower is delightfully oversized. There’s lots of room for preparations at the double vanity. The water closet is private.

The bathroom closet has an attic-style feature to it, running deep along the wall, allowing for plenty of storage.

Ascending another full set of stairs, a clear hatch opens onto an absolutely fantastic and very large private roof deck. While on this deck, you can see the historic roof shingles – all made new during the renovation. There’s a European flavor when looking down and around the area. Savor the sights of the Boston skyline, including the Back Bay and South End neighborhoods. The sweeping views are awe-inspiring. There are no buildings blocking your view – this building rises above all the others homes in the area. After all – this home was originally constructed to be the height of luxury, appealing to those with prominence and wealth. Another great feature that runs throughout this magnificent home is the central air conditioning.

The South End, now one of Boston’s premier neighborhoods, has many unique subneighborhoods, each with their own distinct characteristics, people and places. The 8 Streets Neighborhood (with a few extra streets added to the mix) is one of those. Nestled into the commercial core of Boston’s South End, this area is one of the most convenient places to live in the entire city.

The South End has long been known for its variety and quality of restaurants, shops, entertainment and parks. The neighborhood’s proximity to downtown Boston (Financial District and Back Bay) along with its own amenities makes this neighborhood the most sought after in Boston. (columbusandover.com)