A stunning 1,168-square-foot penthouse duplex, which sits in the midst of North Square at 187 North St., offers a new owner the chance to appreciate the location, charm and practicality of this iconic neighborhood.

By some estimates, the North End, at all of one square mile, is one of the most popular destinations and most historic districts in the United States, according to agent Toni Gilardi of the Gilardi Group at Gibson Sotheby’s.

A stunning 1,168-square-foot penthouse duplex, which sits in the midst of North Square at 187 North St., offers a new owner the chance to appreciate the location, charm and practicality of this iconic neighborhood.

Listed for $974,999, this home offers two bedrooms and one bath, an assortment of amenities (including central heat/air, in-unit laundry and plenty of storage) plus a whole lot of history.

An abundance of large windows (throughout the home) provide natural light, keeping it bright and cheery, while the front-to back open concept layout is ideal for entertaining or sleeping.

The kitchen has a unique shape, adding character and style. The granite counters with complementing tumbled marble backsplash and floor tiles pop against the multitude of white cabinets. The elite stainless appliances add functionality.

The dining area is situated in a unique greenhouse/solarium nook. The curved windows make an enjoyable space to eat. The views are exquisite, especially in the late evening when the city comes alive with twinkling lights.

The sleek wood floors flow into the living area, which features French doors that open to the shared balcony on the front of the building. The balcony, overlooking the Square, is a nice place to relax with a beverage and people watch.

At the back of the home is a carpeted bedroom. The versatility and location of this room lends itself to being used in a variety of ways to meet the needs of the residents, perhaps as a home office, a den/library or a bedroom for children or guests.

The bathroom highlights a tub/shower combo and a frosted glass front storage cabinet.

The exposed brick on one wall near the black iron, spiral staircase leading to the enormous second level incorporates historical elements of the building.

The top floor boasts a 26-by-20 foot area that is also versatile. This large space can fit a king-sized bed with plenty of room for a table and chairs, couches and a mini-office, in addition to the pre-requisite bedroom furniture.

On the other hand, by using the downstairs space as a master bedroom, this multi-windowed area could easily be turned into a family/game room - especially since there is a door opening to the private roof deck.

Any time, day or night, a private oasis overlooking the beauty of the city awaits the new family and their friends on this deck. The 360-degree views are simply amazing. The deck “can be transformed however you want,” Gilardi said. “You can add electricity or solar lights, some planters,” comfortable furniture and a gas grill.

With the location and design of this neighborhood, all you could want is typically close by. Having a car is optional. As you walk down the narrow streets, you can almost experience history in the making.

According to Gilardi, when immigrants arrived in Boston, they had skills to build and operate businesses such as stores, markets, bakeries and dry cleaners, keeping the close-knit community together and taken care of, while keeping their homeland traditions alive.

The North End, known as Boston’s Little Italy, still has “cultural events and festivals,” Gilardi said. “It’s one of the last true neighborhoods left in Boston where people have known each other for decades and wave to each other.”

Some of the local restaurants, such as Limoncello across the street and Forcella in the Square, serve authentic Italian food. Many of these places have been passed down through the generations.

Right here on the ground floor of this brick boutique building is I AM Books, which bills itself as an “Italian American cultural hub.” This place offers Italian lessons in addition to a fine collection of books. They also provide treats to four-legged furry visitors.

The Paul Revere House Museum, the oldest dwelling in Boston, built in 1680 and the home of Paul Revere for 30 years (1770-1800), sits nearby at 19 North St. and offers tours and Colonial-themed events throughout the year.

The Old North Church on Salem Street, founded in 1723, is the oldest standing church in Boston. The church was made famous by the phrase, “One if by land, two if by sea,” when Paul Revere started out on the famed “Midnight Ride” to warn the colonists that “the British are coming.” Tours and events are held all year long as well.

A statue of Revere on his horse, along with various memorial plaques and a circular fountain, reside among the tree lined bricks at the Paul Revere Mall, also known as the Prado, on Chester Street.

The home overlooks Rachel Revere Park, complete with a fresh fountain and restored cobblestones. Rachel was Revere’s second wife. She held the home and family together during the war, blockades and shortages.

These are just a few of the historic sites seen from the roof top and found along the nearby Freedom Trail.

The home has a wide appeal to everyone from young couples to retired people and for anyone looking for a plethora of year-round activities to engage in.

Mass General Hospital and the courthouses are about 10 minutes away for those in the medical and legal fields. The Government Center/Financial District and Faneuil Hall are also nearby as are TD Garden and North Station.

This condo “appeals to those who don’t want to live in a high rise building with high condo fees,” Gilardi said, and for those looking for the convenience of city living with a little outdoor space. This home has a lot of indoor and outdoor amenities and a low condo fee of just $298 per month.

For more information or to schedule a showing contact Toni Gilardi of Gibson Sotheby’s at 617-529-4461 or Toni.Gilardi@GibsonSIR.com.