The view and a massive open concept living area are additional (but not all the) highlights of Unit 204. This 2,062-square-foot Back Bay home at 1 Huntington Ave. with two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths is listed by Cheryl and Tim Marsh of Marsh Properties for $2,875.000.
Iconic Boston landmarks practically at your feet from a graciously grand home in a luxurious full-service building is, believe it or not, only the thin edge of the wedge – no pun intended – that comes with this unforgettable residence at Trinity Place.
The view and a massive open concept living area are additional, but are not of all the highlights of Unit 204. This 2,062-square-foot Back Bay home at 1 Huntington Ave. with two bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths is listed by Cheryl and Tim Marsh of Marsh Properties for $2,875.000.
Located in the “nose" of the building looking out to Copley Square, this floor-through unit has eastern and southern exposures as well as huge windows in every room to take full advantage of natural light and the amazing views surrounding the building.
The most spectacular view is from an oversized bay area with three large windows, including a huge picture window with a stationary transom in the open living-dining room.
Trinity Church, the Hancock Tower, Copley Square, Boston Public Library and the Fairmont as well as Copley Square and the surrounding environs are all included in the picture-perfect view. It is mesmerizing 24-7, be it spring, summer, fall or winter. This urban sight even includes green space.
During the summer, for example, the view directly below the window is a garden of colorful bushes and flowering plants, protected by a lush green canopy of trees in full bloom. The greenery is owned and maintained by Trinity Place.
Everything is up close and personal, too. This unit is on the second floor.
What’s going on inside, especially in the open living-dining area, is equally, if not more impressive. Size, as in 667 square feet, is certainly one reason. It’s 29 feet at its widest, too.
Beauty and flexibility are the rest of the story. Anchored by maple flooring, which is in mint condition throughout the entire home, and surrounded by windows on three sides, the space easily handles a dining area for eight or more people plus a “traditional” living room, along with a den/sun room type of space in the box bay.
That this room can be arranged to suit many different lifestyles is, of course, the ultimate bonus.
A galley kitchen that flows seamlessly from the open space is comfortable for at least two chefs working side by side. Long and wide (it’s eight feet by 13), this cookery has a substantial amount of cabinetry with under-mount lighting and is outfitted with a GE electric stove, a Bosch dishwasher and a Sub-Zero refrigerator with integrated panels.
A Maytag stackable washer/dryer is in the adjacent utility room.
Built-in open shelving that works for books and/or decorative displays is an attractive multi-purpose feature in the den/office/study/library. A bright room (every window in this home is large), the space, nevertheless, has a cozy ambiance.
The rest of this home has lots to offer, too, starting at the front door.
Comfortably large, the entry foyer has sufficient room for a bench, chest or hall table. An oversized double closet is handy as extra storage and when entertaining.
Like most of this home, the nearby powder room with a pedestal sink and ceramic tile flooring has touches of the traditional, too - double crown molding and detailed bump boards.
A long gallery-like corridor ideal for artwork (large and small) ends at the grand-sized open concept “room” with those fabulous views and also has access to the bedrooms.
Unexpectedly enormous (this is a city home) and versatile, the master suite is an exceptional personal retreat. In addition to a king-bed size sleeping area with ample room for bureaus, chests, wardrobes, etc., this master bedroom is open to an enormous open space that includes a box bay bump out with three exposures – the better to enjoy views of Trinity Church and Copley Square.
The “extra” space is large enough for seating, a mini in-house gym (that’s in addition to full workout facilities in the building) and/or an office. Creating an extra walk-in closet, which could happen without sacrificing any other potential uses, is another option.
Even as is, however, closet space is substantial. The current walk-in lighted closet is adjacent to a separate single closet and, of course, the en suite bathroom has its own linen closet.
The large loo also has tub/shower ensemble with a tile surround and a double vanity with a marble countertop.
Arranging furniture is easy in the guest suite with a square sleeping chamber. A king-size bed fits comfortably, but the huge window and even larger lighted walk-in closet battle for bragging rights in this room.
In the en suite bathroom, the tub/shower ensemble has a tile surround. The marble countertop on the vanity is an elegant touch. The floor is ceramic tile.
Building amenities that include an elegant rotunda lobby also go above-and-beyond. The short list of services that Trinity Place provides includes 24-hour concierge service, a 24-hour valet and porte-cochère parking for added convenience in or out of inclement New England weather, and a well-equipped resident-only fitness center than includes a massage room, shower and sauna. Residents also have a private entrance to Sorellina – an in-house Italian restaurant. Room service is available, too.
A dedicated service elevator, on-site property management and additional locked storage are other perks. This home also has two valet parking spaces in the garage.