In this week’s “Layouts We Love” column, we take a look at a high-floor custom combination at the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton Towers Boston. Perched on the 32nd floor, this high-in-the-sky aerie combines two original units into one sprawling, 4200 square foot residence. Its 34 oversized windows wrap the west and north sides of the tower, framing dramatic views of the Public Garden, Boston Common, Back Bay, and the Charles River.
While the building is clearly modern, the floor plan is timeless. The gracious entry foyer leads into a vast open-plan living/dining room that alone measures 860 square feet (80 square meters). This grand entertaining space easily accommodates formal dinner parties for twelve and several distinct seating areas. From the living room, double doors lead to a handsome mahogany-paneled library with direct views of the John Hancock Tower.
The grand apartment’s “family wing” includes a top-of-the-line kitchen with a separate butler’s pantry and dining bar opening into a sunny breakfast room with built-in banquette and access to its own balcony – perfect for morning coffee or a sunset aperitif. In addition to two generous bedroom suites, both with en-suite bathrooms, the family wing includes a family/media room for informal living. However, the residence’s master suite will not be outdone, complete with double walk-in dressing rooms and his-and-her baths.
Designed by renowned Handel Architects, the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton Towers Boston occupy one of the city’s top locations at its cultural heart – steps from Newbury Street’s boutiques and dining as well as performances at the Opera House, The Wang, and Colonial Theaters. However, this is the Ritz-Carlton, so residents can also enjoy myriad luxuries without leaving the complex, including concierge services, in-residence dining, housekeeping, the 100,000-square foot Sports Club/LA, as well as restaurants and the cocktail bar.
Currently on the market through Bruce McCue of Atlantic Associates Real Estate, the building’s top sales agent, the apartment is offered for sale at $5,495,000, and includes three parking spaces and state-of-the-art audio/visual systems throughout.