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On the Market: A Penthouse Suite with White-Glove Amenities in the Back Bay

Enjoy all the same perks as luxury hotel guests in this eye-popping penthouse with a private park-like terrace.


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2 Commonwealth Avenue #PH2 & 16E, Back Bay
Price: $18,000,000
Size: 3,595 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half

Let’s face it: we all deserve a bit of pampering after the last 18 months. If you’re in the market for a new home and have a few million dollars lying around, this penthouse suite might be just the dose of indulgence you need in 2021. In fact, it’s one of only two penthouse suites in the 52-unit Carlton House, the Back Bay property that was formerly part of the “old” Ritz-Carlton hotel, so this is a rare chance to live in one of the most desirable units in a full-service building.

Although the Carlton House converted those former Ritz hotel rooms to residential condos in the ’80s, it remains connected to the Newbury Hotel—which means residents get the same white-glove amenities as hotel guests. We’re talking 24-hour concierge, valet parking, in-room dining, use of the Newbury’s board room, and perks like dry cleaning and package service here. And that’s just a slice of it.

In addition to never having to worry about running to the dry cleaners, this suite also affords you some of the best views in Boston. The Carlton House is located on the first block of Commonwealth Ave and is adjacent to Newbury Street, so not only are you steps away from some of Boston’s best restaurants and shops, but you can see the Back Bay cityscape, the Charles River, and the Public Garden from every room of this condo. While newly added bay windows ensure you never have to step outside to soak up these views, there’s also a 1,600-square-foot open-air terrace filled with seating options and plants, trees, and flowers—a private park-like setting where you can watch the sunrise or sunset over the most gorgeous parts of the city.

Back inside the suite, you’ll find even more delights spread out across 3,500 square feet of living space crafted by Boston’s late, famed designer William Hodgins and built out by local firm Cordis Management. The penthouse meets all the requirements of a dream home. Floor-to-ceiling windows? Check. A wood-paneled study with built-bookshelves? Check and check. You’ll also find a kitchen equipped with high-end appliances and a main bedroom suite on its own floor with multiple walk-in closets, custom cabinetry, and a five-piece marble bathroom with a soaking tub and walk-in shower. Talk about a suite life indeed!

For more information, contact Robert Kinlin, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Robert Paul Properties, robertpaul.com.

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