ML - Boston Common

2013 - Issue 3 - Summer

Boston Common - Niche Media - A side of Boston that's anything but common.

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PRESENT REDESIGN BIRD'S EYE VIEW One Charles Street South, Back Bay Square feet: 5,368 Beds + Baths: 5; 6 full and 1 half Amenities: 2 balconies, 4 valet parking spots Price: $10.5 million for both penthouses Agent: William Montero, 617-312-7232; THE PRESENT: William Montero, listing agent of these two condos, ILLUSTRATION BY SALLY WILSON says that these are the only two side-by-side penthouses on the market in the city. "They both have private outdoor spaces that can be combined to make Boston's premier luxury home," he says. "This full-service luxury residence offers concierge, doorman, and valet parking—and a full staff ready to help you with anything you need." The building also offers a club room and fitness center. THE FUTURE, REDESIGNED: Sally Wilson, interior designer at Wilson Kelsey Design, admires this home for its wide expanse of windows, high ceiling, extensive outdoor space, and opportunity to devote one deck to the master bedroom suite if both units were combined. "We would want to include an area for outdoor dining, a lounge, and sunning space, as well as places to put cocktails," she says. "I love a woven product from Grange, and Janus et Cie also makes similar products that look great. The main deck would be for entertaining, and the private deck off the master suite would be for lounging and with small drink tables—something more spa-like." Wilson lobbies for a dramatic entrance, suitable for such a large condo. "I would create a really welcoming large foyer, with a focal wall that draws the eye and commands the space, with a great piece of art or sculpture. A fabulous rug, a center table, and lantern would establish the mood of the room and the experience that awaits inside." Wilson would also play with the interior layout to locate a living For this double property, one can create a large, welcoming foyer and living area replete with sculptural elements, stylish furniture, and warm lighting. suite near the largest deck and a private wing of bedrooms. She says, "Great interiors must form the background that allows the creation of an expansive and useful life." Wilson Kelsey Design, 37 Dearborn St., Salem, 978-741-4234; BOSTONCOMMON-MAGAZINE.COM 098-105_BC_F_RealEstate_SUM13.indd 103 103 6/10/13 3:17 PM

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