Price: $2.35 million
Square feet: 1,872
Condo fee: $2,133
Shubert, Wilbur, and Wang is not the name of a Boston law firm, but a list of immediate neighbors of this Theatre District condo with breathtaking views of Greater Boston from its perch on the 21st floor of the Residences at W Boston. The entry is an L-shaped hallway coated with Venetian plaster, painted with 16, yes 16, coats of black paint, then manually sculpted into a texture with the appearance of a crocodile’s skin. The deliberately dark hallway opens into the main space of this home – a stunning mixture of white ceilings and chocolate bamboo flooring that serve as frames for the floor-to-ceiling windows. At roughly 1,300 square feet, the open area is the largest space in the condo which, like the building itself, is shaped like a trapezoid.
The kitchen anchors one end of the room and features high-end appliances, a wine refrigerator, and cabinets toned to match the floor. There is a gas cooktop and a separate island with sink and seats for two. The dining area is defined by an elongated, antique Art Deco chandelier, leading to the living room where a custom built entertainment center blends into the wall, ensuring that the view, and not “The View,” dominates conversation. This part of the open space forms into a triangle by two glass walls, so that looking to the left offers views of Cambridge and Boston Common while a rightward glance takes in the Financial District, South Boston, and, on a clear day, all the way south to the Blue Hills.
A custom office area, with built-in white cabinets, leads to the second bedroom lighted by a second Art Deco chandelier. The full showered bath has a large window for its exterior wall. Both bedrooms are decorated with velvet flux foil wallpaper featuring a custom designed white floral pattern. The spacious master, at the opposite end of the condo from the second bedroom, has a walk-in closet and a second closet. The sleeping area has a gorgeous Schonbek crystal chandelier. The private bath has a deep soaking tub, separate shower, and marble countertop on the vanity. Some of the windows in each room can be opened. There is a half bath off the entryway. And while three MBTA stops (Orange and Green lines) are a block away, one parking space is assigned to the unit. Though with views like this, why would you ever leave?
Listing broker Lili Banani of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is holding an open house 12 to 1 p.m. Sunday.
John R. Ellement