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This South Boston penthouse has a view of the sky

141 Dorchester Ave., Penthouse B, South Boston; $2,695,000

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The skylight over the living/dining area partially retracts.

To call this penthouse window a skylight would be like calling an aircraft carrier a Sunfish sailboat.

Located in the Macallen Building— which Globe architecture critic Robert Campbell once called “an unforgettable big brown sloping shape . . . inventive architecture that is also practical and market-savvy” — this condo has a skylight that spans the living and dining areas and retracts halfway, making the unit feel connected to the sky. But for those times when a cooler clime beckons, the skylight comes through with a retractable sunshade. The space also has oak floors and a built-in recess for electronics.

The kitchen is a long, light-filled rectangle with gray Caesarstone counters, a slate-colored ceramic-tile floor, wet bar, two pantries, and high-end stainless-steel appliances, including an ice maker, warmer drawers, a wine cooler, and a six-burner gas range with a griddle. The sink is flanked by dishwashers and refrigerators with double freezers and features a pass-through to the living and dining area. The focal point of this room, however, is the large plate-glass window with commanding city views.

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The master suite runs off the main living space and has great views of the city, thanks to an expanse of floor-to ceiling windows, sections of which open to allow in fresh air. The bath has a long quartz-topped double vanity, a soaking tub, and a separate, stone-tile shower. The suite offers a walk-in closet with custom cabinets and shelving and an adjoining office space.

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The other two bedrooms are large and sit at the opposite end of the unit. One has an en-suite bath. A shower-only bath and a laundry room complete the main level.

A simple oak stairwell across from the main entrance has a surprising and spectacular finish: two roof decks connected by a walkway. From the front deck you can take in the city skyline; from the rear, the waterfront.

The 11th-floor unit includes two assigned parking spots in the covered garage. There is a heated outdoor lap pool, a fitness center, round-the-clock concierge, and a grilling area in the professionally managed building, which is LEED Gold certified.

The listing broker is Sarah Plant of Luxury Residential Group in Boston.

$2,695,000

Style: Condo

Year built: 2007

Square feet: 3,195

Bedrooms: 3

Baths: 3 full

Sewer/water: Public

Condo fee: $2,393 per month

Taxes: $22,000 (2016)

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The Macallen building is LEED Gold certified.
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The master bedroom
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The view from the master
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The skylight in the living/dining area
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The view from the kitchen
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The wine bar
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The kitchen is a long, light-filled rectangle with gray Caesarstone counters, a slate-colored ceramic-tile floor, wet bar, two pantries, and high-end stainless-steel appliances.
David L. Ryan/Globe Staff
The master bath
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The walk-in closet in the master suite
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The view from one of two roof decks

John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe. Send listings to homeoftheweek@globe.com. Please note: We do not feature unfurnished homes and will not respond to submissions we won’t pursue.