Dubbed the “penthouse in the sky” for its panoramic views and considerable outdoor space, a prominent residence in Boston is on the market for $9.95 million.
The property owners are looking to sell the two-story penthouse, which borders the South End and Back Bay, after deciding it was time for a change, said Colleen Coopersmith of Cort Petrocelli Coopersmith Group, one of the listing agents for the 3,378-square-foot home.
With its lush rooftop greenery and trees, the penthouse is visible to drivers on the Massassachusetts Turnpike and pedestrians walking along Columbus Avenue in the South End.
“It is very well known in Boston,” Coopersmith said of the open, loft-style residence, describing the 2,725 square feet of outdoor space as “highly unusual” for apartments in the city. “All the rooms you can access via outdoor space on the first and the second level, which is also unusual. Each of the bedrooms has a balcony.”
The sleek condo, which has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, is located at 221 Columbus Ave., otherwise known as the Albert Pope Building, which was built in 1880 and originally used as a bicycle factory, according to Campion and Company. In 1998, it was developed and converted into loft-style residences featuring high ceilings and open floor plans.
In the process, developer Paul Roiff built his own private oasis in the sky — “a house on top” of the building with 360-degree views of Boston, Coopersmith said. An added luxury: French restaurant Mistral is on the first floor and delivers to residents.
The primary suite features an en suite bathroom and a walk-in closet, she said.
The property, which has been on the market since June, also comes with several amenities, including a concierge on weekdays, two fireplaces, and two parking spaces in a private garage. But the main selling point is “the amount of outdoor space, Coopersmith said.
Photos of the listing show modern finishes, with a palette primarily consisting of beige, taupe, white, and grey tones. With its expansive windows and walkaround space outside, Boston can be seen at every turn.
The home also offers quick access to Back Bay station and many restaurants and stores, Coopersmith said.
“There’s a loft-like feeling with lots of light,” she said. “There’s nothing like it with the two levels of living. It is very open-feeling and special.”