Alobby of ageless marble accompanied by a graceful bending stairwell is the introduction to The Bradley, a luxury condominium building stitched together from three Back Bay mansions into 11 units. This third-floor unit — there is only one — has direct access from a private elevator that opens into a hallway with choices: left is the public space, and to the right, the private. A short hallway lined with double closets leads to the master suite with its 418-square-foot sleeping area, which has a curved wall with three large windows looking out on to lovely Marlborough Street. The suite also has a 108-square-foot walk-in closet with extensive built-in shelving; a laundry room; and a private bath, a marble clad space with double vanity and shower.
The two smaller bedrooms each have built-in shelving in the closets and full private baths (one with shower, the other has a bath). Each of these bedrooms has a small Juliet balcony, a perfect perch for a cup of coffee to watch the world awaken in the Charlesgate neighborhood.
At the opposite end of the unit from the master is this home’s public space. Defined by the second curving wall of the condo and four large windows is a 700-square-foot entertainment room with a unique feature — there is a gas fireplace on each side of the room. Dinner, then, is warmed by the glow from the fireplace in the dining area and conversation continues on couches in the living space with Irish coffee afterward, naturally.
Steps away is the kitchen. The large island has a sink with a marble counter underneath a bank of three hanging pendant lights as well as space for dining.The white cabinets, some crowned by glass doors, line an entire wall; appliances are all high end. Part of the room, but separated by the counter, is a large family room. Throughout the unit flooring is stained white oak, doors are solid wood, and there is recessed lighting and wide crown molding. Ceilings are a smidge above 10 feet. The unit includes two underground parking spaces that the city of Boston has assessed at $50,060 each.
Michael Harper of Coldwell Banker Real Estate in Boston is the listing broker. Showings are by appointment.
Price: $4.35 million
Year built: 1899/converted 2012
Square feet: 3,625
Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half
Condo fee: $2,091 monthly