Boston Midtown condo has two master suites

Condo 3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1886 ft2

A spacious condominium at The Parkside at 170 Tremont St. in Midtown with sweeping views of Boston Common has just come on the market.
Roberta Orlandino of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has listed this three-bedroom residence at $1.5 million. Unit 901/2 has a huge living room, a granite kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, three baths, a laundry closet and a balcony.
Floor-to-ceiling windows provide magnificent views, and a convenient garage parking space in the lower level of the building is included in the sale.
The Parkside replaced a building on the site of 170 Tremont 25 years ago. A permit was granted July 7, 1988, to build a 17-story building containing 93 apartments.
The brick and concrete structure is beautiful and looks like a college administration building. It is also reminiscent of the Boston Harbor Hotel with its wide arched center. However, the arch at The Parkside boasts a huge fanlight. The double front doors in the arch open to a glass-enclosed foyer where another set of double doors open to the lobby. Its ceiling soars and is even more impressive with its chandelier.
A helpful concierge is on duty behind a desk on the left side of the lobby, where there are elevators and stairs to the back entrance off Mason Street, which runs between Avery Street and West Street, parallel to Tremont. The back entry also has a lift to the lobby that makes the building handicap accessible. Next to the parking area is a security office for the valet/security person.
Unit 901/2 at the Parkside opens into an inviting foyer that ends with an inverted L-shaped hallway. On the right there is a full marble-tiled bath with a glass-enclosed shower. Opposite the bath is a guest bedroom with a window that gives views of Boston Common, the Public Garden and the Back Bay beyond.
On either side of this bedroom are a coat closet and a laundry room with a Maytag Neptune washer and dryer.  And, straight ahead is a bedroom suite.
Presently the suite at the end of the hall is being used as a study but would also be an inviting second master bedroom. A door in the center of a wall of windows opens to a balcony.  At the other end of the room there are walls of mirror-fronted closets. The en suite full bath has a shower/tub combination.
The main living spaces of this home are to the left of the foyer, which opens into a huge, 27- by 23-foot living/dining room. It seems an appropriate size for the magnificent views through the wall of windows. The old and new John Hancock towers and the Prudential Tower are to the southwest. Gorgeous sunsets fill the western sky. Boston Common is beautiful at any season, whether it showcases the autumn leaves now, sparkling lights running through the trees at Christmas, the ice sculptures on New Year’s Eve, the spring foliage or the summer opulence.
The recessed lighting, the glowing hardwood floors and the large windows throughout the home fill it with brightness.
The chef’s kitchen is through a pair of mirror-paneled French doors on the left. The cabinets are white, and the appliances are stainless steel. Under-cabinet lighting makes every area of the long granite countertops usable.  The dishwasher is Gaggenau, the gas range is Thermador, and the refrigerator/freezer is Sub-Zero. The kitchen would be a delight to work in.
The master bedroom suite lies beyond the living/dining area. It has a window overlooking Boston Common, a walk-in closet with built-ins that would make almost anyone envious and a Carrara marble bath with a shower.
The home has three zones of central heat and air conditioning. There are two common roof decks and an exercise gym on the 17th floor. One garage parking space is included in the sale.  A second garage parking space is available for purchase for $40,000.
In addition to its location overlooking the Boston Common, The Parkside is near many places of interest. The Ritz-Carlton is a half a block away on Avery Street, and the AMC Loews with its six movie screens is a half a block south on Tremont Street. St. Paul’s Cathedral Church is a block north on Tremont Street.
The Boylston Street MBTA Green Line station is across from AMC Loews, and the Park Street MBTA station with the Red and Green Lines is across from St Paul’s.  And, of course, the State House, the Theater District, and many restaurants, top hotels, museums, and shopping opportunities are a short distance away.


Address: The Parkside, 170 Tremont St., Unit 901, Midtown

BR/BA: Three bedrooms, three baths

Size: 1,886 +/- square feet

Age 1989; recent updates

Price: $1.5 million

Taxes:  $12,109 (FY 2012 with residential exemption)

Condo fee: $2,171 per month (includes heat, air conditioning, hot water, penthouse exercise room, valet parking)

Features of building: Beautiful building, professionally managed; concierge; two roof decks, penthouse exercise room, valet parking, pet friendly.

Features of unit: Magnificent views, wonderful light, spacious rooms, hardwood floors, elegant finishes, walls of windows, private balcony; chef’s stainless steel and granite kitchen with top appliances; laundry room; abundant closets with built-ins, deeded parking space.

Close by: Shops restaurants, theaters, museums, clubs, churches, tennis courts, ice skating, Boston Common, the Public Garden; the State House, the Financial District; easy access to MBTA and highways, Routes 93 and 90.

Contact: Roberta Orlandino, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 137 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116. Phones: 617-266-4430 (office) or 617-312-1511 (cell). Email:

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An open house will be held at this property Sunday, Nov. 18, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Property Address: 270 Park Ave. New York

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