Bowdoin Place penthouse blends old and new

Built in 2003, Bowdoin Place at 10 Bowdoin St. is the latest addition to Beacon Hill‘s tradition of stylish luxury at a human scale.

Elkus/Manfredi Architects designed this 75-unit condominium and its accompanying retail/commercial complex to wrap around the Leverett Saltonstall Building and restore the Beacon Hill rowhouse continuity that this stark government services skyscraper interrupted when it came upon the scene in the 1960s.

Designed to bridge the gap between the hill’s historic Federal architecture and the Saltonstall Building’s modernist style, Bowdoin Place offers its residents an immaculate blend of old and new, inside and out, not to mention a central location near the best of Old Boston and New Boston.

Exemplifying this old-new crossroads is Unit 506. Clean lines, open spaces and upscale sophistication characterize this 709-square-foot, 1-bed penthouse unit, offered at $524,900.

An open floor plan and a slider opening to a private balcony give the living-dining room the abundant sunlight and flexible room arrangement possibilities that befit a contemporary condo, while the hardwood floor keeps Beacon Hill tradition going strong in the unit.

The hardwood floor flows into the galley kitchen, where classic paneled cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and a running granite counter blend old and new seamlessly.

The carpeted master bedroom’s oversized window wakes you up to abundant sun and city views. The master suite’s walk-in closet is ready for your growing wardrobe.

Other high-end features include a luxurious master bath, in-unit laundry, central air conditioning and deeded storage. The $320/month condo fee includes a daytime doorman, elevator service, water and sewer, master insurance, exterior maintenance, landscaping and snow removal.

Bowdoin Place’s convenient location at the crossroads of three neighborhoods — Beacon Hill, the West End, Government Center — gives the buyer of Unit 506 a wide choice of neighborhood amenities, including:

*Rite-Aid Pharmacy right down the block;
*Massachusetts General Hospital;
*Whole Foods Market at Charles River Plaza;
*Beacon Hill Athletic Club;
*Historic New England’s Harrison Gray Otis House museum;
*first-class restaurants and cafes, including the Clink restaurant at the Liberty Hotel and *The Kinsale in Center Plaza;
*Red Line subway service at the Charles/MGH station;
*Green Line trolley service at Government Center;
*Blue Line subway service to Logan Airport from Government Center.

    For more information on Unit 506 at 10 Bowdoin St., or to arrange a private showing, call one of CondoDomain’s Boston agents at 617-314-7704. To meet our agents, visit

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