Light and lively loft living in South End penthouse unit

Courtesy photo by Elevin Studios

High ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows with skyline views, white finishes, open floor plans, a large private deck, and bright penthouse exposure add up to South End studio loft living at its highest level in Unit PH6 at 265 Northampton St., a.k.a. The Modern 2.

For $615,000, this 1,053-square-foot, 2-bed unit has the added advantages of a common roofdeck with built-in gas grill and wonderful city views, garage parking for sale starting at $23,000, and one of the most convenient locations for a new construction project of this type.

In addition, for an unusually low condo fee for this type of building — $398/month — you get heat and hot water, gas, water and sewer, elevator service, master insurance, and refuse and snow removal.

Unit PH6‘s penthouse location lets more light and rooftop views into the living-dining room through the floor-to-ceiling windows, one of which slides open to a large private balcony. Contrast is also prominent here: the espresso-finished hardwood floors provide a dark counterpoint to the pearly-white wall treatment.

The gourmet kitchen provides a like contrast: chocolate-brown granite counters against custom white cabinetry, with the stainless steel hardware acting as an intermediary between the two. Similarly, the peninsular sink counter/breakfast bar mediates between the kitchen and the dining area, for easier food service and wash-up.

The carpeted master bedroom is a study of contrasts as well. The high ceiling continues the unit’s airy atmosphere, while the projections of the soffit and the column create an alcove that gives the bed area the intimacy conducive to a good night’s sleep.

The spa-like bath is finished in light marble, a white wall treatment and a glass slider tub/shower. This lightness is once again contrasted by the dark tone of an ebony-finished vanity.

The Modern 2’s central location puts you within steps of more kinds of neighborhood amenities than you’ve ever dreamed possible. These include Carter Playground; the Parish and Corner cafes; South End Pizza & Grill; Wally’s Cafe Jazz Club, a neighborhood fixture since 1947; Northeastern University; the Huntington Avenue YMCA; concerts at Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall; MBTA Orange and Green line service; and much more.

For more information on Unit PH6 at 265 Northampton 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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