Luxury condo at The Penmark in Boston’s South End

Bruner/Cott & Associates have redesigned the original Boston College High School as The Penmark, a 60-unit luxury condominium at 21 Fr. Francis Gilday St. in the South End. The architects preserved the historical integrity of the 1858 Victorian brick building and incorporated original features, such as high ceilings and oversized windows, into all units, while making each unit different from the rest. This is how The Penmark brings city living to a richer, higher level.

Unit 201, offered at $649,900, exemplifies this unique blend of old and new. This 979-square-foot, 1-bedroom, 1.5-bath unit features an open floor plan, high ceilings, bamboo flooring, and generous sun from the windows that were made large to bring maximum light into the old classrooms. The living-dining room, above, benefits well from these features for your dinner parties.

The gourmet kitchen is open to the living-dining room, and is equipped with the latest of gourmet features. These include stainless steel Bosch and Jenn-Air EnergyStar-rated appliances, gas cooking, and black granite counters, including a peninsular bar that lets your dinner party guests chat with you as you prepare their magnificent feast.

The master bedroom is masterfully appointed with an en suite marble bath, a glass door to a private balcony (right) overlooking the common landscaped courtyard, and, of course, one of those big old classroom windows to make sure you wake up for school or work in the morning. The guest suite also has its own marble bath, accessible through glass French doors.

The Penmark boasts a handsomely appointed lobby hung with local artwork (above) in league with the South End’s artistic community. Other common amenities include underground garage parking (one deeded space for Unit 201), basement storage for all units, in-house fitness center, and 24-hour concierge, doorman and security system.

The Penmark is in one of the choicest of central locations. A few blocks away are many of the upscale restaurants the South End is famous for, including Flour Bakery & Café, Union Bar and Grille, and Caffé Umbra. The Penmark is also right next to the Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, and is steps from MBTA Silver Line service to downtown Boston and Dudley Square. Also nearby are neighborhood parks and shops, sidewalk cafes, weekend festivals, art galleries, and local performance theaters, including the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.

For more information on Unit 201 at The Penmark at 21 Fr. Francis Gilday St., or to arrange a private showing, contact CondoDomain Real Estate Consultant Jeanne Boucher at 510-205-5857 or

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