Penthouse palace in the Back Bay

In this handsome rowhouse block at 50 Saint Stephen St., between Boston’s Back Bay and Fenway neighborhoods, is a 1,500-square-foot, 2-bed penthouse unit that puts all household essentials and extras on one floor, from sunny spaces to city views to updated kitchen and baths to a bonus atrium sunroom. Offered at $950,000, Unit 9 saves you the hassle of going up and down stairs in another way as well: direct elevator access to your unit.

And when you get there, you’re greeted by an open, warm, sunny living room with gleaming hardwood floors, oversized city-view windows, a woodburning fireplace, and direct access to all points in the unit.

Unit 9‘s floor-through open plan opens the living room to the deluxe kitchen, which is handsomely appointed with granite counters, classic custom cabinetry and state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances.

The open floor plan theme opens up more frontiers in the sun-filled dining room that the kitchen flows into, for a unified food prep/food service experience. For added light and loft, the dining room accesses a sunroom through a glass slider.

Step into the sunroom and be bathed by a bonanza of bright light. Wood wall paneling warms the atmosphere, and a built-in bookcase runs under the rear-view ribbon of windows for the convenience of reading in the sunlight, sheltered from sun scorch and summer showers.

The loft acts as a bright bridge between the dining room and the master bedroom for space and sun continuity. Closet storage is plentiful, and overhead track lighting lets you read in bed.

The master bath is beautifully updated with marble floor, wall and shower tiles and a twin-sink vanity with polished brass fixtures and a granite counter.

Another advantage of penthouse living is your own private deck with breathtaking city views for your coffee-drinking, Sunday paper-reading and entertaining pleasure.

And those views remind you of the splendidly sprawling neighborhood that awaits you upon your exit. Unit 9 is close to Back Bay shopping and dining in one direction and Fenway fine art, music and baseball in the other.

Stores, restaurants and cafés are aplenty in the Prudential Center and along Newbury and Boylston streets. The Boston Public Library is down that way as well.

In the Fenway are:

*concerts at Symphony Hall, Berklee Performance Center, and Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory;
*painting and sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts;
*Red Sox games at Fenway Park;
*continuing education at Northeastern University and the Colleges of the Fenway;*subway and bus service at Symphony and Northeastern stations.

    For more information on Unit 9 at 50 Saint Stephen 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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