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Tasteful Friends- A 7,200 square foot spread above the Boston Ritz-Carlton

Includes 5 underground garage parking spaces.

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by Anonymousreply 19Last Thursday at 6:35 AM

It's beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Wednesday at 6:48 PM

But it's still in Boston, so there is that.

by Anonymousreply 2Last Wednesday at 6:54 PM

I've rarely seen a place so utterly devoid of all appeal.

Except for the view, it looks like a Brooklyn co-op furnished from a late-70s Ikea catalog -- it redefines the design concept "neutral" down to "private mental clinic".

by Anonymousreply 3Last Thursday at 2:48 AM

All the envious New Yorkers respond.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Thursday at 2:59 AM

Low ceilings..

by Anonymousreply 5Last Thursday at 3:00 AM

My friend’s parents live full time in the Ritz Carlton Boston, I like the location but some would turn their noses at it. Close to Chinatown, Financial District.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Thursday at 3:11 AM

I just hope the buyer is somebody I hate.

by Anonymousreply 7Last Thursday at 3:15 AM

Its very uninspiring, creamy yellow and creamy beige. R3 is right, it looks as if it has been decorated with paint and fittings left over from a refurb of a hospital or aged care facility

by Anonymousreply 8Last Thursday at 3:17 AM

It looks exactly like what it is-- a high end hotel suite.

Right down to the hotel room style drapes.

When I went to Boston for work I used to stay at the Park Plaza which is more or less next door.

It's a great location for a business trip or even a tourist, but living there would not be great as there aren't really any services nearby--supermarkets, groceries, shoe repair, etc.

The location would be great for a pied-a-terre, but for that much money, I'd go further into Back Bay or Beacon Hill or even the South End.

Worth noting how much construction must be going on in Cambridge -- you can see all the cranes in the out-the-window shots.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Thursday at 3:28 AM

What a disappointment, 12 million! An astounding bore.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Thursday at 4:26 AM

R9 The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common Hotel is a modernist glass building that opened in 2001. I think you are thinking of the old Ritz (from 1927) on Arlington that closed in 2006. For a while Boston was home to two Ritz-Carlton hotels; they faced each other across Boston Common, about half a mile away.

The old Ritz became the Taj for a while, and just reopened as the Newbury Hotel.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Thursday at 4:46 AM

The HOA is $11,000 a month. Yikes!

by Anonymousreply 12Last Thursday at 4:47 AM

I'm odd in that I love boring, bland condos, because I can always think of so many things to do with it to spruce it up. This one is no exception, and I genuinely like that it looks like a 1960s-era West Coast condo that a retired celebrity would spend their final years in. The problem is that it's in Boston and not LA, and it's so overpriced I thought it was a typo at first.

by Anonymousreply 13Last Thursday at 4:53 AM

45 million for Boston?

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by Anonymousreply 14Last Thursday at 4:55 AM

At least they don't have to fear getting murdered as they would in New York. Boston's mayor is actually competent.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Thursday at 5:31 AM

Actually I was mixing it up with the Four Seasons R11--just googled and that was what I was thinking of.

They also recently opened a new hotel in a tower it seems, closer to Copley and I wonder if they will keep both places.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Thursday at 5:38 AM

I think the OP is the superior property to the Franklin St. property.

I quite like the OP property.. it is neutral but it's big, lots of space, marvellous views. Though I query who needs seven bedrooms. I can't square it.

Also it reminds me of Joan Collins' duplex set on Dynasty. Though that's not really an argument in its favour.

by Anonymousreply 17Last Thursday at 6:13 AM

The old Ritz Carlton was so great. The new one is just tasteless. I've stayed at both.

by Anonymousreply 18Last Thursday at 6:23 AM

Seven bedrooms is a bit of a stretch. There is a two bedroom "guest suite" in the rear, but otherwise a lot of offices (his, hers, the house manager's), studies, and lounges, all on one floor. There are grand public spaces (10' ceilings) and a large kitchen, great for fundraisers and large scale entertaining. After a tour from the previous owner, my comment was "so basically you live in a one bedroom" and she acknowledged that her brother had said the same.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Thursday at 6:35 AM
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