Home of the Week: Tall windows catch view at Fenway’s Pierce Boston

Home of the Week Boston Fenway-Kenmore
The living area in the model unit has a wall of windows. The condo featured in this column offers the same layout and features. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

188 Brookline Ave., Unit 21A, Fenway-Kenmore

Style: Condo
Year built: 2018
Square feet: 1,852
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 2 full, 1 half
Fee: $2,036 a month
Pets: Limit 2
Taxes: To be determined
Parking: One assigned parking space in garage for this unit

If you move here, put your iPad in the trash, throw the laptop out the window, and unplug the flat-screen TV. Distracting electronics are not needed when living in Pierce Boston, the glass-clad, sharply angled skyscraper that is Fenway’s version of the Zakim Bridge — a landmark visible in all directions.

It is 30 stories in total.

The three-bedroom condo on the 21st floor offers a triangular-shaped open area with 9.9-foot-tall ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and mesmerizing views of Greater Boston: the Blue Hills Reservation, Dorchester Bay, the Charles River, Brighton, and Cambridge beckon. Looking directly down, there is the now-gorgeous Muddy River, a truly shimmering (though still muddy) river since the US Army Corps of Engineers completed what, to my mind, is the single best restoration project in Boston.

The triangular open area hosts the living and dining areas and the kitchen. In the living area, the focus is a gas fireplace with a white marble surround. Its splash of brown makes it look like vanilla ice cream marbled with caramel.

Under a chandelier of yellow-colored glass, a 180-square-foot dining area is positioned an equal number of steps away from the living room and the kitchen, which is separated from all else by a Caesarstone breakfast counter with waterfall ends and a sink. The galley-style kitchen features high-end appliances and cabinets cloaked in an Italian laminate with a light-colored wood-grain finish. The backsplash is glass tile.

A hallway off the triangular space travels past a closet with a stacked washer and dryer, a half bath, and a closet. Behind a space-saving sliding door is the smallest of the three bedrooms (114 square feet), a space that is no slouch when it comes to the view, thanks to a floor-to-ceiling window.

On the left is the entry to the smallest of the home’s two suites (163 square feet). It offers a double-wide closet and a bath with a single vanity topped by a Caesarstone sink and cabinets featuring the same laminate treatment found in the kitchen. The flooring is a gray porcelain tile.

The master suite has its own private hallway with a walk-in closet on the right and a bath on the left. The bath has a double vanity topped with Caesarstone and cabinets clad in that Italian laminate, a frameless clear-glass shower with a glass backsplash, and a tub. The flooring is also porcelain tile.

The (177-square-foot) bedroom area is shaped like a trapezoid. Two walls have floor-to-ceiling windows, making this room a near equal to the front room as far as the view. Next to the bed is a closet with custom shelving and white lacquer doors.

The flooring throughout most of the unit is 7-inch-wide European oak planks.

Residents at Pierce Boston get access to the rooftop lounge, which has a cocktail space, private dining areas, a library, a pool with a jetted tub, and a deck. Rooftop cabanas can be purchased separately.

Pierce Boston offers 240 apartments and 109 condos. Showings are by appointment.

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