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12.07.2018 | 2 Minute Read | By Brian Carberry

If so, this 2 bed, 2 bath, 1309-square-foot penthouse at One Canal Apartment Homes in Boston’s Bulfinch Triangle Historic District could be all yours…if you can afford it, that is.

Lux living

Kitchen at Penthouse at One Canal Apartment Homes

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So what, exactly, does $25,760 a month get you?

Rooftop pool? Check. Boston’s best harbor view? Yep. How about not one, but two private balconies? Why, of course. Your open-layout designer penthouse also comes equipped with tall ceilings, a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the million-dollar view.

Oh, the kitchen? Sleek and modern, with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, frosted glass-front cabinets and a fancy French-door fridge.

Beyond your front door

When you’re not congratulating yourself on your penthouse lifestyle from the comfort of your designer couch, there are plenty of places to hang out. Let’s start with the 9,000-square-foot rooftop deck, complete with a pool, fireplace area and even an outdoor theater. Have we mentioned the views?

Rooftop pool at One Canal Apartment Homes

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During those frigid Boston winters, you can cozy up around a fireplace in the indoor lounge, which comes equipped with TVs, a pool table and a kitchenette for entertaining. Feeling motivated? Work up a sweat in the 2,070-square-foot fitness center that includes a 1,360-square-foot spin studio with views of the greenway.

Your new neighborhood

With amenities galore and an around-the-clock concierge, you may be hard-pressed to leave the premises. But the unbeatable location may be all the inspiration you need to get out and explore.

Walk out your front door, and in less than 10 minutes you can cheer on the Celtics or catch a concert at the Garden. The Boston Public Market is even closer, along with the beloved North End, where you can get an equal fill of history and indulgent Italian eats. Your new digs are also conveniently across the street from a subway stop for ventures further afield.

By the numbers

Think you’ll need to earn at least seven figures to afford that kind of spread in one of the country’s most expensive cities? You’d be right.

The bean(town) counters tell us we should only spend 30 percent of our income on rent. That means you’ll only need to pull in more than a million dollars every year to comfortably cover rent at the North Washington Penthouse.

Not to worry, you’ve got a few months to lock in that promotion/bonus/winning lottery ticket. One of Boston’s most expensive apartments, this posh pad won’t be available until February 10.

Not quite ready to spend $300k annually on a rented apartment? Here’s what else you could get for $309,120.

This apartment costs as much as: A 46-foot used commercial lobster boat Entry fee for 1,717 Boston Marathon runners 26 field box season tickets for the Red Sox 194,415 movie theater size boxes of Boston Baked Beans 137,386 trips on the T with a Charlie Card

We get it, $25,760 is a lot to spend on rented digs. Fortunately for you, we’ve found a few much more slightly more affordable options:

The rent information included in this article is based on December 2018 rental property inventory on and and is used for illustrative purposes only. The data contained herein do not constitute financial advice or a pricing or availability guarantee for any apartment.

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