Carlton House

Welcome to 2 Commonwealth Avenue | Boston, Ma 02116 | Back Bay

Year Built

1981; converted 1982


53 residences, 1 - 3 bedrooms, 839 - 3,218 sf


central air, concierge/doorman, elevator (common/direct access), fitness center/room, garage parking (valet), hotel services & amenities, in-unit laundry, on-site professional management, pet-friendly (with restrictions),


The Carlton House, still known to many as “the old Ritz,” is one of Boston’s iconic luxury condominium buildings with the city’s premier, most coveted Back Bay address. Located on the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Arlington Street, the 18-story building houses 53 one to three-bedroom units, ranging from roughly 840 to over 3,200 square feet. Noted for luxury, the building’s lobby exudes quiet yet formal elegance, and residences capture exceptional views of the picturesque Public Garden, the Commonwealth Mall and the Charles River. With full access to the services and amenities of the adjoining five-star Taj Hotel, living here provides the ultimate access to the lifestyle pleasures that Boston offers. It is within steps of Newbury and Boylston Street’s shops and restaurants, public transportation, the Esplanade, the Theatre District, art galleries and just a short walk to the South End and Financial District. This is a jewel of a location to call home.

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