Live in Harvard Square in an iconic and elegant brick building along the Charles River. A respected local architect has just completed a stunning renovation of this 6 room penthouse condo with private outdoor space. With southwest and east exposures, sunlight streams in the newly refurbished windows. The modern open floor plan mixes seamlessly with the historic details found in early 20th century buildings. The new kitchen is replete with quartz countertops, generous custom wood cabinets, and top of the line s/s appliances. The 1.5 baths are also brand new and luxuriously finished with marble, basket weave tile floors and new plumbing fixtures. There are 2 bedrooms, a study, and a large open-plan entertaining area. The piece de resistance is the private terrace with gorgeous views of the surrounding neighborhood. This elevator building is extremely well run by professional management and a live-in superintendent. Unit 686 is a rare polished gem in the heart of Harvard Square.