Monthly Archives: April 2011

Luxury loft in Charles River Park feels like home

The ever-familiar slogan “If you lived here…you’d be home now” has sold and rented many fine luxury units many times over in Charles River Park in Boston’s West End for 40-plus years. And no wonder — it’s all true.
Unit 6O at 9 Hawthorne Place is no exception. Offered at $399,000, this 828-square-foot, 1-bed studio-style loft is your big chance to make your home in the Hub at a price below that of the typical Boston condo, but with just as much value.

That sense of value and feeling of home begins …

Classic comfort and convenience at River Court, Cambridge

Built in 1989 as a postmodern revival of the towered parkside luxury that put Central Park West on the map in the 1930s, River Court at 10 Rogers St. in Cambridge stretches beyond CPW’s The Beresford, The Century, The Dakota, The Eldorado, The Majestic and San Remo to offer its occupants a riverview as well as a parkview, not to mention the classic comfort and convenience of those famous New York residences.
And at a fair price, too: $569,000 for the 978-square-foot, 1-bed Unit 424, which treats you to stunning vistas …

Exceptional South End studio unit with exceptional value

It may look small and simple on the outside, but wait ’til you get into 11C Waltham St.’s 557-square-foot, 1-bed Unit 2 and experience the studio space, elaborate detail, high ceilings and windows, high-end finishes and fixtures, and fabulous central location, all for only $349,000.

Unit 2‘s open plan studio layout is perfect for the first-time homebuyer who wants freedom and flexibility in living space arrangement, and who wants some of the artist studio spirit of the South End as a guiding light in that space-planning. The humongous windows, including a …

Great value unit is your gateway to the Back Bay

For below its assessed value, the 1,562-square-foot Unit 3 at 4 Charlesgate East offers excellent value for your dollar:
*one-level living
*unusually abundant afternoon sun for a garden-level unit
*an open floor plan living-dining room
*a renovated kitchen with pantry
*two enormous bedrooms with custom closets
*a spacious bonus room (den/office/study)
*two updated full baths
*two rental parking spaces ($175/month each)
*in-unit laundry
*first-class hardwood flooring
*additional storage
*elevator service
*common courtyard
*common roofdeck

How’s that for $699,000?

Add to that the 1910 Beaux Arts building’s masterfully crafted mosaic tile entry, and you enter feeling like a king without having to pay a king’s ransom for …

South Boston penthouse duplex has it all

For half the price of a single-family of this style and substance, Unit 2 at 139 O St. will make you feel like you own the whole house. And a full house this 1,250-square-foot penthouse duplex is, boasting two bedrooms with en suite baths, two decks including a roof deck, a bay-windowed great room, a granite/stainless kitchen with island counter and deck access, a half bath, and beautiful details, finishes and hardwood floors throughout, all for only $559,000.

Add to that the great room’s classic gas fireplace, recessed ceiling lighting, and …

South Boston unit close to everything, pet-friendly

Unit 1 at 13 Vinton St. in South Boston is your ticket to first-floor convenience to everything under the sun — including the beach — and pet-friendly amenities galore — including a pet-friendly condo association — for a mere $218,000.

The original crown moldings and wide-pine floors of this 1890 building bring historical luster to the great room, while its high ceiling and open floor plan brings you contemporary loft-style headroom and flexibility in arrangement of your living- and dining-room sets, bookcases, entertainment center, etc. Just as convenient is the 512-square-foot …

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