Think you need a million dollars to live here? Think again.
A mere $324,900 can be your foot in the door of historic Garrison Hall at 8 Garrison St. At that price you get not only a 540-square-foot, 1-bed unit with fine period details and finishes, but also a supreme location central to the best of Boston in every direction.
Built in 1910 at the peak of Boston’s great apartment hotel era, Garrison Hall makes you feel first-class when you come home to its grand lobby with marble columns, volute capitals, modillion crown moldings, mosaic tile flooring and mahogany paneling. A lavish staircase and an elevator escort you to Unit 511.
Cornice-topped window and door casings, a baseboard and a hardwood floor lend a touch of class to the intimate living-dining room.
A yellow wall treatment warms the atmosphere.
Oversized windows fill the space with the light of day, and their view of a city wall across an alleyway makes the space feel safer and cozier.
Off to one corner is an alcove suitable for a bookcase, a highboy, an entertainment center, or a table for two.
The eat-in kitchen lines up its custom paneled cabinetry, laminate counters and updated appliances along facing walls in a galley formation.
The galley leads on an axis directly to the bay window, which forms an intimate breakfast space.
This is a prime example of smart space planning in a modestly sized unit.
The bedroom’s balance of bright morning sun and small-scale intimacy is just the right combination for a good night’s sleep and a ready reveille each morning.
The bath is tastefully but practically finished with a tile floor in a checkerboard pattern, a pedestal sink, and ceramic wall tiling.
In addition to the elevator, the building has common laundry facilities, an on-site superintendent and professional management. The monthly $275 condo fee covers all of the above plus heat, hot water, water and sewer, master insurance, exterior maintenance and snow removal.
Situated in the St. Botolph Historic District between the Back Bay and the South End, 8 Garrison St. is centrally located astraddle three high-class Boston neighborhoods: the Back Bay, the South End and the Fenway.
Its Back Bay side includes:
*shopping and dining at The Shops at Prudential Center, Copley Place and Shaw’s *Supermarket, right across Huntington Avenue;
*Green Line subway service from Prudential Station to downtown Boston, Symphony Hall, the Museum of Fine Arts and beyond;
*art galleries and boutiques on Newbury Street;
*the Boston Public Library in Copley Square;
*easy access to the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Its South End side includes:
*fitness trails along Southwest Corridor Park;
*recreation in Titus Sparrow Park;
*shopping at 7-Eleven and the South End Food Emporium;
*dining at Petit Robert Bistro and Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe;
*continuing education at Roxbury Community College.
And don’t forget all those Fenway offerings down Huntington Avenue:
*concerts at Symphony Hall and Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory;
*painting and sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts;
*physical fitness at the YMCA;
*continuing education at Northeastern University and the Colleges of the Fenway.
For more information on Unit 511 at 8 Garrison St., or to arrange a private showing, call one of CondoDomain’s Boston agents at 617-314-7704. To meet our agents, visit http://boston.condodomain.com/meetus