A choice between urban and suburban living can be a choice between a rock and a hard place. The city is where the action is, but is often expensive, congested and noisy. Some suburbs are cheaper, greener and quieter, but so remote from the action the expense of a car is necessary to get a piece of it.
Fortunately, Unit 1 at 67 Park Drive in Boston’s Fenway offers the best of both worlds, giving you action, affordability, accessibility and acreage all in one. For only $239,900, this 530-square-foot, 1-bed lower-level studio is a great way to get in on the ground floor for an action-packed urban lifestyle near shopping, dining, schools, sports and public transportation, but with the suburban serenity of a park as your front lawn, and the privilege of a private entrance and front-facing exposure.
Your vestibule entrance takes you right into your open-plan living-dining-kitchen space, where everything is as close to everything else as it is in your Fenway neighborhood. A hardwood floor on the diagonal unifies the space, ample wall area is available for artwork as befits this studio ambiance, and the ceiling is unusually high for a lower-level unit.
The dinette is paneled with vertical-board wainscoting for dining elegance and open to the kitchen via a pass-through counter for food-service convenience.
The kitchen compacts all appliances, including the four-burner gas mini-range, into a small galley with just enough food prep space, unlike today’s gargantuan kitchens that rob a unit of vital living-entertaining area. Pantry shelves are handily stacked on the side.
The spacious bedroom, painted in a hip orange color, faces the front to let you wake up to beautiful Fenway parkland and sunshine every morning. The orange bath has the basics: a tumbled-tile floor, a glass slider tub/shower, and a lipped-sink vanity.
“Park Drive” says it all — a long, gorgeous park to start your day every morning. The Back Bay Fens, a crucial link in Frederick Law Olmsted’s Emerald Necklace stretching from the Boston Common to Franklin Park, has fitness and bike trails, picnic grounds, exotic birds and other wildlife, community gardens, ballfields, the Kellecher Rose Garden (above), and, of course, the Museum of Fine Arts across the park.
For your bike spins along the park, or to get around the city if you can’t afford a car, a bike rack is conveniently located in 67 Park Drive’s court.
Also along the Fenway are the Colleges of the Fenway: Emmanuel, Simmons, Wheelock, Wentworth Institute of Technology, MassArt, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Also nearby are Star Market; the Landmark Center’s Staples, Best Buy, and Blick Art Store; the Longwood Medical Area; and, of course, the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
For more information on Unit 1 at 67 Park Drive, 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