A ‘Prince’ of a condo


When was the last time a condo felt like a neighborhood, not just an association? Well, 44 Prince St. is just that — a well-managed luxury condominium situated right in the heart of Boston’s oldest and most intimate enclave, the North End.

Offered at $859,000, the 1,226-square-foot, 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath Unit 304 combines comfort with coziness in best North End style. Architect John W. French blended old and new, accenting classic cast-stone and brick with modern metal. The classically columned pergola accents your entry with a taste of the Old World that surrounds you in the Italian restaurants, residents and revelries.

Unit 304‘s spacious living room has taller and wider windows than its tenement neighbors, bringing in ample light and intimate views of the neighborhood’s historic brick walls and narrow streets and alleys, as well as a private balcony. The gas fireplace adds cozy warmth to the atmosphere while sparing you a hunt for firewood.

The dining room is set in a broad bay window to max out the light and views in an intimate dinner setting.

The chef’s kitchen has all the amenities of today — granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and hardware, recessed lighting, and a pass-through granite bar connecting the kitchen to the living and dining rooms. Yet the kitchen retains its Old World charm with its European galley layout and the fine custom craftsmanship of its cabinetry.

The master bedroom is roomy enough for a king-size bed, and its king-size floor-to-ceiling window brings in generous morning sun and neighborhood views.

Award-winning landscape architect Craig Halvorson designed this courtyard with fountain and private resident garden exclusively for 44 Prince St. residents. Attached to the garden is a private function room that residents can reserve for wedding receptions, bar/bat mitzvahs, office parties and other celebrations. Other common amenities include concierge service and underground parking with direct elevator access to each floor. An Old World-inspired clock tower landmarks the development and serves a key purpose in the neighborhood.

Also for sale at 44 Prince St. is Unit 411, a 796-square-foot, 1-bedroom, 1-bath unit offered at $649,000. For more information, or to schedule a private showing, contact CondoDomain agent Jeanne Boucher at 510-205-5857.

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