Remember when Boston’s Back Bay was brimming with sizable studios for those of modest means, before property values went through the roof? Well, one still exists: Unit 8 at 235 Beacon St. For only $309,000, this 422-square- foot, 1-bedroom, 1-bath unit offers flexibility in living-space or artist-studio arrangement in a neighborhood of architectural inspiration and central location.
Built in 1870 in the brick French Second Empire style much loved by the Back Bay’s Boston Brahmin class, 235 Beacon St. lets you enter with elegance.
The elegance continues into the living-dining room in the form of original crown moldings, high ceilings, recently refinished hardwood floors, woodburning fireplace with marble mantel, and tall windows bringing in bright sun.
The windows’ commanding views of the Hancock and Prudential towers show how close you are to the Back Bay’s cultural and commercial centers: Copley Square, Copley Place, and The Shops at Prudential Center. The kitchenette, open to the living-dining room, is equipped with gas cooking, counter space, a dishwasher and a refrigerator in a compact but complete arrangement.
The home office/bedroom is well arranged to accommodate your work/sleep agenda. The ladder-accessed loft bed yields generous office/studio space below for a full workstation or easel, as well as a dressing area with double closet directly below the bed.
The $272/month condo fee includes heat, hot water, water and sewer, laundry facilities, master insurance, exterior maintenance and landscaping. And look at what else you get for these modest prices — on-foot access to the following, and more:
- fitness trails, biking, dog-walking, and free concerts at the Hatch Shell (including the July 4 Boston Pops gala) on the Esplanade;
- sailing along the Charles River;
- shopping and dining at The Shops at Prudential Center (including Legal Sea Foods), at Copley Place and along Boylston Street;
- art galleries and boutiques on Newbury Street;
- the Boston Public Library in Copley Square;
- Green Line subway service from Copley Square to downtown Boston, Symphony Hall, the Museum of Fine Arts and beyond.
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