As Boston’s oldest neighborhood, the North End is still characterized by the winding and narrow streets that have always made it a close-knit neighborhood. You can experience some of that intimacy at home in a compact but comfortable 487-square-foot, 1-bed unit at 8 Moon St.
Offered at $245,000, Unit 1 is also a great opportunity for the first-time homebuyer to plant their roots in a historic Boston neighborhood at an affordable price — on the first floor, no less.
But Unit 1 is not too small, for its living-dining space has an open floor plan that allows for the flexible room arrangement today’s homebuyer demands. The hardwood floor brings in some of the North End’s colonial lustre, and the track lighting adds a contemporary studio touch.
The open floor plan continues into the kitchen, where a wraparound of black granite counters creates an open but intimate food prep space and a peninsular breakfast bar with pendant and track lighting. The custom cabinetry blends with the historic hardwood floor, the stainless steel appliances keep up with contemporary times, and the black granite counters unify the two.
The bedroom brings home the intimacy of the North End’s narrow streets for a good night’s sleep. Its length makes up for its narrowness, providing ample space for a dresser, a highboy, and/or a bookcase.
The private rear deck, surrounded by the Beacon Hill-like brick walls of neighboring buildings, really lets you enjoy North End coziness from the coziness of your own home.
The North End’s narrow streets make it one of Boston’s most walkable neighborhoods, and its intimacy brings everything closer to everything else. Just look at what’s steps away from 8 Moon St.: historic sites such as the Paul Revere House, Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground; a plethora of Italian restaurants, cafés and pastry shops; subway and commuter rail service at North Station, with exciting concerts and sports events in TD Garden; summer festivals along the Rose Kennedy Greenway; and much more.