Bay State Road unit close to home, close to everything

Bay State Road, the last leg of the development of Boston’s Back Bay, is a handsome tree-lined street of stylish rowhouses making up a close-knit community that is well located amid multiple neighborhoods and truly feels like home.

No exception is Unit 1 at 23 Bay State Road. Offered at $439,000, this 1-bed, 1-bath unit has a lot to offer in 597 square feet of space: first-floor living, an open-plan living-dining room with fireplace, a well-appointed open kitchen, refinished hardwood floors, well preserved 1889 details, generous storage, professional management, and access to numerous neighborhood amenities in the Back Bay, the Fenway, and Boston University.

The formal living-dining room receives generous sunlight and space expansion from the building’s distinctive bowfront. The original fireplace with colorful ceramic tiles, carved mahogany mantel and beveled oval mirror is intact, fully working, and retrofit with a new brass-bordered screen. Built-in bookcases handsomely flank the fireplace.

The kitchen is open to the living-dining groom, separated by a peninsular bar/counter built in with the stainless steel range with smooth-top electric cooktop, so you can chat with your dinner-party guests while preparing their grand feast.

Further heightening your culinary experience is the kitchen’s classic custom cabinetry, granite counters and state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances.

One advantage of a smaller unit is the living-dining room’s immediate access to the bedroom, with no corridors or halls to trudge through on your way to bed. The bedroom’s oversized window wakes you to lots of morning sun and a pleasant neighborhood view, and the large wall area offers ample room for a king-size bed, bookcases, a workstation and much more. Generous closet space is here as well.

A tiled tub/shower, a granite-topped vanity, and a wood-framed mirror-door medicine cabinet with overhead makeup lighting distinguish the full bath.

The three neighborhoods within walking distance of 23 Bay State Road put your unit in the middle of one of Boston’s premier curricular and cultural meccas. Down Commonwealth Avenue is Boston University, which includes the Tsai Performance Center, where faculty recitals, concerts by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, and other exciting performances happen year-round. Also nearby is Fenway Park, where you can root for the Red Sox to win another World Series. At Kenmore Square are three different Green Line trolleys to many other parts of the city and its suburbs, including connections to Amtrak and the Commuter Rail at North Station.

For more information about Unit 1 at 23 Bay State Road, or to arrange a private showing, call one of CondoDomain’s Boston agents at 617-314-7704. To meet our agents, visit

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