Bay Village: Boston’s Best Kept (Neighborhood) Secret

Do you know where the smallest Boston neighborhood is located? It’s called Bay Village. It sits directly adjacent to Park Square and Boston’s theater district. Essentially it rests on the edge of Boston’s Back Bay and South End neighborhoods.

Created originally by landfill in the 1820’s, those who live in the area consider it to be one of the friendliest and convenient neighborhoods in Boston. It consists of 6 square blocks and has only about 700 residents. Many of the homes here look like smaller versions of Beacon Hill townhomes because many of the original craftspeople who built the Beacon Hill residences settled in this area and built the local residences using the same plans and materials but on a smaller scale.

At one point in Boston history the general area became known as “South Bay” because the water from Boston Harbor actually came up to Arlington Street, which was then named Ferdinand Street. The massive landfills that created what is now the Back Bay and South End began in the mid 1800’s and changed this.

Bay Village is one of the few neighborhoods in downtown Boston that does not require residents to move their cars for street sweeping on a regular basis. It is only TWICE a year that residents are asked to move their cars and the Bay Village Neighborhood Associated will during that time arrange for free parking for residents, courtesy of the Back Bay Radisson, on these two occasions.

Two amazing restaurants in the area are, Erbaluce, for dinner and Mike and Patty’s Neighborhood Sandwich Shop for lunch.

Property doesn’t come up that often, as it’s a pretty desirable area. Condos can range in price from one-bedroom units in the $300,000’s to Single Family units up over $1,000,000. One such property is currently on the market at 54 Fayette Street currently listed at $1,340,000 this property has everything. It is a gorgeous home just made for entertaining.

54 fayette street, boston, ma

The home includes two levels of magnificent entertaining space, a level solely for the master suite, and a penthouse level complete with guest suite AND home office.

Named for the French marquis who fought for the Americans in the Revolutionary War, Fayette Street is near the southern edge of Bay Village. Originally a three-family home in 1960, this property has since been completely renovated and converted to a single-family dwelling.

Some of the features of this property include a state-of-the-art kitchen, complete with a Wolf six-burner gas range and a General Electric Profile refrigerator/freezer. There is an island topped with honed granite as well as a beautiful, warm wood-burning fireplace. Brookhaven makes the custom cabinetry of cherry wood, and the backsplash tile is by Waterworks.

All of the windows and doors were replaced during the last renovation, many of which are Marvin Tilt Turn models.

A privacy fence surrounds the flagstone patio and garden area, and there is an outdoor storage area that is hidden from the house.

The home in total has Two-plus bedrooms, 2 ½ baths with 2,452 sq.ft. of living space in addition to the two wood-burning fireplaces already mentioned and rear patio space as well as central heat and air.

Quick Facts:
Price: $1,340,000
Save Up To $25,000 (Cash Back)

54 Fayette St
Boston, MA 02116

MLS # 70983465
Type: Single Family
Beds: 3 Bedroom
Bath: 2.5 (Baths)
Sq/Ft: 2452
Price per Sq/Ft: $546.49

Please call me to arrange a private showing

54 fayette street, boston, ma

54 fayette street, boston, ma

54 fayette street, boston, ma

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