If you’re looking to plant your roots in a neighborhood of prestige and convenience without having to pay full price, consider Unit 603 at The Lincolnshire, a 46-unit New York-style condominium at 15 River St. on the flat of Beacon Hill.
For a mere $495,000, this 505-square-foot, 1-bed unit offers not only all the comforts of home, but also all the convenience of complete shopping, dining and coffeehouse meeting along Charles and Cambridge streets; access to two major parks, subway lines and hospitals; and a short walk to the rest of the best of Boston.
The living-dining room compensates for its small size with a full double-window view of beautiful Beacon Hill and beyond, immediate access to the kitchen via a peninsular granite breakfast bar, and an overall feeling of intimacy that brings housewarming guests closer together.
One step down from the breakfast bar is the kitchen sink counter for convenience of dinner service and after-dinner wash-up while not losing sight of your guests. Other kitchen updates include new appliances, custom cabinetry and more granite counterspace.
The bedroom reprises the living-dining room’s intimacy while allowing ample space for a king-size bed, two generous storage closets, and, of course, another great view with bright morning sun.
The bath has been tastefully renovated with a Corian sinktop vanity, floor tiles with black diamond accents, tub/shower tiling with a checkerboard beltcourse, and a light blue wall treatment to augment the morning light.
The $557/month association fee includes heat, hot water, master insurance, professional management, elevator, doorman, 24-hour concierge, and a common roofdeck with a gorgeous panoramic view of Beacon Hill, the Charles River and other Boston neighborhoods that reminds you of how close you are to everything everywhere.
Along Charles Street are DeLuca’s Market, five dry cleaning/laundry enterprises, and more restaurants, cafes and shops than you can name — and don’t forget those antique stores for which the street is legendary. Charles Street leads directly to Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Eye & Ear, and the Red Line subway. Down Cambridge Street are Whole Foods Market, CVS, Rite-Aid Pharmacy and many more restaurants and cafes. Another short walk down Charles Street puts you at the Boston Common, the Public Garden, and direct walking routes to Downtown Crossing, the Theatre District, the Back Bay, the Esplanade, and Green Line subway service.