Carriage house condo in Roslindale

If the idea of living in a carriage house conjures up images of cold, dark, dirty, drafty, and reeking of horse-whatever, just step into the carriage-house condo at 10 Symmes St. in Roslindale for a true experience of hayloft luxury, to say the least.

For a mere $379,000, this 1,650-square-foot, 3-bed, 2.5-bath detached unit offers more than the average condo. Designed with imported woods and wainscoting, the unit boasts the sliding barn doors, copper roof cupola and weathervane of the archetypal New England barn. But it goes beyond barn basics to offer a cherry/granite/stainless kitchen, a top-floor master suite with great closet space, even a private courtyard.

The woodstove, another familiar icon of old-time New England, warms the living-dining room the old-fashioned way, but its gas-powered heating system saves you the strain of chopping firewood for your winter warmth.

The open kitchen overlooks the living-dining room for handy food service, and the placement of the gas range by the overlook lets you chat with your guests while preparing their feast. Granite counters, cherry cabinetry and stainless steel appliances elevate the kitchen far above the rickety rough of an old carriage house.

But the carriage-house charm is still there in the diagonal beadboard barn doors that introduce the rooms on the upper level.

More knotty-pine barn doors open to generous closet space in the bedroom, complemented by old-fashioned wide-pine flooring.

The courtyard gives you your private outdoor space, naturally enhanced with a gravel plot and a trellis fence and arbor.

The unit’s Roslindale Village neighborhood is also something to crow about. Every Saturday through the summer and early fall is a Saturday farmer’s market in Adams Park, where fresh fruits and vegetables at low prices are plentiful. Roslindale Village is also hustling and bustling with:

*fine restaurants such as Birch Street Bistro and Village Sushi & Grill;
*sweettooth satisfiers such as Emack & Bolio’s;
*Sullivan’s Pharmacy & Medical Supply;
*Greater Roslindale Medical & Dental Center;
*Commuter Rail and bus service;
*and a whole lot more.

    For more information on 10 Symmes St.’s carriage-house condominium, 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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