Charlestown single-family offers Beacon Hill charm at condo’s price

If Beacon Hill townhouse living is beyond your budget, consider the value 512 Medford St. offers for a mere $359,000: two full levels of living for a growing, active family.

The 1880 brick single-family rowhouse’s 950 square feet of living space includes two generous bedrooms, a small child’s bedroom or office, spacious common areas, a granite/stainless kitchen, a stylish new bath, a private pebble-finished patio, an automatic skylight, hardwood floors, huge basement storage and laundry and more.

The rooms are lovingly treated with a designer color palette catering to today’s tastes, in pleasing contrast to the old building’s historical character.

Best of all, 512 Medford St. is located in a neighborhood as historic and convenient as Beacon Hill: Charlestown.

The large windows bring light and historic neighborhood views into the large living room, which features a classic woodburning fireplace. A wall opening with a counter forms a handy pass-through to the eat-in kitchen.

The unusually large eat-in kitchen maintains the building’s historical character with its exposed brick, custom paneled cabinetry, refinished hardwood floor, ceiling beams, granite counter, and backsplash with Native American-inspired design. Stainless steel appliances — including an Energy Star certified refrigerator — add a contemporary contrast.

A French slider connects the kitchen to the pebble-pressed patio, your private outdoor space, surrounded by a stockade fence with a trellis strip suitable for growing roses, climatis, ivy, etc.

The three bedrooms have a wide variety of wall treatments and spaces for family members of different ages and tastes.

The shared bath has been stylishly updated with faux Sienna marble tiles, a designer vanity with projecting bowl sink and Beaux Arts-style cabinet doors, and a deluxe glass shower with built-in bench.

Located at the base of historic Bunker Hill (where the revolutionary battle was not fought — it was fought on Breed’s Hill, where the Bunker Hill Monument actually stands), 512 Medford St. is within reach of a rich array of neighborhood resources, including Doherty Park, Edwards Playground, Mathews Salad House, Charlestown Working Theater, bus service to the Orange Line subway, access to Route 99, and much more.

For more information on 512 Medford St., 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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