City and sea living in South Boston single-family

It can be hard to decide between living in the vibrant energy of the city and living by the calm beauty of the sea, especially if you can’t afford a summer home. Well, your dilemma will come to a happy end at 1494 Columbia Road in South Boston, which offers the best of both worlds year-round.

For $899,000, this 1,753-square-foot, 4-bedroom single-family home is just steps outward to Carson’s Beach, Joe Moakley Park and the sparkling waters of Old Harbor, and inward to Thomas Park, numerous restaurants and bars and other convenient urban amenities. This land-and-sea package is gracefully wrapped in the Cape Cod charm of a brown wood-shingled facade, a front porch, a picket fence and a lush green lawn and yard.

This cottage image belies the open floor plan that awaits you inside. The Brazilian cherry floor stretches all the way across the house from the corner-exposed dining room to the gas-fireplaced living room and all the way back to the stair hall and the first-floor bedrooms.

The dining room accesses the large front porch for the convenience of dining outside amid beautiful sea views in the summer.

The dining room is also convenient to the well laid-out kitchen, which has been tastefully updated with old-style cherry cabinetry, contemporary stainless steel appliances, stylish granite counters, a tile floor laid on the diagonal, and a sea-blue wall treatment that brings in the spirit of the seascape.

A skylight and corner exposure offsets the master bedroom’s under-the-roof situation, bringing sea and sky into your morning reveille.

The master bath also has a skylight, and is unusually spa-like for a Cape Cod-style home, boasting a glass-enclosed shower and a water-jet soaking tub.

One of the smaller bedrooms is built in with a desk for convenient home office use…

…and has a great view of the patio, where summer cookouts can be enjoyed in their most ideal location: by the sea.

For more information on 1494 Columbia 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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