The proliferation of the freestanding three-decker in turn-of-the-20th-century Dorchester enabled more people of modest means to dwell in the details, bay windows, hardwood floors, high ceilings and rear decks of wealthier Boston neighborhoods — but with the added privilege of side-wall windows, hence lighter, loftier living spaces than the South Enders, Beacon Hillbillies and Back Bay Brahmins were entitled to in their blocks of bunched-together rowhouses.
The 1,170-square-foot, 2-bedroom penthouse Unit 3 at 37 Moseley St. in Savin Hill entitles you to the Dorchester Dream for only $239,000, plus the perks of a stainless eat-in kitchen, an elegantly tiled bath, and a convenient location to major routes and attractions.
Just step through the living and dining rooms, elegantly appointed with paneled wainscoting and crown moldings, freely interconnected with French doors and gleaming hardwood flooring, receiving crosscurrents of light and air from two sides of windows including the multi-sided living-room bay window. The Tiffany-styled ceiling lamps finish the flourish.
The eat-in kitchen has been lavishly renovated with custom paneled and glazed cabinetry that forges a stylistic alliance with the wainscoting and French doors. The C-shaped running black granite counter terminates in a peninsular breakfast bar with designer pendant lighting. The state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances add a contemporary sheen. Mosaic-tiled backsplashes add an artful touch that unifies all of the elements.
The neighborhood is as rich in amenities as Unit 3 is in details and finishes. Nearby is the JFK/UMass subway/bus station, shuttles to UMass-Boston and the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, the Bayside Expo Center, Joe Moakley Park, and easy access to Columbia Road and the Southeast Expressway (Route 1 and I-93).