First-class unit for first-time homebuyer

When it comes to buying a first home, we often pay a price for a low price: cramped quarters with little living potential.

Not so at at the Harborview Condominium at 1306 Columbia Road in South Boston. For only $414,000, the 2-bed, 2-bath Unit 4A offers 1,211 square feet of living space, including one of the largest, most light-filled great rooms and master suites for a unit in that price range.

The hardwood-floored great room has an open floor plan for creative living-dining-kitchen arrangement unprecedented in a first-timer’s unit, generously illuminated by oversized double windows in a pristine corner location. Other corner treasures are a classic fireplace and an open kitchen, on hand to ease the arrangement process without intruding into it.

The kitchen is retrofit and finished with high class features that enable you to entertain with pride in such a modestly priced unit: classic custom cabinetry, a full set of stainless steel appliances, granite counters with lots of space for coffeemakers and other morning must-haves, and a central island counter/bar.

The sunny, hardwood-floored master bedroom has two generously sized closets for each partner’s growing wardrobe, and direct access to a luxurious en suite bath with jetted tub and twin sinks. En suite washer and dryer are also on hand in the unit.

And look at the common amenities 1306 Columbia Road gives you for your money: deeded storage space and outdoor parking, elevator service, a common roofdeck with harbor, beach and park views, and professional management. The $305/month association fee includes all of the above plus water and sewer, master insurance, exterior maintenance, landscaping, snow and refuse removal.

Still more for your money: a picturesque waterside location amid public park and service amenities unprecedented. Carson Beach is right across Columbia Road, along the Boston Harborwalk. Within walking distance are Joe Moakley Park, the Red Line subway/bus station at Andrew Square


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…Thomas Park (a great place to view the July 4 fireworks) and the Dorchester Heights National Historic Site, a monumental tower marking the spot where General George Washington forced the British evacuation of Boston on March 17, 1776…


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…the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, near UMass-Boston and the Bayside Expo Center


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…and Marine Park and Castle Island, where you can enjoy park and waterside walkways and fitness trails, take-out lunches and snacks at Sullivan’s, and tours of historic Fort Independence, the site of a major British fortification during the Revolutionary War and a major American stronghold against British forces during the War of 1812.

For more information about Unit 4A at 1306 Columbia Road, or to arrange a private showing, contact:

Joseph Barka
: 617.314.7704

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