Well, Unit 2 at 187 W. Canton St. in Boston’s South End won’t rob you of the light and space you need for a full life on a full level of living.
For a mere $449,000, this 600-square-foot, 1-bed second-floor unit‘s bowfront-to-backend floor-through plan will assure you unusually generous and well-lit living and entertaining space for a first-time homebuyer’s digs.
Add to that the building’s historic Victorian brick architecture, period details, exposed brick walls and updated kitchen and bath, and you’ve got a living experience that combines past and present as well as front and back.
An added advantage of living in Unit 2 is its direct access from the front door and lobby with only a front stoop to climb. The historic bowfront expands the living room space, its tall Victorian windows flood it with light, and its exposed brick and hardwood floor add touches of Old Boston charm in a contemporary context.
The breakfast bar openly interconnects the living room with the kitchen, which is open enough to spare you galley confinement when preparing your guests’ feast yet compact enough to yield ample dining-table space right beside it — an example of how well a Victorian rowhouse can accommodate an open floor plan in today’s times. The kitchen is fully updated with granite counters, custom cabinetry and state-of-the-art appliances.
The bedroom’s high ceiling, large floor area, bright exposure and abundant closet storage assure you a bedchamber fit for a king, but the exposed brick makes the space feel cozier.
The bath is tastefully appointed with a pedestal sink, a classic mirror-door medicine cabinet, and tumbled tiles in its tub/shower and on its floor.
The pleasantly tree-shaded West Canton Street access a treasure-trove of neighborhood amenities, including Giacomo’s and other fine restaurants, fitness trails along Southwest Corridor Park, shopping and dining at Copley Place and the Prudential Center, Green Line subway service at Prudential station, local bus service and much more.