In this 2003 three-decker condominium lurks a light-filled, open-plan, high-end floor-through unit that belies the humble appearance of its gray/white clapboard facade. Offered at $359,000, Unit 3 at 190 F St. in South Boston also attests to the timeless versatility of the three-decker in its ability to bring space and light into your life.
This quality is readily apparent in the living-dining room, which benefits from the bay window for expanded space, intensified light and panoramic neighborhood views. The hardwood floor and medium-brown wall treatment enrich the environment. Closet space is generous, and the living space extends all the way back over the breakfast bar and through the kitchen to the breakfast room for a continuity of light and air.
The wide-open kitchen has been richly finished with granite counters, classic custom maple cabinetry and state-of-the-art appliances. The sink counter peers over the breakfast bar into the living-dining room so you don’t have to lose sight of your dinner-party guests as you wash up after them.
The breakfast area by the rear window is intimate enough for a morning family gathering yet roomy enough for formal dining, to free up the living-dining room for more living.
The master bedroom blends light and dark in a way that suits the purpose of each characteristic: dark maroon walls for a good night’s sleep, the light of the morning awakening you. The wall-to-wall carpeting makes the space feel cozier.
Likewise in the home office, though here the pea-green and blue-gray walls shed more light on your work at the built-in running desk. The office is also suitable as a second bedroom, courtesy of its walk-in closet.
Neighborhood amenities include:
*local establishments such as Boston Lobster and Cafe Arpeggio;
*Thomas Park, the setting of the Dorchester Heights National Memorial, which marks the site where General George Washington forced British troops to evacuate Boston on March 17, 1776 (Evacuation Day), furthering America’s quest for independence;
*a walk to a great beach along Old Harbor, leading to the L Street Bathhouse, Marine Park, and historic Fort Independence on Castle Island;
*buses to Bayside Expo Center, the JFK/UMass Red Line subway station, the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum and UMass-Boston.