For the price of a condo — $329,000 — 38 West Eagle St. in East Boston is an excellent opportunity for the first-time homebuyer to start at the single-family level. Add to that its gleaming hardwood floors, custom woodwork, spacious kitchen, entertainment-size deck and conveniece to Logan Airport, and you’ll really fly like an eagle in this stately 2,204-square-foot, 5-bedroom mansard Victorian.
The custom paneled wainscoting adds a touch of class to the formal dining room, making it feel like a higher-end home.
As does the unusually spacious, sunny eat-in kitchen, which is large enough to be a dining room in its own right. The custom paneled cabinetry, laminate butcherblock counters and top-notch appliances make up a convenient galley food prep space, but the peninsular bar overlooking the breakfast area keeps it from cramping up the way a typical galley kitchen can do.
Through a slider is a backyard deck with so much entertaining space and proximity to the neighbors it seems to tell them, “Come on over!”
And so does the neighborhood itself. Your home is steps away from the South Shore Plaza Park and Courts, a block from East Boston High School, near the Condor Street Urban Wild and the American Legion Playground, and convenient to the Mass. Pike and, of course, Logan Airport.