Modeled on pre-Victorian London residential streets and Beacon Hill’s 1830s Louisburg Square, the South End’s brick bowfront Victorian rowhouses were more ahead of their time than either of their historical models, especially in the basement department. Their high foundations made basements into full levels of living for the first time, which made them ripe for modern studio conversion in later centuries.
A prime example is Unit 1 at 2 Claremont Park. For a mere $389,000, this 836-square-foot, 1-bedroom studi0-style unit offers a flexible floor plan for today’s lifestyle with enough historical touches to give you a taste of times past.
Hardwood flooring, recessed ceiling lighting, built-in shelves, a woodburning fireplace with carved wood mantel, a dining alcove, and a pass-through to the kitchen complete the picture for a first-class living, dining and entertaining space.
The compact but complete kitchen has been updated with all-new stainless steel appliances. Its two wall openings allow you and your guests food service convenience to both the living and the dining areas.
The carpeted bedroom is smaller and more sequestered than the open-plan great room, but this makes the bedroom cozier and quieter for a good night’s sleep.
Unit 1‘s centrally located neighborhood affords you access to a wide range of South End and Fenway amenities, including:
- wining and dining establishments such as The Columbus Cafe & Bar, Jae’s Cafe and Grill, and House of Siam;
- Wally’s Cafe Jazz Club, a South End fixture since 1947;
- William E. Carter School and its playground;
- fitness trails along Southwest Corridor Park;
- subway service at Massachusetts Avenue and Symphony stations;
- Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts at Symphony Hall;
- education at Northeastern University.