House-like condo in Cambridge


The Esplanade, 75-83 Cambridge Parkway


Unlike most condos, Unit E501 at The Esplanade, 75-83 Cambridge Parkway, will make you feel like you’re at home in a house, not just another brick in the wall.

Offered at $988,000, this 1,410-square-foot, 1-bedroom, 2-bath unit benefits from the stacked modular unit construction technique the building’s architect, Moshe Safdie, had pioneered in Habitat at Expo ’67 in Montreal. This allows many of the 206 units private terraces on the roofs of the units below.

From your terrace you and your guests will experience the most breathtaking, wide-reaching riverview of the Boston skyline and the Longfellow Bridge you’ve ever seen. The common garden with French-style manicured hedges and other lush greenery is also a great place to take in the vista.

E501‘s luxurious living room readily accesses its terrace, and its double-glazed floor-to-ceiling windows spill light from the riverview’s open skies into the unit all day long. These sunny views can be enjoyed from the other rooms as well.

Open to the living-dining room for dinner-party revelry to the max is the custom chef’s kitchen with granite counters and state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances, including a vent-hooded cooktop.

The 330-square-foot master bedroom boasts a custom four-piece bath and walk-in closet. A 154-square-foot study and second custom bath complete the unit. The entire unit is prewired for cable, telephone and Internet.

Completed in 1989, The Esplanade — named for the Boston riverside park its units look out onto across the Charles — gives onlookers as well as residents a memorable riverview experience. The modular unit stacks give the building a unique visual effect of steps spilling down toward the river, and an image of a true condo community, not a mere block.

Just marvel at The Esplanade‘s community amenities: a health club with indoor lap/wading pool, a fully equipped exercise room, saunas, 24-hour concierge and doorman, porters, a gathering room for private parties or meetings, four levels of secured resident garage parking (one deeded space for Unit E501), guest parking, an assigned storage locker for each residence, a lobby with sitting area and Charles River views. Not to mention Cambridge’s cultural and educational offerings: MIT, Harvard, bookstores, boutiques, cafes and restaurants galore.

Prices at The Esplanade range from $500,000 to $1.9 million. For more information, or to schedule a private showing, contact CondoDomain Agent Jeanne Boucher at 510-205-5857.

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