“Only $289,000 to live in the Back Bay? With your own private entrance? Are you serious?” Yes. Just check out Unit B1 at 163 Beacon St. In this 520-square-foot, 1-bed garden-level studio with hardwood floors and updated kitchen and bath, you not only live amid the moneyed without their millions, but you create your own living space with no historical details to disturb or destroy.
From the minute you walk into your unit, the open-plan living-dining-foyer space is yours to freely arrange according to your matters of culture and convenience. The long painted brick wall and exposed ceiling pipes give the space a studio feel fit for the artwork, lighting or mobiles of your choice. The orange knee-wall partition loosely separates the space for easy delegation of dining and lounging functions.
A hemispherical pendant light defines the dining area, which has a convenient closet. From here, the space goes back into a handy home office. The kitchenette has just enough space for all your food-prep needs. Classic custom white laminate cabinetry, granite-like laminate counters, and white ceramic “Paris-Métro” tiles add class to your culinary creativity.
Unit B1‘s lower-level location has the added advantage of heat- insulating and sound-insulating the comfy-cozy carpeted bedroom, assuring you a good night’s sleep. The bath has been updated with classic features that add a touch of class, including a pedestal sink and a tub/shower tiled, once again, in “Paris-Métro” style.
Built in 1871 in the French Second Empire style that characterizes the Back Bay, 163 Beacon St. will give you not only creative space, but also pride of place. Its delicately detailed brownstone facade and its cast-iron fenced English garden will make you proud to say, “I live here.” Not to mention its fabulous central city location with on-foot access to the following, and more:
- fitness trails, biking, dog-walking, and free concerts at the Hatch Shell (including the July 4 Boston Pops gala) on the Esplanade;
- sailing along the Charles River;
- shopping and dining at The Shops at Prudential Center (including Legal Sea Foods), at Copley Place and along Boylston Street;
- art galleries and boutiques on Newbury Street;
- the Boston Public Library in Copley Square;
- Green Line subway service from Copley Square to downtown Boston, Symphony Hall, the Museum of Fine Arts and beyond.
For more information on Unit B1 at 163 Beacon St., or to arrange a private showing, call one of CondoDomain’s Boston agents at 617-314-7704. To meet our agents, visit http://boston.condodomain.com/meetus