The ever-familiar slogan “If you lived here…you’d be home now” has sold and rented many fine luxury units many times over in Charles River Park in Boston’s West End for 40-plus years. And no wonder — it’s all true.
Unit 6O at 9 Hawthorne Place is no exception. Offered at $399,000, this 828-square-foot, 1-bed studio-style loft is your big chance to make your home in the Hub at a price below that of the typical Boston condo, but with just as much value.
That sense of value and feeling of home begins immediately upon entering the lavish lobby, where marble flooring, cherry paneling, cove lighting, easy chairs and elevator service truly welcome you home.
When first built in 1967, 9 Hawthorne Place was ahead of its time in its employment of the open-plan common area that is so in demand today. Living-room and dining-room sets, bookcases and audio/video components can be arranged according to your wishes, and the dining area flows right into the kitchen for entertaining convenience. The original balcony patio was enclosed to create a home office/sleeping alcove with a ribbon window.
The open kitchen is fully updated with black granite counters, including a breakfast bar with designer pendant lighting; custom cherry cabinetry that complements the building’s modern architecture; and stainless steel appliances that reflect today’s tastes.
The bedroom is roomy enough for a king-size bed, bright enough to awake to morning sun and city views, yet cozy enough for a good night’s sleep.
You’d certainly be home in Unit 6O, but you wouldn’t be home alone. You and your neighbors share the greatest outdoor swimming pool a condominium could ever have, with a cabana to boot. The in-house health club, concierge and deeded parking further increase your value here, as does the convenient neighborhood that surrounds you: the Museum of Science with the Mugar Omni Theatre and Hayden Planetarium, Green Line trolley service to downtown Boston and beyond, Storrow Drive, local and national train service at North Station, sports and concerts at TD Garden, and lots more.