Reasonably priced penthouse unit in South Boston

If “penthouse” means “pricey” to you, forget about that Park Avenue image with which the word is inevitably associated, and come on down to 59 W. 7th St. in South Boston.

In this carefully renovated 1898 three-unit building, the 941-square-foot penthouse unit with fireplace, architectural details, updated kitchen and bath and two queen-size bedrooms will fulfill a first-time homebuyer’s dream — make that “castle in the air” — for only $239,900.

Not only that, but Unit 3 can be purchased with over $45K instant equity and a potential 5% down payment through a MassHousing-approved lender. (The buyer is to conduct his/her own due diligence. Contact CondoDomain Agent Jessica Quirk at 617-314-7704 or for details.)

The living-dining room has been tastefully appointed with a beamed coffered ceiling, paneled wainscoting, hardwood flooring, a designer chandelier and a classic gas-powered fireplace to reflect its Victorian era even more than it did in its original state. There’s plenty of room left for flexible living-space arrangement.

The kitchen continues the living-dining room’s hardwood flooring for a warmer culinary setting than cold tile floors usually provide. The custom paneled cabinetry adds to the warmth, the state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances provide a cool contrast, and the granite running counter unifies the two.

Either of two bedrooms is spacious enough for other purposes, such as a dining room, a game room, a media room or a home gym.

The shared bath is fully updated with a water-jet tub with faux marble tiles, a twin-sink vanity and corresponding mirror-door medicine cabinets with bell lighting and stylish décor. Other updates include an in-unit stacked washer/dryer, and private storage in the finished basement.

Unit 3 is within walking distance of parks such as Orton Field and Sweeney Playground, schools such as J.F. Condon School and St. Peter Academy, Gold’s Gym, and Thomas Park and the Dorchester Heights National Memorial marking the site of General George Washington’s forced evacuation of British troops from Boston on March 17, 1776. Ample bus service to the beach, Marine Park, Castle Island and Red Line subway stations are in the neighborhood as well.

For more information on Unit 3 at 59 W. 7th St., or to arrange a private showing, call one of CondoDomain’s Boston agents at 617-314-7704. To meet our agents, visit

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