Fort Hill, historic site of the Roxbury High Fort that the Continental Army erected under Henry Knox’s guiding hand in June 1775 to defend Boston against British siege, now has something else of fortitude to boast: 39 Hawthorne St., a 1,623-square-foot, 3-bed, 2-bath townhouse condominium with all the comforts of a single-family home for only $339,000.
The living room alone shows how well-built this townhouse is. Solid walls, sizable windows, hardwood floors and a classic fireplace combine to create a sense of security, serenity and sunshine.
Ditto for the dining room, where another double window brightens the evening meal and a deep blue wall brings it a feeling of calm and safety.
Another of this unit’s strengths is something a lot of single-family homes don’t have: a full-size breakfast room — not just a breakfast corner or nook or alcove — that is convenient to the deck for summer morning coffee and contiguous with the kitchen for quick food service and quick bites.
A granite counter wrapping around into a deep cantilevered bar defines the open but self-contained kitchen and gives it more food prep space than many single-family homes have.
The kitchen also features classic custom cabinetry, a stainless steel sink with gooseneck faucet by the window, and state-of-the-art appliances, including a four-burner gas range with self-cleaning oven.
The master bedroom gives you the sleep-tight security of generous solid wall area for creative arrangement of artwork and furniture.
The unit’s quiet wooded lot is outcropped with the area’s trademark geological feature, Roxbury puddingstone.
The neighborhood is landmarked with the historic Cochituate Standpipe, which marks the site of Roxbury High Fort and signifies the historical significance of Fort Hill from miles away.
Neighborhood amenities are significant as well: Highland Park, Marcella Playground, Melnea A. Cass Swimming Pool, Roxbury YMCA, City On a Hill Charter School, Boston Latin Academy, Orange Line subway service at Jackson Square Station, and much more.