Offered at $449,000, the 1,796-square-foot Unit 1 at 81 F St. gets an ‘A’ for the floor plan, finishes, fixtures and other fine qualities that make this South Boston duplex feel like the single-family its front facade makes it appear to be.
These qualities are evident upon entering the living room, where the crown moldings, baseboard, hardwood floor, twin sash windows and classic fireplace attest to the timelessness of colonial construction traditions in crafting first-class living space.
The eat-in kitchen seamlessly blends classic and contemporary. Paneled cherry cabinets match the Brazilian cherry floors, the island counter/bar with designer pendant lighting gives the space a more open feel, stainless steel appliances (including a beverage cooler) modernize the space further, and granite counters unify the old and new looks.
The tiled lower level includes two sizable carpeted bedrooms, one of two baths, and a versatile home office space.
Neighborhood amenities include:
*local establishments such as Boston Lobster and Cafe Arpeggio;
*Thomas Park, the setting of the Dorchester Heights National Memorial, which marks the site where General George Washington forced British troops to evacuate Boston on March 17, 1776 (Evacuation Day), furthering America’s quest for independence;
*a walk to a great beach along Old Harbor, leading to the L Street Bathhouse, Marine Park, and historic Fort Independence on Castle Island;
*buses to Bayside Expo Center, the JFK/UMass Red Line subway station, the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum and UMass-Boston.