…and a whole lot more. For only $240,000, Unit 2 at 161 I St. in South Boston gives you more than just a well laid-out, expertly renovated 512-square-foot 1-bed condo with hardwood floors, high ceilings, eat-in kitchen and updated bath. You have access to neighborhood, waterfront and public transportation amenities well above the average for a unit in this price range.
The elegant bay window adds light, space and a touch of the Back Bay to the living-dining room. Two alcoves allow for installation of bookcases, an entertainment center, a workstation or artwork.
The tile-floored eat-in kitchen receives bright sun from two large windows and has ample space for both a breakfast table and a central island counter, courtesy of the alignment of the cabinets and appliances along one wall.
Off the living-dining room is a cozy bedroom alcove, which can be screened by a curtain or closed off by installing a wall with a door.
A handsome brick Victorian rowhouse with slate mansard roof, 161 I St. is part of a neighborhood of compatible rowhouses that has a Beacon Hill flavor all its own. Also worth Unit 1’s price are the neighborhood amenities:
- 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, furthering America’s quest for independence;
- a great beach along Old Harbor, leading to the L Street Bathhouse, Marine Park, and historic Fort Independence on Castle Island;
- Joe Moakley Park, with sports fields and picnic areas aplenty;
- local establishments such as the Boston Beer Garden, the L Street Diner and Pizzeria and the L Street Tavern;
- bowling at South Boston Candlepin;
- buses to Bayside Expo Center, the JFK/UMass Red Line subway station, the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum and UMass-Boston.