South End condo blends old-world charm with modern-world usefulness

“Our clients who are looking for brownstones are drawn to them because they want classic Boston charm,” said CondoDomain City Vice President Jessica Quirk in a 2008 Fox 25 News broadcast. “They love the original details, they want to walk right outside their door and be on a tree-lined street in the middle of Boston.”

The Victorian brick brownstone at 35 Worcester St. in Boston’s historic South End is no exception. A visit to its 678-square-foot, 1-bed Unit 3, now offered at $419,000, will show you not only how original details, classic charm and a tree-lined brownstone community will enrich your urban lifestyle, but also how these old-world elements will not intrude upon your modern-day living space requirements.

This old house was built to stand the test of time, as Unit 3’s bright, spacious, warm living room demonstrates. The high ceiling, the vast hardwood floor and the oversized windows create a space as suitable for entertaining as it was in the mid-19th century. The exposed-brick alcove by the window is suitable for a bookcase or entertainment center. Your housewarming will really benefit from the original Carrara marble-surrounded coal fireplace, which has been electrified to meet contemporary standards.

The exposed brick wall gives the dining room an intimate feeling, putting old Boston charm in a contemporary context.

In contrast to its exposed-brick backsplash, the updated kitchen puts the wall to handy modern use as a blackboard surface for writing important notes to family members, appointment or shopping reminders, etc. without wasting paper. Other contemporary amenities include a C-shaped granite counter, custom paneled cabinetry and state-of-the-art appliances.

Two large windows pour generous morning sun into the bedroom. As in the living room, the exposed-brick alcove is handy for a bookcase, highboy or linen cabinet.

Just off the bedroom is another useful alcove: a windowed study built in with a desk and cabinets.

The bath features a new water-jet tub and a granite vanity.

Beyond the tree-lined comfort zone of Worcester Street is an exciting cityscape of restaurants such as Orinoco, stores such as Walgreens and Don Quixote Market, parks such as Titus Sparrow Park, fitness trails along Southwest Corridor Park, the South End Library, shopping, dining and Green Line subway service at the Prudential Center, and much more.

For more information on Unit 3 at 35 Worcester 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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