The reconstruction of the Ashmont MBTA station yielded a generous surplus parcel that laid the foundation for the revitalization of Dorchester’s historic Ashmont neighborhood. Trinity Financial, the MBTA, CWC Builders, The Architectural Team and the Duffy Design Group joined forces to design and develop The Carruth, a condo-retail complex of 116 luxury units over five floors plus an assortment of local businesses along the sidewalk.
The Carruth‘s 1,015-square-f0ot Unit 518 is a first-time homebuyer’s dream come true. For only $249,000, this 1-bed-plus-study, 1-bath unit gives the single professional, newlywed couple or young family a rare opportunity to plant their roots in an up-and-coming neighborhood.
Sustainable materials are the order of business at The Carruth, and the bamboo flooring and low-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint make an attractive living space in Unit 518. The large living-dining room’s open floor plan offers unusually flexible furniture arrangement possibilities for a unit of this price range, as well as open access to all points in the unit.
Especially the galley kitchen, which a pass-through breakfast-bar counter connects to the dining area for faster food service and friendly chats with the cook. Quartz counters offer a sustainable alternative to expensive, earth-consuming granite. The stainless steel appliances are Energy Star certified for maximum energy efficiency as well as elegance.
The sustainably carpeted master bedroom has generous closet space for both partners, as well as multiple nooks and crannies for different uses: dressing, sitting and reading, setting up a workstation.
The master bath is appointed with Kohler fixtures, marble tiles on its floor and tub/shower walls, and a classy set of mirrors with star-quality make-up lighting.
The bonus room has a generous walk-in closet, and can be used as a guest bedroom, a home office, or a nursery. The unit also has its own washer and dryer.
Common amenities at The Carruth include a corporate-style lobby, exclusive elevator service to all units, and heated garage parking, one deeded space for Unit 518. The $466/month condo fee includes heat and hot water, water and sewer, master insurance, exterior maintenance, landscaping, snow and refuse removal.
A diversity of businesses aligns The Carruth‘s ground floor: Wainwright Bank, Flat Black Coffee, and Tavolo Ristorante. Beyond The Carruth‘s streetwall are farmer’s markets in Peabody Square, bus and train service to anywhere in town at the new Ashmont Station, more shops and restaurants including The Ashmont Grill, and a wide variety of community services: Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association, Ashmont Hill Association, Boston Public Library, Carney Hospital, Dorchester Community Center for the Visual Arts, Dorchester Arts Collaborative, Dorchester Historical Society, Dorchester Reporter, Dorchester YMCA, Pope John Paul Park, and St. Mark’s Area Main Streets.