A convenient South End location and rental parking directly behind make this residence at 15 E. Springfield St., Unit 2, an ideal city home.
Chic and sophisticated, this urban home in a 19th century Victorian townhouse is a bastion of luxury on every level, especially decor and design that was the handiwork of Evolve Residential and interior designer Jeffrey Delvy. A convenient South End location and rental parking directly behind make this residence at 15 E. Springfield St., Unit 2, an ideal city home.
Samantha Jason of the Residential Group at William Raveis Real Estate has listed this 609-square-foot elegant unit with one bedroom and one full bathroom for $639,900.
A floor-to-ceiling closet that is extra deep in the entry way is easy to miss. Handleless flush mount open-to-the-touch doors that match the wall decor reveal a gigantic storage area.
Ebony-stained cherry flooring with ultra matte polyurethane makes both a striking statement and are a cohesive element in the design as they are throughout the entire unit. Ten-foot-plus ceilings give every room an added grandeur and recently installed Mitsubishi (ductless) air conditioning ratchets up comfort levels.
Fully open and large, the living-dining room has a broad two-window bay overlooking the street. Oversized two-over-two windows are surrounded by wide detailed millwork. The fireplace that is essentially the dividing line (or not) between the living room and dining area is more than a decorative device, albeit an attractive one. This also allows the space to be media central, complete with flat screen TV. Installing one over the mantel is easy as that area is already wired.
Recessed ceiling lights and a chandelier provide ample illumination without infringing on floor space.
The current dining area, which seats four to six and more comfortably, can move and/or expand and contract at will or by desire. In fact, the entire space is easily reconfigured depending on preferences and/or use.
Thick paneled French doors that are at least nine feet high open to the master bedroom where style and space are maximized to the Nth degree. Walls top the style list. Those in the spacious sleeping chamber, which can accommodate a king-size bed, are covered with grey textured fabric that has a paper back and was applied like wallpaper, giving the chamber a peaceful, calm ambiance. Extra deep crown molding accents the height of the ceiling.
A huge multi-glass paned window in the bedroom provides a view of this home’s private deck; a full glass pane door provides access. This large outdoor space has ample room for several chairs or lounges plus a table. Pot gardening is another option for those with green thumbs.
Closet design and organization account for this room’s ability to make the most of existing space. Open-shelves (some are narrow for shoes plus folded sweaters, shirts, etc.; others deep enough for baskets) in the floor-to-ceiling flush-mount closet are tucked discretely behind the door to provide an enormous amount of storage.
Additional hanging space (also floor-to-ceiling) is in the passageway directly opposite the in-unit laundry facilities, which includes a full-size, stackable LG washer and dryer. A pocket door to this flow-through closet from the bedroom addresses privacy issues.
A full bathroom is on the other side of the laundry area.
In this spa-worthy room, luxury rules, starting from the ground up: the slate tile floor has radiant heat. For a cohesive look, slate tile is also on the walls.
Marble accents (the low threshold and built-in bench) are in the step-in shower with multiple body sprays and a frameless glass enclosure. The bathroom also has a contemporary American Standard sink.
Grasscloth (a thin covering of matte polyurethane makes it stress-free to wipe up spills) are on the walls and ceiling in the superbly planned galley kitchen that maximizes every square foot of space. In addition to being tucked under the roofline, Poggenpohl cabinetry that lines both walls includes drawers with custom organizers and one lighted unit with a frosted glass insert. Under-cabinet lighting is another plus when cooking and doubles as mood lighting when not.
The kitchen also has a Bosch electric cooktop, GE dishwasher and Miele oven. The showpieces are the glass-front Summit refrigerator as well as the Summit three-drawer under-counter freezer, but the Miele built-in coffee/espresso/cappuccino maker (this is over the refrigerator) tends to be the scene-stealer.