With recently refinished hardwood floors, newly painted walls, new carpet, lots of space and views, this is a home that any family would love to call home.
An elegant single family home at 43 Monument Ave. in Charlestown is ready for new owners. With recently refinished hardwood floors, newly painted walls, new carpet, lots of space and views, this is a home that any family would love to call home.
Built of brick in the Italianate style, this home has original granite headers and sills, hardwood flooring throughout and is in a prime historic location, according to broker Frank Celeste of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty, who is listing this home for $1,599,000.
“This is the quintessential Charlestown townhouse. This is what everybody wants,” Celeste said. “The ceiling height throughout the home is amazing.”
The many windows and east and west views mean the home is flooded with natural lighting throughout the day. This townhouse also includes an amazing roof deck with a great 360-degree panoramic view of the surrounding area.
Beautiful pumpkin pine flooring is one of the features in the main floor’s living room and formal dining area.
Gorgeous ceiling medallions and cornice moldings also grace the rooms as well as a marble hearth fireplace in each.
At the back of the main floor is a nice, very sizable kitchen with a handy breakfast area that includes a myriad of cabinets and drawers for storage as well as a lovely tiled backsplash lining the counters behind the stove and the sink.
“It’s unusual to have a nice big eat in kitchen, tons of cabinets and a formal dining room,” Celeste said.
The breakfast area opens to a fenced-in backyard deck for private evenings.
“It’s wonderful to have the deck right off the kitchen for entertaining,” Celeste said. “There’s tons of storage under the deck, too.”
A stunning drawing room across the front of the home’s second floor includes a bow window with two large windows on either side.
Lots of built-in cabinets mean the room could easily be converted into his and her office space.
A master bedroom with two large closets and a second bedroom are located on this floor with a laundry space and full bathroom in the hall.
“The washer/dryer hook up is right on this level, which is where you want it to be,” Celeste said.
Special touches are even found in the bathroom with a granite vanity and bead board wainscoting. A frosted window means privacy while also letting in the light.
Three bedrooms are on the third floor each with a generous closet and inside shutters for the windows. A skylight in the hall and another full bathroom are also features of this floor.
Two bedrooms have built in shelving units while the third smaller bedroom is perfect for a nursery or private office.
Most homes with this many bedrooms have them at the expense of living space, according to Celeste, but not in this case.
“It’s really (unusual) for a house in the city to have five bedrooms on the upper two floors,” Celeste said. “People love to have their kids on one floor.”
From there, a ladder leads to the home’s rooftop deck, where a panoramic view includes the Bunker Hill Monument, a nearby church, the neighborhood and beyond.
The lower level of the home is a finished area that can be used for most anything a new homeowner can imagine.
Perfect for use as another family room, guest suite or au pair suite, the lower level also has extra space at the back that can hold exercise equipment for a small gym.
“It’s also a great place on a rainy day to have a playroom,” Celeste said.
Finding places to put things is not going to be a problem at all. There are multiple closets for storage, a full bathroom, built-in shelves, entry to a courtyard deck as well as a private street entrance.
“For strollers or groceries, you can come right in and up from the street,” Celeste said.
The hallway from the street goes all the way to the courtyard deck with secured locks on each side in what Celeste said was once a “workmen’s alley.” Workers could tend to their jobs without having to enter the home.
“It’s one of the nicest houses on the street,” Celeste said. It’s probably the most functionally laid out. Every square foot is fully utilized, not one space is wasted.”
On-street parking is plentiful on both sides of Monument Avenue. This area has a majority of single-family homes and Celeste said there is a fair amount of on-street parking nearby as well as some rental spaces available.
Charlestown is an area that draws people because of its location. It is a neighborhood that has seen an increase in popularity as a place to live.
“The appeal of Charlestown is it’s close enough and far enough away from every (amenity) in the city,” Celeste said. “It’s one of the easiest commuter locations in the city.”
Celeste said the current home’s owner has “lovingly cared for the home” for the past 40 years.
“There’s so much flexibility in the way someone can use this house,” Celeste said. “That’s what makes it unique and pretty amazing in the marketplace.”
The first open house will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10. Celeste said to call for private showings before the open house.