Lisa Merriman Barth of Barth Real Estate has listed this 2,003-square-foot condo for $1,650,000. This spacious treasure presents three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths all on one floor.
Do you ever dream of owning a home that feels more like you’re living in a waterfront community than a bustling city? There is a new luxury condominium available across from a stretch of beautiful beaches, nearby quaint parks and embraced by the vibrant Boston Harborwalk in the red-hot South Boston neighborhood.
Unit 2 in this newly constructed luxurious City Point building at 870 East 6th St. is now available. Lisa Merriman Barth of Barth Real Estate has listed this 2,003-square-foot condo for $1,650,000. This spacious treasure presents three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths all on one floor.
This home is ideal for those who relish the ambiance of the ocean, taking relaxing walks on the beach and refreshing dips in the water, yet prefer not to sit for hours in massive traffic commuting to and from coastal towns such as Scituate and Cohasset or Marblehead and Rockport. It’s also great for people who want to downsize from those mammoth homes in the upscale coastal communities, and still keep the magnificent ocean vistas.
Another plus – it is close enough to savor the seaside, but far enough away where the ocean will not pour into your living room for a visit. You won’t need flood insurance to live here. Pleasure Bay is protected and very calm.
Do you enjoy boating? Perfect! The famed South Boston Yacht Club is right across the street. It was founded in 1866 by three Dartmouth alumni who wanted to create a venue for yacht racing that would provide "that spirit of comradeship, of courtesy and chivalry, of sympathetic joy in a common sport." The Club is more than just a place to anchor a boat –a lot of social events happen here, including the long-running Wednesday Evening Races. The Club co-hosts the prestigious Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Race, too.
This home is also a very short walk to the fabulous Castle Island.
Of course, one must consider more than just the location when purchasing a home. The quality, value, look and feel of the home, inside and out, are also important factors to consider, which can be realized in Unit 2 at 870 East 6th St.
The illuminated nautical compass driveway says welcome. Crushed white seashells garner the plush perennial gardens scattered around the dwelling, while four unique white letterboxes, one for each unit, stand to one side, retaining the mail. The wooden bench, placed near the crisp white abode showcasing five bay windows and whimsical porches on each story, invites you to sit a spell and savor the sensory experience of the ocean.
Inside, a direct access elevator takes you to your bright and cheery, much sought-after open-concept home.
As you celebrate a stunning mix of architectural details and an assortment of contemporary amenities such as wide rustic plank white oak flooring, custom wood blinds plus ceilings with recessed lighting and sound surround speakers, you can also appreciate the stately look and old-world feeling typically associated with the refined older homes on Beacon Hill or the Back Bay.
The 10-inch crown moldings in the living-dining room, along with the tray ceilings in the master bedroom, are absolutely striking while the classic limestone façade of the large living room fireplace adds to that sentiment.
The living room also holds a space over the fireplace for a jumbo flat-screen TV - with surround sound - perfect for watching the Patriots, the upcoming Red Sox playoff games or an iconic movie such as “Jaws” or “Titanic.”
You can while away the hours looking out of the wall of bay windows or from the porch (accessed from the adjacent door) admiring the sensational, yet peaceful views overlooking Pleasure Bay, Dorchester Harbor and the Boston Channel.
The sprawling kitchen-living-dining room is an ideal gathering space for family and friends.
The dining area will easily hold a table and chairs, large enough to host a festive feast prepared in the high-end chef’s kitchen.
The contemporary kitchen, replete with a large walk-in pantry outfitted to organize and hold a plethora of food and cooking supplies, is simply amazing.
The back wall is lined with symmetrically-placed stainless steel appliances adopted by plenty of stylish white soft-close cabinetry and attractive gray-white marble counters with complementing backsplash.
The chef will feel right at home preparing meals on the Wolf four-burner cooktop. The griddle feature makes flipping flapjacks fun while the pot-filler eliminates the need to lug weighty pans of water across the room.
While the large built-in Wolf micro-convection and wall ovens, ready to bake, broil and brown, sit to the left of the cooktop, the spacious top of the line Sub-Zero French-door refrigerator with bottom freezer, equipped to preserve food at just the right temperatures, enjoys the right side.
Three elegant pendants sit above the grand butcher-block island, which comfortably seats six, showering the area with ambiance. The island provides plenty of room for food prep and accommodates a Dawn sink and Asko dishwasher as well as a Silhouette wine fridge.
When the time comes to retreat from the pressures of a long day, the generous master bedroom peacefully awaits you. An alcove centered amidst the set of six almost floor-to-ceiling windows is a perfect placement for a table and chair to write in your journal, to listen to your favorite music emanating from the sound-surround or simply to enjoy the peaceful views of the home’s gardens and the waterfront vistas.
The mesmerizing flames from the jumbo corner gas fireplace with its beautiful white surround will warm and relax your body, mind and spirit on those soon-to-be frosty nights. The tray ceiling is a lovely reminder of days gone by.
The walk-in closet is as esthetically pleasing as it is functional. While the wide plank oak floors and moldings continue into this space, a chic chandelier provides adequate illumination. The back cedar wall features a tall shoe rack whereas the two side walls are equipped with an abundance of shelves, drawers and hanging rods.
The capacious master bathroom is not only opulent, but sensual, as well. The complementing patterns, designs, colors, shapes and texture of the Carrara marble, mirrors, glass, lighting and other fixtures are warm and welcoming.
An oversized walk-in steam shower with floating glass enclosure features multiple sprays with just the right touch and temperature and a long seat with a niche nearby to keep products close at hand. The double vanity with plenty of drawers and cabinets earns a special place of honor to assist with your daily routines.
Underneath the marble tile floor is radiant heat, a much-appreciated delight during those chilly times of the year.
Across the hall from the master suite are two more generously sized bedrooms with ample closets and a large, pleasing bathroom that contains a relaxing soaking tub/shower.
Other treats include central air, a stacked Samsung washer-dryer in the sizeable laundry closet, a huge 9 x 18-foot locked storage area in the basement and a designated on-site parking space.
There’s good news for Rover and Fluffy, too! This building is pet-friendly.
An open house is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 16.