This sophisticated and spacious sun-drenched home with two bedrooms, two-and-one-half bathrooms and a bonus room is listed for $2.35 million with Neda Vander Stoep of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Boston.
The prestigious Kennedy Design Build beautifully transformed a stunning corner building at 251 Shawmut Ave. on the corner of Milford Street in the highly desirable Eight Streets neighborhood in the heart of the South End into two luxurious duplexes with adjacent retail space in 2013.
Unit One with nearly 2,000 square feet covering the middle two floors of this 19th century row house is pleasingly positioned below the top residence and above the boutique retail space that will feature the anticipated opening of English Cut, an elite men’s custom tailor shop.
This sophisticated and spacious sun-drenched home with two bedrooms, two-and-one-half bathrooms and a bonus room is listed for $2.35 million with Neda Vander Stoep of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – Boston. It offers the quality custom finishes and timeless design that one would expect from a home of this caliber. For location, price and conveniences, this offer will be hard to beat.
The entry level has an amazing, expansive and versatile open floor plan. The living room is warmly inviting and delectably customized – sheathed in brown grass cloth wallpaper garnished with classic built-in shelves and cabinets gracing both sides of the gas fireplace - handy for displaying artwork and books.
An adjacent wet bar that includes a beverage refrigerator and storage cabinets for entertaining also has a ceiling connection for a chandelier, adding to the ambience if a dining space is desired. It leads to a stunning chef’s kitchen.
State-of-the-art stainless steel Thermador appliances, including a six-burner stove and a built-in under-counter microwave along with a large built-in pantry and multiple storage areas that provide and hold all the necessities a cook would need. White cabinets, Calacatta marble countertops and a large island with breakfast bar plus large windows create a pristine and bright space to work or grab an informal meal.
A small balcony with a gas line for year-round grilling sits off the kitchen.
The location of the adjoining room with an adjacent powder room hidden behind a pocket door is ideal. This versatile area can be used as a cozy den, study or family room as well as a dining room. With a little ingenuity and desire, this area could be re-styled. By removing the pantry, for example, the powder room could be transformed into a full bathroom.
Since this unique space is in the rear of the home, which faces single-family homes on Taylor Street, is very quiet, it could also be used as an [en suite] guest room.
A lovely staircase leads to the upper level of this home. Double doors open to the king-size master suite that redefines luxury with recessed lighting and one large walk-in closet as well as two more sizable closets, multiple large windows and a private balcony overlooking the tranquil Watson Park.
The exquisite marble-floor bathroom boasts a glass shower with a bench, rainhead and wall-mounted showerheads, a mirror running the full length of a quartz-topped double vanity, and louvres on a window that adjusts the natural lighting.
A second generously sized bedroom has recessed lighting and a large walk-in closet as well. The en suite bathroom has a tub/shower combination with a glass door.
A full size washer and dryer are conveniently located in the hallway closet between the bedrooms.
The quality of quaintness is afforded by 19 windows with three exposures (including the southwest), yet expected privacy, ensured by the custom window treatments that include black out shades in the bedroom, is guaranteed.
Lest one think the myriad of windows throughout the home would make it hard to cool, high velocity central air-conditioning, installed during the unit renovation, makes it easy.
This home is the perfect urban oasis, conveniently located just steps to all the very best the vibrant South End has to offer, including a variety and quality of restaurants such as Formaggio, Coppa and the Buttery. There’s also shopping and entertainment as well as parks and playgrounds such as Ringgold and Peter’s Park, yet this home is close enough to Back Bay and the Financial District for additional enrichments.
The Southwest Corridor Park, linking South End, Back Bay and Jamaica Plain, provides popular paths for walking and biking with lots of recreational facilities, benches and beautiful gardens to enjoy along the way.
This home has access to public transportation, including the commuter rail at Back Bay. The Mass Pike, Route 93 north and south and Logan Airport are also nearby for easy get-a-ways.
Because of the location, it could be difficult to find parking due to all the streets abutting each other leaving no alleys in between; however, this unit comes with the option to purchase an upper level parking space at Wilkes Passage at 1313 Washington St. for $100,000, adding $75 per month to the incredibly low monthly condo fee of $167 and $629 to the tax bill.
There will be an open house from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. For more information or to schedule a showing contact Neda Vander Stoep of Coldwell Banker at 617-413-0888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.