The two duplex homes at 55 Hull St. are listed by Toni Gilardi of The Gilardi Group at Gibson Sotheby's International.
Brand “new” housing opportunities in Boston’s legendary North End are always exciting. This project is no exception and comes with a special twist: it’s a two-family with options to buy one or both units.
The two duplex homes at 55 Hull St. are listed by Toni Gilardi of The Gilardi Group at Gibson Sotheby’s International.
Unit 1 hosts 1,179 square feet of living space listed for $1,199,864 while Unit 2 enjoys 1,209 square feet listed for $1,274,888. Each home contains two bedrooms plus two-and-one-half bathrooms. The entire building is for sale at $2,424,000.
The homes are the most recent down-to-the-studs renovation project by Urban Core Development. Thoughtfully curated with attention to detail, these boutique style, pet-friendly residences offer floor plans designed for today’s lifestyles and showcase state-of-the-art amenities with a European flair.
The kitchens are prime examples. Sophisticated and modern, these chef’s havens feature Arrital two-toned Italian cabinets (high-gloss white uppers and ebony/espresso tone bases) highlighted with under-cabinet lighting and a mirrored backsplash with a copper tint. White quartz countertops are sparkling accents. Built-in trash bins have recycling sections.
The center islands with white quartz waterfall countertops have stainless steel sinks and seats three-to-four people comfortably. Three beautiful stainless steel pendant lights are overhead.
Samsung appliances include a “Smart” Family Hub touchscreen refrigerator (with a double freezer and a “crisp” drawer) that will help you shop for food, organize your daily schedule and even plays your favorite song. A five-burner gas range, microwave oven and a dishwasher with an integrated panel are part of the package, as well.
The full size stackable washers and dryers by Samsung have their own private space on the main level of each unit as does the half bathrooms. These spaces have a Duravit wall-mounted commode. The sweet floating vanity with a single-lever faucet is also “standard.”
Cork flooring (the result of high definition, three-pass digital technology) installed throughout the homes is both a lovely backdrop and cohesive element.
On the latest-and-greatest technology side, these residences have Nest systems, high velocity heat and air conditioning plus on-demand hot water. A “smart” locking system alerts you via cell phone that guests are at the front door.
Moving to the second level of Unit 2 is a pleasant journey. Horizontal steel balusters and a wood bannister are beautiful, but subtle enhancements to the overall contemporary aesthetic.
While the main living levels have different configurations, each has a fully open-concept layout. In Unit 1, for example, the kitchen “separates” the living room and dining area. These similarly sized (as in large) spaces are, of course, not identical, but are interchangeable.
In Unit 2, the spacious living-dining area runs the width of the unit and is anchored by a stunning espresso-colored feature wall with a built-in television. Three floor-to-ceiling windows in each of the units allow in an abundance of natural light. For a bit of added drama, full glass sliders off the kitchen in Unit 2 open to a Juliet-like balcony.
Amenities in the bedrooms (each has a private and/or en suite bathroom) are luxuriously similar, albeit with some layout differences. For increased privacy, the bedrooms are separated by a level from the main living area.
The closet situation is also unique. Currently, the double closets are not built out, but buyers will receive a $2,500 credit to get the job done to their own specifics.
What is “standard” (and what an understatement that is) in the en suite master bathrooms is also spectacular. These are essentially wet rooms as the shower is a walk-in without a threshold. Frameless glass doors open to fully-tiled enclosure with a linear drain, sleek hand wand, several body sprays and a rain shower head. Showering is truly a wonderful experience.
These plush bathrooms also have free-standing soaking tubs with waterfall faucets and two sinks in a chic high-gloss white vanity.
Tile flooring that matches the shower surround creates a seamless look. Schluter-Systems stainless trim on the external corners of the tiled walls is a sleek finishing detail.
In Unit 2, the master bathroom has a heated, sparkling metal covered towel rack. “Ribbed” tile wainscoting (it looks like fabric, but isn’t) is installed three-quarters of the way up the wall.
Unit 2’s master bedroom has an extra treat: Extra-wide French doors that open to the sleeping chamber with a walk-in closet large enough to double as a dressing room. Both master bedrooms easily accommodate king-size beds.
Be it for drama, mood or just because it will be fun, Unit 2’s second bedroom has an up-lighting feature with changeable colors. This en suite bathroom has a fully tiled corner shower and, thanks to a window, is definitely a room with a view.
The option to create a roof deck, which is exclusive to Unit 2, is very viable. In addition to a finished staircase (as good-looking as the rest of the unit) to the great outdoors, the open air space is already prepped, wired for electricity and plumbed for gas. The new owner need only apply for a permit. Incidentally, the view that includes the Zakim Bridge is very impressive.
Unit 1 has a private outdoor space, too - a fully enclosed deck/patio.
This home is ideally located in the celebrated North End, which has the distinction of being the city’s oldest residential community. The area showcases some of the oldest buildings, such as the 1680 Paul Revere House and the Hutchinson Mansion as well as The Old North Church, notably the oldest surviving church building in Boston.
This area, first settled in the 1630s, turned out to be a fashionable place to dwell in the 18th century and continues to endear that place of honor as one of the most culturally rich neighborhoods today.
Affectionately known as Boston’s Little Italy - a one-square mile waterfront community with a maze of narrow, cobblestone streets - is bursting with authentic Italian restaurants, friendly cafes, delectable pastry shops and colorful personalities.
The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, perhaps the newest accomplishment, definitely adds to the spice of life in the North End.
There will be an open house from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9.