Barbara Spears of South End Realty Group is the listing broker for two wonderful units at 47 Concord Square.
The view of Concord Square is enchanting: a long park and a working fountain surrounded by brick, high-stoop row houses, mostly bow front Victorians with wrought iron railings along the stairs. The exteriors offer arched windows over the original walnut doors. Intricately carved columns of acanthus leaves and floral motifs invite passersby to speculate about the grand spaces inside.
It is within one of these buildings that a pair of bright, exquisitely designed duplexes is ready for sale. Large windows, high ceilings and hardwood floors are integral to these homes. Each unit features high-end finishes and each encapsulates a slightly different style, one more contemporary, and the other with some classic touches. Every detail was carefully considered and the results are inspiring.
Barbara Spears of South End Realty Group is the listing broker for the units at 47 Concord Sq. Unit 1, the spacious garden level duplex, is priced at $2,249,000. Unit 2, the parlor duplex, is listed for $2,199,000. Staged by Dottie Volpe, these units take the concept of “move in ready” to the next level.
The entrance to Unit 1 is through an arched doorway beneath the front steps. A lovely little foyer serves as a mudroom, needing nothing but a console, mirror and some artwork to draw a visitor in. White oak floors impart beauty. There’s a good-sized coat closet here, the first hint that this place is generous with storage.
To the left is a guest bedroom and the space manages to look edgy and dreamy at the same time.
The en suite bath has striking tile from Porcelanosa, enhancing the colors of the shiny taupe vanity and quartz countertop.
The home’s master suite is at the back of the unit, to provide privacy. With room for a king size bed and a loveseat, the 20-foot bedroom feels like a spacious retreat. Two windows let in light and a French door that opens to a Juliet balcony will be especially nice in fine weather. A couple of walk-in closets with pocket doors offer plenty of space for wardrobes.
Heated floors provide comfort in the en suite master bath. A couple can get ready at the same time, thanks to a gorgeous vanity with dual sinks. The big shower is fitted with two showerheads and a body spray. The super-sized porcelain tiles there resemble marble. A long soaking tub with body spray is irresistible.
The laundry machines, an Electrolux washer and dryer, are located in a large closet, in between the bedrooms.
Downstairs is the unit’s open living space, bathed in light coming through a wall of enormous windows that overlook a private Trex patio, complete with gas, water and electricity.
Surrounded by wavy tile, the gas fireplace in the living area is a winner. It’s close to the kitchen, which is any chef’s dream, with Thermador appliances, plentiful cabinets by Hanssem and a quartz-topped dark gray island with breakfast bar. The refrigerator, behind a paneled door, resembles a piece of furniture. The five-burner cooktop will surely instigate cooking lust.
An additional bedroom/office at the front of this level has a built in bench around the bow. Its en suite bath has a stylish shower and a beautiful sink. A door leads from the bathroom to additional storage.
Can Unit 2, the upper parlor duplex, possibly be as nice? Absolutely. The 11-foot ceilings on the main living level offer enormous volume. A Carrara marble fireplace surround and classic moldings recall earlier times.
The phenomenal kitchen here is similar to the one in the garden level unit with a longer island and the addition of a wet bar and wine cooler. It overlooks the unit’s private, walk out Trex deck.
Since entertaining will be happening on a large scale, a powder room is essential. The subtle mushroom color of the vanity is a standout with its recessed quartz counter. The Duravit toilet looks amazingly stylish.
Stairs leading up to the bedroom level are tucked in the back of the unit so they don’t take away from the living space. The home’s master bedroom in the front bow has a straight shot view of Concord Square.
The dazzling en suite bath has heated floors and a huge shower sporting two showerheads and a body spray. The quartz counter on the double vanity perfectly complements the marble-look Porcelanosa floor.
Two guest bedrooms in the back of this level share another stunning full bath. The laundry room nearby houses an Electrolux washer and dryer.
David Goldman of New Boston Ventures developed these properties. His obsession with outstanding finishes elevates and distinguishes them. The creative imagination that went into the design extends to the way the homes are being marketed. Goldman says that brokers attending a special open house will have a chance to win coveted tickets to one of Lady Gaga shows coming to Fenway Park.