John Neale of Sprogis & Neale Real Estate has listed Unit Two, the extra-large floor-through unit hosting two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, for $2,075,000.
South End convenience with expansive single level living is the name of the game with a magnificent corner unit located at 5 Union Park St.
The meticulous restoration of a shabby 1860s carriage house and a contemporary four-story addition in the rear along with a reimagined first floor storefront gave rise to another South End treasure.
The successful amalgamation, which features one extra-large floor-through unit inserted between the butcher shop and two duplexes while maintaining the character of the neighborhood resulted in the honor of receiving the 2018 Preservation Award from the Boston Preservation Alliance.
John Neale of Sprogis & Neale Real Estate has listed Unit Two, an extra-large floor-through unit hosting two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, for $2,075,000.
With gleaming hardwood floors, over 10-foot tall ceilings, lovely crown molding, bright walls and natural light, the layout of this 1,535-square-foot home is as eye-catching and breathtaking as is its historical location.
Wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows, the home is bathed in sunlight.
“There are more windows per square foot than just about anything we’ve had,” Neale said. “Anywhere you go, you’ve got a window,” showcasing stunning views of Union Park, the Back Bay skyline and surrounding treetops.
The modern and open kitchen, dining and living room is ideal for entertaining. The spacious living room lets guests and family feel relaxed while enjoying the ribbon style gas fireplace trimmed with a wood mantled surround or watching television.
The bay windows of the historic Brownstone façade add charm in the living area while the bow windows in the dining area reflect the contemporary esthetics afforded by the new addition. The windows provide beautiful views of the area.
The living-dining room flows into an equally luxurious kitchen. Custom wood cabinetry, Quartzite waterfall marble countertops with a lovely porcelain herringbone tile backsplash and a large island with seating for four people create a stylish, sophisticated, yet functional environment to cook or eat in.
The high end Wolf gas oven and cooktop and Sub-Zero refrigerator, Bosch microwave and Thermador dishwasher polish off its state-of-the-art feel - perfectly fit for large family gatherings or a quiet dinner in.
Contemporary light features highlight the modern elements of the space while warm wood floors provide the ultimate “homey” feel.
A small outdoor deck is conveniently placed near the kitchen, extending the cooking/grilling and entertaining area any time of year.
A cozy room off the far end of the living room makes a great den, office or library. Two of the highlights of this flexible space are the wall of built-in cabinets and the views of the park from the oversized windows.
In the hallway are a powder room and a laundry closet with room for a stackable washer/dryer.
On the opposite side of the home, separated by a hallway door, is a haven for privacy. The master suite entertains a king-sized bedroom with a generous walk-in closet as well as another large closet and a spectacular spa-like bathroom.
Luxurious features include an oversize soaking tub, a glass enclosed steam shower and a double vanity. The eye-catching herringbone Carrara marble floor reflects the detail and elegance found throughout the home. The radiant heat, recessed lighting and Sonos sound system add to the ambiance.
A second bedroom also has a full en suite bathroom with a hexagonal marble tiled floor and a tub/shower combination.
Both bedrooms have the grand floor-to-ceiling windows looking out into the brownstone and tree-lined street. Since these windows have remote controlled shades, either voice activated or wall mounted, privacy is a simple touch or request away.
Other amenities include high-efficiency HVAC and Sonos audio/visual systems with smart home light and controls throughout.
A garage parking space is available for sale at Wilkes Passage; there is permitted on-street parking as well. Public transportation is also close by, so traveling by car may be optional. Back Bay Station that connects with MBTA Orange Line or commuter rail service is a short walk away; the Silver Line, which stops on the corner in front of the home, goes to Logan Airport and South Station for Amtrak train service or many other points in the city.
The home sits in a highly desirable location, just a short distance from the best restaurants, cafes, shopping boutiques, farmers market, grocery stores, schools, parks and exercise facilities.
Also nearby are the South End Branch Library and the John Williams Municipal Building (former Little City Hall). According to the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail, one of the most notable people to work in the Williams Building was Jeanette Hajjar-Ewer (1928-2004). She is remembered as the first woman mayor of the South End’s Little City Hall, established by Mayor Kevin White in the 1970s. She worked to sustain community programs and institutions in the South End. She was a scholar of Middle Eastern studies and later served as a Peace Corps volunteer and as an English teacher in Morocco.
The block has become a desirable location, not only for those already living in the neighborhood, but also for those looking to move in.