This sun-filled 748-square-foot condominium introduces two bedrooms and one bathroom and has all the charm, character and charisma that new owners are looking for.
A skillfully crafted corner unit at 480 Shawmut Ave. sits in the midst of the dazzling and popular South End.
This sun-filled 748-square-foot condominium introduces two bedrooms and one bathroom and has all the charm, character and charisma that new owners are looking for. Siu Fu Lau of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty has listed this delightful condominium for $825,000.
High ceilings and five full-size windows in the living area and more in the bedrooms give this cozy home an open and welcoming spaciousness that larger units are sometimes lacking. The hardwood floors throughout have been restored, adding a lot of luster.
The four-year-young kitchen was designed by the award-winning Bunker Workshop. The focal point of this area is the floor-to-ceiling black shelving with a rolling library-style ladder, custom built by Camio Custom Cabinetry of Boston.
The built-in Liebherr refrigerator and freezer seamlessly integrate into the white custom cabinetry with lots of room for kitchen essentials.
A long island with a three-inch Corian countertop that incorporates a Meile cooktop/oven and hood plus a sink can comfortably seat four people.
On the opposite end of this front-to-back kitchen-dining-living room is a low built-in cabinet with a wall-mounted television above. This area is waiting for your personal touch to create an inviting place for you and your guests to enjoy.
The windows throughout the home are embellished with wood casings and medallion trim inside and decorative wrought iron window guards outside. The window sills are deep and can display plants or decorative prisms adding color, texture and dimension.
One bedroom is off the living room. This room features a wall of integrated closets. One of them has a stackable washer and dryer. With all the closet space, dressers/bureaus are optional.
The other bedroom of equal size is located near the entry. This room has a good-sized closet with an attached shoe rack on the back of the door. This space could be used as a home office, den or guest room.
The brand new bathroom showcases imported Italian porcelain tile that grace the walls and floors. The glass-door walk-in shower has a rain head and product nook. Radiant heated floors and towel warmer are appreciated amenities. As an added flair, a glass panel near the ceiling draws the natural light from the abutting bedroom.
Rounding out the amenities for this home are Nest programmable and remotely-operated thermostats and door lock plus three Nest smoke/carbon monoxide detectors.
Additional storage includes an entryway coat closet and a larger closet across from the bathroom. There is also a dedicated floor-to-ceiling storage area in the common basement.
The common roof deck affords dramatic views of the city and serves as a backdrop for any time of day or night while relaxing or entertaining.
Most of the major maintenance items have been handled: a new boiler was installed in 2014, the exterior brick was repointed in 2015, the roof deck was refinished in 2017, the basement was waterproofed and the building’s interior and doors were painted in 2018. Restoring the decorative tile design in the foyer where the mailboxes are located is on the list, but has not been scheduled as yet.
With a low condo fee of just $352 per month that includes heat and hot water and $9,000 in reserves, according to Lau, a new owner can feel secure knowing that the pet-friendly building has been well taken care of and maintained by its residents. Currently, 7 of the 10 units are owner-occupied.
Rental parking is available nearby. A parking garage is one block away and there are a few spaces behind the building.
The South End is a fun place to live. There are lots of eateries that will please a variety of palates; parks and playgrounds - some with free-leash pet corners, walking trails and sports areas; pubs and nightlife; the SoWa Art and Design District with year-round shopping and entertainment; fitness centers with pools and sports courts; galleries and museums to explore.
At this price point, a young couple or a professional looking for a true two-bedroom condominium in the South End will appreciate all the things this unit has going for it.
“You have the quality; you have the location,” Lau said. “It’s very custom and very unique, but it’s still a Brownstone building and a lot of people appreciate that.”
There will be an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 9.
For more information, contact Siu Fu Lau of Gibson Sotheby’s at 617-755-9388 or Siu.Lau@GibsonSIR.com.