For one thing, this 1,929-square-foot home is loaded with pure luxurious joy, all found on the ground floor of a historic Classical Revival building. And you can move right in without having to do any work – this updated home is clean as a whistle and in perfect condition.
It’s easy to fall in love with Unit 2 at 413-415 Commonwealth Ave. This home at The Meads in the Back Bay has everything anyone wanting to live in this exciting neighborhood could possibly want. For one thing, this 1,929-square-foot home is loaded with pure luxurious joy, all found on the ground floor of a historic Classical Revival building. And you can move right in without having to do any work – this updated home is clean as a whistle and in perfect condition.
Of course, location is always important. Located on the sunny side of Commonwealth Avenue, The Meads is ideal for those who want to enjoy nature while at the same time being close to great places to shop, eat out and have fun.
The Commonwealth Avenue Mall, which is part of the beautiful Emerald Necklace Park, is literally right outside the front door. This famed wide greenway divides the two sides of Commonwealth Avenue, running all the way from the Public Garden down to the Fens where beautiful gardens intermingle with the sounds of symphony orchestras and colorful birds. Adding to the lure of nature, residents are within walking distance to the Charles River Basin.
The home is also an easy walk to Kenmore Square and Fenway Park as well as Copley Square, the Prudential Center and Charlesgate Park. In addition to all the special events held at these iconic places, there are plenty of opportunities to shop and dine. You’ll also find plenty of boutiques and eating establishments along Newbury and its neighboring streets.
Boston University and Northeastern are also easy to get to as is the Berklee College of Music.
And for traveling longer distances, the MBTA’s Hynes Convention Center Green Line station is a six-minute walk away.
As appealing as the surrounding area is, the inside of Unit 2 is also very impressive. Regina Winslow of William Raveis Luxury Properties has listed this massively beautiful home with two spacious bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms for $2,898,000.
Two front doors welcome residents and guests home. The common entrance opens to a half bath on the right and a large closet on the left that automatically lights up when opened. The private front entrance right next to it opens to another large closet straight ahead.
The open floor plan is bright and beautiful. The nine-foot-tall ceilings, beautifully detailed trim and wainscoting along with gleaming hardwood floors honor this elegant home’s long and distinguished past while the upgraded amenities bring a fresh feel and a brand new look.
Adding to the décor is a beautiful sheath of wallpaper. You might be thinking, “Wallpaper? That went out of styles years ago.” However, wallpaper has been making a comeback in recent times and the version of it in this home is nothing like what was in Grandma’s and Grandpa’s old home. In fact, this wallpaper doesn’t even look like wallpaper – it looks like art – contoured with a depth and style that really works well with the home’s countenance.
The working gas fireplace is embellished by fine marble and a beautiful hand-sculptured surround. Above the mantle is plenty of space for a wall-mounted TV or a pretty picture. Two large windows look onto the grassy park of Commonwealth Ave.
A fascinating feature off the living room is a cozy library nook that has plenty of shelves and cabinets plus a comfortable place to read.
The large living room gracefully flows into the spacious dining area. A unique chandelier that has lots of handcrafted “bubbles” that look like glass, but are actually high-quality plastic, hangs from the tray ceiling dotted with recessed lighting.
The kitchen is cleverly designed, stunningly beautiful and highly functional. It’s absolutely 21st century in every way. The backsplash and one wall showcases exquisitely detailed tile work. The stainless steel appliances are all high end, including a large Thermador refrigerator with bottom freezer, a Miele five-burner induction cooktop and oven, Miele expresso and cappuccino machines, microwave and two Fisher and Paykel dishwashers.
There are plenty of fine Leicht custom-made cabinets, including some with glass fronts. The cabinets open with just a touch and can close automatically or by the push of a button.
Another interesting feature is a spice drawer mounted under the microwave that lights up when opened.
The kitchen peninsula adds to the work space and offers casual dining for two people.
Next to kitchen is a good size, custom-designed office with built-in shelves and a desk. This space can easily be converted into a nursery, or with the installation of a Murphy bed, can be used as a guest room.
Also nearby is a full-sized laundry with a side-by-side Bosch washer and dryer along with a sink and more push-button cabinets.
The master bedroom suite is fashioned for a good night of sleep. The purplish-colored wall covering and cream-colored handcrafted trim engender an atmosphere of peace and relaxation. This curved-shaped room has windows to bring in natural light and a door leading out onto a private, enclosed deck-patio space that provides an alternate entrance from Marlborough Street.
The suite is loaded with storage space – three big closets, one of which is a walk-in.
The en suite bathroom makes getting ready for bed or starting the day a joy. The room is adorned with Calacatta marble, a separate shower and large spa tub as well as a dual vanity with Waterworks fixtures.
The second bedroom includes two spacious closets and an en suite bath with a walk-in shower.
This home comes with one large garage parking space and additional storage.
Unit 2 is a great place for empty nesters looking for one-floor living with lots of space. It’s also a wonderful home for a young family.
The Meads has 13 units, almost all of them owner-occupied. The entire building was renovated not too many years ago, and the current owners of Unit 2 have made recent improvements as well.