Longtime Boston residents may remember The Strada's location as the site of the old Stop & Shop bakery. Built in 1899 and transformed in 2003 into six floors of commercial space and six floors of residential units, The Strada has become a very desirable place to live.
“Strada” means “street” in Italian and The Strada at 234 Causeway St. is a hip high-rise located right between Boston’s North End and West End neighborhoods. If you’re looking to live in a light-filled urban home on a vibrant street, Residence 1004 at The Strada should be on the top of your list of considerations.
Longtime Boston residents may remember The Strada’s location as the site of the old Stop & Shop bakery. Built in 1899 and transformed in 2003 into six floors of commercial space and six floors of residential units, The Strada has become a very desirable place to live.
With The Hub on Causeway a block and a half away and its perks including an enormous Star Market, a 15-screen ArcLite Cinema and the Big Night Live concert venue, there are many reasons to embrace life in this neighborhood.
Also close by are the beautiful Waterfront havens such as Christopher Columbus Park and The Rose Kennedy Greenway and Cobb’s Hill, along with the Harborwalk, offering seasonal activities and events and strolls.
Residence 1004 is a three-bedroom, two-bath home that is airy, open and fully-renovated in excellent taste, so the next homeowner could move in without changing a thing.
Douglas McCusker of the Live in Luxury Real Estate Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate is offering the unit for $1,229,400.
Located steps from the speedy elevator, Residence 1004 has a double coat closet in its entryway - welcoming for guests and homeowners who like to entertain. There’s a laundry closet next to it where a stacked full-size Bosch washer and dryer reside.
A modern guest bathroom is straight ahead and it’s a full bath rather than just a powder room. The bath has attractive tile work and a round vessel sink on the vanity. The shower has a hand-held body spray in addition to an overhead spray.
Peek into the front bedroom that has a Murphy bed, built-in shelving and a wonderful view of the Zakim Bridge. The home’s light maple hardwood floors add a great design touch in this room and throughout the home.
The abundant light draws you into the spacious, open living room that has floor-to-ceiling windows that actually open. The elegant, practical Hunter Douglas shades will remain. This living space is versatile: You can easily furnish it any way you’d like. It has room for a seating area and a dining table.
Proceed to the kitchen, where the custom dark-stained cabinetry contrasts well with the light hardwood flooring. Glass subway tiles form a reflective backsplash on the wall behind the deep sink. Countertops are black granite and the peninsula breakfast bar is wrapped in textured metal, complementing the stainless steel appliances.
An Electrolux French door refrigerator shines and the KitchenAid dishwasher has a knurled handle that matches the texture of the faucet. A Viking trash compactor makes refuse convenient to the trash and recycling room on the same floor as this unit.
The Dacor range has an induction cooktop that chefs love because its elements are exceedingly adjustable in temperature. The cooktop heats only the pan so people can’t burn their hands and it cooks food quicker than electric or gas burners. The range hood vents to the master duct that vents to the outside.
The custom pantry is built out nicely with shelves that provide room to store small appliances and non-perishables. Pots and pans don’t have to take up cabinet space because they hang from a rack recessed into the ceiling.
If you need a home office, the second guest bedroom will provide the space for it. You can put a desk in here and when you have overnight guests, you can pull the Murphy bed down so they’ll be comfortable. When the Murphy bed is closed, its wood veneer is gorgeous.
The unit’s bright master bedroom uses subtle color and texture to make a beautiful statement with Phillip Jeffries grass cloth on the walls color-matched to the window frames. This is a long room with space for a California King bed and two nightstands.
The master closet is built-out to help you keep your wardrobe organized, making bureau drawers optional. Additional storage space above the closet provides room to keep rarely-used items.
The renovated master bathroom is beautiful, enhanced with contemporary tile in earthy shades. The extra-large shower has frameless glass doors, a rain shower head and handheld body spray for relaxation. The textured floor tiles feel comfortably cool underfoot and the white vessel sink on the dark vanity adds style. Wallcovering coordinates with the wall treatment in the master bedroom in color and texture.
You could easily feel spoiled by the services Strada offers, including a 24/7 exclusive resident concierge, on-site management, a private fitness room and valet parking in the underground garage that has a deeded space assigned to Residence #1004.
The building is pet-friendly for dogs weighing less than 50 pounds and there are family-friendly activities as well. A small poster in the elevator invited residents to a skating party that was coming up soon.
McCusker is personally familiar with The Strada (he and his family are building residents) and he’s a big fan of the lifestyle it provides.
“It’s a unique building. It’s got history. It’s got character,” McCusker says. “Everyone’s friendly and everyone’s here to help.”