This home offers open-concept living and dining, a granite/stainless kitchen fit for a chef de cuisine, two full marble baths, a powder room, classic architectural details, radiant sunlight throughout and three – count them, three – private decks, including a roof deck that will make you feel like you're sitting on top of the world.
The three-decker appearance of 578 East Broadway in South Boston hardly hints at the high-rise features and amenities that the 1,550-square-foot, three-bedroom Unit 3 proudly possesses.
This home offers open-concept living and dining, a granite/stainless kitchen fit for a chef de cuisine, two full marble baths, a powder room, classic architectural details, radiant sunlight throughout and three – count them, three – private decks, including a roof deck that will make you feel like you’re sitting on top of the world.
Making this arrangement possible are the building’s fortuitous hilltop location and the unit’s occupation of the top two floors, which allows for an arrangement seldom found in higher-priced duplexes: a direct entry to the bedroom level, letting you go home and jump right into bed. This places the common areas upstairs, giving them the best light and views for entertaining, including living-room access to the roof deck so guests can enjoy city lights on summer nights.
The bedrooms, too, greet you with ample light, space and extras. The master bedroom boasts bright northern exposure onto the Seaport District and a private deck that lets you enjoy the view more fully.
Twin closets of built-in shelves and coat racks are ready to serve both partners. The en suite bath boasts a marble shower and a granite twin-sink vanity. The closeted washer/dryer directly faces the bedroom door.
The second bedroom benefits from southern exposure from a bay window. A unit of closet/cabinet built-ins squarely frames the king-size bed area for dressing and storage convenience.
The third bedroom features an alcove of shelves and is suitable as a nursery or home office. A marble bath with a tub/shower combo serves both bedrooms.
The living room radiates with classic elegance. A bay-window sitting area and another large window offer stunning southern exposure. The gas fireplace mantel is lavishly carved with scrolls, leafstalks and rosettes.
Finishing the finesse are dentil crown molding, paneled wainscoting with a chair rail and a varnished inlay double border around the vast hardwood floor that sweeps into the open dining area.
Adorned with a black iron chandelier with lampshades, the dining area accesses the broad rear deck for al fresco feasts amid sumptuous city sights.
Ready to cater to those special occasions is the chef’s kitchen with cherry cabinetry and stainless appliances that a two-tier granite bar with curved brackets introduces from the dining area.
The bar’s lower counter, which surmounts the dishwasher and continues around the kitchen in a U configuration, is handy for quick food service.
A large central window uniformly brightens the space and the sink with a gooseneck faucet is corner-angled by the window for more light for washing. Beside the sink is a four-burner gas range and microwave/vent, followed by a two-door refrigerator with freezer drawer and ice/water dispenser. The powder room is just off the kitchen and dining room for everyone’s convenience.
A majestic stairway with turned balusters grandly ascends to the 182-square-foot roof deck that presents a breathtaking 360-degree view encompassing the low-scale South Boston neighborhood, the soaring skyscrapers of Boston’s Back Bay and Financial District as well as the Flynn Cruiseport - Boston at the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal, the Seaport District, Boston Harbor, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the Blue Hills.
“The roof deck is unparalleled,” said listing agent Melinda Davala Sarkis of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “You can enjoy sunsets and sunrises from that deck unobstructed.”
The unit’s location at the top of East Broadway also puts the best of South Boston within walking distance.
High on another hill is Thomas Park with the Dorchester Heights National Monument, commemorating the nearby placement of cannons and fortifications under the command of General George Washington that forced the British Army to evacuate Boston on March 17, 1776.
Also close by are the South Boston Branch Library, the Joseph P. Tynan and South Boston High schools as well as abundant shops, restaurants, cafes and places of worship.
“It’s a great location, too, for public transportation,” said Sarkis.
Buses or a 15-minute stroll lead to the popular Carson Beach, Marine Park and Castle Island with Fort Independence - a historic fort marking the site of a main harbor defense post for Boston from 1634 to the end of the Civil War.
As Castle William, it became a British Army garrison from the Boston Massacre of 1770 until the evacuation and it safeguarded stamps printed by decree of the Stamp Act of 1765. Rechristened as Fort Independence by President John Adams in 1797, it deterred the British Royal Navy from attacking Boston during the War of 1812. Its present structure, built of Rockport granite between 1833 and 1851, hosted the training of multiple Massachusetts infantry regiments during the Civil War.
Offered at $1,175,000, Unit 3 at 578 East Broadway lets you hold the fort from a summit of sublimity.
“The home was recently painted from head to toe, so it’s in move-in condition,” said Sarkis, who can be reached at 617-943-8333 or Melinda.Sarkis@nemoves.com for more information about the unit.
- “Dorchester Heights,” National Park Service, last updated March 18, 2018, https://www.nps.gov/bost/learn/historyculture/dohe.htm
- “Dorchester Heights,” Wikipedia, last edited March 17, 2020, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorchester_Heights
- “Fort Independence,” Wikipedia, last edited March 2, 2020, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Independence_(Massachusetts)