Residents and guests are greeted by an inviting lobby – all decked out with light wood on the walls, circular light fixtures overhead and gray slate tiles on the floor – and two elevators.
When you’re buying a home, one of the essential factors to consider is its location. In Boston, there’s a neighborhood for every taste. So, how do you roll?
For example, you might want to be up close and personal with the festivals of the North End, the Back Bay’s iconic skyscrapers or the beaches of South Boston. If the arts are your jam, then the historic South End is the place to live.
The vibrant South End boasts two of the best arts and entertainment complexes in Boston: The Boston Center for the Arts and the SOWA District – South of Washington Street.
While the BCA Complex supports thousands of individual artists working across all disciplines, small organizations and performing arts companies, the SOWA District features an elite group of artists showcasing an eclectic display of art in their studios, amazing works in their galleries, clothing and artifacts in their vintage market and a national award-winning outdoor market, mingled with myriad stylish restaurants, chic cafés and unique shops.
The South End is also noted for beautiful neighborhood parks and community gardens, the newly refurbished library and its diversity.
These inspiring amenities are all centered around one of the newer condominium buildings (constructed in 2000) that happens to have a delightful 1,030 square-foot condominium hosting two bedrooms and two bathrooms for sale.
Unit #503 at 1597 Washington St. in the acclaimed SOWA District is listed for $1,150,000 by Sandra T. Mendez of Keller Williams Realty.
Residents and guests are greeted by an inviting lobby – all decked out with light wood on the walls, circular light fixtures overhead and gray slate tiles on the floor – and two elevators. Hop on; your new pristine home on the fifth floor of this low-rise, professionally managed building is waiting just for you.
The door opens to a lovely living-dining area straight ahead, featuring pale hardwood flooring that adds a contemporary feel. The paneling on the white wood mantel above the gas fireplace bestows dimension. A wall of windows with a door to the private balcony brings in lots of light and interesting views of the neighborhood below.
With ample and flexible space for comfortable seating and a small dinette set, the only decision is the placement of the furniture – fireside dining with a couple of guests or relaxing on a cozy couch enjoying the flickering flames while watching a good movie?
In nice weather, the balcony is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast – just add a bistro table and chairs and create a café feeling. Then order up some morning coffee and fresh pastry from the Flour Bakery downstairs and enjoy it served with a side of greenery. The view of the colorful park across the street will add a cheerful note to your day in every season and because it’s a historical site, your vista will never be obstructed.
To the right of the living-dining area is a light-filled kitchen. Although it’s a diminutive space, this fully functional kitchen has everything you want: granite countertops, gas cooking, stained wood cabinets in a warm medium tone and stainless steel appliances by Frigidaire. A pass-through to the kitchen creates a bright, spacious and open space and can also serve as a breakfast bar by pulling up a couple of counter stools.
As the new owners, you could put your own stamp on the kitchen. For instance, you might add a cabinet underneath the sink or change out the sink at the same time, engendering a fresh look and feel. For those who prefer, a counter-depth French door refrigerator would fit well in the allotted space.
For privacy, the bedrooms are on opposite ends of the unit and share the same attractive view. Each bedroom looks out onto nearby treetops and connects you with the urban Boston backdrop – giving you the best of both worlds.
Neutral gray carpeting in each bedroom complements the taupe walls and gives bare feet warmth and softness. If you don’t need a second bedroom, you could re-purpose the room as an office or a TV room.
The primary bedroom has big windows and it is spacious enough for a king-size bed or a queen and a pair of nightstands. A dresser fits on the wall opposite the bed to stash your folded clothes while the ample closet has plenty of room to hang your wardrobe.
The tiled en suite primary bath has a pedestal sink and a tub/shower combination. The guest bathroom is almost identical, although its sink is wall-mounted. A cabinet over the toilet offers storage for towels and other bathroom necessities.
These bathrooms are designed for minimalists and although they are clean and functional as they are, each one has the potential for a custom makeover adding luxurious touches.
A laundry closet houses a Maytag washer and LG dryer, so you can have clean clothes anytime you want without leaving home.
A private storage area down the hall gives you a place to store any off-season items, freeing up closet space in the unit for everyday and seasonal essentials.
Other building amenities include a deeded garage parking space. This unit’s dedicated space is right off the elevator for additional convenience. There is also handy bike storage in the underground garage.
This unit is currently occupied by a tenant who will be moving out in August. Depending on when you close, you could be in your new home before the fall, taking walks through SOWA and enjoying all the conveniences that your new neighborhood offers.