That's only the beginning (no pun intended) for this one-level home with two bedrooms, two full bathrooms and 1,663 square feet of living space listed by Marcella Sliney of Coldwell Banker Realty - South End for $1,199,000.
Where to look first in this sophisticated, spacious home at 407 West 1st St. in South Boston seems obvious. The big “open sky” view that is the daily welcome in Unit 202 as soon as the door opens always generates comments, followed by exclamation points—and deservedly so.
Yet the opportunity to create an extraordinary indoor view (that also starts right at the front door) is both doable and easy. Walls lining the long hallway are ready made for a pop-up art gallery installation. An “installation” already present, but often overlooked initially at least, is a control center for everything from lights and music to temperature that can be operated via phone or tablet.
Four-inch-wide oak flooring throughout the unit is a neutral backdrop that blends well with any artwork (or decor).
That’s only the beginning (no pun intended) for this one-level home with two bedrooms, two full bathrooms and 1,663 square feet of living space listed by Marcella Sliney of Coldwell Banker Realty - South End for $1,199,000.
The fully open kitchen-living-dining area is a worthy competitor for the expansive urban vista via two exposures with walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. Wherever and however the dining and living areas are positioned—directly next to the windows looking out or gazing from a distance against the back wall—fabulous views are always ready to be admired. The bonus with this huge space is that arranging furniture is both easy and flexible.
The kitchen, however, is simply outstanding. Even ordinary features such as the center island are wonderful. The one in this cookery, for example, is extra-long with a waterfall quartz countertop, has storage on both sides and a deep under-mount stainless sink accented by a sparkling chrome faucet. Seating four people comfortably is very doable.
Viking appliances, including a French door refrigerator with a bottom freezer, wine fridge and a five-burner gas range, are sleek and functional in this chef’s cookery, but a substantial amount of European Golden Home cabinetry (with gull wing uppers) takes the sophistication to a new level. Extra-long white subway tiles used on the backsplash enhance the clean-line aesthetic of this kitchen.
A bonus room just off the main entry is an ideal place for a private office should you choose to make it so. A desk, seating and all other work-station accoutrement will fit comfortably. Being able to close the door at the end of the day to “go” home is a definite advantage. Of course, this room could also be cozy den or hobby room.
The main bedroom suite is a massive oasis—period. In addition to a sleeping chamber large enough for a California king-sized bed, this area has ample space for a sitting area. Two huge full glass pane windows ensure this room enjoys an abundance of natural light throughout all four seasons. Custom inserts—open shelving, dedicated hanging spaces, etc.—are everywhere in the huge lighted walk-in closet.
What the en suite bathroom lacks is—absolutely nothing. The oversized step-in steam shower has a hand spray plus a regulation shower head and multiple body jets. Carrera marble tile in a classic basketweave pattern used in the shower and on the floor may be decidedly traditional, yet complement the thoroughly modern two-sink vanity with a single lever faucet and a “private” space for the commode.
Five built-in shelves work as both display and/or storage space.
With two large windows and a lighted double closet, the second bedroom is hardly an afterthought. Ideal for guests, a nursery or toddler’s room or as a separate family room, this chamber is big and bright.
The shared bathroom is also spacious and beautifully outfitted. Extra-long subway tile in the surround for the tub/shower ensemble with a separate hand wand and a regulation shower head is a timeless accent feature. Those who prefer long leisurely baths, however, will appreciate that the tub has jets.
A laundry “closet” in this loo is large enough for a full-size stackable Maytag washer and dryer with extra room for storage.
That the “trip” to the shared roof deck is easy—just take the elevator—enhances the enjoyment of this wonderful outdoor space with 360-degree awe-inspiring views of the city. Two gas grills, an abundance of seating and a sound system are conducive to impromptu and/or planned get-togethers.
The result of ground-up construction in 2014, this elevator building, which is professionally managed, has a dedicated dog run and garage parking. Its location near Southie’s famous restaurants (including the Publico Street Bistro & Garden right at the corner), the Seaport as well as the MBTA’s Red Line and several bus stops is not only appealing, but also convenient.