Let's begin with location. Kitty-corner to the Amalfi Cafe and Exhale Spa and barely five minutes to Hanover Street with easy access to water taxis (to the airport), the geography is great - period. Of course, its spot in the rounded “nose” of the building falls into that same “great” category.
At just under 900-square feet - 848 to be precise - this Central Waterfront/North End beauty at 376 Commercial St. with all the essentials (plus a lot more) lives large on so many different levels.
Let’s begin with location. Kitty-corner to the Amalfi Cafe and Exhale Spa and barely five minutes to Hanover Street with easy access to water taxis (to the airport), the geography is great - period. Of course, its spot in the rounded “nose” of the building falls into that same “great” category.
That it has direct keyed elevator access from the common entry via the garage (if you choose) is the icing on the cake for this one-bedroom home with one full bathroom and a half bathroom, listed by Mike Schwartz and Paula Luccio of Cabot & Company.
A double closet in the entry foyer to Unit 3A is a practical touch and the mahogany inlay in the glossy hardwood flooring adds a dash of elegance. The entrance, which is big enough for a bench or a hall table, acts like a mini open vestibule separating the living spaces from the front door.
From here, the inside scenery is even more appealing, especially when you look down. Juxtaposed to curving walls, wide plank hardwood flooring in a chevron pattern is an unexpected, yet eye-pleasing feature in the open concept kitchen-dining-living room.
This spacious living area stars other visual treats, too. Tucked into the corner of the building at the apex of the three-window bay area, these sizable spaces are surrounded by deep double crown molding that enhance the arc of the walls and draws attention to detailed window casings. A sweet dining space for casual meals or not is currently right under these bay windows, but moving and/or expanding it is easily done.
Versatile as well as good-looking, a custom wood peninsula/table seats four people comfortably in the L-shaped kitchen with honed black granite countertops. A substantial amount of white cabinetry, a white subway tile backsplash and a suite of stainless steel Bosch appliances (including an electric range, dishwasher and refrigerator) are chic, sleek accents. A wine fridge is part of the package, too.
The adjacent laundry closet has a full-size, stackable Frigidaire washer and dryer plus built-in cabinetry (upper and lower) for laundry supplies.
With the exception of the stylish half-bathroom, which is strictly an inside job, every room in this unit has a window. Nary a one has a bad view either. In fact, they are good, better and best. For example, the dining-living room area and the primary bedroom suite look straight down Commercial Street and out to the harbor while captivating rooftops are the scene in the en suite bathroom.
Speaking of wash rooms, easy-to-maintain ceramic tile with a wood-plank look is a focal point in the half bathroom with a Kohler pedestal sink.
Although the size of the primary bedroom suite is impressive (a king-size bed fits comfortably), this chamber has more bragging rights. Double crown molding and detailed window and door casings add character as does the wide plank wood flooring.
Closets are everywhere, too. One deep single closet and two doubles are on the way to the en suite bathroom on the other side of a pocket door. In this loo, marble hexagon tiles are installed on the floor and used as the base of the step-in shower with a large format tile surround - all within a frameless glass enclosure. The oversized rain shower head is quite the eye-catcher.
Additional storage space is just outside the bedroom in a private-use egress stairwell.
The owners of this sweet delectable home can also enjoy the huge common roof deck, garnished with furniture and a grill and the great view of the Waterfront – North End area.
Should you opt to rent space in the garage, keep in mind that the oversized spaces can accommodate a bike or two in addition to a vehicle. While this is an undeniable urban perk, the neighborhood has much to offer.
Consider that the Battery Wharf Hotel is just across the street (think Exhale Spa and Fitness), Steriti Memorial Rink is a couple blocks one way, and Starbuck’s and Boston Sail Loft are in the other direction. The heart of the historic North End is three blocks away.
There are also a number of parks dotting the area, including the Rose Kennedy Greenway, which offers a variety of events and seats to relax and enjoy the moment. Leaving town is just as convenient with Route 93 a mere five-minute drive.