Beautiful condo in growing, evolving part of the city

Built from the ground up in 2017, Unit 23 at 23 Robey St. on the Roxbury-Dorchester line looks and feels as though it is a brand new, never-before-lived-in home.

A gorgeous, sun-filled unit with three levels of living and a private roof deck has all the style and charm homeowners are looking for.

Built from the ground up in 2017, Unit 23 at 23 Robey St. on the Roxbury-Dorchester line has been meticulously cared for and feels as though it is a brand new, never-before-lived-in home.

With incentives such as garage parking, a condo fee under $200, more than 1,500 square feet of living space and its proximity to public transportation and highways, this home will captivate all who enter.

Hardwood floors that gleam in the sun, recessed lights to add a delicate touch and high ceilings carried throughout are just a few of the very well thought-out design features that this home has to offer.

The front door opens to an inviting wide open floor plan that encompasses a delightful sun-bathed kitchen at one end and a windowed-dining nook at the other end with a large area carved out for entertaining and family fun and/or relaxing in between.

The large, chic and functional kitchen will please any cook. The layout is as easy to work with as it is to enjoy. Matching granite counters and backsplash adorn the U+-shaped kitchen, ending in a cozy peninsula for two that also serves as a buffer and a buffet for the living/dining area.

There’s plenty of white cabinetry to hold your kitchen gadgets and sustenance. Add in the sparkling stainless steel Samsung appliances, including a five-burner gas stove with above mounted microwave, a dishwasher and a refrigerator with two freezer drawers below and you have a pristine, contemporary kitchen to appreciate and adore.

A cute little deck next to the dining area includes a door with an internal shade, Trex decking for the floor and a glass canopy to keep the elements away. It’s a wonderful place to enjoy the outdoors, especially with summer right around the corner.

Near the kitchen are two doors conveniently placed that open to a half bathroom and to a laundry closet with a stackable washer and dryer.

Behind the long living room wall on either side are the two stairwells – one to go up and the other to go down. Space under the stairs was put to use as well where the on-demand water heater and heating and cooling systems are discreetly hidden.

At the top of the stairs on the upper floor is a nicely sized hallway with room for furniture, such as a bureau, cabinet or table. It is an ideal place to display artwork and/or to store extra “goodies.”

The spacious master bedroom has a wall-length closet set behind four doors as well as an en suite bathroom. The master bath is pure joy. This area features a large double vanity with twin sinks, a shower/tub combo and shelves built into the wall.

Just beyond another full bathroom is a second large bedroom and another cozy deck with more Trex flooring.

Another set of stairs lead to a sizable private roof deck where owners and their guests can admire the ever-changing cityscape of Boston, dressed for all seasons and illuminated by the sun and the glow of the night lights.

The lower level has a bedroom and a full bathroom and access to the one-car garage with space for storage. This versatile space can be used for the growing family, an au pair or perhaps an adult child returning to the nest. This area could also make a nice family room, media center, an office or a playroom.

Regardless of how this room is used, there will be plenty of space and lots of privacy. This room also has sliding doors leading to a manicured fenced side and back yard with a patio – often considered a rarity in city living. This is a wonderful space to enjoy a quiet retreat, to grow a garden, enjoy a barbecue, play backyard games, read a book or to simply enjoy life the way life should be.

One of the wonderfully unique features in this home are the tri-panel windows found in the dining nook and in the bedrooms. While the bottom panels of the windows are stationary to allow in extra light, the top two panes operate as double-hung windows, providing additional light and views along with a refreshing breeze when open.

All windows and the glass doors opening to the deck let the flow of natural light flow throughout this home - a much appreciated perk any time of year.

According to Tia Zaferakis of Jack Conway Cityside, the developer of this building designed the entire block, creating a neighborhood for those who wanted to be close to the city without paying the high city prices that come with the addresses on Beacon Hill, the Back Bay and Seaport.

Because of the home’s desirable location and its small association (only two units), the price for this townhouse at $775,000 and the condo fee of $190 per month is a bargain.

There’s a lot to like about this growing and evolving area of Boston. South Bay Center is close by, putting shopping at Target, Home Depot, Best Buy, TJ Maxx and many other retail stores as well as grocery shopping at Super Stop and Shop just a short drive or a 15-minute walk away.

Grabbing a cup of coffee at Starbucks or eating at The Olive Garden or any of the other restaurants at South Bay makes this center a one stop destination for most all needs.

The home sits between Franklin Park/Zoo/Golf Course and Dorchester Bay/Old Harbor where the UMass - JF/EM Kennedy complexes at Columbia Point reside and the “redesigned and redeveloped, in-the- works, better-than-ever” Moakley Park can be found. It’s on the way to where Castle Island and the legendary Sullivan’s dwell in South Boston.

It’s a five-minute walk to the commuter rail or a nearby bus line, so getting to South Station or other points in downtown Boston is a short commute – many a worker’s dream. Route 93 is nearby as well.

“This unit is great for young professionals, for a family or as an investment property to rent,” Zaferakis said. “My client came from the city and it was the space and layout of this unit that attracted him.”

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact Tia Zaferakis of Jack Conway Cityside at 617-699-6268 or

On the second floor, a wide open floor plan encompasses the kitchen, living room and dining room spaces, accented by crown molding.


Address: 23 Robey St., Unit 23, Dorchester-Roxbury

BR/BA: Three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms

Size: 1,538 square feet

Price: $775,000

Taxes: $5,393 (Tax Year 2019)

Condo fee: $190 per month

Total number of units: Two

Year built: 2017

Features: Sun-filled townhouse with corner exposure; open concept living room/dining room/kitchen with stainless steel Samsung appliances, including a five-burner gas stove, matching granite counters and backsplash; hardwood floors and high ceilings with recessed lighting throughout; tiled baths; in-unit washer/dryer; surround sound; central air; two heat zones for control; system security camera; two small decks; large roof deck; backyard with patio; private garage parking; pet friendly; quiet tree-lined neighborhood.

Close by: South Bay Center with retail stores such as TJ Maxx and Target, Super Stop and Shop, banking, restaurants such as Olive Garden, Wahlburgers, Chipotle and Starbucks; schools, parks and playgrounds; the Folsom Street Community Garden; grocery stores and ethnic markets; public transportation including bus and subway lines, easy highway access.

Contact: Tia Zaferakis, Jack Conway Cityside

Phone: 617-699-6268 (cell), 617-269-8310 (office)



Home is available to see by private viewing appointment.

This large, fenced-in backyard and patio is a rarity in the city.