Beauty, comfort and joy in this South End home
Imagine living in a sunny condo in a beautiful brick Victorian rowhouse with verdant frontage gardens on a tree-lined street, centrally located within walking distance to all the cultural attractions and beautiful parks that the South End offers.
Imagine no more!
Unit 1 at 61 Worcester St. is a 1,410-square-foot, two-bedroom parlor and garden level duplex listed by Jacqueline Cabral of Donnelly & Co. for $1,550,000. This recently renovated, stunningly beautiful home showcases a sleek contemporary style and includes two private outdoor spaces.
The parlor level introduces the intimate spaces. On the right side of the hall is the secondary bedroom. This large room has generously-sized windows with leafy views of the street.
The en suite bath is highly customized and attractively designed, offering a unique feel. Spotless subway tiles line the walls of the standup shower that has nooks for products and a wall-mounted shower head with a hand-held spray. The white lines in the black floor tiles create a delightful geometric pattern. A rectangular cantilevered vanity, topped with a white sink, has the look of reclaimed wood.
At the end of the hall is the primary bedroom suite. Its proportions are grand and the spaces are calming and tranquil. The colors in the large-scale feature behind the bed is a cohesive element found throughout the home. A wall of closets ensures plenty of storage space for all your clothes and accessories.
A French door opens to a large private, covered deck with an Eastern exposure. This is the perfect place for you to relax while enjoying the morning light, winding down in the evening or anytime in between.
The full en suite bathroom is a knockout. Mounted between two walls is a long blue-gray vanity - topped with white quartz and double sinks. Two sculptured mirrors with light sconces above brighten the room and a niche with glass shelves keep everyday products handy. Luxuriating in a deep soaking tub positioned in a complementing wall-tiled alcove feels like a trip to a spa. A ceiling-mounted shower head and hand-held spray are appreciated advantages.
The garden level is a feast in itself. Gorgeous pale hardwood floors that keep the mood light seamlessly flow throughout the open floor plan.
The living/family room is spacious enough for sectional sofas and chairs where you can relax and enjoy an immense assortment of books, audio/visuals and collectibles in a long, tall built-in bookshelf.
A stylish gas fireplace sports encaustic tile on the chimney. Built to be enjoyed from both sides and positioned as a partial divider, the hearth provides light and warmth to the living and dining areas.
The space in front of the glass-front built-ins is big enough for a long table and a brass Sputnik light fixture overhead adds a pop of mid-century chic.
A desk set up in a niche by the current residents makes working from home a pleasure - an idea that the new owners might want to copy.
Open to these areas is an exquisite gourmet kitchen – the kind you might admire on a designer’s Instagram. The shining backsplash tiles are arranged in a chevron pattern. Trendy open shelving, made from warmly-colored wood, provides display space.
White upper cupboards contrast with blue-gray lower cabinets. Fresh white quartz countertops which spreads along the long peninsula as well, give you room to spread out your ingredients while meal prepping. Adding a couple of stools to the peninsula creates a breakfast bar.
The dishwasher is a Bosch, the refrigerator is a majestic Sub-Zero and the other appliances are by Viking, including a fabulous gas range. The “chef in you” will be eager to whip up some memorable meals in this kitchen.
Double French doors open to the unit’s private bluestone patio. Nicely landscaped and shaded beautifully by the upstairs deck, this is a wonderful place to entertain. The patio’s clever use of greenery makes you feel as if you are surrounded by nature, even though the home is in an urban location. There is a gas hookup for a grill, so you will be able to host some lovely seasonal barbeques for family and friends. The peacock blue door on the patio provides full direct access to your parking space.
A large powder room with a classic pedestal sink and a laundry closet that holds a stacked European-style front-loading washer and dryer complete the interior of the lower level.
This “nearly new” home is more than beautiful - it’s comfortable and livable. It makes great use of the indoor-outdoor spaces and has a plethora of storage. The location is unbeatable - between Shawmut Avenue and Tremont Street - a short walk to relaxing parks, inspiring cultural attractions, every-day shopping and on-the-go public transportation.
Address: 61 Worcester St., Unit 1, South End
BR/BA: Two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms
Year built: c. 1899, renovated in 2017
Size: 1,410 square feet
Association fee: $463 per month
Taxes: $9,891.32 for FY 2020 (Includes residential exemption)
Building features: Beautifully renovated three-unit brick Victorian rowhouse on a tree-lined street, conveniently located between Shawmut Avenue and Tremont Street.
Unit features: Stunning parlor and garden level contemporary duplex condo with large, bright rooms, two en suite bathrooms, two private outdoor spaces and a direct access parking space.
The deck off the primary parlor level bedroom has an Eastern exposure. The open living area on the garden level enjoys a gas fireplace and capacious built-ins. The designer kitchen has Viking, Sub-Zero and Bosch appliances, a long peninsula, white cupboards and blue cabinets. A landscaped bluestone patio is ideal for entertaining and comes with a gas hook-up for a grill.
Close by: Boston’s walkable South End with proximity to parks and community garden; art galleries, museums and other cultural attractions; restaurants, cafés, specialty shops and services; and medical facilities. Convenient to MBTA bus, Silver Line, Orange Line and commuter rail at Back Bay station. Easy access to Route 93, Storrow Drive and the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Contact: Jacqueline Cabral, Donnelly + Co., 115 Newbury St., Suite 402, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: Mobile - 617-775-5171. Office - 617-982-0160
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