New homes bring contemporary joy to East Boston’s Eagle Hill

BY CINDY BAILEN
Correspondent
Living areas have modern gas fireplaces. The space above is ideal for a TV.
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  • 115 Falcon is one of several new condos in East Boston. Bri Grady and Stephen C. Hines of Robert Paul Properties has the listing.

East Boston is a diverse, energetic community with fun restaurants, an attractive waterfront and a convenient commute to downtown. Add in the more accessible real estate prices and it’s no wonder why “Eastie” is attracting professionals and young families to this part of town.

A newly built development in East Boston’s Eagle Hill Historic District, 113/115 Falcon is one of several striking new condominiums that have been recently added to the landscape. The building has a handsome exterior, enhanced by low-maintenance cedar and Hardie Board with six luxurious units that rock elegant finishes.

Two of these deluxe residences are still available, ready for their first homeowners.

Bri Grady of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Robert Paul Properties has the listing, along with her colleague, Stephen C. Hines. Grady has done the staging with a strong sense of style that shows off the homes’ space and versatility. (You can see more of her work at Left Bank Design on Houzz.)

Units 113-2 and 115-1 are mirror images of one another. They both boast high-end materials and careful craftsmanship, open floor plans, sleek kitchens and bathrooms, and private outdoor decks with leafy views.

Each residence also includes a garage parking space and a storage area. That’s the best place for stashing off-season items such as deck furniture and holiday decorations.

Each home has an entryway with a double coat closet – a welcoming feature for homeowners and guests alike.

Walk through to the spacious living/dining/kitchen area. The walls look bright and fresh, painted in Benjamin Moore’s Paper White, a shade that sports the slightest hint of gray. Wide-plank red oak hardwood flooring found throughout these homes provides a warm contrast.

A niche with a window in the primary bedroom is staged as a little office space, although it can serve as more closet space instead.

On the far wall of the living space, the streamlined 43-inch gas fireplace has a linear, modern flame. The space above it is ideal for mounting a TV. Placing the couch in front of this area works well to encourage relaxation.

In each home, the fabulous contemporary kitchen is adjacent to the living area. White Shaker cabinets and Calacatta Leon quartz on the counters and extra-long island elevate the room. Glass tiles in graceful arabesque shapes comprise the backsplash, and black faucets and door handles bring drama to the space.

A pot filler over the stove makes cooking big pots of pasta easy-peasy.

A kitchen this chic deserves a suite of designer appliances and these gleam in stainless steel. Bosch makes the dishwasher, five-burner gas range, counter-depth French door refrigerator with internal water dispenser and two drawers, and the built-in microwave. The range hood vents to the outside.

Chic kitchens have Bosch appliances, gorgeous quartz counters, extra-long islands and Shaker cabinetry. Black faucets and handles elevate the space.

Lighting is well-considered with a long fixture illuminating the island and under-cabinet strips brightening the counters.

When it’s time to entertain, there’s plenty of room for four friends to sit comfortably at the island, conversing with the cook while waiting for dinner.

On idyllic summer nights, homeowners can throw open the three triple-glass French doors and serve dinner out on their large Trex deck. This composite wood material is attractive, long-lasting and easy to maintain. Privacy is enhanced by the steep hill of trees behind the building.

Each of the bedrooms has enough space for a king size bed. The primary bedroom in each unit is 19 feet long. Anderson double windows let in the light and a built-out walk-in closet provides ample space for clothing. A niche with a window is staged as a mini office space, although it can serve as more closet space instead.

Main bedrooms are spacious with double windows and walk-in closets. Red oak flooring offers an attractive contrast to the white walls.

En suite bathrooms have a spa-like ambience, featuring double sinks enhanced by black fixtures and wall hung vanities with plentiful storage. Sparkling mirrors include a lighted frame and a magnifying section – great for skin care enthusiasts. Marble-tiled walk-in showers have rain shower heads and hand-held body sprays, both in black to match the black pebble mosaic floor. Frameless glass enclosures visually extend the space.

Hall bathrooms also have a serene design with marble tile surrounding their soaking tubs. Each vanity holds a single sink with drawer space underneath.

Each of the residences has a well-situated laundry room equipped with a full-sized washer and dryer by Samsung - certain to make laundry day less onerous. An overhead rack offers a place to hang clothes and a wall cabinet has ample room to store detergent and dryer sheets.

Bathrooms have that spa-like feeling about them. The mirror is framed with LED light and offers a magnifying section for skincare.

Other examples of what these homes bring to the quality of life include convenient 21st century technologies such as Nest, Sonos and USB outlets.

This project was designed and built with a vision. The latest collaboration of Tay's Realty, LLC, the group that developed the first new construction building in Jeffries Point in 2013 – a bold move at the time and now a booming area – and Delvecchio Construction, who brings a rare level of quality to their work – brings heightened interest to this neighborhood as well.

Whether you choose Unit 113-2 or 115-1, you will enjoy all that the neighborhood and East Boston has to offer.

The Eagle Hill Historic District is nestled between Jeffries Point and Orient Heights, speckled with lots of restaurants serving food from around the world and plenty of green space to explore.

A private deck, attached to each unit, looks out onto a hill of trees.

The home is a short walk down the hill to the waterfront on Chelsea Creek, a fun place to watch the big ships passing by. The Mary Ellen Welch Greenway connects to Constitution Beach (one of Boston’s hidden gems) and to the Belle Island Marsh Reservation - a great place for birdwatching and wildlife viewing.

East Boston has a thriving arts community, yet another soon-to-be-built artists building in the Eagle Hill Historic District will join Atlantic Works Gallery (nearby at 80 Border St.), Harbor Arts and ICA Watershed (on Marginal Street), and the ClipArt Gallery (at the Clippership Wharf), creating the potential for East Boston to surpass the famed SoWa Art + Design District in the South End or Fort Point Arts Community in Seaport.

And if you love to travel, you can’t beat the neighborhood for its proximity to Logan airport.

A newly built development in East Boston’s Eagle Hill Historic District, 113/115 Falcon, is one of several striking new condominiums that have gone up in the area. The building has a handsome exterior, enhanced by Hardie Board and cedar.

DETAILS:

Address: 113/115 Falcon St., Units 113-2 and 115-1, East Boston

BR/BA: Two bedrooms and two full marble bathrooms

Year built: 2020

Price: $729,000 per unit

Size: 1,181 square feet

Association fee: $157 per month (includes master insurance, exterior maintenance, landscaping, snow removal, contribution to reserves, management fee)

Taxes: To be determined

Building features: Six-unit new construction building with contemporary design, luxury finishes and garage parking, located in historic Eagle Hill neighborhood. Attractive low-maintenance cedar and Hardie Board exterior with private decks for residences. Integrated sprinkler and alarm systems.

Unit features: Brand new open plan condos with elegant finishes and fine details. Eat-in kitchens with quartz countertops and islands, white Shaker cabinetry, stainless steel Bosch appliances; gas fireplaces; red oak wide-plank hardwood floors; living rooms with insulated French doors leading to private decks; bedrooms with built-out closets and marble bathrooms; in-unit laundry rooms with Samsung washers and dryers; one deeded parking space and extra storage for each residence in the garage.

Close by: Popular restaurants offering cuisines from all over the world, Chelsea Creek waterfront, parks, Shaw’s supermarket, YMCA, library, East Boston Greenway, Jeffries Point, access to the MBTA Blue Line and bus lines. Ted Williams Tunnel, Sumner Tunnel, Logan International Airport, Route 1A.

Contact: Brianne Grady - Phone: 617-312-0764, Email: brigrady@robertpaul.com

or Stephen C. Hines - Phone: 978-394-9030, Email: stephen@robertpaul.com

Address: Berkshire Hathaway Home Services | Robert Paul Properties, 140 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116

Website: www.robertpaul.com/agents/10587-bri-grady

Video tour: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWZJBH9vFVI