Come home to this lovely sun-filled South Boston penthouse
With summer coming, the thought of a home one block from the beach that catches ocean breezes on its private deck can be enticing. A welcoming South Boston penthouse offers all that and more at 7 Acadia St.
With spacious rooms, high ceilings, bow windows, hardwood floors and a gas fireplace with a handsome white mantel, this charming two-bedroom, one-and-one-half-bathroom duplex on the building’s top two floors is long on appeal and ready for a new owner.
Tia Zaferakis of Jack Conway Cityside has the listing and she is marketing this 1,294-square-foot home for $825,000. Zaferakis has high praise for the light-filled unit’s well-proportioned rooms.
“There’s a feeling of space. It’s not tight,” she said.
Start with the kitchen on the first floor of the residence. There’s plenty of storage in the white cabinets and the long granite countertop offers lots of room for meal prepping. Undermount lighting illuminates the counters.
All appliances are stainless steel, including a new GE five-burner gas range, a high-end Bosch dishwasher and a Samsung refrigerator. The new Whirlpool microwave is built into the cabinetry above the stove.
Although the kitchen doesn’t have an island, there’s plenty of room to add a stationary or moveable one if the next owner is so inclined. If not, a long dining table will be able to seat family and friends as they enjoy meals in this pretty kitchen.
A French door lets in additional light as it leads from the kitchen out onto the home’s private Trex deck. It’s a pleasant place to sit and enjoy the sea breeze as well as the view of the big green park dotted with trees. Although there’s currently no roof deck on the building, roof rights have been granted.
Back inside, the living room is down the hall, flooded with light through its six windows, including three in the bow. The ceiling is high and it sports recessed lighting. Hardwood flooring glows warmly.
This room is completely neutral to accentuate the owner’s décor and comes with lots of flexibility. It would be stylish to make the room’s focal point the corner gas fireplace with its lovely white mantel, but there are many ways to arrange furniture here. You could place a comfortable chair in the bow and anchor the seating area with a colorful patterned rug as the current owners have done. Any way you decide to arrange it, the room will be a bright, wonderful place to entertain any time of year.
The powder room on this level takes care of its guests. It’s a nice space, painted a beautiful shade of blue with a white pedestal sink and commode. Should the new owners desire a full bath on this level, it appears that this half bath might be large enough to have a shower stall fitted where the closet is now.
Take the elegant stairway up to the bedroom floor. The shining hardwood bannister and graceful spindles add lots of appeal and hanging a gallery of pictures on the side wall enhances the beauty.
Right off the upstairs hallway is a stunning spa-like full bathroom with marble and classic white subway tile. The white double vanity provides ample storage space and allows a couple to get ready at the same time. Each sink has a mirror over it and the contemporary wall sconces hung above provide plenty of light for shaving or applying makeup.
The shower is fabulous and its frameless glass doors take up no visual space. Fitted with a rain shower head and a hand-held spray, this is an outstanding place to cleanse.
Six windows in the primary bedroom plus a couple of large skylights let the sun splash in. By placing the bed in the bay, it provides a romantic ambiance and allows the occupants to enjoy the morning light. Pale carpeting is cushy underfoot and the ceiling fan creates a breeze. Clothes hang in a spacious closet with double doors.
The second bedroom is currently shared by two children and there’s room for a set of bunkbeds, a pair of dressers, a couch and a desk to go with a good-sized closet. If the next homeowners prefer, they can make the room into a home office, even adding a foldout couch for overnight guests.
The stacked LG front-loading washer and dryer resides in a laundry closet. Other amenities include central air and an off-street deeded parking space for one car.
The building has undergone recent improvements, including a newer exterior renovation, a rubber roof, new windows and entryway enhancements.
This home is in a highly walkable neighborhood, a block from the beach, close to M Street park at the top of the hill and near hip restaurants offering outdoor seating.
The area is well-served with public transportation, including four MBTA buses that travel to a variety of Boston destinations. However, the new owner of this delightful penthouse may prefer to stay in this welcoming home, enjoying the natural light and ocean breezes.
Address: 7 Acadia St., PH 3, South Boston
BR/BA: Two bedrooms, one full bathroom, one half bathroom
Year built: 1997
Size: 1,294 square feet
Taxes: $7,993 (without residential exemption)
Association fee: $255 per month
Building features: Four-unit complex with two lower duplexes and two upper duplexes. Newer windows and rubber roof, newly renovated front entryway. Elegant hardwood staircases including a back stairway that runs all the way up to the roof. Sprinkler system in building.
Features of home: Fresh penthouse duplex with high ceilings, bow windows that let in tons of natural light and ocean breezes, central air conditioning, newer appliances in the granite and stainless steel kitchen, living area with a gas fireplace and attractive mantel, spacious bedrooms, full spa-like marble bath with rain shower head, recessed lighting, in-unit laundry, French door leading to private Trex deck overlooking a park. Roof rights to space above unit. One deeded parking space.
Close by: One block to Pleasure Bay, walking distance to Castle Island, trendy restaurants, shops, tennis courts, parks, an elementary school, a parochial school, MBTA buses #7, 9, 10 and 11, a tenth of a mile to the Ted Williams Tunnel to Logan Airport, short drive to Route 93 and the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Contact: Tia Zaferakis, Jack Conway Cityside
Address: 601 E Broadway, Boston, MA 02127
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