Enjoy a life of peace, art and beauty at Gateway Terrace
One of the most exciting and interesting areas of Boston to experience life to its fullest is in the SoWa Art & Design District in the South End. As described at www.sowaboston.com, “If Boston was a person, SoWa would be its creative side. Its independent streak. Its curiosity. Because here imagination has created a corner of the city filled with the eclectic and the unexpected. Where one-of-a-kind galleries, showrooms and boutiques are run by one-of-a-kind people. Where designers innovate and makers make. People don’t just visit SoWa. They live it. They taste it. They experience it.”
Gateway Terrace fits very well in this creative part of Boston. Built in 2006, this development was inspired by the terrace homes in London and includes three connected, professionally managed elevator buildings - the Vose, the Emerson and the Hallet, named after piano makers that once lived and worked in the South End, each with its own unique character, all in the celebrated SoWa community.
The seven-story yellow brick edifice that runs adjacent to Washington Street - called the Vose – boasts the largest number of units with 133. The Emerson is the largest structure with 54 condos, abounding with great light and most with outdoor space. The Hallet building is located on the corner of East Berkeley and Harrison Avenue at 35-40 Fay St., and anchors Gateway Terrace with 46 units. The copper tower adds a distinctive architectural edge to the exterior, and makes for interesting floor plans on the interior.
Unit 311 at 35 Fay St. – within the salient copper tower – is currently on the market. Offered through Betsy Herald of The Charles Realty, this spectacular 1,010-square-foot loft-style home includes two bedrooms and two baths and is listed for $1,049,000.
The open design concept allows for a palatial lifestyle – perfect for entertaining and plenty of flexibility with how to utilize the space within. The home is full of sun and quiet with large windows overlooking the beautifully manicured courtyard. High ceilings and sparkling bamboo hardwood flooring are found throughout.
Two sets of a trio of windows brighten up the living/dining area spilling into the kitchen. The European-style kitchen is a joy for any chef. It’s full of high-end appliances, including a Fisher and Paykel refrigerator and dishwasher as well as a Bosch oven and gas cooktop. Over the cooktop is a microwave.
Adding to the kitchen pleasure are a Franke faucet and sink built into the large dark granite-topped peninsula with seating for four people, illuminated by two pendant lights. The kitchen also includes plenty of custom-designed cabinets and a handy built-in beverage rack and bread basket.
The living/dining area has a mammoth entertainment center, complete with plenty of glass- and light-colored wood-enclosed cabinets centered around a space large enough for a jumbo TV lining one wall and an eye-catching pearl shell chandelier hanging from the contoured ceiling. There’s plenty of room to arrange a large dining room table to enjoy culinary creations and comfortable sofas, chairs and accent pieces to enhance pleasurable living.
Two opaque sliders open to the primary bedroom lined with a full wall of closets and a window view of the lovely courtyard. The en suite bath, as well as the home’s other bathroom, have tub-showers and Hans Grohe fixtures. The second bedroom would also be perfect as an in-home office, nursery or guest space.
No need for trips out of the home to clean clothes – there’s a stacked washer and dryer in the second bathroom.
One of the nicest features at Gateway Terrace is that the trio of buildings are centered around the large, beautifully landscaped courtyard offering a haven of natural beauty, peace and relaxation, equipped with lounge furniture and a grilling area. All the windows in this home look out to the courtyard. It’s a nice place for residents and their guests to enjoy a BBQ.
Residents in Unit 311 also have use of their own private roof terrace with excellent views of the Boston skyline.
This unit has its own garage parking space – big enough to fit an SUV. And with that space comes a large storage bin. There’s also bike storage.
One more plus to Gateway Terrace – Spot the Dog, Fluffy the Cat, Polly the Bird and whatever pets are part of your family are welcome here. Gateway Terrace is pet friendly (with some restrictions).
Gateway Terrace is also in an ideal location. The national award-winning SoWa Art & Design District is filled with numerous artist studios and galleries, trendy restaurants and cafes, chic boutiques and the Farmers Market for residents to explore and partake.
The home is also within easy walking distance of Peters Park (which has a dog run), the Berkeley Community Garden and Rotch Playground. There’s plenty to enjoy in the Southwest Corridor Park, as well, with hiking and biking trails and lots of gardens along the way.
Residents can also stroll over to Whole Foods at the nearby Ink Block complex, take in a show at the Boston Center for the Arts, enjoy the events at the South End Library and take classes at one of the local fitness centers.
There are plenty of other fashionable restaurants, coffee shops and cafes close by as well. The location is convenient to the many hospitals and universities, too.
The MBTA’s Silver Line is nearby and it’s not too far to get to Rt. 93 and the Mass Pike.
Now is the perfect opportunity to live that rich, full life in Boston’s historic, trendiest and most eclectic neighborhood. Your new home at the Gateway Terrace in the South End awaits you. Call Betsy Herald of The Charles Realty today at 617-236-0353 for your exclusive showing of Unit 311.
Address: Gateway Terrace, 35 Fay St., Unit 311, South End
BR/BA: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms
Year built: 2006
Size: 1,010 square feet
Taxes: $8,597 (Tax Year 2021)
Association fee: $774 (includes water, sewer, master insurance, security, elevator, exterior maintenance, landscaping, snow removal, refuse removal, management fee, reserve funds, garden area)
Building features: Gateway Terrace features loft-style homes offering professional management; elevator service; spacious, manicured common terrace; parking spaces; and extra storage.
Features of home: The open design living/dining allows for a palatial lifestyle perfect for entertaining. Kitchen is fully applianced and has a hang-out peninsula. Master bedroom has a full wall of closets and an en-suite bath. The second bedroom is perfect as an in-home office, nursery or guest space. The home is outfitted with stylish custom built-ins throughout providing generous storage. High ceilings and bamboo hardwood flooring. In-unit washer/dryer. Central AC.
Close by: Within walking distance to the popular, SoWa Art & Design District, numerous artist studios and galleries, trendy restaurants and cafes, chic boutiques, fitness centers, theatres and markets. Near Peters Park, the Berkeley Community Garden and Rotch Playground. Convenient to many hospitals and universities; the newly developed Ink Block complex with Whole Foods, Boston Center for the Arts and the South End Library. Near MBTA train and bus stops with easy access to the Silver Line. Major highway access to Rt. 93 and the Mass Pike.
Contact: Betsy Herald, The Charles Realty