Discover East Boston's Eagle Hill in these charming homes
East Boston has one of the hottest real estate markets in the area. Homes are listed and snapped up almost immediately by eager buyers. On historic Eagle Hill, three condo units at 74 Eutaw St. have come onto the market. Each is different, but they all reflect sensitive preservation and incorporate modern design features.
Meg Grady of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/Robert Paul Properties is listing these homes and she is a big proponent of life in East Boston.
“I live and breathe Eastie,” she says.
Grady has resided in the community for a decade, restoring her own home and falling in love with the neighborhood for its waterfront, character, proximity to downtown and reputation as a place where you know your neighbors.
She is the driving force behind some awesome resources for Eastie residents, including the EastieLove website (https://www.eastielove.com), Instagram and Facebook group.
74 Eutaw St., Grady is listing Unit 1, a 780-square-foot unit with a deeded patio for $509,000; Unit 2, an elegant 875-square-foot, two-bedroom home for $529,000; and Unit 3, an 855-square-foot, family-friendly home with two-plus bedrooms, a large eat-in kitchen and roof rights for $529,000.
Unit 1 is on the building’s first floor. Its living room has a high ceiling and two windows offering great natural light. Vintage details have been preserved, from the hardwood flooring to the center plaster medallion on the ceiling. Mini-split air conditioning and ceiling fans keep the residence comfortable on summer days and nights.
French doors lead to the bedroom - the original home’s formal parlor. The bay window looks out into greenery on the tree-lined street. The room is long with room for a bed and perhaps a seating area by the windows.
The black and white full bathroom has a current feel with gracefully patterned floor tile that closely resembles the encaustic tile featured on popular designers’ Instagrams. A tub/shower combination and a single vanity make it easy to get clean.
The laundry closet off the bathroom features a stacked washer and dryer.
An alcove kitchen is unusual, but it works well in this home because it doesn’t chop up the space. It has an up-to-date look: the cabinets are espresso, the counters are granite and the appliances are stainless steel.
The refrigerator is a bottom-freezer model, the range has gas burners and the dishwasher is brand new.
The dining room is a nice space with a gas insert fireplace to ensure cozy meals on chilly nights. The room has walkout access to the large common yard with raised garden beds. Unit 1 has a private deeded patio space as well as deeded storage space in the basement.
Unit 2 is the building’s showplace, priced at $529,000. This second-floor residence has been delightfully redone and was attractively staged by JessFinessed, bringing the home to life.
Come up the building’s original staircase and enter into the Unit 2’s living room, which was the home’s dining room back in the day.
Original ceiling medallions add charm and dimension and the original wood floors have been refinished. An ornamental marble fireplace is the room’s focal point. The area is staged with a dining table on one wall - an effective use of the space.
Mini-split air conditioning keeps the entire home cool.
The primary bedroom rocks another carved marble fireplace with the original cast iron insert. Plaster detailing was retained through the renovation. The original ceiling medallion encircles a modern ceiling fan - an effective contrast.
Natural light streams in through the bay windows. The bedroom’s walk-in closet is large enough to be repurposed as a nursery or office.
A back bedroom has two windows that look out on the backyard. The space is versatile and could be re-envisioned as a dining room if the new homeowner prefers a formal one.
Brand new and contemporary in design, the kitchen features white Shaker cabinets, quartz countertops and stainless appliances, including a gas range, installed microwave, top-freezer refrigerator and dishwasher.
Stylish and unique, the bathroom has a wall of exposed brick, a 42-inch marble vanity, handsome sconces and more of that black and white patterned floor tile. A custom shower is the highlight.
Unit 3 is located on the top floor and its windows look out from the mansard roof. This residence has deeded roof rights. There’s no roof deck up there today, but the view would be amazing if the new homeowner cared to add one.
The home’s large eat-in kitchen could be a good space for a family to gather for meals. It is outfitted with white appliances.
In the front of the residence, the main bedroom has French doors and hardwood flooring. The smaller bedrooms could work for children or be used as office or exercise space - the perfect “Peloton room” if the new owner owns one.
The bathroom is off the hall, equidistant between the bedrooms, and the laundry area is right next to it.
The building’s backyard is common space with a raised garden bed for each unit. Parking is on the street with a permit.
There’s a lot to love about East Boston. The quality of life there is enhanced by pocket parks, small businesses and coffeeshops. It’s part of a vibrant community with an interesting waterfront and a convenient commute to downtown.
Each of these units presents an opportunity for home ownership in a burgeoning area where the home prices are among the most accessible in the city.
Address: 74 Eutaw St., East Boston
BR/BA:Unit 1 – 1 bedroom, 1 bath; Unit 2 – 2 bedrooms, 1 bath; Unit 3 – 2+ bedrooms, 1 bath
Year built: 1874 with renovations in 2021
Unit 1 – $509,000
Unit 2 – $529,000
Unit 3 – $529,000
Unit 1 – 780 square feet
Unit 2 – 875 square feet
Unit 3 – 855 square feet
Association fee: $200 per month (Includes building maintenance, landscaping and snow removal)
Taxes: Not yet available
Features of building: 1874 building attached on one side, constructed in Italianate style, painted in historically appropriate colors; features bay windows and mansard roof, corbels, restored original front door, and original iron fence and gate; common backyard with raised garden beds; on-street parking with permit
Unit 1 – One-bedroom unit with hardwood floors, authentic architectural details, bay window and deeded patio area
Unit 2 – Two-bedroom unit with hardwood floors, two ornamental marble fireplaces, new kitchen and custom bathroom
Unit 3 – Top floor unit with 2+ bedrooms, hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen and roof rights
Close by: MBTA bus lines and Airport Blue Line station with two stops to Downtown, numerous coffee shops and restaurants, parks, museums, East Boston Greenway, Jeffries Point, Boston Harbor, Ted Williams Tunnel, Sumner Tunnel, Logan International Airport, Route 1A
Contact: Meg Grady, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices/Robert Paul Properties