Ink Block home offers plenty of fine features in the South End
Back in the days when there was a newspaper on every doorstep, the Boston Herald was headquartered on Traveler Street. The Herald has long since relocated and this site, in the heart of the South End’s Ink Block, is now the home of Sepia, a contemporary condominium paradise.
Unit 303, a bright, attractively-designed one bedroom home, awaits a new owner. Victoria Nasuti of Douglas Elliman Real Estate has the listing and she’s pricing the property at $1,300,000.
This unit at 32 Traveler St. features a few subtle design enhancements that distinguish it from cookie-cutter condos elsewhere.
“The owner did a nice job with the built-ins and the ceiling in the living space adds a beautiful touch,” Nasuti says.
The unit has a lot more to offer. Its open floor plan feels inviting and makes the most of the square footage. Pale hardwood flooring enhances the feeling of openness.
Natural light comes through the floor-to-ceiling windows and the unit’s private deck overlooks Harrison Avenue, providing an unobstructed urban view.
A cook’s kitchen makes a great impression and it is the first room a visitor sees on entering the home. It’s striking with high-gloss white cabinetry providing storage for food and dishes. Glass subway tile on the backsplash works well here and countertops are quartz - stylish and easy to maintain.
Premium stainless steel appliances, including a French door refrigerator, gas range and dishwasher, are all by JennAir. The sink is recessed into the breakfast bar and there’s room for three counter stools on the other side. A tall faucet complements the stainless sink and contemporary pendant lights illuminate the space.
Created with guests in mind, the powder room with walls painted a delicate lavender is right near the kitchen, and next to it, a closet dedicated to coats and other outdoor wear.
The home’s laundry closet is equipped with a compact Bosch washer and dryer. The building has a laundry room as well - a convenient perk to handle extra-large loads of laundry or large, bulky items such as blankets, quilts and comforters.
Entertaining is a pleasure in the open living and dining area. The ceiling is enhanced with a subtle metallic glow. It’s a designer touch that elevates the space and adds elegance.
A shaded light fixture near the window sets the room up by indicating the best spot for the dining table. At the far end of the living area, a custom built-in is the ideal accent for the space. It was constructed with an open center to accommodate a good-sized TV. It lets the homeowner display books and accessories on the shelves and extra storage is provided by cabinets underneath.
A tall glass door leads out onto the unit’s private terrace. This is the place to host intimate gatherings on summer evenings. With the addition of a few green plants to dress it up and an outdoor table and chairs, this space will comfortably accommodate a group of friends for al fresco dining. It’s also fun to take in a view of street life on Harrison Avenue.
Come back inside for a look at the owner’s bedroom. The room is exquisitely enhanced by a neutral textured wall covering that would highlight any type of décor. A king-size bed fits nicely into the room and morning light enters through a floor-to-ceiling window. Close the matching draperies to sleep late. Soft carpeting is easy on the feet and a walk-in closet has ample room for storing clothes and shoes.
Step into the primary bathroom. Dark wood on the vanity contrasts with the light floor tile. A tall cabinet to the left of the sink functions as a linen closet. Frameless glass doors enclose a walk-in shower. The white subway tile is installed vertically, adding a little bit of extra style.
Living at Sepia is a great experience. The building is professionally managed with 24-hour concierge service. The club room on the second floor has a TV, a gas fireplace and a full kitchen. Residents can rent the space for parties.
A huge common roof deck offers two grills and plenty of places to sit back and relax.
The building has a well-equipped fitness center. Hopping on the Peloton will get your heart pumping and your body moving.
This is a pet-friendly place with a dog grooming station in the back of the building. Pet owners will appreciate the opportunity to keep their fur babies looking their best. In addition, there’s a fenced in area for dog walking.
Another incredible perk of living in this building is an underground tunnel to the local Whole Foods supermarket. In cold or rainy weather, it won’t be necessary to go outside to pick up something delicious for dinner.
What was once the site of the Boston Herald is now an exciting and very convenient area to live with chic restaurants such as Bar Mazzana and Fuji on the block and a CVS located across the street for necessities.
The neighborhood has an abundance of parks, community gardens, galleries, theatres, artist studios, food trucks and farmers markets. Imagine moving to your new residence this fall, enjoying everything about the home and all that the South End holds for people lucky enough to live there.
Address: 32 Traveler St., Unit 303, South End
BR/BA: One bedroom, one full bathroom, one half bathroom
Year built: 2015
Size: 878 square feet
Taxes: $9,319 (Tax Year 2020)
Association fee: $767 monthly (includes heat, hot water, water, gas, sewer, master insurance, management fee, security, elevator, maintenance, landscaping, fitness center, refuse removal, snow removal, reserve funds)
Features of building: 77-unit pet-friendly condominium building in Ink Block area. Amenities include 24-hour concierge, bike storage, dog grooming station, huge rooftop terrace with two outdoor kitchens, Peloton-equipped gym, club room with catering kitchen and fireplace, and direct underground access to Whole Foods. On-street parking is available with a permit.
Features of home: Bright one bedroom condo with floor-to-ceiling windows and front-facing terrace off the living area. Sleek kitchen with shining cabinetry, quartz countertops, stainless steel JennAir appliances and a peninsula with room to seat three people on counter stools. Subtle metallic ceiling treatment and custom built-ins in living area. Bedroom with tall window and neutral textured wall covering. In-unit laundry. Attractive bathrooms with dark-stained wood.
Close by: Lively Ink Block area. Trendy restaurants and coffee shops including Bar Mazanna and Fuji. Whole Foods supermarket, CVS, dog parks, community gardens, galleries, theatres, artist studios, food trucks, farmers markets. Easy access to MBTA Silver Line, walking distance to MBTA Red Line at Broadway, close to Route 93 and the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Contact: Victoria Nasuti, The Sarkis Team - Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 20 Park Plaza, Suite 820, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 774-412-0952 (direct line), 617-227-6070 (office)