Live well and comfortably in new Charlestown condo

BARBARA FORSTER
CORRESPONDENT
The desirable open floor plan creates a nice area for conversing and entertaining. Two European-style oversized windows in the living room let in an abundance of light. They are perfect to open on a nice day. Or when it is too hot, just turn on the home’s central air conditioning.

Form and function are maximized in this sophisticated condo where the focus is on living well and comfortably. Practically around the corner from the Bunker Hill Mall - OK, it’s 0.9 miles - this home in a new boutique building at 610 Rutherford Ave. in historic Charlestown is filled with perks large and small.

This one-bedroom condo with one bathroom and 682 square feet of living space, listed by Jennifer Schneider of Century 21 Elite Realty, can be all yours for $549,900.

The open-concept floor plan in Unit 402 is anchored by a surprisingly spacious kitchen with all the bells and whistle.

Sparkling white quartz countertops in the U-shaped kitchen are accented with stainless steel KitchenAid appliances such as a French-door refrigerator.

Considered by some as an attention grabber, sparkling white quartz countertops in the U-shaped cookery are accented with stainless steel KitchenAid appliances such as a French-door refrigerator.

High-gloss cabinetry - and a substantial amount of it - adds even more glitter. The peninsula provides seating for at least three people comfortably and overhead pendant lighting keeps everything bright.

Incidentally, overlooking the grey, wide plank flooring is easy as it runs throughout the entire home, creating an infinity-like background that is enhanced by nine-foot-high ceilings. The bonus is that this modern feature adapts easily to various decors.

The desirable open floor plan creates a nice area for conversing and entertaining. Two European-style oversized windows in the living room let in an abundance of light. They are perfect to open on a nice day. Or when its too hot, just turn on the home’s central air conditioning.

The bedroom offers similar flexible options. A king-size or queen-size bed works in this bedroom with ample space for plenty of furniture.

The main bedroom offers similar flexible options. A king-size or queen-size bed works with ample space for plenty of furniture.

By the way, the extra-wide double closet in the sleeping chamber, which is lighted and has custom inserts, is not the only in-condo storage space. Another double closet that is almost as large is just off the kitchen.

Thoroughly contemporary, the full bathroom is sleek, chic and very attractive. Dark grout highlights the white subway tile surround in the oversized step-in shower within a frameless glass enclosure.

Thoroughly contemporary, the full bathroom is sleek, chic and very attractive. Dark grout highlights the white subway tile surround in the oversized step-in shower within a frameless glass enclosure.

Extra-long rectangular floor tile (in gray) is a counterpoint to the long vanity with a white quartz countertop.

Laundry facilities that include a full-size stackable washer and dryer are another example of the many conveniences found inside this unit.

Laundry facilities that include a full-size stackable washer and dryer are another example of the many conveniences found inside this unit.

The amenities outside this home include, believe it or not, the utility closet. The various systems, including heating/central air, are in a separate “room” adjacent to the unit versus being inside, allowing for service and maintenance calls to be completed with or without your presence. 

More perks can be found inside and atop the building itself. Residents enter through the building’s beautiful lobby with secure package compartments. An elevator, of course, is another example, but there are more amenities to enjoy, such as the sizeable common rooftop terrace with an adjoining club room overlooking Sullivan Square and the Encore Hotel.

Residents get to enjoy the sizeable common rooftop terrace with an adjoining club room overlooking Sullivan Square and the Encore Hotel.

The building also has a prettily landscaped patio with a grill and a dog run. Residents have access to bike storage, as well. Rental parking in the garage is available, too.

Location, however, falls into the exciting category. 610 Rutherford is in Charlestown’s Hood Park area, an up-and-coming mixed-use neighborhood.

Bunker Hill Community College is a half mile away and the Sullivan Square T Station is only five minutes away. The Ryan Playground, Doherty Playground, Clougherty Pool and Edwards Playground are also nearby. It also doesn’t take long to reach the Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown Navy Yard and the U.S.S. Constitution. Of course, connecting to Route 93 is easy, too.

One of the most interesting buildings in the area is the Schrafft Center in Sullivan Square. This used to be the home of the famed Schrafft’s candy company, created by William F. Schrafft in 1861. What was once the company's large factory at 529 Main St. was bought and renovated by the Flatley company in 1986 and turned into commercial office space. A large community garden now sits on the roof of the former factory.

The new luxury condo building at 610 Rutherford was built in 2020 and contains 22 units welcomed by beautiful residents’ lobby, conveniently reached by an elevator. Just as in Unit 402, each unit is finished with modern, yet timeless materials. There are soaring ceilings and large high efficiency European windows throughout.

Now is the time to check out Unit 402 and enjoy all the benefits that 610 Rutherford has to offer. There will be an open house from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17.

610 Rutherford is a new luxury condo building built in 2020. Each unit is finished with modern, yet timeless materials. There are soaring ceilings and large high efficiency European windows throughout.

DETAILS:

Address: 610 Rutherford Ave., Unit 402, Charlestown

BR/BA: One bedroom; one full bathroom

Size: 682 square feet

Price: $549,900

Condo fee: $198.40 monthly (includes water, sewer, master insurance, elevator, landscaping, snow removal, refuse removal, clubroom, management fee)

Taxes: TBD

Year built: 2020

Number of units: 22

Building levels: Five

Features: Open concept living space with large windows, nine-foot-high ceilings and wide plank flooring throughout. Chef’s kitchen with quartz countertops, KitchenAid stainless steel appliances and white gloss cabinetry. Living room views from Sullivan Square to the Encore Boston Hotel. The bedroom has lighted double closet with custom inserts. Additional closet next to kitchen. The bathroom has subway tile surround in step-in shower within frameless glass enclosure plus quartz countertop on the long vanity. Full-size stackable washer and dryer. Building has common roof deck, clubhouse, dog run, patio with grill and garage parking is available.

Nearby: In the Hood Park area, a half mile to Bunker Hill Community College and less than a mile to Bunker Hill Mall. Also, near the Ryan Playground, Doherty Playground, Clougherty Pool and Edwards Playground as well as the Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown Navy Yard and the U.S.S. Constitution. Easy access to Sullivan Square T station and Route 93.

Contact: Jennifer Schneider, Century 21 Elite Realty, 253 Main St., Charlestown, MA 02129

Phone: 617-733-8211

Website: https://www.jennsellsboston.com

Open house: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17