Luxurious light-filled South End condo sold

WAYNE BRAVERMAN
CORRESPONDENT

There’s nothing more uplifting than living in a home that’s immersed with sunlight all day long.

One of the attributes in a corner unit at 700 Harrison Ave. are several tall windows – each seven or eight feet wide – that provide lots of sunlight all day long. Together with the nine-foot-tall ceilings, the 1,251 square feet of desirable living space in Unit 315 feel more open and brighter.

This sun-splashed two-bedroom, two-full-bath contemporary condominium in the much-coveted South End recently sold for $1,090,000. This delightful gem, originally listed by Joe Wolvek with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty, was purchased with Jessica Later of JL+CoRE.

From the moment the new residents stepped into the foyer of their new home, they surely knew that something special awaits them. Perhaps they’ve placed a console and comfortable seating along the long walls to pause while admiring their specially-chosen and well-placed eye-catching art pieces. A coat closet conveniently sits nearby.

The exquisite engineered dark satin finished hardwood flooring gracefully flows into the main living area at the right inviting residents and guests to follow. There’s plenty of space to accommodate an arrangement of furniture, including a sofa and chairs as well as a round or rectangular dining table.

The new residents can add three or four chairs to the extended breakfast bar to enjoy a morning meal. The bar can also be used as a buffet server when entertaining. Two pendant light fixtures glow overhead.

This breakfast bar counter wraps around the recently updated open kitchen. The new terrazzo-look quartz countertops enhance the plentiful white Shaker-style cabinets and the quartz tile backsplash adds tumbled texture. The European appliances include a Bosch gas cooktop and dishwasher. The wall oven is a gourmet Italian brand, Fulgor Milano. The shining refrigerator is a bottom-freezer model by LG.

While some of the windows open so the new residents can enjoy the fresh breezes (almost) all year round, all of the south and west facing over-sized exposures in this living space provide lots of natural light all day long.

Privacy was obviously considered in the design of this unit. To the left of the foyer are two nicely sized boudoirs. The principal bedroom suite is spacious enough to satisfy a king- or queen-sized bed and the walk-in closet can store lots of clothing and accessories. Soft neutral carpeting adds texture and makes bare feet feel warm. Another large window looks out onto greenery and catches the afternoon sunlight.

Recently refreshed, the en suite bathroom offers a modern classic style look with glass shower doors and subway tiles. The cabinetry surrounding the vanity is ample and the countertops are marble. Double-sided sconces flanking the mirror ensure great light for daily routines.

The second bedroom also gets the afternoon sunlight. The large window in this bright room looks out over the patio and nearby community gardens. This flexible space is large enough to combine a home office and guest room outfitted with a sofa that extends into a queen-sized bed.

The full guest bathroom displays a wood vanity with contrasting white subway tile and white fixtures. A linen closet right behind the door can store the fluffiest towels readily available for sit down or stand-up bathing in the tub/shower combo. The laundry closet houses a stacked Frigidaire washer and dryer.

This home is located in a lively neighborhood dotted with chic restaurants, the largest Whole Foods in Boston, bountiful community gardens, fascinating galleries, inspiring theatres and other interesting cultural attractions. The famed SOWA district features artist studios and galleries, farmers markets and food trucks while Lawn on D typically highlights oversized fun and entertainment. Also nearby are the BU Medical and Dental schools. The new residents have easy access to MBTA Silver Line and the home is close to Route 93 and the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Although this neighborhood is exploding with excitement and possibilities, the new residents don’t actually have to leave this newer, pet-friendly, professionally-managed, luxury elevator building to enjoy living in the area. The building amenities entice residents to hang out in the beautifully-appointed lobby and enjoy the furnished, landscaped common patio area.

Whether lounging or getting work done inside or outside – the building provides the WiFi. The home also has secure, assigned private storage units on the first floor and deeded parking in the heated garage.

To view other fine homes in the South End (and beyond), contact Joe Wolvek at Gibson Sotheby's International Realty, 556 Tremont St. and 277 Dartmouth St.; joe.wolvek@gibsonsir.com; or 1-617-584-9790. You can also view current listings and other information at www.BostonRealtyweb.com.

700 Harrison is a newer mid-rise brick building in a happening neighborhood filled with chic restaurants, fascinating galleries, inspiring theaters and SoWa artist studios.

DETAILS:

Address: 700 Harrison Ave., #315, South End

BR/BA: Two bedrooms, two full baths

Closing price: $1,090,000

Size: 1,251 square feet

Taxes: $7,464 (FY 2020 with residential exemption)

Condo fee: $609/month (Includes professional management, hot water, master insurance, water and sewer, and garage maintenance)

Year built: 2007, with 2019 updates to unit’s kitchen and bathrooms

Features of building: Professionally managed, pet-friendly, newer mid-rise elevator building with 84 units. Built from the ground up in trendy South End neighborhood. Common areas include an attractive lobby and furnished, landscaped patio with WiFi. Secure, deeded storage units on first floor and parking in heated garage. Building has never had a special assessment and has substantial reserves.

Features of home: Brilliantly sunny contemporary corner unit with floor-to-ceiling windows and southern and western exposures. Dark engineered hardwood floors, recessed lighting and ample storage. Recently updated modern white quartz and stainless steel kitchen with new cabinetry and European appliances. Two bright bedrooms and two recently renovated bathrooms. Laundry in unit. One deeded direct access garage parking space is included.

Close by: Chic restaurants, specialty shops, community gardens, galleries, theatres, largest Whole Foods in the city, SOWA artist studios, food trucks, farmers markets, BU Medical and Dental schools. Easy access to MBTA Silver Line and close to Route 93 and the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Contact: Joe Wolvek, Gibson Sotheby's International Realty, 556 Tremont St. and 277 Dartmouth St., Boston

Email: joe.wolvek@gibsonsir.com

Phone: 1-617-584-9790.

Web: www.BostonRealtyweb.com

 

 

The primary bedroom is spacious with room for a king-sized bed. It receives afternoon sunlight through its tall, wide window.

 

With both southern and western exposures, this corner unit is brilliantly bathed in natural light throughout the day.