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  • Affordable penthouse on Beacon Hill

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Beacon Hill  |  January 21, 2011 5:16 PM  |  348 views  |  No comments

    Not only that, but the seller of Unit 5 at 8 Lindall Place has agreed to pay the first two years of its condo fees ($185/month) for the buyer.

    For a mere $361,000, this 1-bedroom, 1-bath penthouse unit with skylights will give first-time homebuyers much more for their money than its 625 square feet of living space may suggest, including the first of firsts: Beacon Hill residency.

    The open floor plan makes Unit 5 seem larger than it is. The living and dining room flow together with the entry hall for a wide-armed welcome home, enhanced with picture-frame wall moldings, chair rails, crown moldings, high ceilings with skylights, hardwood floors, and enough closet space for a large housewarming.

    Your housewarming guests will really warm up to the fireplace in the living room, as well as the skylight above the windows, which ensure you an unusually large amount of light for a unit of this size.

    The spacious, sunny kitchen is fully updated with granite counters, classic custom cabinetry, a backsplash of tiles laid on the diagonal, and state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances.

    The bedroom is graced with picture-frame wall and wainscot moldings, a chair rail, and an alcove for a dresser, bookcase or free-standing wardrobe.

    Unit 5 also includes an in-house washer and dryer, one deeded parking space, and private roof-deck rights with approved architectural plans in hand.

    Neatly tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac at the foot of Beacon Hill, Unit 5 at 8 Lindall Place offers both retreat from and ready access to city life, including the following along Cambridge Street:

    For more information on Unit 5 at 8 Lindall Place, or to schedule a private showing, contact CondoDomain Real Estate Consultant Todd Ochsner at 781-346-9637 or todd@CondoDomain.com

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  • Beacon Hill townhouse offers old-fashioned luxury

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Beacon Hill  |  January 20, 2011 8:23 PM  |  357 views  |  No comments

    For $2.55 million, 22 Joy St. offers 3,974 square feet of space over three full levels of living with generous exposure to the raw materials Olde Beacon Hill is made of: bricks and mortar, woods and finish. Built in 1890, this 4-bedroom, 4-bath single-family townhouse is replete with unpainted surfaces, including hardwood floors, window casings, ceiling beams, and exposed brick walls here and there.

    Thus you can the "true grit" of old-time craftsmanship as you live in luxury in Boston's Brahmin-est neighborhood. A prime example is the living room's finished woodwork — wainscoting, window casings, pocket shutters, crown molding, fireplace mantel.

    The dining room exposes its beams, and its new plantation shutters are finished to blend with the original window surrounds.

    The gourmet kitchen's custom cabinetry is finished to blend with the old woodwork yet contains a wide range of contemporary amenities, including a wine rack, stainless steel appliances and Absolute Black granite countertops. There's plenty of space for a breakfast table, and the kitchen accesses the brick-walled courtyard patio for morning coffee outside during the warmer months.

    The courtyard can be planted with flowers and wall-hung with ivy, clematis or other growing vines to become one of the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill.

    The master bedroom has its own fireplace, and is wainscoted and window-cased for an old-time New England sleeping experience.

    This upstairs bedroom is an example of how exposed building materials — ceiling beams, brick wall with rough fireplace — create a cozy, casual atmosphere.

    This bath, too, benefits from ceiling beams, exposed brick and hardwood flooring for an ambiance of Victorian Beacon Hill, and the cast-iron clawfoot tub brings out that era in further relief. The standup shower at left serves contemporary needs, but still exposes the old-time features through its glass wall.

    And what a roofdeck — intimate views of surrounding brick walls to give your cocktails and cookouts a more neighborly feel.

    Joy Street, one of Beacon Hill's longest and farthest-reaching, offers exciting neighborhood amenities from start to finish. It begins at the Boston Common, where fitness trails, bike-riding, dog-walking and easy pedestrian access to shopping in Downtown Crossing are aplenty. Along Joy's way down the hill are the Museum of African American History at the African Meeting House in Smith Court. This is followed by Hill House, Beacon Hill's community center offering Boston families safe, high quality programs, events and outreach activities.

    Joy Street ends at Cambridge Street, where you'll find, among other things:

    For more information on 22 Joy St., to schedule a private showing, contact CondoDomain Real Estate Consultant Joseph Barka at 617-784-8760 or joseph@CondoDomain.com.

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  • Live like a Boston Brahmin on Beacon Hill...

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Beacon Hill  |  January 18, 2011 3:08 PM  |  356 views  |  No comments

    ...the old-fashioned way: the single-family way. For $1,099,000, 26 Garden St. offers everything you need for independent living in an intimate neighborhood, including three full levels of floor-through living with 4+ bedrooms, 3 full baths, a fireplaced living room and master bedroom, two bonus rooms, a private roofdeck, generous basement storage, in-house laundry, and new thermal windows.

    The living room features a woodburning fireplace flanked by ceiling-high bookcases, with plenty of over-mantel room for a flat-screen TV or work of art. Hardwood floors are preserved throughout the house.

    The chef's kitchen is enriched New England country-style with blue-patterned porcelain tilework in the spirit of the China Trade import tableware the region is historically famous for. The peninsular cooktop counter is also a handy breakfast bar for instant service of bacon and eggs or intimate chats with the cook.

    The master bedroom has its own woodburning fireplace, placed to warm your feet while you're reading in bed.

    This second bedroom, boasting a built-in bookcase as well as a closet, has many use possibilities.

    Conveniently located on Beacon Hill's North Slope, 26 Garden St.'s close-knit neighborhood of flower-planted gardens and windowboxes and historic brick homes and sidewalks leads down and out to a treasure-trove of city amenities along Cambridge Street below. These include:

    For more information on 26 Garden St., or to schedule a private showing, contact CondoDomain Agent Todd Ochsner at 781-346-9637 or todd@CondoDomain.com.

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  • Duplex unit doubles your value on Beacon Hill

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Beacon Hill  |  January 15, 2011 4:40 PM  |  311 views  |  No comments

    A penthouse duplex on Beacon Hill — what more could you ask for in a home for that townhouse- style luxury, that family expansion space, that sense of independence combined with professional association management, and especially that private roof terrace with those views of the sparkling waters of the Charles River and the sparkling city lights of Boston's skyline we all crave in a condo?

    Well, ask no longer, for your wish is your command in the combined units 4 & 5 at 29 Brimmer St. Offered at $1,495,000, this 2,256-square-foot, 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath duplex doubles your value along with your living space and amenities.

    The stately brownstone-style entrance with cast-iron door grille, shady walkway and lush English gardens leads to a luxurious lobby with elevator service to your unit.

    From the hardwood-floored foyer, step right up to the light-filled living room, peer out at that gorgeous river view, and warm up to one of the four fireplaces in the unit.

    Dine in style in the spacious formal dining room. In back is the magnificent bridal staircase that takes you up to the bedroom level in high style. At right is the pass-through to the kitchen for convenient food service and chats with the cook at the bar.

    The kitchen features custom cherry cabinetry, solid surface counters, state-of-the-art appliances, recessed lighting, and even a wine rack with wineglass rack situated over the sink for convenient drip-drying.

    The upper-level master bedroom combines coziness with comfort and convenience. Its perks include a fireplace, a built-in desk, a walk-in closet, an en suite bath, and a raised sitting area by the bay-window views of the Charles.

    Also on this level is an unusually large and luxurious second bedroom with its own fireplace and mirror-wall surround. A bonus room for office, nursery, playpen, media or gameroom use is nearby.

    The Boston skyline, the Esplanade and the Charles wrap all around you on the private terrace, where cocktails, cookouts, coffee and conversation have never been more picturesque.

    Built in 1880, 29 Brimmer St. is in a block of historic brick rowhouses on the flat of Beacon Hill, which means no hill-climbing and plenty of convenience:

    • Shopping, dining, antique stores, and pharmaceuticals at Gary Drug Co. are right on Charles Street a couple of blocks down.
    • Running and dog-walking are afoot in your choice of three parks: the Boston Common, the Public Garden, and the Esplanade, which comes alive in all colors during the annual July 4th celebration with the Boston Pops Orchestra at the Hatch Shell.
    • Schools are right in the neighborhood, including the Advent School and the Park Street School.

    The neighborhood is convenient to other parts of Boston, too. Across the Common are Downtown Crossing, the Financial District and the Theatre District. Across the Garden are more shopping and dining in the Back Bay. Along the Esplanade, you can row along and sail away at the Union Boat Club, which also has squash courts.

    For more information on Units 4 & 5 at 29 Brimmer St., or to arrange a private showing, contact CondoDomain's City Vice President, Jessica Quirk, at 339-227-0058.

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