A colorful combination of contemporary open-plan living and historic
Gothic architecture awaits your attention and approval in the old Monks
Building at 366 West Broadway in South Boston.
Not the monastery that its name and churchlike design might lead you
to think it is, this lancet-arched brick structure with high-pitched
gables and turrets was built in 1873 from a High Victorian Gothic design
by Alexander R. Estey for the Monks & Co. flour and grain
dealership, and later housed the Mattapan Deposit & Trust Co.
Now for sale here for $469,000 is Unit C1, a 2,142-square-foot, 2-bed, 2-bath first-floor studio duplex
that takes full advantage of the tall windows, expansive hardwood
floors, high ceilings and historic architectural details to create an
ideal live/work space for an artist, photographer, musician, or anyone
seeking spatially flexible but visually attractive living
The living and dining spaces are one big, long, high entertaining
arena with an open kitchen at one end and a cast-iron posted rail at the
other overlooking a barrel-vaulted stairhall down to the entry/bedroom
level. The sky's the limit on creative room arrangement and guest
entertaining possibilities here.
A running granite counter ending in an arc-shaped breakfast bar
overlooking the living-dining area defines the open kitchen. Stainless
steel appliances and paneled white cabinetry continue the studio's
spirit of blending the contemporary with the classic.
Below the overlook rail is an atrium foyer roomy enough for a sofa,
coffee table and bookcase and high enough for a luxury hotel lobby
The carpeted master bedroom also makes an excellent home office, by
virtue of the deep alcove beside the large window, which can accommodate
a comprehensive workstation.
The master bedroom's en suite bath (left) boasts the private spa
luxury of a five-star hotel: finished in blue Canadian slate and river
rock, it leads into a 5-person full-sensory marble steam room. The en
suite walk-in closet (right) is a room unto itself.
The Monks Building's neighborhood is also rich with amenities. These
include South Boston Community Health Center, Gentle Dental,
CVS/Pharmacy, Buck and Sweeney playgrounds, Orton Field, Boston Athletic
Club, St. Peter Academy, numerous restaurants and bakeries, and buses
to the beach, Marine Park/Castle Island, and Red Line subway service to
South Station, downtown Boston and Cambridge at the Broadway station.
For more information about Unit C1 at 366 West Broadway, or to arrange a private showing, call one of CondoDomainâ€™s Boston agents at 617-314-7704. To meet our agents, visit http://boston.condodomain.com/meetus
Post created and published by: Todd Larson