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South Boston home loaded with history and possibilities
City of Boston’s website (www.boston.gov), the park was historically known in 1897 as Independence Square and was set aside by the city for public open space.

In 1981, the first memorial honoring Vietnam Veterans in the nation was constructed at Medal of Honor Park. Each September a ceremony to rededicate the memorial is held.

The park has undergone recent renovations, including improvements to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza, ornamental fencing along East Broadway inspired by a Victorian era fence removed in 1899, new play equipment, water play, site furnishings, lawn improvements, pathway and infrastructure upgrades.

815 East Broadway is also a short distance to the very popular Castle Island with a pristine beach, beautiful harbor views, Fort Independence and of course, Sullivan’s.

This remarkable property is move-in ready – all set to enjoy. It also renders many possibilities available for the creative and insightful. Although the current owner loves the house and area and has been living here for 47 years, new beginnings bring novel opportunities – perhaps a redesign – a chance to put your own stamp on a large home loaded with appeal. Although the house legally has three separate dwellings, the new owners could easily convert the units to make it a very large single family home.

It’s easy to feel as though you have stepped back in time once you enter the central living space found on the main (second) floor. The high ceilings with handcrafted moldings are striking and the gleaming hardwood floors are classic. Large windows add lots of natural light and a delightful view of the neighborhood.

A large wooden-framed pocket door unites the living room and dining room - each showcasing a beautiful arched hearth with a gorgeous marble surround. On both sides of the fireplaces are shelves with plenty of space to display books, family photos, other keepsakes and closed cabinets for extra storage.

The kitchen is very functional with lots of open shelves and closed cabinets and drawers. The windows provide plenty of sunlight to brighten up the room and seasonal views of the neighborhood.

Using that spark of creativity, the kitchen and dining room could easily be combined to make a beautiful contemporary flow-through space, perhaps adding an island with a cozy breakfast nook while using the dining area for larger gatherings.

There’s also a handy powder room.

Upon descending a flight of stairs, you will discover the large master bedroom with plenty of closet space. The hardwood floors add to the historic charm while the brick wall adds character.

The full bathroom offers a comfortable tubshower and a large vanity with lots of storage area.

The bedroom leads to a sunroom via French doors, complete with a two-burner stove and sink, conveniently placed to accommodate el fresco dining on the large adjoining deck. A lovely yard, accessible via the deck, helps to complete the out-of-door ambiance.

As an added bonus, parking. No need to pay anything extra – it is part of your own property – a rarity in the city.

Also on this floor is a large front room that could also be used as a second bedroom, an office or an art studio. Likewise, there is a laundry room with a full washer and dryer and plenty of shelf space.

Two other residences were located on the top two floors. The third floor abode has a kitchen with newer appliances, including a Frigidaire gas stove, and a friendly living room. The bedroom includes a large fireplace and ceiling fan. The windows offer a great view of the park. The bathroom has been recently updated and freshly painted. It comes with a tub-shower and a newly installed floor.

The top-floor unit includes a large sundrenched bedroom with a fireplace that, of course, is surrounded by marble. Enjoy the very nice view of the park from the bay windows. This bedroom holds a very sizable closet. The large bathroom has a tub-shower. The kitchen contains a Tappan gas range. The very large sunny living room features a fireplace, and the water views from here are outstanding.

In addition to being across the street from Medal of Honor Park and down the street from Castle Island, this home is centrally located near the Design Center, Seaport, on  major bus routes to Downtown and the Back Bay. South Boston is loaded with a variety of stores and restaurants. There is also a great sense of community in this neighborhood. It’s a wonderful place to travel on foot or on a bike. By car, it is easy access to Logan Airport and all major highways.