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Pristine condo in South Boston is move-in ready

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The living room features a huge bay with three windows and a built-in storage bench. A gas fireplace sits in a nearby corner. This nook provides plenty of space for a wall-mounted television with room on the corner mantle for a sound bar.

 

The neighboring wall captures the light from two additional windows with plenty of space between them for furniture and trimmings. Spacious, yet cozy, it’s the perfect space to curl up and unwind on a cold winter’s night.

 

An open and spacious u-shaped kitchen showcases lots of custom cherry cabinets, complementing granite countertops mingled with a pretty glass tile backsplash. A triangle pattern of sleek Bosch stainless steel appliances includes a four-burner gas range with an above-mounted microwave, a side-by-side refrigerator with an exterior water/ice dispenser and a dishwasher. Soft close drawers, programmable temperature settings in the freezer and refrigerator, and a small countertop peninsula that can accommodate one or two bar stools are other niceties.

 

The well-placed dining area is ample and bright. A double-glass door slides open to a cozy, private balcony – a rare premium for city living. With plenty of space for a small table and chairs as well as a grill, this is a perfect place to enjoy nice weather, a refreshing drink and/or a tasty barbecue.

 

A generously-sized corner master bedroom boasting a large step-in closet sits at the end of a long hallway. Two small windows above a king-sized bed area accompany two larger windows to flood the room with natural light.

 

In the en suite bathroom, a long granite-topped vanity is paired perfectly with a marble floor and Travertine-tiled shower/tub surround with a frameless glass door.

 

A second large bedroom sits off the hallway and contains two big two-door closets. Light-filled and lovely, this space would make an ideal nursery for a baby or young children. It could easily accommodate an in-home office or a quiet den/library to relax in. Creating a craft, game or media room is also feasible.

 

The second bathroom sits across the hallway. This space holds a frameless glass shower and a rectangular sink. Together with its grey-white-black color combination, this room exudes a contemporary feel.

 

Three closets are discreetly placed throughout the home: a double-door coat closet at the front entry, a linen closet nearby the bath/bedrooms and a laundry closet that’s outfitted with a stackable washer and dryer.

 

A rear stairway leads to a deeded private storage unit in the basement - a convenient place to store off-season clothing, sports equipment, holiday decorations, suitcases and other items not regularly used.

 

The elevator travels to the ground level with direct access to a full-sized, deeded parking space located at the rear of the building. This perk makes bringing items (and people) in and out of the home quick and easy and safe parking accessible.

 

Motion detectors, a perimeter alarm system, central heating/air conditioning with a Nest thermostat, Rennai tankless hot water system, multiple ceiling fan/lights plus recessed lighting round out the offerings of this home. A low monthly association fee of $268 covers water, sewer, master insurance, elevator maintenance and snow removal.

 

Although “the building is self-managed,” listing agent Joe Govern of Street & Company said, “the developer is still attached to the building.” If there are any concerns, “he knows everything about the building. He’s a good resource.”

 

This quiet oasis is located in the midst of a vibrant urban scene. The home is in the Andrew Square neighborhood and is within walking distance to a variety of excellent eateries, specialty stores and other appreciated amenities.

 

It’s a five-minute drive for one-stop shopping at the South Bay Center. Whether it is heading to grocery shopping at Super Stop & Shop or picking up essentials at Home Depot and Target, enjoying a meal at one of the restaurants or a movie at the AMC theater complex, accomplishing your tasks is fast and efficient.

 

For the outdoor enthusiasts, South Boston boasts some of the best beaches around, namely, Carson Beach, L Street Beach, M Street Beach and Castle Island Beach, hugging the shores of Old Harbor, Dorchester Bay and Pleasure Bay. The South Boston Yacht Club is nearby for those with a watercraft.

 

South Boston is dotted with lots of parks and playgrounds: Marine Park hosts a skating rink and has slight slopes for sledding and Moakley Park (currently being revamped for recreational and community gatherings), while Lawn on D (a bit further away) is a great place to indulge in oversized play toys for people of all ages. Thomas Park (Dorchester Heights) has soaring sledding slopes along with spectacular scenes of the harbor and city.

 

Just a short walk to the MBTA Red Line at Andrew Station, bus lines and BlueBike stations, these local favorites provide quick and easy access to Downtown Crossing, Longwood, Back Bay and Kendall Square with links to other sources of public transportation. Major highways are also nearby.

 

Listed at $729,000, this immaculate, move-in ready home is perfect for a young professional looking to get a foothold in the city or a young family who want city conveniences with a touch of suburbia.

 

“You get more for your money here,” Govern said. “The price per square foot is lower here than if you were in the Broadway section or the Seaport District.”

 

For more information or a private showing, contact Joe Govern of Street & Company at 857-222-5235 or joe@streetandcompany.com.