Blog :: 08-2014

On The Market: Beacon Street Townhouse on the Flat of Beacon Hill

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From BostonMagazine.com

Crowned with a roof deck and infinity pool.

Ben Gebo Photography

Newly Renovated Parlor Level Kitchen

On The Market: 74 Beacon Street, Beacon Hill.

THIS FANTASTIC BEACON HILL HOME IS AN INCREDIBLE TESTAMENT TO THE BEAUTY THAT CAN BE FOUND IN THE BOSTON REAL ESTATE MARKET.

This home overlooking the Public Garden is the result of a complete restoration done in magnificent taste. It offers incredible living spaces as well as two large decks and a garden.

74 Beacon Street, Beacon Hill At A Glance: Price: $13,950,000
     Year Built: 1828
     Living Area: 8,450 square feet
     Bedrooms: 6
     Bathrooms: 7 full, 1 half

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL BEACON HILL REAL ESTATE FOR SALE 

 

Boston soon to be the most walkable city

 

Boston is on its way to becoming the nation's most walkable city. This is according to a new report from Washington D.C.-based research group, Smart Growth America, and George Washington University.

Currently, Boston is ranked third behind Washington D.C. and New York City. According to the report, if current development trends hold, the most-walkable cities will be, in order: Boston, Washington D.C., New York, Miami and Atlanta. The report examined factors such as the amount of retail and office space that is friendly to visitors traveling on foot.

The report's executive summary states: "Walkable urban development is characterized by much higher density and a mix of diverse real estate types, connected to surrounding areas via multiple transportation options, such as bus and rail, bike routes, and motor vehicles. For those living or visiting a walkable urban place, everyday destinations, such as home, work, school, stores, and restaurants, are within walking distance."

To learn more about Boston's walkability, check out Walk Score.

Visit our BOSTON NEIGHBORHOODS PAGE to view condos and apartments in these walkable areas.

 

Boston Neighborhoods (from Walk Score)

Rank

Name Walk Score Transit Score Bike Score Population
1 North End 98 100 76 10,107
2 Chinatown 98 100 79 7,621
3 Bay Village 98 100 75 1,246
4 Beacon Hill 97 100 77 8,960
5 Downtown Crossing 97 100 82 949
6 Back Bay 97 98 88 21,929
7 Downtown 95 100 83 2,307
8 West End 95 100 83 5,951
9 South End 95 97 82 29,990
10 Fenway 93 99 89 22,682

 

 

On The Market: 82 Appleton St. Unit 1, South End

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From BostonMagazine.com

One of only three units in this building, this South End condo is a rare find.

South End Boston Condo

On The Market: 82 Appleton St. Unit 1, South End.

This South End residence is divided into three levels of luxurious living, all of which look onto a fantastic large outdoor courtyard fenced in by lush greens, creating an oasis. "Lots of homes in the city look onto a back alley," Campion and Company listing agent Tracy Campion says, "but here you look onto a garden in back and Appleton in front."

With gleaming hardwood floors throughout and spectacularly maintained living spaces, this comfortable home is also the epitome of elegance. The street-level entrance from gorgeous Appleton Street opens into a home with two well-appointed bedrooms, an extra sitting room, and a modern, full bathroom. The grand entertainment floor has a living and dining room with a originally-crafted, white marble fireplace, all of which open onto a fully-renovated kitchen, complete with fireplace and state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances. The master suite with a marble-floored, sumptuous bath, lies on the garden level and opens directly onto the garden for easy enjoyment.

Ideal for a family or an empty nester, this residence will fit multiple buyers. With only two other units in this beautiful, bow-front Victorian, this home is a rare find on the picturesque block.

82 Appleton Street Unit 1, South End Price: $1,699,000 Year Built: 1890 Living Area: 1,804 square feetBedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS SOUTH END CONDO LISTING