For Sale/Rent

On the Market: A Dapper Two-Bedroom Condo in Dorchester

For two porches, gorgeous original detailing, and more storage space than you can fill, this home is asking $500K.


Photo by William Brokhof

20 Dawes St. #2, Dorchester
Price: $500,000
Size: 995 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1

Airy white-on-white walls and furnishings aren’t the only way to create a relaxing atmosphere, and this home proves exactly that. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find a completely white wall anywhere in the home—most of them have been painted in matte shades of green and yellow, working with the fir floors to create a warm ambient light.

In the dining room, the walls are dialed down to a creamy beige, but other elements liven up the space: oak millwork, an original stained glass window, and a built-in hutch with leaded glass doors that also date back to the home’s 1905 construction. The plant-like chandelier is a sight to behold, too, with metal arms acting like twisted branches, and crystal ornaments that look like glowing leaves.

For a condo that occupies just under 1,000 square feet of space, one surprising perk of this inviting home is just how roomy it feels. Since it takes up the entire second floor of a Dorchester triple decker, the unit offers a private back deck as well as a bowed front porch, both ready to be populated with plants and pumpkins.

Inside, a multitude of storage options helps keep surfaces clear. A wall of built-in cabinets can file stacks of papers away in the office, while the kitchen offers likely more drawers and shelves than you’ll have pots and plates to fill. A walk-in pantry serves up even more slots to squirrel away cookbooks and nonperishables, plus it’s fixed with laundry hookups should you want to get all of your chores done in-unit. And if not, there’s also laundry in the basement, as well as, yes, even more storage space.

For information, contact William Brokhof, Boston Real Estate Cooperative, homes.thebostonhometeam.com

Photo by William Brokhof

Photo by William Brokhof

Photo by William Brokhof

Photo by William Brokhof

Photo by William Brokhof

Photo by William Brokhof

Photo by William Brokhof

Photo by William Brokhof

Photo by William Brokhof

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