On the Market: A Sumptuous Duplex in the South End
Hello, 19th century crown molding and bay-windowed breakfast nook.
33 Upton St. #2, South End
Size: 1,776 square feet
“Crown molding” has never been so fitting a term as it is for the wall-meets-ceiling ornamentation in this condo—the lavish white border lends a decidedly regal affect to the entire home, which just hit the market today. While your head is tilted upwards to ooh and aah at the 19th century trim, feast your eyes on the candelabra chandelier, which is dripping with crystals.
But the home on a whole is by no means overflowing with frilly details. The whitewashed pine floors, all-white walls, and original Carrara marble fireplaces are sumptuous in their simplicity. The kitchen, living, and dining rooms all occupy the long, open parlor level (note its 12-foot ceilings), with the fireplaced lounge and bay-windowed breakfast nook bookending the clean-lined kitchen.
Up on the second floor, the bow-front architecture brings lots of sunlight into the semi-rounded master bedroom, while the second bedroom offers a treat of its own: another marble gas fireplace, festooned with gold detailing. And of course, what’s a South End home without a good view of its brick-lined streets? A balcony with room for flower boxes and a handful of seats is a sweet perch to enjoy a morning coffee before bustling off to one of the neighborhood’s many shops, cafes, or parks.
For information, contact Biega Kilgore Team, Compass, compass.com
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