On the Market: A Luminous One-Bedroom Loft in Chelsea
Once a room in a Catholic schoolhouse, this converted condo is now graced with original beams and 13-foot ceilings, and is on the market for $425k.
220 Spencer Ave. #306, Chelsea
Size: 1,147 square feet
House hunting anywhere near Boston with less than $500k to spend is kind of like searching for a parking spot in the middle of a snowstorm—tiring, disorienting, and sometimes altogether futile. But set your sights just five miles north of downtown Boston to take in this rare find, on the market for $425k.
Built at the turn of the 20th century, the Tudor style construction originally served as a Catholic schoolhouse, until it was remodeled into 22 condos in 2006. Today, take the elevator to the top-floor and navigate your way to this corner unit, and you’ll encounter a striking, sun-soaked space. Original beams give the room a circus tent-like appearance, with the wooden planks meeting at a 13-foot-high peak.
While the living area is open—windows on two walls usher natural light into the space—the floor plan zones the area into four “rooms”: the kitchen, dining room, living room, and study. And, unlike many lofts, this one offers a truly separate bedroom with three windows of its own.
Though it was initially developed as a designated artist loft, after 30 days on the market this airy unit will open up to the public at large. So, non-artists, give it another two weeks and put in your offer.
For information, contact Jeffrey Bowen, Boston Harbor Real Estate, chelsearealestate.com.
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