For Sale/Rent

On the Market: A Sun-Soaked Loft in Davis Square

The uncluttered Somerville condo offers direct access to the community bike path.


Photo by Briggs Johnson via Less Arnold/Compass

1 Tannery Brook Row #2A, Somerville
Price: $1,249,000
Size: 1,328 square feet
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 2

Open layouts are great, until you have to put your stuff somewhere. The only doors you’ll find in these airy Davis Square digs are on its bathrooms and closets, but with bountiful built-in storage, the loft manages to stay completely open and uncluttered, all at once.

At the center of the home, an extra long kitchen island sprawls out, serving as a breakfast bar and expansive prep space. The fridge, freezer, and even a wine fridge are covertly tucked underneath the counter, keeping up the sleek appearances of the hardware-free cupboards and quartz surfaces. The dining and living areas, on opposite sides of the kitchen, achieve the same concealed storage with lengths of drawers and bookshelves. If your paperback collection has overflow, you can line them up in the home office, which has three walls made of bookcases.

Even the foyer packs a punch in the storage department. Limewashed brick greets you at the front door, as well as a coat rack, low-profile cabinetry, and a walk-in closet that’s spacious enough to squirrel away all of the suitcases and athletic paraphernalia when you’re not using them. Plus, it sports floor-to-ceiling shelves where you can keep a cache of pantry items. In a home with two private balconies and exposures on three sides—with lookouts to the Somerville Community Path and its leafy surroundings—keeping those windows unobstructed is especially rewarding. And this multifaceted loft makes that easy.

For information, contact Less Arnold, Compass, compass.com.

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Less Arnold/Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Less Arnold/Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Less Arnold/Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Less Arnold/Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Less Arnold/Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Less Arnold/Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Less Arnold/Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Less Arnold/Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Less Arnold/Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Less Arnold/Compass

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