On the Market: A Chic Condo in a Brick South Boston Townhome
The incredible carved wooden fireplace dates back to 1890.
827 East Broadway #4, Boston
Size: 1,241 square feet
In the heat of the summer, the star of this white, airy South Boston condo is somewhat surprising: a fireplace. But it’s eye-catching in any season. The intricate wooden fixture with blocky, Corinthian columns carved into the surround dates back to the brick townhome’s construction in 1890. A pair of built-in shelves with spindly legs rests atop the mantel, flanking a large mirror and wooden ornamentation that reaches up to the ceiling. The hearth stands out not just because of its impressive stature, but because it’s one of the few dark pieces in a condo awash with light. The other corresponding elements are the skinny wood beams that line the ceiling in the one-wall kitchen, which were added sometime in the ’80s.
Pale walls and hardwood floors flow into the living room, where another fireplace—this one chiseled out of marble—adds some glamor to the breezy space. Just off the dining area, a bank of six tall windows encloses a rounded niche “greenhouse” with a painted brick floor. Stuff the miniature nursery with bushy ferns, delicate succulents, or herbaceous plants that can help keep summer alive even after the season changes. Downstairs, two spacious bedrooms and an ensuite bath enjoy plenty of sunshine and park views.
For information, contact Jack Staley, Joyce Lebedew Real Estate, joycelebedewrealestate.com.
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