For Sale/Rent

On the Market: A Covetable Top-Floor Coop in Dorchester 

Two bedrooms, two decks, a home office, and lots of skylights.


Photo by Jess DeCosta, @above.newengland

113 Lonsdale St.#3, Boston
Price: $459,900
Size: 1,024 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1

If you want to fall in love at first sight, visit this St. Marks home during golden hour. That’s what did it for Stacey Furtado when she saw the place five years ago and put in an offer within the hour. Something about the way the sun glints off the newly painted exterior and shimmers through the third-floor unit’s three skylights makes it easy to picture a luminous life there.

Start the morning with a hot coffee at the granite breakfast bar before commuting over to the office—a bonus room situated between the bathroom and second bedroom. After 5 p.m., pour a glass of wine to sip on the back deck, overlooking the shared backyard, or head into the living room to lounge by the gas fireplace under vaulted ceilings. At the end of the day, retire to the primary bedroom, which showcases cool gray walls with a bold red accent wall, a recently installed closet system, and a tiered, beaded chandelier.

Despite the condo’s updates (see: renewed air conditioning, a stainless dishwasher, and a navy blue exterior paint job) and clear sense of style, there’s plenty of room for a new owner’s personalization. Think the home office is better suited as a breakfast room or home gym? Bring in a bistro set or standing bike. Feel up to cultivating the yard into a landscaped sanctuary? Plant a patio or veggie garden (just be sure to talk to the building’s other two condo owners first). But in that last hour before the sun sets, be sure to set down whatever you’re doing and just appreciate the warmly-lit home. “Every morning and afternoon when the light is perfect, I honestly still feel that same way about the space,” says Furtado. “That the lighting is truly perfect and I’ll be hard-pressed to find another home that does it exactly right like this one.”

To walk through remotely, take a virtual tour here.

For information, contact Shannon Sisk, Cameron Prestige, 113lonsdale.thebestlisting.com.

Photo by Jess DeCosta

Photo by Jess DeCosta

Photo by Jess DeCosta

Photo by Jess DeCosta

Photo by Jess DeCosta

Photo by Jess DeCosta

Photo by Jess DeCosta

Photo by Jess DeCosta

Photo by Jess DeCosta

Photo by Jess DeCosta

Photo by Jess DeCosta

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