You might have guessed with all this talk of rental properties that I had something beside a post up my sleeve. Well I do, this is the first time that I have written about – in the moment that is – a property that I have on the market. It went on Wednesday night. This is a particularly stressful time for me. I question everything – even the things, that to an outsider – are so clearly good things. For the next two months I’ll be on pins and needles, right up until the moment my Lawyer Sarah tells me the sale has been recorded in Suffolk County Registry of Deeds. Then I can breath again. Two months is a long time to hold your breath, trust me, I don’t recommend it.
It started out as a one bed, but has been converted to two. Apartment living is all about proportion. Large can feel small and small can feel expansive. As the French say- ca depend. Layout, ceiling heights, even the angle and the swing of the door can make a huge difference in the livability of a space. Of course some things are entirely out of your control (like the sale of this condo and the ceiling heights you are given to work with) other things like the geometry class of a door layout which allows the bedroom doors to swing in and miss the queen size beds that lie within, are entirely within your control. It’s this bit of genius that make the pint size unit (708SF) worth every penny of the asking price. It’s two real bedrooms, not a bed and a half, not a bedroom for a baby with a crib, not a “bonus space” it’s a bedroom. It’s also quite a nice feature that I refer to as the “bow of the boat”. The doors form a point at the end of the hall, from the ceiling at that point hangs a perfect little pendant lighting the way to your state room. Charmont, if I do say so myself.
It’s in the Eight Streets, a prized neighborhood within the South End neighborhood for it’s proximity to some of the best restaurants the SE has to offer. Snuggled between Tremont and Shawmut Avenues, there is only one street within the eight that extends beyond these two streets and acts as a thoroughfare – that’s Waltham – lived there in case you are wondering. Why would anyone care about this you ask? Quiet. It’s a quiet street, across from the park, a street that might make you think your in the suburbs, and that my friends is worth gold. Some of which I am asking you to part with for the privilege of living here.
Other selling points include the design – why trouble yourself over it when you can just move right in and start entertaining. Everything is for sale and no one said you couldn’t, or shouldn’t buy a refined living environment, most certainly not me. Then there is the fact that it’s parlor level, just three steps up into the building. It’s across the street from the Ringold Park where the sounds of children’s laughter and the gentle splash of water from the fountain make their way with the breeze into your living room. There’s the shared garden oasis tucked away in the back for bbq’ing, sipping coffee and reading the paper, or a glass of wine by the fire after a long day at work. City living…this could be you.
Come for a visit: 3 Hanson Street, Apt. 1, Boston – Buy and stay for as long as you like.