This weekend, I went to a handful of open houses. Only two are worth writing about. They’re both spectacular, so I’m going to dedicate an entire post to each one. This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom condo at 346 Beacon was my first stop.
Pretty much every building on Beacon has a decent façade, but you never know what you’ll find when you enter. I knew we were off to a great start when even the atrium is gorgeous. Arianna Brown from Gibson Sotheby’s was running the open house. She was extremely friendly and knowledgable about the property. Cute too. I saw her later the same day running a second open house, which was still really nice, but didn’t make the cut. Had a private roof deck though.
The kitchen is pretty much the center of the condo, which I really like. It’s bright and open, even though it doesn’t have any windows. Although, I can’t say it’s perfect. I don’t like the only sink being on the island, and white marble counters are not functional. Otherwise, it’s great.
Those are Charles River views. I love this place. The space and how it’s used and decorated. I think the sellers should offer it furnished.
A little half bathroom between the living room and kitchen. This is in a little hallway with a staircase leading up to the master bedroom
Is there a word for the second bedroom in a two bedroom, that’s not the master? That’s what this is. It’s street side Beacon. It’s on the other side of the kitchen from the living room. I love the style of the room, and the way it’s decorated. However, I would do a murphy bed and make this more of an office.
Fullsize bathroom off the second bedroom. I’d do the master bath similar to this. You’ll see.
The master bedroom’s a pretty good size. More Charles River views. I also love the walk-in closet. Arianna mentioned that this used to be two bedrooms, but the current owners remodeled the place. Looks like they did a great job to me. If I had to guess, I’d say the couple works in design.
The master bathroom is also pretty big. It’s definitely beautiful, but not necessarily my taste. If I bought his place, I wouldn’t change it. If I were the one that remodeled, I’d probably done something a little more traditional.
Now for the stuff not pictured. Asking $2,595,000. There’s a parking space. There’s laundry in the unit. The taxes are about $24,000/year and the condo fee is $1,200 and includes heat and water. At first I thought that was a lot, but it really isn’t considering this condo is just under 2,000 square feet with high ceilings and laundry. Water and heat can add up quickly.
If you have any questions about this property or would like to check it out, I urge you to reach out to Arianna Brown at Arianna.Brown@sothebysrealty.com or 617 549 4207.