Red Brick Rental Digest (Week of 3/10/19)

Red Brick Rental Digest (Week of 3/10/19)

Welcome again to the weekly Red Brick Real Estate Rental Digest! We wanted to spotlight some of our favorite rentals that come across our desk and give you more details than you’d find on one of our normal listings! If you’re interested in taking a look at any of these listings, we’d love to set up a tour! Contact lauren@redbrickre.com or call the office at 617-248-8899 to reserve your time-slot today.

South End Open Houses 3/9-3/10

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14 Concord Square #2 - South End
List Price: $775,000, List Per Sqft: $1,068.97
Open Houses: 3/9 1-2PM, 3/10 1:30-3PM

Private entrance up the main staircase to this wonderful parlor level one bedroom home. Lovely bow front living/dining room with high ceilings and large wood-burning fireplace. Kitchen features stainless steel appliances and copper sink. Spacious bedroom with double closets, direct access bath and door to new deck with southern exposure. Home includes central air conditioning and laundry and is close to everything the South End has to offer. Listing Courtesy of The Steven Cohen Team, Keller WIlliams Boston Metro - Back Bay.

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73 Rutland Street #5, South End
List Price: $819,000, List Per Sqft: $980.84
Open House: 3/9 1-3PM, 3/11 5-6PM

A lofty penthouse with a private roof deck is finally available for sale! Gut renovated from the studs, this 1 bed, 1 bath with vaulted ceilings has many wonderful offerings. Located near the corner of Tremont and Rutland, 73 Rutland is in the heart of Boston's South End and all its gastronomic glory. A classic red-brick row-house on the outside and a sharp and modern 21st century condominium within! Custom kitchen includes Hawkes & Huberdeau cabinetry and trim, Starlite quartz, and Fisher Paykel/Bosch appliances. The sky-lit bathroom, with Cararra marble tile flooring, features an oversized soaking Jacuzzi tub. And the roof deck! The roof deck IS the "pièce de résistance" of 73 Rutland #5. Atop a gorgeous, custom built wood and iron spiral stairwell sits a nearly 400 sq.ft. newly installed composite deck with plumbing for water, electrical power, and panoramic views for literal miles and miles. An abundance of light and majesty in an exceptional South End location is ready for you! Listing Courtesy of The BJ Ray Team, Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty.

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12 Bradford Street #2, South End
List Price: $1,199,000, List Per Sqft: $1,156.22
Open Houses: March 9th, 12-1:30PM

Completely renovated in 2015, this penthouse duplex is move in ready. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 2 private outdoor spaces, perfectly designed for city living. The kitchen, complete with brand new appliances, quartz countertops, and custom double stack cabinets, opens to a dining nook and spacious family room complete with new wine fridge ideal for entertaining. Off of the kitchen you'll also find a half bath, in unit washer dryer, and smaller deck with a staircase leading to the private roof deck. The location is ideal--just a quick walk to top restaurants in both the South End and Ink Block, Bradford Park, Peters Park, the Eight Streets Neighborhood and more. Listing Courtesy of Margaret Corcoran, The Statesmen Group.

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30 Union Park Street #501, South End
List Price: $1,695,000, List Per Sqft: $1,337.81
Open House: 3/8 12-1:30PM, 3/10 12-2PM

Knock-out views from this dramatic Penny Savings Bank penthouse apartment. Chic and stylized, this 2 bed, 2 bath home has a beautiful open concept living area. The kitchen has espresso stained cabinetry, stainless appliances, a glass tiled backsplash, and quartz countertops with an oversized seating island perfect for small gatherings. There's also a separate beverage station with subzero wine refrigeration and additional storage. The sunlit living room is surrounded by glass, has a custom stone wall with gas fireplace, and captivating city views. The spacious master suite has floor to ceiling windows with custom window treatments, and excellent closet space. The master bath has double sinks and a fabulous marble walk-in shower. Enjoy the privately accessed rooftop terrace and phenomenal Boston skyline views. 2 car garage parking is included in the sale. This boutique building has low condo fees and is situated in one of the best neighborhoods in all of the South End. Listing Courtesy of Joe DeAngelo, Coldwell Banker Boston - South End.

For expert buyer representation, give us a call at 617-248-8899

Beacon Hill Open Houses: 3/2-3/3

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60 Myrtle Street #9, Beacon Hill
List Price: $469,000, List Per Sqft: $1,234.21
Open Houses: 3/2 11:30A-1P, 3/3 11:30A-1P

This delightful, light-filled one bedroom penthouse condominium on Myrtle Street at the top of beautiful Beacon Hill is your perfect city home, pied-à-terre, or income producing investment property. An efficient layout with no wasted space makes this home live larger than its actual size. Thoughtful improvements throughout were made with a nod towards maintaining original features. The kitchen features updated granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, modern cabinets, and tiled floors. A gracious living area includes hardwood floors and all day sun thanks to North facing windows. The bedroom has hardwood floors, one closet, and ample room for a queen size bed. The bathroom is updated with modern finishes, white subway tile, and a shower with a full-sized tub. Common in-building laundry. Easy access, one flight up, to a shared rooftop deck with sweeping views of Beacon Hill. Located mere moments from Whole Foods, shops, restaurants, parks, and public transportation. Listing Courtesy of Less Arnold, Compass

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21 Beacon Street #2T, Beacon Hill
List Price: $649,900, List Per Sqft: $1,099.66
Open House: March 2nd, 12-1PM

This is your chance to own a spacious and rarely available one bedroom condo in the heart of Beacon Hill. This professionally managed concierge building is highly desirable and located directly next to the state house. The unit features an open layout, newly refinished hardwood floors, is freshly painted, and has newer appliances. Twenty One Beacon Street is conveniently located just steps to the Boston Common, Park St. and Government Center. In the warmer months enjoy the spectacular city views from the common roof deck. Truly a must see! Listing Courtesy of CG Properties Team, Keller Williams Realty

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31 Myrtle Street #2, Beacon Hill
List Price: $699,000, List Per Sqft: $1,067.18
Open Houses: 3/2 12-1P, 3/3 11:30A-1P

Quintessential Beacon Hill charm in this spacious and welcoming condo. High ceilings with recessed lighting, marble fireplace, original wide hardwood flooring, and bright windows make the living room an oasis of relaxation. Large bedroom with storage - custom built-ins. Modern eat-in kitchen with plenty of counter space. Common storage in basement and free on-site laundry. Super low condo fee ($225) that includes heat and hot water. Low property taxes with the current residential exemption. Pet-friendly. Professionally managed. 2 minutes walk to Whole Foods and MGH. 3 out of 4 units owner occupied. Listing Courtesy of Lawrence O’Connor, Sterling Beacon Hill.

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22 River Street #6, Beacon Hill
List Price: $849,000, List Per Sqft: $1,108.36
Open House: March 2nd, 12-1PM

Situated on the corner of River and Chestnut Street, on the famed flat of the hill, this stately 8 unit, 100% owner occupied brick building exudes quintessential Beacon Hill charm. This one bedroom one bathroom unit features a wood burning fireplace surrounded by custom built in bookshelves. The large bow windows overlook Chestnut Street and flood the residence with sunlight. A king sized bedroom, complete with a large custom closet and original hardwood floors that flow throughout the unit. Additional amenities include in unit laundry, optional direct elevator access to the unit, and breathtaking views from the common roof deck. Professional management, recently renovated common areas, and the best window boxes in Beacon Hill complete this offering. Listing Courtesy of Brandon Foley, Atlantic Real Estate and Management LLC.

For expert buyer representation, give us a call at 617-248-8899

Red Brick Rental Digest (Week of 2/24/19)

Red Brick Rental Digest (Week of 2/24/19)

Welcome again to the weekly Red Brick Real Estate Rental Digest! We wanted to spotlight some of our favorite rentals that come across our desk and give you more details than you’d find on one of our normal listings! If you’re interested in taking a look at any of these listings, we’d love to set up a tour! Contact lauren@redbrickre.com or call the office at 617-248-8899 to reserve your time-slot today.

Dorchester Open Houses: 2/23 - 2/24

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9 Rowell Street #1 - Savin Hill
List Price: $425,000, List Per Sqft: $386.36
Open Houses: 2/23 1:30-2:30P, 2/24 11AM-12:30PM

Stunning Newly Renovated 3 Bedroom with Central Air and w/d in unit! This Sprawling 3 Bedroom home has been Meticulously Updated and has excellent detail, high ceilings, and beautiful Hardwood floors throughout. Spacious and well laid out Floorpan: 3 Large Bedrooms, Spacious Living room, Foyer/ Office, and a Brand New Kitchen featuring Dazzling Statuary Classique Quartz Countertops, Stainless Steel appliances, Gas stove, Dishwasher/Disposal, and Shaker white Cabinets. Set back on a hill, The entire space gets great light for 1st floor unit.. Laundry In unit, Large Common Patio in Backyard. Amazing location just minutes to the Red Line, expressways, Shops, Restaurants, Beaches and All that Savin Hill has to Offer! .5 Miles to Savin Hill Redline MBTA Station! Listing Courtesy of Gregory McCarthy, Riverfront Realtors

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51 Charles Street #1 - Stony Brook
List Price: $475,000, List Per Sqft: $282.57
Open House: February 23rd, 1-2:30PM

LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! OVERSIZED and UPDATED condo located within 3 minutes walking distance to Fields Corner T Station. Potentially up to 5 bedrooms with 1.5 baths. Beautiful large BRICK property offers great living space with high ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, updated weat in kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances. Close to schools, restaurants, shops, and community centers. Commuter's dream! Walking distant to public transportation and easy access to highways. Unit comes with lead compliance letter. For your convenience, there's a washer and dryer hookup inside the unit Listing Courtesy of Lynda Le, Thread Real Estate

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37 Mt. Vernon Street #2R - Uphams Corner
List Price: $545,00, List Per Sqft: $589.19
Open House: February 23rd, 11:30AM-1PM

Located in the heart of Dorchester's “Posh Triangle” this beautiful 2 bed two FULL bath condo is everything you have been waiting for. Walking distance to Andrew Station and South Boston’s hottest bars and restaurants you can enjoy all South Boston has to offer without paying theSouth Boston price. Prefer to stay in your own neighborhood? Steps to the acclaimed Sugar Bowl coffee shop, the Banshee and the exciting new developments at the South Bay Plaza you don't need a car to take you anywhere. The master is equipped with beautiful picture windows, hardwood floors and it’s very own oversized ensuite bath . A separate and spacious guest room and and additional full bath round out the space. In unit laundry, private and spacious exclusive patio and additional storage in the basement. A well run mostly owner occupied association Listing Courtesy of Emily Hatch, Coldwell Banker Manchester

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56 Sawyer Avenue #2 - Jones Hill
List Price: $769,999, List Per Sqft: $247.35
Open House: February 23rd, 11AM-1PM

Experience the amazing views from this sunny penthouse duplex. Walk out of the rooftop cupola to your private roof deck with sweeping views of Dorchester Bay and Boston Skyline. This home offers 6 bedrooms and 2 full baths with over 3,000 SF of living area. The brand new kitchen features granite and Jenn-Air stainless appliances. Newly renovated luxurious marble bath with double vanity, heated floor and heated towel rack. Washer Dryer in unit, 2 tandem off street parking spaces and private basement storage. Less than 10 min walk to Savin Hill MBTA station and local restaurants like McKennas, Harp & Bard, Dbar etc. Listing Courtesy of Chris Poulos, In Realty

For expert buyer representation, give us a call at 617-248-8899

Back Bay Open Houses: 2/16 - 2/17

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195 Beacon Street #10 - Back Bay
List Price: $624,900, List Per Sqft: $1,364.41
Open Houses: 2/16 12-2PM & 2/17 12-2PM

Exceptional one bedroom plus office penthouse offering a large private roof deck with stunning views of the Boston skyline! The extremely efficient layout of this well-appointed home allows for a built-in office in addition to a spacious bedroom that easily fits a queen or king-sized bed. The updated kitchen is finished with black granite counters, custom cabinets, and stainless-steel appliances. Features include 10’ ceilings, an updated marble bathroom, wide pine floors throughout, large windows with custom shutters, crown moldings, built-in shelving in the living room, a mahogany ship’s ladder to the roof deck, generous closet in the bedroom with storage above, in-unit washer/dryer and central air. Professionally managed association with strong reserves. Ideally located just two blocks from the Public Garden and steps to the Esplanade and all the Back Bay has to offer.  Listing Courtesy of Tara Wilstein, Keller Williams Back Bay

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167 Commonwealth Avenue #6, Back Bay
List Price: $799,000, List Per Sqft: $1,205.13
Open House: February 16th, 12-1:30PM

A rare opportunity to own an elegant residence in The Heart of Back Bay. This exquisite one bedroom, one bath condominium is on the sunny side of Commonwealth Avenue. Among its many amenities are a sophisticated large living-dining room dining room with high ceilings, original details, and a period fireplace. The bedroom suite has abundant storage and a beautifully updated bathroom. The new kitchen boasts beautiful cabinets, granite counter tops, and new stainless steel appliances. All new double glazed windows. Beautiful hardwood floors in the main living area, carpet in the bedroom, central air conditioning and private storage all in a well-maintained, elevator building. Premier location near to all the best restaurants and shops as well as public transportation, Copley Square, Boston Public Garden, Charles River and The Esplanade. Listing Courtesy of Chris Anderson, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

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10 Charlesgate East #201, Back Bay
List Price: $1,185,000, List Per Sqft: $1,011.96
Open Houses: 2/16 12-1:30PM, 2/17 12:30-2PM

Sensational 2-bed/2-bath southwest corner unit at the elegant Barnes Mansion. This sun-filled residence has an excellent layout over looking quiet, tree-lined Marlborough Street. The large fireplaced living room has a graceful south-facing bow window and a cozy dining alcove overlooking Charlesgate Park. The windowed eat-in kitchen features granite counters and abundant cabinet space. Two generous bedrooms include the master bedroom suite with great closet space and en suite marble bathroom. A second marble bathroom is located near the kitchen. Dedicated storage area in basement. Complete with newly refinished hardwoods, central air & in-unit washer/dryer, this fabulous home is in an impeccably maintained, professionally managed building with a full-time superintendent, stunning lobby, bike storage, resident's library and common patio with seasonal plantings. Conveniently located with easy access to public transportation, Mass Pike, & Storrow Drive. Multiple rental parking options. Listing Courtesy of Frank Carroll, Boston Realty Net

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110 Stuart Street #PH1, Back Bay
List Price: $1,690,000, List Per Sqft: $1,213.21
Open Houses: 2/16 1-2PM, 2/17 1-2PM

Luxury Penthouse living at the W Boston Residences with Valet Parking! Located on the 28th floor, this One Plus bedroom with southern exposure is drenched with natural light and phenomenal views. The large open floor plan and fully equipped high-end appliance kitchen is perfect for entertaining. The generous size master bedroom features floor to ceiling windows, three large closets, en-suite bath with soaking tub, walk in shower, and double vanity. An additional room, alongside a full size bathroom and closet, can be used as a guest bedroom or home office. In-unit laundry and deeded storage complete this spectacular unit. Newly renovated FIT Gym and Bliss Spa on site. Enjoy Room Service, 24-hr Concierge to assist you with their signature Whatever/Whenever service. Located in Back Bay/Midtown, steps from Public Garden, Theater District, fine dining, major highways & two T stops. Listing Courtesy of Tracy Campion, Campion & Company

For expert buyer representation, give us a call at 617-248-8899

Red Brick Rental Digest (Week of 2/10/19)

Red Brick Rental Digest (Week of 2/10/19)

Welcome again to the weekly Red Brick Real Estate Rental Digest! We wanted to spotlight some of our favorite rentals that come across our desk and give you more details than you’d find on one of our normal listings! If you’re interested in taking a look at any of these listings, we’d love to set up a tour! Contact lauren@redbrickre.com or call the office at 617-248-8899 to reserve your time-slot today.

Beacon Hill Open Houses: 2/9 - 2/10

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36 Joy Court, Beacon Hill
List Price: $2,850,000, List Per Sqft: $1,178.66
Open House: February 10th, 12-1PM

Rare and Unique to the market is this free standing single family Beacon Hill home with windows on all 4 sides. This charming, but modern home has been renovated with all new electric, plumbing, split AC systems throughout, and a brand new kitchen that boasts Thermidor appliances. Each of the 3 bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom. The master suite has it’s own floor with walk in closet and a gorgeous master bathroom with soaking tub, walk in shower, and separate toilet room. This home is located on a private and quiet courtyard steps to the Boston Common, Whole Foods, MGH and so much more. This is a historical home that was featured in Boston Magazine that has retained some original charm while being beautifully updated. There is a ton of storage space in this home as well.  Listing Courtesy of Craig Lake, Compass
 

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36 Hancock Street #5B, Beacon Hill
List Price: $849,000, List Per Sqft: $1,048.15
Open House: February 10th, 1-5PM

Well laid out, handsome two-bedroom condominium on beautiful tree-lined Hancock Street. Situated on the 5th floor of an elevator building, this home offers a large living/dining room with fireplace, a master bedroom with renovated double closets and exposed brick detail, a spacious second bedroom, and in-unit washer/dryer. Additional private basement storage. Enjoy the spectacular views from the common roof deck! Listing Courtesy of Joseph Deblois, EXIT Realty Beatrice Associates

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140 Mt. Vernon Street #6, Beacon Hill
List Price: $1,595,000, List Per Sqft: $1,151.62
Open House: February 10th, 11AM-12PM

This desirable, professionally managed, two bedroom, two bathroom condominium faces Mount Vernon Street on the flat of Beacon Hill. The apartment has a gracious living room with a fireplace, a dining area, a spacious kitchen, a private patio, central a/c and a large basement storage area. The building is in fantastic shape and has just undergone an enormous renovation including: the hallways, mailboxes, intercom system, roof, parapets, deck and exterior painting. There is a fabulous common roof deck with great city views. Listing Courtesy of Sally Brewster, Brewster & Berkowitz R.E.

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73 Mt. Vernon Street #1, Beacon Hill
List Price: $3,695,000, List Per Sqft: $1,226.35
Open Houses: February 10th, 2-3PM

Be the first to own this brand new renovation of this 3 bedroom plus study home in a prime location right above Louisburg Square. Enter into a gracious foyer which leads info a spacious very grand living area with 11' ceilings, gas fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the deep front garden and the historic carriage houses on Mt. Vernon Street. The open kitchen is a chef's delight with top-of-the-line appliances and a long breakfast bar.The rear extension off the building allows for a spacious bedroom and full bath on this level along with a powder room and access to an enclosed private patio perfect for entertaining! On the lower level the master bedroom suite features a gas fireplace, enormous walk-in closet and lavish marble bathroom. A third bedroom with full bath along with a home office and lots of storage complete this floor. Listing Courtesy of Paul Whaley & Charlie Ring Team, Coldwell Banker - Back Bay 

For expert buyer representation, give us a call at 617-248-8899

Beacon Hill Sub Neighborhoods

What’s the difference between the North Slope and the South Slope?
Where does the Flat of the Hill End?
Is the West End still considered Beacon Hill?

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Sub-neighborhoods in Beacon Hill can have you scratching your head - why does a neighborhood so small need even smaller groupings of streets? Well like anything here in Beacon Hill, there’s history.

It started in 1795 when our current statehouse was built, marking the beginning of a complete and total transformation of the Hill, which was at that time used for farm land and a few country estates. That same year, several elite Bostonians formed an association called the Mount Vernon Proprietors to develop and plan out what would become modern day Beacon Hill. The three peaks of Beacon Hill were shorn off to create flatter land to build residential housing on, but more importantly to create land where there was once water. Three distinct regions of Beacon Hill were formed: the South Slope, the North Slope and the Flat of the Hill.

The Proprietors developed the South Slope for fellow elite, creating magnificent townhomes for aristocratic residents. They made sure to create a sense of space between the houses, often setting the structures back from the street to allow for green space - making this a desirable area for wealthy residents fleeing the overly crowded North End.

At the beginning of the 19th century when the South Slope began it’s rise to fame, many residents of the North Slope were African Americans who escaped from slavery and who worked as domestic servants for families on the South Slope. The homes were less grand, mostly wooden or small brick building. The African Meeting House became the heart of the neighborhood, and still stands today.

When Slavery was banned in Massachusetts in 1783, the North Slope became a meeting place for abolitionists to meet. It also became an important station on the Underground Railroad. After the Civil War ended though, most African Americans in the area fled due to overcrowding, and were replaced by Eastern European immigrants. The original homes built on the North Slope were torn down and replaced by apartments and rooming houses. Fortunately most historically important buildings still stand today.

Last but not least the Flat of the Hill, a swatch of land created from removing the peaks of Beacon Hill and filing in parts of the Charles River with said land. Charles Street became a hub for businesses and residents alike, and still remains that way today. The “Flat” is noted for it’s desirable location, boarded by the Public Gardens and Charles River.