Historic character blends seamlessly with modern updates in this very special East Boston home. Known as “The Whidden House,” this Second Empire brick townhome and its neighbor at 41 Princeton comprise Boston's smallest architectural conservation district. Among the home's period features are 11' parlor-level ceilings, black walnut doors, plaster crown molding and medallions, five marble fireplaces including one with a gas insert, and a clawfoot tub in the primary bathroom. The thoughtfully renovated kitchen is at once period-appropriate and thoroughly modern, with custom cabinetry, soapstone and marble counters, and high-end appliances including a 36" Fisher-Paykel induction range. The wall-to-wall window seat overlooks a tranquil back garden with bluestone patio, lush plantings and an old-growth Elm that provides summer shade and cocoon-like privacy. You will never want for space with four living levels, double parlors, five bedrooms, a home office, ample closets on every floor, PLUS a full basement. The icing on the cake is the roof deck with views of the Boston skyline. All this in one of the city's hottest neighborhoods, with gorgeous waterfront parks and restaurants, Piers Park sailing center, the ICA’s Watershed Gallery, and easy access to the rest of the city via two Blue Line train stations just a half mile away.
Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half Living area: 3,200 SF +/- Lot area: 2,500 SF +/- Parking: on-street permit FY23 taxes: $8,489 (reflects residential exemption)
List price $1,675,000
Just a few of the great things this neighborhood has to offer:
Beautiful waterfront parks, including my personal favorite, LoPresti (great dog and soccer watching!) and the ever-expanding Piers Park
Restaurants ranging from local institutions – Rino's Place, Angela's & Santarpio's -- to rising stars like Tawakal – to the growing list on the waterfront – Mida, The Smokeshop, SeaBiscuit, Reel House
The Tall Ship Boston and Pier One – a floating oyster bar and 40,000 SF pier with food trucks, pop ups and live entertainment
All the conveniences of Central Square right at the end of the block – Shaws, CVS, Walgreens, Marshalls, Kappy's...
A vibrant community where you know your neighbors and have many opportunities for civic engagement, whether your interests lean to urban forestry (TreeEastie), community gardening (Eastie Farm), music (Zumix), or protecting the waterfront (Harborkeepers).
Easy access to other parts of the city via the Blue Line – our home is just about a half mile to the Airport Station and Maverick.