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176 Princeton Street

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176 Princeton Street



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176 Princeton Street offers you the advantages of living in one of East Boston's older buildings while having the many advantages of condo living. Pets are welcome in this condo building. The building stands out for its classic architecture, but you will also find that treats await you when you go inside. The open concept encompasses the living, kitchen and dining areas.

You can see evidence of this building's 1880 origins with the exposed ductwork and hardwood floors. The height of the living room ceiling gives you plenty of options for what you put in here. There is direct deck access from the living room, and the door helps make the room sunny. One thing you'll love about the dining area is how close it is to the living area, keeping everything moving along when there is a party or other type of entertaining going on.

The kitchen has many of the features that serious cooks can't do without. A gas range helps you prepare foods that are best over an open flame better. Maple cabinets give you the storage space that you crave. The granite counters help resist a lot of the wear that otherwise occurs with many types of countertops. You will also appreciate how durable the stainless steel appliances are.

You'll appreciate the special features that both bedrooms offer. The master bedroom has the flooring and high ceiling you'll find in the living room. However, it also boasts a bathroom with spa features. Your second bedroom has excellent closet space, which is especially helpful if it will be used when guests are over.

This pet-friendly condo with a low fee offers several other benefits. There is a shared backyard and exclusive roof rights for one of the units. You can also take advantage of basement storage, in-unit washer and dryer hookups, and a security system.


Built in 1880 and after being brought up to date during ensuing years, it was totally renovated in 2007. Situated on a quiet street in the historic section of Eagle Hill in East Boston, the main building consists of two stories, a basement and penthouse condos. The exterior of the clapperboard, century old building has two rounded dormer windows on either side of the main peaked roof, which is typical of 19th century, New England architecture. On either side of the portico entrance is a fenced, small lawned area with shrubs. At the rear, there is a deck, a private outdoor BBQ space and a shared, paved, fenced yard. The HOA fee is $160 monthly and each unit has a programmable thermostat.


Include a convenient location close to shops and restaurants, major highways, MBTA’s Wood Island station on the Blue line and easy access to Logan International Airport. For families and the sports minded the American Legion Playground, overlooking the Chelsea River, is nearby. With baseball and soccer fields, a picnic area, bike and dog walking paths, it is ideal for outdoor, evening entertainment. A large area dedicated to kids has swings, slides and climbing fames. East Boston’s only dog park is Bremen Street Park where a performance amphitheater, public lawns, a spray fountain and a community garden is situated directly across from MBTS’s Airport Station. These homes have a security system via intercom, are cable ready and pets are allowed.


Units feature open floor plans, hardwood floors, exposed interior walls, central A/C, a laundry unit and storage in the basement. Parking is on street with permit. The generously proportioned rooms have hardwood, laminate or tile flooring, exposed A/C ducting and some have recessed lighting. All living rooms have double glass doors, first floor ones lead to a yard, second floor and penthouses open onto a balcony/deck.

Kitchens have ample floor and wall mounted cabinets and newer, modern appliances, some stainless steel, comprising of a range/oven, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. Counter tops are either granite or other hard wearing composites. Some condos have a stacking washer and dryer in an enclosed space.

Living and dining areas have large, double pane, insulated windows with blinds creating light and bright rooms. Sizable bedrooms have ample closet space and others have extra double closets and some have en-suite bathrooms. Bathroom vanities are either white or wood tones with mirrors and lighting above. Several bathrooms have bathtubs whereas others have a tile shower stall with glass doors. Unique features in the appealing penthouses are kitchens opening into vaulted ceilinged living room.

The Eagle hill area of 0.363 square miles was added to the National Register of historic places in 1998. For travelers heading north a short drive over the Chelsea River via the Andrew McArdle Bridge takes you to Rt.1 and I-95.

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