392 Marlborough St
When you first see 392 Marlborough in Boston, you'll wonder how such an urban jewel is only in the $2 million range. This oversized condo is one of the closest things you'll find to living in a house in the city while enjoying the unique benefits that only come with condo living. This building dates back to 1899, and you'll see much of the beautiful historical character still there today.
You'll enjoy having a front garden area near the entrance. The elevator comes directly into the grand foyer area. The living room offers a look at this beautiful area, as well as the historic street. This area is formal, with high ceilings, a beautifully carved fireplace, bay windows, and cherry wood floors. There are still several period details in the home that you will enjoy yourself, and love pointing out to guests when they visit your home.
A chef's kitchen will please you with all of the unique features that it offers. This contemporary-style kitchen opens to a dining room that is useful both for large gatherings and for use as a den. These two rooms offer a distinct loft feel. This level has a half bath that comes in handy when you have guests over or just plan on being upstairs a lot.
The lower level has two bedrooms, accessed via a grand staircase. These spacious rooms are especially inviting after you've had a busy day. The master bedroom consists of a full suite with his and her walk-in closets, full master bath with Jacuzzi, and separate half bath. The second bedroom also features an attached full bath, which makes this condo a perfect option if you love to have frequent overnight guests.
A study is on the same level as the bedrooms, making a good place to do work or activities that require your full concentration. The laundry room on this level eliminates the need to have to go up and down stairs to put your laundry away. Storage rooms also help make life easier. Two nice bonuses that you'll have down here include a wine refrigerator and a wine cellar.
Is located in the affluent Back Bay district and is a traditional 1899 brownstone containing three condos, which were renovated in 2004. The elegant street is lined with mature trees and late 19th century mansions. With a small, tasteful garden and conifer trees on either side of the front entrance, this property is just a walk from the Charles River and the best of Boston’s shopping at Boylston Street or the Prudential Center. Public transportation is close by and an eclectic selection of restaurants for fine dining. The red brick façade has bay windows and railed balconies serving the upper floors. With wheelchair access, the entry to these stylish condos is via a grand foyer with an archway supported by columns that leads to a staircase or elevator. The high ceilings with crown molding have modern recessed lighting or chandelier-type lighting fixtures. Most living rooms have a fireplace and some have vaulted ceilings. Professional management is off site and HOA fees varies by the size and amenities in each unit, but it includes water, sewer, master insurance, grounds maintenance and snow removal. Access to off- street parking is by a quiet alley at the rear of the property.
For controlled access there is a security system with intercom. Condos are cable ready, have Internet access and connections for gas range and gas dryers. Original hardwood floors have been refinished restoring them to their former glory. All units have central A/C and forced air heating. Some have custom built cabinets, pocket doors and closets with extra storage space. The insulated windows have custom window coverings, blinds or plantation shutters. Some rooms overlook the garden with beautiful trees in picturesque Marlborough Street. One elevator gives direct access from the upper floors down to the off street parking area. Pets will be considered with restrictions.
These high end finished homes have every luxury you can think of. Kitchens can be galley-style or traditional, but all have state-of-the-art custom cabinetry with newer, matching appliances, some stainless steel. Appliances in these contemporary chef’s kitchens include a large, gas range with an extractor hood, oven, refrigerator, garbage disposal and dishwasher. Long counter tops are stone/granite/solid and have room for microwaves, toasters or coffee machines, All condos have an in unit laundry room with a washer and dryer and others have larger kitchens with a cozy breakfast nook. Some kitchens flow into one of two living rooms, some with a fireplace, which may be used as a family room or for casual dining. For entertaining on a grand scale, formal dining rooms have the perfect ambiance and design.
Living rooms have period details like wood, half paneled walls and deep crown molding, reminiscent of the Victorian age, and some have direct access to an outside, private patio. Others have double French doors opening from one room to another creating open, airy spaces. First floor bedrooms have privacy sheers or blinds. Some bedrooms have unusual features and en-suite bathrooms. Bathroom flooring is stone or ceramic tile and some have Jacuzzi bathtubs or glass enclosed, free standing shower stalls. Vanities or pedestal sinks have top-of-the-line fixtures like gold colored mixer taps and mirrored cabinets. Distinctive interior layouts create homes with different dimensions. Larger homes have townhouse features like living/dining rooms and a bathroom on one level with a grand staircase leading to bedrooms, dens and second bathrooms on a lower one.
These condos are completely unique with custom designed features. Still close to the city, but located in an urban setting, this Back Bay area, surrounded by opulent buildings on a peaceful street, will make for a higher quality of living.
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