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Apartments at Coolidge School

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Originally built in 1915, the Coolidge School building has since been transformed into the gorgeous apartments found there today. A luxury active adult (55+) living facility, the apartments at Coolidge School are the perfect combination of modernity and 'a blast from the past'. The 100-year-old building was completely renovated and redesigned, and provides the opportunity for active adults to live independently, yet comfortably in a lovely location. This stunning landmark - constructed of gorgeous red brick - creates the historic look on the exterior, while providing the latest design features inside.

These flawlessly designed apartments provide the desirable look of sophistication, while maintaining modern-day elements as well. High ceilings and large, insulated windows create a feeling of space and freedom throughout the 38-unit development - which contains six different floor plans to choose from. The kitchens are equipped with state-of-the-art appliances that flow amazingly with the granite countertops and polished-wood cabinetry - which opens to reveal an enormous amount of storage space. Also found in these one- and two-bedroom apartments are large closets and in-unit washer and dryer sets, demonstrating the spaciousness of the homes. Central heat and air conditioning ensure the comfort of residents - as they are able to control the temperature of their unit with a programmable thermostat. And while certain elements, such as oversized kitchen pantries and kitchen islands are only found in select units, the heat and hot water are included in the rent price of every apartment home.

So many historic buildings are simply demolished in today's world, and new ones are built in their place. However, the restoration process at Coolidge School was meticulous. Rather than destroying a wonderful piece of America's past, the entire interior of this building was removed and donated to be recycled. Modern-day fixtures and furnishings were then brought in, creating a brand new look. In addition to the eco-friendly outlook of this facility, there are numerous amenities offered as well. On-site management and twenty-four hour emergency maintenance offer the knowledge that any potential issue will be addressed as soon as possible. This smoke-free and pet-friendly location provides off-street parking to residents and available guest parking. The fitness center and the catering kitchen are among the most popular features. Finally, the library offers a captivating fireplace, creating a soothing ambiance like no other. There truly is no place like the Apartments at Coolidge School!

For over 100 years, this beautiful brick building, now a residential housing unit, has been a fixture in Watertown. The building dates back to 1915, and it has been wonderfully renovated and restored for modern use. It is home to just under 40 apartments in a 55+ community, and its residents enjoy comfortable and cozy living in a historic and intimate atmosphere. Along with the building’s comfortable and spacious apartments, community members benefit from proximity to Greater Boston, which is one of the most vibrant and happening urban areas in the country. Along with a wealth of opportunities in the surrounding area, residents can take advantage of fine living right in the apartment complex. Spacious floor plans, high ceilings, and oversize windows in each apartment unit enhance its sense of space and create the feeling of an inviting living space.

As with other types of apartment buildings, there are a number of communal assets here that community members have access to. This includes an onsite and on-call management team that is ready to address issues that come up, and a 24-hour maintenance service that attends to apartment problems like heat and plumbing. Additional community amenities include a cozy library with a warm fireplace and a renovated auditorium that has an attached catering kitchen. The apartment building welcomes pets, and it emphasizes good health with a non-smoking policy. The building also has a fitness center with weights and cardio machines with televisions where people can exercise throughout the year. There is off-street parking available for residents, and residents are also entitled to guest parking with their apartment lease.

Along with the community conveniences, there are numerous amenities for people to enjoy in their apartments. Ceramic tile accents are a part of all apartment units, as is a complimentary accent wall. Heat, hot water, and central air are other building-wide amenities. Furthermore, every unit comes with its own thermostat to ensure proper temperature control. Abundant cabinet space and large closets are other universal apartment features, as are in-unit washing machines and dryers. Additional amenities are offered in select units, which contributes to an even higher quality of life. Granite countertops, hardwood floors, a spacious kitchen pantry, and a breakfast bar are some bonus features. People who are environmentally conscious will appreciate the fact that the apartment building is outfitted with a number of environmentally-conscious and resource-friendly features. Energy Star-certified appliances, low-flow toilets, and insulated thermal windows are some energy conserving features. There are also onsite solar panels that generate electricity and offset the cost of energy usage.

Living here, residents get a choice of several different types of floor plans and layouts in a one-bedroom or a two-bedroom unit. Some of the most desirable types of apartments are the corner apartments, which are quiet and offer marvelous views. An example of a standard one-bedroom apartment is a light-filled unit with an open concept floor plan. The versatile design of the room and the soft neutral colors make it possible to add numerous personal designs and decorations. The living room is big enough to hold classic furnishings like a sofa and coffee table plus a reading chair, as well as a side dining room table. The living room connects to a beautiful kitchen that has premier appliances and ample counter space. The kitchens are also equipped with numerous cabinets, which keeps clutter at bay in style. Around the corner from the living room is a sunny bedroom with an oversize window. The bedroom has a wide coat closet, and it is just steps away from the stacked washer/dryer unit and a full bath with tile flooring, a soaking tub, and a vanity with a drop-in style sink. For those who want a sunnier and brighter apartment during the day, a corner unit is a good bet. Light streams into these units through large windows in both the bedroom room and combined living room and dining room. A corner one-bedroom unit has a sizeable living room that can be outfitted with a suite of furnishings. The living room opens to the kitchen, which is finished with an attractive chef-designed island. Modern appliances make it easy to cook at home, and wooden cabinets of various sizes store silverware, utensils, and stemware. The kitchen gets plenty of natural light during the day, and it also has recessed lights that make it bright and cheerful in the evening. The bedroom has two side-by-side windows, which have blinds that provide privacy when desired. The bedroom has a separate walk-in closet, and it is around the corner from another coat closet.

Along with the one-bedroom apartments, people can get a two-bedroom apartment that comes with either one or two bathrooms. A highlight of a two-bedroom unit with one bathroom is an expansive living room that doubles as a dining room. This versatile room connects to the kitchen, which has a separate window that adds additional light. The kitchen is well planned with an attractive center island and roomy interior that enables easy movement throughout the kitchen and efficient meal preparation. One bedroom is off the side of the living room, and it is accessible through double doors. The second bedroom is right next door, and it has two large windows and a sizeable closet with three doors. This bedroom is next to the full bath, which has a vanity, a tiled floor, and a full-size soaking tub. Those wanting a slightly larger apartment can get a two-bedroom and two-bathroom unit, which is divided into two floors. A master bedroom with a spa-like full bath is on the top floor, while the second bedroom, kitchen, and living room are on the main level. Large windows make both floors sunny and inviting. The kitchen has a sharp-looking island, which offers more room for preparing food and sitting down for an informal meal. The main bath on this level has a tiled floor and a double vanity.

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