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Mary Alley

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8 Franklin St



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The Mary Alley condo building houses one-bedroom, one bathroom condominiums. These 542 square feet units are for sale for prices that range from $141,000 to $177,000. The condo fee covers residents' hot water and heating expenses. It also entitled buyers to one parking space. The building was built in 1900 and still retains its historical charm.

Hardwood flooring prevails in much of the house and can be found in the kitchen, the living room, and bedrooms. The kitchen also has a gas stove and oven, as well as an overhead microwave, refrigerator, and in-unit washer and dryer. The custom cabinets are wood and complement the granite counters. The kitchen also has a picture frame door that leads to the unit's private balcony.

The bedrooms also have two picture windows that overlook the landscaped yard of the condo building. Buyers can also see the harbor nearby. The bathroom features a black and white tiled floor, as well as as a separate shower and standalone sink. The bathroom also contains a unique cast iron tub. The third floor of the condo houses the attic that can be used for additional storage.

Modest yet Comfy Mary Alley Condos

The Mary Alley building at 8 Franklin Street in the town of Marblehead has most of its condos with only one bedroom and one bathroom. These units have an average size of 542 square feet, and they range in prices from $141k to $177k. Some of the condos have two bedrooms and will cost around $250k. They are perfect for single living as well as those who are looking for a low-maintenance home.

Aside from the residents taking care of their unit, they can also get help from the staff. Plus, with the condo fee that they pay, maintaining the lawn, along with services like garbage and snow removal, can quickly be taken care of. The same fee pays for the hot water and heating bills. It also includes a parking space, which is in the building’s premises.

The structure has been around since 1900 but was recently modernized to keep up with the demands and the tastes of the younger people. Nevertheless, the building successfully retains its old charm and still has some of its original bits and pieces inside.

Description of the Units

The condominiums in this building have hardwood flooring in most parts, particularly the living room. The bedrooms and the kitchen also use the same floor type, which can be useful for those who may have not enough time to clean regularly. Hardwood floors do not require a lot of maintenance and cleaning, which is why they are suitable for busy professionals.

In the living room, you will find enough space for a study or a place for entertaining guests, since it is connected to the dining room. Moving on to the kitchen, you will find that it has some updated appliances, including an oven and a gas stove. There is also an overhead microwave, and in some units, you will find a new refrigerator.

All the homes have a washer and a dryer, which also help save time and effort because the residents do not have to go out to have their clothes washed. The kitchen also includes granite counters that go well with the wood custom cabinets that provide enough storage for food or the utensils. There is a picture frame door that will take the resident to the private balcony. Some units do not have this feature, but there is a common deck in the building that everyone can access.

As for the bedroom in each unit, they overlook the yard that is always in excellent condition. The picture windows let in some natural light, which can help in lowering electric bills. From these windows, you can see the nearby harbor, and you can even feel the sea breeze when you open them.

All the bedrooms are adjacent to a bathroom with black and white tiles. There is also a standalone sink and a separate shower as well as a cast iron tub.

If you still need more storage space for your things, the third level of the condos has the attic which can be used to keep old or unused items. The units are all designed to be spacious, particularly the living room and the separate dining room. Most of the condos have been freshly painted.

Aside from the nearby beach that is just a few minutes away, which offers plenty of water activities to the residents, the condo building presents Old Town right at their doorway. Here, they can access restaurants, shops, art galleries, and all the charm of the community of Marblehead.

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