Prattville Schoolhouse Lofts
441 Washington Ave
The Prattville Schoolhouse Lofts sit within an historic school building constructed in 1897. Located in the Prattville neighborhood, it sits on Washington Avenue a short distance west of the Revere Beach Parkway and Highway 1, between Murray Street and Ingleside Avenue. A wide public sidewalk extends in front of the building's manicured green lawn.
The schoolhouse sits against a hillside. It appears three stories high from the front, and four stories high from the rear. The roof consists of slate and commercial grade asphalt and fiberglass shingles. Symmetrical in shape, this red brick structure boasts a slightly recessed main entrance within a brick portico. Two wings of this large building extend on either side from the main section. A series of dormers occur on the upper level.
The private parking lot stands at the rear of the building. Today the developer reportedly has completed the conversion of this former school building to condominiums; the Prattville Schoolhouse Lofts now contain 14 units. It operates as a condominium and a coop. The condo association enjoys professional property management.
Live in a Refurbished Historic Building
The lofts in this building offer a variety of dimensions and floor plans, with some one bedroom and one bath units exceeding 1,000 square feet in size. Both two bedroom and single bedroom units occur in this location. Residents enjoy access to built-in storage.
Many of the condos here also boast 14-foot high ceilings, attractive wood or ceramic tile flooring, and dormers that provide copious natural light. City water and sewer services serve this building. The condo associations reportedly permits residents to keep pets, with some restrictions.
The condo association HOA fee approached $300 in 2014. This amount includes a variety of services, including water, sewer, refuse and snow removal, master insurance, exterior maintenance, and the maintenance of elevators serving the building. Residents enjoy access to a laundry within the building, which also supplies gas heating and central air conditioning, according to the available online information. The parking lot in the rear of the building supplies deeded off-street parking.
The surrounding area offers residents many opportunities for employment, shopping, and dining. An emergency care center conducts business not far from this location. Additionally, nearby highways offer easy access to shopping malls, sports facilities, and other attractions within the Greater Boston Metropolitan Area.
A complete public school system serves students a mile radius of these condos. In addition to elementary and middle schools, students can attend a charter academy school for high school students. Many nearby educational institutions serve college age and older learners in Chelsea and its environs.