home of the week

Just steps from the beach, in South Boston

photos by bill greene/globe staff

1494-R Columbia Road,

South Boston

Price: $699,900

Square feet: 1,753

Rooms: 7


Bedrooms: 4

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Bathrooms: 3

Sewer: Public

A stockade fence guards the small patch of grass surrounding this renovated Colonial just steps from Carson Beach. The beach’s proximity explains the outdoor shower in the rear of this free-standing, single-family house and the deck with some water views out front. There is also a patio with a pad for grilling.

Directly inside the front door is a small dining room. An archway leads to the kitchen which has maple cabinets, granite counters, and a double oven. The living room has a gas fireplace with a white mantel. Sliding doors lead to a square deck with some water views. Floors are Brazilian cherry and ceilings are 8 feet. A small bedroom, now used as an office, is next to a full bath.


On the second floor, the large master bedroom has skylights; a high, sloped ceiling; a walk-in closet; and large windows. The master bath has a whirlpool tub, a separate shower, and vanity. The two smaller bedrooms are comfortably sized, and each has two windows and adequate closets. A third bath with a shower is adjacent. Newly installed solar panels generate about 80 percent of the home’s electricity needs. The basement is unfinished and the utilities are updated. The lot does not have any parking spaces.

Anthony Menounos of Coldwell Banker Back Bay in Boston is the listing broker.


John R. Ellement can be reached at