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From Admirals Hill, town house has commanding views

65 Breakwater Drive, Chelsea; $559,900

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A third-floor bedroom with deck.

Commandants Way is something of a greenbelt for Chelsea, a street that runs parallel to Island End River and sweet Mary O’Malley State Park. Off the street is a cluster of developments, including the 22-unit complex in which this brick town house makes the most of park and river views.

The first floor of the Admirals Hill home is something of a surprise. The main feature is a mirror-backed oak wet bar with seating for three. The area in front serves as a family room. Down the hall is a large cedar closet and the laundry/utility room.

There’s no pub on the second floor, but what is here is a nice suite of main living spaces. The updated kitchen is compact, U-shaped, and features stainless-steel appliances, granite counters, and cabinetry with a French provincial look. A large pass-through connects to the dining area, now occupied by a circular table and six burly chairs. A slider leads to a broad wood deck screened by shrubs, and a separate door offers yet another entrance into the home.

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This interior seems to be a series of rectangles until you step into the living room, an asymmetrical pentagon in which a fireplace with a stone surround takes up one wall. Bay windows offer views of the park and water. A half bath completes this floor.

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Two near-mirror image bedrooms occupy most of the third level. Each has a cathedral ceiling, ceiling fan, and good-sized closets, but there are key differences. The master features a bank of windows overlooking the park, river, and city, and the other bedroom offers a slider to a balcony. The master’s en-suite bath has a double vanity with a granite counter and stone floor. The other full bath is accessed via the hallway. Both bathrooms have floors with radiant heat.

The fourth floor holds the homeowner’s eyrie, a room now used as an office. It is shaped by sharply angled rooflines and a soffit that zips across the space. Two transom windows pull in natural light, and the closet is large.

This home does not have a basement. The complex offers a swimming pool and Zipcars onsite.

The listing agent, Joan Donahue of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty in Charlestown, will hold an open house from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6.

THE DETAILS

$559,900

Style: Town house

Year built: 1987

Square feet: 2,078

Bedrooms: 2

Baths: 2 full, 1 half

Sewer/water: Public

Fee: $390 per month

Taxes: $5,386 (2016)

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The town house featured here is in the center.
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The first-floor wet bar in the family room.
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A fireplace with a stone surround takes up one wall in the living room.
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A bay window in the living room offers views of the park and water.
David L Ryan/Globe Staff
The updated kitchen is compact, U-shaped, and features stainless-steel appliances, granite counters, and cabinetry with a French provincial look.
David L Ryan/Globe Staff
The dining area.
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The home’s second full bath.
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A bedroom with a deck.
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The third-floor master bath.
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There is an office on the fourth floor.
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The rear deck.
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The waterfront park.

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