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    HOME OF THE WEEK

    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.
    David L Ryan/Globe Staff
    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.
    David L Ryan/Globe Staff
    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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