10 WILLIAMS STREET #33 / ROXBURY
SQUARE FEET 1,443
CONDO FEE $692 a month
BEDROOMS 1 BATHS 1
LAST SOLD FOR $485,000 in 2005
PROS This spacious third-floor loft is in a marble-faced building next to the Haley House Bakery Café in Nubian Square. The open living area features 11-foot ceilings, 8-foot-high windows, hardwood floors, and exposed brick. The modern kitchen includes stone counters and a breakfast bar. Step up to a regal-feeling sleeping platform with a bamboo room divider and custom wardrobe. Past a laundry closet, the bath is tiled in brown brick and features a pair of sinks, showerheads on three walls, and natural light from a full-sized window. A common roof deck offers skyline views. Unit includes basement storage and a parking spot in a gated lot. CONS No private outdoor space.
Melony Swasey, Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty, 617-971-7080, goodbostonliving.com
31 LINNAEAN STREET #2 / CAMBRIDGE
SQUARE FEET 1,040
CONDO FEE $909 a month
BEDROOMS 1 BATHS 1
LAST SOLD FOR $478,00 in 2005
PROS Set on the first floor of an 1880 tan-brick low-rise, this unit faces south on a leafy street between Harvard and Porter squares. The entry foyer opens to the large living and dining rooms, all with hardwood floors, the latter with a built-in china cabinet. The remodeled kitchen features custom cabinets and stainless appliances plus a washer and dryer hidden beneath the solid surface counter. A long hallway leads to the bedroom in back; along the way, the bath features a roomy, mosaic-tiled shower stall with soaking tub, bench seat, and steam shower. The condo fee includes heat and hot water, plus storage and common gardens. CONS No off-street parking; high condo fee.
Emma Guardia, Compass, 617-276-2512, emmaguardia.com
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