Home of the Week: Three-bedroom East Boston condo for $529,000

Home of the Week Boston East Boston
The home has a washer and dryer in the kitchen to save space. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff

154 Falcon St., Unit 3, East Boston


Style: Condo

Year built: 1910

Square feet: 1,002

Bedrooms: 3

Baths: 1 full

Condo fee: $200 a month

Taxes: $2,343 (2018, without residential exemption)

Located in East Boston’s Eagle Hill neighborhood, this unit takes up the top floor of a three-decker and is reached by a set of winding wooden stairs that terminate in a small landing. The first step inside is into a hallway connecting the main areas (kitchen, living room, etc.) with the private — three bedrooms and a full bath.

Turning right leads down a hallway to the gathering spaces: On the right-hand side is the kitchen, a rectangle of white cabinetry, stainless-steel appliances, and black quartz countertops with a metallic-shine glass-mirror tile backsplash in varying shades of gray.

There is nothing unusual about having a dishwasher set underneath the kitchen counter, and there is just that here. But when the home was being updated, the owners had to come up with a solution to a common problem: Where to locate the laundry in a home with limited space? The solution: Put the washer and dryer underneath the kitchen counter.

The home has an open layout for the main areas, so the kitchen flows directly into the dining space, and the dining space is open to the living area, which draws natural light from two large windows. In the dining area, sliders lead to a 176-square-foot wooden deck that is part of the stairwell running alongside the back of the condo. But more important, it’s the place where one can view the Chelsea River. The deck has a neat alcove, a perfect spot for a cup of coffee or an afternoon poring over a textbook.

To the left of the main entry is the bath. It has a tub-shower combo and a single vanity. The walls are a white Carrara marble tile with an inlay of mosaic in a black and glacier gray blend. The flooring is a gray solid-quartzite tile with a honed finish.

The three bedrooms complete this end of the unit. Each has at least two windows, but only one has a closet; the other two are served by wardrobes.

The flooring throughout much of the house is hardwood, and the ceiling height is about 8 feet. There are a number of recessed lights in the home, which also offers a Nest thermostat and keyless entry. Pets are allowed. The home does not come with parking.

Karin O’Connor of Keller Williams Realty-Boston Metro is the listing agent.

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