Built in 1890 with some lumber reclaimed from even older buildings, this single-family home sits on a quiet side street on the southern slope of Breed’s Hill, and just hit the market for $1,350,000. It’s one of nine single-family homes on the market in sought-after Charlestown.
The interior of this three-bedroom, two bathroom home features wide pine flooring and many exposed beams complemented by a modern kitchen and bathrooms. The kitchen has glass doors, paneled white cabinetry, plus an epicurean’s choice Wolf Stove, installed by celebrity chef and former owner Todd English, according to listing agent David Heller. Heller said Gordon Hamersley lived next door at 4 Wall St. for a time as well.
“Another nice thing about this home is there are no condo fees associated with it,” Heller said. “You don’t always know how that money is being spent or when the fees will be raised.”
French doors in the kitchen open to a deck overlooking the private, fenced rear yard which can be accessed from the street. The walk-out finished basement room, perfect for an au pair or for a video entertainment center, also has laundry facilities.
The second floor has deep-soak bathtub and pedestal sink, two bedrooms with closets, and niche storage. Each stair tread shows the wear of nearly 130 years of foot traffic.
On the third floor there’s a front-to-back, vaulted-ceiling master bedroom and with en suite bath. There’s also a stairway to a roof deck and a bird’s-eye view of the neighborhood.
“This is a rare and beautifully updated home with a sunny roof deck with city views to the Charles and within an easy walk to the Orange line and bus routes,” Heller said.