What it lacks in square footage, it makes up for in character.
A 216-square-foot condominium in the Back Bay has hit the market for $425,000, and the petite pied-à-terre has the honor of being the smallest property for sale on the Multiple Listing Service in the city of Boston.
“The condo is very, very specific to investors who either have kids going to school in the area or are keeping the unit as an investment property,” said Nicole Blanchard, cofounder and coprincipal of the 617 Living Team at Compass, who has the listing.
Constructed in 1899 by prominent architects Richards and Richards, 362-366 is located on Commonwealth Avenue at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue. Unit 2J features bamboo floors and an exposed-brick wall, as well as two large windows that stream natural light into the space. The second-floor unit has enough room for a queen-size bed, as well as a cozy study space and a dining area. The floor plan truly maximizes every square inch of space, utilizing a floor-to-ceiling built-in closet system that marries compact design with ultimate efficiency.
The same cabinetry from the living area extends into the efficient galley kitchen, which has granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances, including a full-size refrigerator and dishwasher. The updated marble bathroom has a shower.
The elevator building offers a laundry room right across the hall. Another bonus? The building features a common roof deck with panoramic views of the city. And with a prime location (and a stop on the No. 1 bus right outside), the home is just steps from everything the Back Bay neighborhood has to offer.
“By being on the corner of Comm. Ave and Mass. Ave, it’s very easily accessible to Boston University, Berklee, the colleges of the Fenway, and others, including MIT in Cambridge,” Blanchard said.
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