House of the week: For $ 384,900, a starting one-bedroom condo in a building rich in amenities
Year of construction 1890; converted in 1984
Square feet 826
Thermal baths 1 full
Costs $ 479 per month
Pets Allowed with certain restrictions.
Taxes $ 3,368 (2021)
Built at the end of the 19th century, this former high school now houses 111 condo units, including this one on the second floor that could provide financial shelter for someone working to reduce student debt while living comfortably.
The front door opens into a small foyer and hallway that connects the living areas of this unit into a whole. To the right is a 75 square foot pantry-style kitchen with raised wood paneled cabinets, laminate countertops, wood-look laminate flooring, mosaic backsplash, stainless steel appliances, and track lighting .
Across from the kitchen is an additional 81 square foot room with a pair of cupboards behind folding doors and a ceiling fan with lights. The six panel door makes this carpeted room, about the size of the kitchen, a great home office or guest bedroom.
The dining room has laminate flooring and shares 393 square feet of space with a living room bathed in natural light thanks to a pair of replacement windows sized for the 1890s, when the breeze was the primary means of cooling a home. (Unit now has central air conditioning.) The living room has a blue accent wall, carpet underfoot, and a ceiling fan with lighting above everything.
Off this open space are two more doors: one to the full bathroom of the unit, the second to the master bedroom. The bathroom has a shower / tub combination behind a shower curtain. The single vanity cabinet mirrors the kitchen cabinets and the sink is a synthetic material. The floor is ceramic tiles.
The master bedroom, however, is carpeted, and a ceiling fan with lights helps push air from the wide, tall window around the 190-square-foot room. The large closet has sliding mirrors for the doors.
This unit will never be confused with a “McMansion” in terms of square footage, but it is neat, the ceilings are high and the building amenities are plentiful. The building offers a tennis court, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a grill area, a private storage space and a single parking space in the underground garage. Ninety-four of the building’s 111 units are owner-occupied, according to the listing, and there is a laundry room in the basement.
Debbi Runcie of Team Linda O ‘and Alison Socha of Leading Edge Real Estate has the list. At the time of going to press, an offer had been accepted on this house.
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