For a streamlined, "less is more" home, a contemporary style is the way to go. Characterized by clean lines and a minimalist look, a contemporary home feels modern, fresh, and functional — while still feeling warm and welcoming.
Neutral colors and black and white are used in abundance as the backdrop for contemporary rooms. With a toned-down background, shapes and textures take the spotlight. Natural textiles such as linen and jute provide a welcome contrast to the simple geometric lines that make up a contemporary space. Architectural elements aim to connect the indoor and outdoor. Expansive windows, open floor plans, and lots of natural light are key characteristics of contemporary home design.
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Brand new construction. Perfect contemporary one bedroom with garage parking and private roof deck. European styled kitchen and bathroom. 10 Foot ceilings and oversized windows with sunlight and urban views. Elevator. Custom made built-in Italian wardrobes. Completion by end of year.
Listed by Lawrence Shevick of Otis & Ahearn Seaport
You will not come across another home like this often, if ever, again. Come live life above it all in this unique contemporary home with abundant light, high ceilings, loads of windows (no worries the living level is in the trees above prying eyes)! Master Bedroom with en suite bath and two equally large bedrooms on the second level. The first level has a half bath and a media/whatever you want room plus a large storage/office room. The first level can be whatever you need. Create extra living space, office or a bedroom. Good light for whatever it is. 19 SOLAR PANELS are owned outright!! Truly enjoy the saving!
Listed by David Gaviglio of Keller Williams Realty
Almost 70% reserved in 7 months. The fastest selling new construction project in the neighborhood. PORT45 is a collection of 105 homes, where South Boston, Seaport and South End meet. This sleek home offers approx. 1173sf of contemporary living space with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, walk-in closet, concierge, grand lobby with seating areas, gym, amenity room & common terrace, elevated courtyards, garage with access to electric charging stations, pet spa & dog run, bike storage room, bike sharing program, common area wifi, Silver LEED Certifiable, low condo fees, state-of-the-art home integration technology that allows you to enhance your seamless lifestyle, and one garage parking space. Expected completion first quarter of 2018.
Listed by Ricardo Rodriguez and Josh Carr of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Newbury St.
A Most coveted location! Exquisite 2 bdrm spacious floor-thru home in an immaculate jewel of a building w elevator. This elegant home is beautifully appointed & features contemporary classic detail. Expansive bright & sundrenched living room w mantled f/p is flanked by built in bookshelves - refinished hardwood floors & crown moldings throughout, 10 ceiling w center medallion & tall, sunny bow front windows overlooking the Commonwealth Mall. This perfect layout continues w a sep wainscoted dining room open to the living room as well as the custom maple & granite kitchen w a large sunny window framing stunning views of stately Comm Ave. The south facing oversized master bdrm has a warm romantic f/p, huge sunlit bow window, a wall of closets w storage & space for a study. The perfect sized 2nd bdrm feature closets w storage & opens to your own private deck. A spa-like bath w stone topped double vanity, marble flrs, & heated towel rack is a delight, New c/ac, w/d, deeded direct parking!
Listed by Robert Cohen and Norma Cohen of Engel & Volkers Boston
Move-in ready! Beautifully renovated two-level condo with roof rights and deeded parking in the heart of East Boston. Original condo owner. First floor entry leads up to a sun-filled open kitchen and living/dining area with slider doors to private deck. Two large bedrooms, contemporary bathroom, and a laundry alcove with new w/d complete the main floor. Upper level has one bedroom plus an office/guest room. Amenities include central A/C, a gas fireplace, inset lighting, and a breakfast bar. New wood floors installed throughout. Ceramic tiled floors in kitchen and bath. New stainless steel appliances include a gas stove. Newer hot water heater. Excellent commuting options: 5 blocks (.3 miles) to Blue Line Airport stop. To the Financial District, by car via tunnel, it's 10 min. By ferry to downtown Boston, it's 15 min. Near-by parks: Central Square, Bremen St, the Greenway, Piers Park and Constitution Beach. Close to shops, food markets, restaurants. Enjoy the vibrant East Boston scene!
Listed by Andrew Brilliant of Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty
Spectacular south facing 2 bed, 2 bath loft with garage parking on East Bostons waterfront! 2017 construction featuring modern industrial architectural design including a grandiose cedar & steel facade, 10 glass wall, exposed duct work, recessed cedar deck overlooking Boston Harbor & Marina. This spacious bi-level loft offers over 1600 SF, 2 private decks, direct access parking, Central heat & A/C, NEST thermostats, 5 brushed white oak flooring, recessed lighting, front loading washer/dryer, gas fireplace, 6 total closets plus private storage. Contemporary kitchen features Calacatta quartz countertops, glass subway backsplash, Jenn-Air appliance package with 5-burner gas range, drawer microwave & hood with open concept dining & lounge area. Master bedroom with walk out deck, Calacatta marble tiled master bath with floating double vanity & Mirabella soaking tub. Incredible waterfront location steps to restaurants, parks, water taxis, sailing and all that East Boston has to offer!
Listed by Jamie Cholette of Boston Harbor Real Estate
Newly renovated 3 bed, 2 full bath home. Carefully designed to provide home owner with the most efficient and live-able floor plan within the walls of a classic triple decker. Unit offers comfortable bedrooms with large closets and designer finishings and fixtures. The contemporary color scheme includes American White and Gray Owl walls with Ebony floors and Black entry doors. Each bathroom is trimmed with Grohe fixtures and shower controls. Nearly every piece of the home above the foundation has been renovated including: new plumbing, new electric, new siding, new roof, new front and rear balconies, new gas lines, even new walls and ceilings. Attention was paid to energy efficiency by installing high efficiency gas furnaces with Honeywell smart thermostats and LED lighting throughout the house. Parking available for purchase in tandem lot and garage. Deeded storage included.
Listed by Stephane Abelard and Julie Hupp of Boston's Luxury Properties
Newly renovated 3 bed, 2 full bath home. Carefully designed to provide home owner with the most efficient and live-able floor plan within the walls of a classic triple decker. Unit offers comfortable bedrooms with large closets and designer finishes and fixtures. The contemporary color scheme includes American White and Gray Owl walls with Ebony floors and Black entry doors. Each bathroom is trimmed with Grohe fixtures and shower controls. Nearly every piece of the home above the foundation has been renovated including: new plumbing, new electric, new siding, new roof, new front and rear balconies, new gas lines, even new walls and ceilings. Attention was paid to energy efficiency by installing high efficiency gas furnaces with Honeywell smart thermostats and LED lighting throughout the house. Parking is available for purchase in the tandem lot and garage. Basement storage included. Unit 3 includes over 400 square feet of deeded roof rights to build your dream roof deck.
Listed by Stephane Abelard and Julie Hupp of Boston's Luxury Properties
Rarely available sun-filled corner penthouse home offering approx. 800sf of contemporary open floorplan living, a sleek kitchen with custom white cabinetry & chocolate countertops, a timeless spa-inspired bathroom with white marble, sunny floor to ceiling windows with Back Bay views, espresso flooring, ample closet and storage, private deck and low condo fee. The building features an expansive common roof deck with built-in gas grill & breathtaking views of the city which is ideal for entertaining. Located close to public transportation and a short walk to everything the South End, Back Bay and Fenway have to offer. This condo truly has it all!
Listed by Ricardo Rodriguez of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Newbury St.
Contemporary and charming first floor residence with updated kitchen + baths. This beautiful home w/ high ceilings has been well maintained and offers a great layout w/ large chef's kitchen opening to living and dining for a true entertaining space. Fantastic central JP location w/ close proximity to Green Street T, and Centre Street restaurants & shops. Large bedrooms, A/C, shared yard, deeded parking and additional storage in basement round out this lovely home.
Listed by The Residential Group and Mark Hand of William Raveis R.E. & Home Services