98 Allston Unit 3 is a rare two-bedroom, two-bath residence located on the top two floors of a three-family in Cambridgeport. Allston Street is quiet residential side street between the Charles River and Central Square. 98 Allston Street is located between Brookline and Peters Street, and literally around the corner are two wonderful city parks - Old Morse Park and Fulmore Park, both now being renovated by the City of Cambridge. Central Square is only some ten minutes away, as are both Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Charles River and Boston University are all close by, and several pedestrian/bike crossings off Sidney Street make for easy access to the Harvard Bridge leading to Boston.
98 Allston is a three-family. The building's well-maintained common hall was updated in 2012. Units 1 and 2 are owner-occupied, and 98 Allston Unit 3 has just been newly repainted for the enjoyment of its new owner.
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There is a landing area outside the private front door entrance for 98 Allston unit 3 on the third floor - a perfect place for coats and boots. The front door opens onto a spacious foyer. In the foyer, as well as both bedrooms and hall, there are pine floors, natural woodwork, as well as wooden shutters - together these elements create a very warm and inviting feeling. The front bedroom of 98 Allston Unit 3 features a ceiling fan and enjoys a front bay plus extra nook with a window and closet space with custom built-ins. The second bedroom has pocket doors and is conveniently located on the other side of the full bath on this floor, allowing for privacy for both bedrooms.
The kitchen at 98 Allston Unit 3 has windows on either side, plus a spacious walk-in pantry and gas cooktop. There is also a door off the kitchen to the back stairs leading down to the basement, where there is common laundry and an ample private storage area for unit 3.
As nice as the entire third floor is at 98 Allston Unit 3 (the ceiling height is a comfortable 8'-4" on this level), it is the top floor that takes your breath away and makes this residence truly special. Reached by a staircase off the kitchen, the top floor features an open floor plan with a bank of windows with big sky views of Boston, including the Hancock and Prudential Tower. The main living area is is accented by two arches and opens onto a spacious and light-filled solarium.
The solarium, a multi-purpose space, features a bar area, complete with sink and small refrigerator, plus direct access to a bathroom with shower.
The solarium leads directly out to the private roof deck at 98 Allston Unit 3. Over 14 x 16 in size, this outdoor living space is unparalleled. What makes it so special is that there are no neighboring buildings with living area or outdoor areas on this level, making this space very private.
I have been struck on my visits to 98 Allston Unit 3 by how tranquil this home is. It is extremely rare to discover a residence as private and peaceful as 98 Allston Unit 3. To make 98 Allston Unit 3 your home is to make the sky your neighbor and to enjoy the luxury of living with light and cool breezes and sunshine. There is nothing quite like 98 Allston Unit 3 and the new owner will be most fortunate it call it home.
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