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1 Summer Street #6 -
Somerville MA 02143
2nd Floor Unit, Converted Church Loft
Date Sold: January 29, 2013
Parking: 2 Deeded Garage Spaces
Pets: Pet Friendly Building
Outdoor Space: Steps to Local Parks + Shops
Square Footage: 2465 SF±
multi-level floor plan
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or Kathleen: 617.386.9110
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This unique 1+BR/2ŻBA multi-level, loft-style condominium conversion embodies a refreshing design aesthetic for contemporary urban living.
Condo Fee: $680/mo. includes water + sewer, C.A.M., elevator maintenance, master insurance + on-site management.
R.E. Taxes: $9,665.96/FYR2011 with residential exemption.
In 2006, seven residential units were carved from within a former Gothic and Queen Anne-style church, originally built in 1858.
Designed by architect Peter Quinn and designer James Stanton-Abbott, the interior of the unit is a combination of classic details and modern styling.
To wit, the design of the unit is informed by as much of the original detail of the church as possible, e.g., etched-glass windows, vaulted ceilings, exposed roof trusses and supporting cross beams.
Additionally, modern amenities were retrofitted into the redevelopment of the building including, a new elevator and underground garage parking.

Particular attention has been paid to designing and installing the adjustable lighting throughout the space.
The primary focus of the main living space is the modern open kitchen and formal dining area.
The kitchen is a design masterpiece by SieMatic and features plenty of upper + lower cabinets and wrap-around granite counters.
An electronic ignition 4-burner gas stove cook-top is set into the granite counter with a retractable extractor fan overhead.
The Gaggenau convection oven and gas stove cook-top form the centerpiece of the SieMatic kitchen design.
A faux tile stainless steel backsplash is a sophisticated accent piece behind the deep undermount washbasin/sink.
Bright task-lighting, granite countertops and custom-milled wood cabinetry creates a kitchen workspace as beautiful as it is functional.
Other stainless steel appliances within the kitchen include a KitchenAid refrigerator and a Miele dishwasher.
Whether its cocktail hour or breakfast the next morning, the open kitchen with its integrated counter/bar, is a natural focal point when entertaining at home.
A formal dining and/or sitting area naturally adjoins the open kitchen space.
Over-sized French doors open to a traditional drawing room adjoining the main living/entertaining space.
Currently used as a master bedroom suite, the drawing room can also serve as a media room with integrated TV, gaming and entertainment systems.
Twin-door storage closets, with numerous space-optimizing built-ins, flank the entrance hallway to the en suite bathroom.
The 1st-of-2 full marble bathrooms employs a modernist design motif with an Art Deco sensibility, as exhibited in the accent floor tiling and wall surround.
Detail of the floating glass-trough washbasin with granite counter-piece and wall mirror.
A deep soaking tub with its decorative accent marble tile tub surround is a highlight of the bathroom design.
Open glass shelving, mirrored wall cabinets and bright task-lighting are additional amenities within the full bathroom.
The bathroom also features the convenience of a separate shower stall with a glass swing-door and black marble tile stall surround.
14 foot-high stained glass-peaked windows lend the bedroom suite and main living space a tremendous sense of space + light.
Left open the French doors allow a clear line of sight through to the main living space and the open kitchen beyond.

Alternatively, closing the drawing room doors provides privacy from the main living/entertainment area.
The 'grand room' of the loft readily accommodates multiple living areas for dining, watching TV, listening to music or just simply relaxing.
New hardwood flooring has been installed and super polished throughout all three levels of the loft.
A half-bathroom is located on the lower level of the loft adjacent to the main living space, kitchen and dining area.
The half-bathroom is finished with blue marble, a floating glass and stainless steel washbasin and a crawl space for storage.
A storage and coat closet is conveniently located by the foot of the stairs adjacent to the entrance of the unit.
Solid riser stairs lead up to the 1st-of-2 mezzanine levels of additional living space within the loft.
The top of the stairs opens to a hallway featuring built-in storage, linen and laundry closets.
The in-unit laundry closet opens to reveal family-sized, side-by-side electric washer + dryer by Maytag.
Adjacent to the laundry is the loft's 2nd-of-2 full bathrooms featuring open glass shelving and a tub/shower unit with marble tile tub surround.
Custom pink marble, bright task-lighting, mirrored wall insets and a pedestal sink complete the second full bathroom design.
The second floor hallway leads past the stairway out to the open mezzanine level.
A parapet provides safe access to the second level mezzanine above the main living space below.
Currently the second level mezzanine serves as a lounge room/entertainment space and a home office/study.
Alternatively, the second level mezzanine could serve as the primary sleeping area within the loft.
As the primary sleeping area, the second level mezzanine has direct access to plenty of storage, the 2nd full bathroom and laundry facilities.
The view from the second level mezzanine up to the third level mezzanine.
A walk-in wardrobe provides additional storage solutions on the second level mezzanine.
The walk-in wardrobe has been re-purposed to serve as the 1st-of-3 personal rooms and/or private studies within the loft.
The stairway up to the third level mezzanine has been artfully finished with metallic paint and a decorative accent piece on the landing wall.
Solid riser stairs complete the access to the 2nd-of-2 mezzanines (level three) of additional living space within the loft.
A professional designer was commissioned to create a 'fun + comfortable' space that could serve the needs of siblings sharing the third level mezzanine.
A 'sleeping loft' is one of the main shared functions of the third level mezzanine.
In addition, the third level mezzanine serves as an alternative entertainment space separate from the rest of the loft.
Open riser stairs lead up to the 'crows nest', which serves as the 3rd-of-3 personal rooms and/or private studies within the loft.

The design of the third level mezzanine is distinguished by a decorative wall stencil and other color accents.
The 'crows nest' features open shelving, ambient lighting, decorative curtains and a swing chair to relax in.
A ships ladder leads up to a huge built-out attic space, which houses the loft's 2nd-of-2 HVAC systems and plenty of storage space.
The view from the 'crows nest' over the third level mezzanine shared entertainment and sleeping area.
A parapet provides for safe use of the third level mezzanine above the main living space below.
Looking down over the main living room/entertainment space from 45 feet on up high.
The roof trusses, supporting steel cables and original stone arch lend dramatic effect to the open atrium space within the loft.
A storage closet/wardrobe is incorporated into the design of the third level mezzanine, below the 'crows nest'.
Another custom-built walk-in wardrobe provides additional storage solutions on the third level mezzanine.
The walk-in wardrobe has been re-purposed to serve as the 2nd-of-3 personal rooms and/or private studies within the loft.
The loft is wired throughout for Comcast TV and Internet access.
Detail of the decorative accent piece and stencils on the landing wall of the third level access stairs.
The entrance to the unit from the second floor common area hallway.
Common area hallways are carpeted for noise mitigation and are routinely maintained.
Common area hallway leads to the elevator with access to all levels of the building.
The elevator opens up directly to the basement level with access to the underground garage parking spaces.
The underground parking garage was newly excavated and structurally stabilized as part of the building's rehabilitation.
Two (2) heated garage parking spaces, with surrounding space for bicycles and some storage, etc., are deeded to this unit.
Back up at the entry level to the building, the elevator provides access to all units directly from the lobby.
An ancillary room adjoining the outer lobby provides secure off-street mailboxes.
The building lobby has been reconfigured as an inviting entry space imbued with a soothing blue color palette and a marble fireplace.

Access to the residential units within the building is secure via an intercom with digital name directory.
The three double door entrances create a dramatic first impression to the lobby of the building.
The front entrance to the 1 Summer Street condominium conversion development project.
Located on the corner of Bow + Summer Streets, this seven unit condominium conversion project is a unique addition to the Boston-Somerville urban corridor.
Looking up Bow Street towards Somerville's historic Union Square.
Exterior view of 1 Summer Street from Wesley Park
Street-Level Imagery: Google StreetViews
1 Summer Street | Union Square Loft
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Contact us about this listing
Onnelly: 617.512.1591
or Kathleen: 617.386.9110
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