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High-End One-Bedroom in Historic Schoolhouse

Lower Mills, an intriguing residential pocket of Dorchester that we’ve mentioned before, can offer some unique living experiences.  Like this beautifully finished one-bedroom in an historic schoolhouse building.  Its class, space, and personality alone make it an attractive find, but its highly walkable location completes the deal.

The Apartment

The finishes have been carefully chosen: real hardwood floors and cabinetry, top-of-the-line appliances, sleek countertops, and dark tiling in the bathroom.  The space is plentiful (800+ square feet), but it feels larger because of the massively high ceilings and huge windows.  All the necessities of luxury living are included: in-unit laundry, central air, and a walk-in closet.  Meant to be a condo, it’s comfortably insulated to reduce neighborly noise and give you as private a home as possible.

The Price

$1,450/month

The Up-Front Money

First month’s rent and just a $175, non-refundable move-in fee

The Building

When it came time for property developers to renovate this side of Lower Mills – around the corner from the Baker factories and nestled next to the Neponset River – an old schoolhouse building stood in their way.  Built in 1856 and recognized as an historic landmark, it couldn’t be knocked down.  So rather than destroy a piece of history, the developers embraced it and got creative, turning the schoolhouse into Lower Mills’ newest condo community.  Then, when the construction was complete two years ago, it was deemed more financially sound to convert the units into apartments.  But the personal touch in each unit and the conveniences of condo life (plenty of parking, on-site fitness center, wi-fi-ready club room) stayed the same.

The Location

Really, you can walk to everything.  A Shaw’s is right next door.   Dunkin’ Donuts is down the street, as well as a number of other cafes, shops, restaurants, and bars.  CVS, a health and spa center, and the Milton stop on the Red Line are just a five-minute stroll from your front door.  Walkscore rating: 80 out of 100.

The Next Step

Call Patriot today (617 436-6000) to schedule a showing.  Visit our website for more information.

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