Archive for February, 2011

Luxury One-Bed in Weymouth: Easy Backyard Access, Ideal for Dog-Owners, $1,345/month

For a dog-owner in need of some luxury, this week’s Deal is the best of both worlds.

This Weymouth one-bed, currently vacant and available for $1,345/month (dog rent included), has direct access to a seldom-used, extra-private backyard behind the building.

That means the human gets luxury – lots of space, full-size washer/dryer, fully applianced kitchen – and the canine gets convenience – a door off the living room that leads to a private patio and a common greenery.

Doggy business has never been so easy. And that makes everyone happy.

The Apartment

It’s everything you need in a luxury apartment: new finishes, a full kitchen that opens into the living room by way of a breakfast bar, plenty of closet space, lots of sunlight, a bedroom that will easily fit a California king, etc. Perhaps the best interior feature is the laundry. An updated, full-size, side-by-side washer/dryer sits off the kitchen in its own closet, which has tons of space and shelving for additional storage.

What’s unique about this unit, though, is its location. It’s garden-level, which is not typically preferred by apartment-seekers because it’s as low as you can get in the building. But that gives it two advantages. First, because it’s less-desired, the price is as low as you can get, too. And second, it gives the occupant direct access to the backyard, which is barely used and well-hidden by trees.

That kind of convenience is huge for a dog-owner. And rarely found in a luxury community.

The Price

The actual price is only $1,295/month if you don’t have a pet. But we figured we’d give you dog-owners out there the rate you’d actually be paying – $1,345 with the additional $50 pet rent. Since, you know, we’ve built this whole Deal around the you-own-a-dog premise.

The Up-Front Costs

Prorated first month’s rent (for example, move on the 15th, only owe half-a-month up-front), plus a $500 security deposit, $75 application fee, and a $50 key fee. Sounds like a lot, but all together it’s just first month’s rent plus $625. The security and key fees are both refundable when you move out. No broker fee.

The Community

Here’s something you won’t find everywhere: the clubhouse has an indoor basketball (half)court. As far as Patriot’s concerned, that’s unbelievable. For no extra cost, you can spend as much time practicing free throws as Ray Allen. It’s completely impossible for you to ever get as good as he is, but still.

The court complements the fully stocked, 24-hour fitness center, which has high ceilings and a TV and overlooks the resort-like pool and patio. The clubhouse can be rented for a small fee if you want to have a party or function. The grounds throughout are beautifully landscaped and residents can relax with a few drinks in the community’s gazebo.

The property occupies about 50 acres of land and its 304 apartments are spread throughout a number of three-story buildings, so the residents aren’t on top of one another. Parking, therefore, is free and easy outside and a garage can be rented for $150/month.

A BJ’s is less than half-a-mile away. A CVS is even closer. Routes 53 and 18 run adjacent to the property and a Route 3 exit is just a mile away, which makes this community’s location more driver-friendly than walker-friendly. But if you’re without wheels, an MBTA bus line stops right outside the entrance and will get you to the commuter rail in less than 10 minutes.

The Next Step

Vacant apartments here go quickly, so call Patriot (617 436-6000) ASAP if you’re looking to move soon. If you don’t need to move right away or are looking for more than just a one-bed, call us up to discuss this community’s other options (like its lofts, two-beds, and three-beds).

As always, you can find more great deals at patriotregroup.com. Or complete the Patriot Online Trifecta by checking us out on Facebook and Twitter.

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A Valentine’s Day Special! Enormous Fields Corner Three-Bed-Plus with Beautiful, Turn-of-the-Century Finishes: $1,900/month

Excuse us while we cater to all the romantics out there. For this week’s Deal is the kind that’ll make you fall in love.

It’s unique, it’s charming, it’s full of character. It’s a massive, two-floor, three-plus-bedroom apartment in a Philadelphia-style home in Fields Corner.

Your guests will marvel at your taste in real estate. Your friends will applaud your find and curse themselves for missing out on it. You…well, you’ll just be head-over-heels in love.

The Apartment

Its extraordinary attention to detail and original Victorian finishes will make you wonder why they stopped making houses this way.

All the crown molding and doorways are intricately carved from natural, richly colored hardwood. The Great Room, where an oak mantel frames a wood-burning fireplace, connects with the front-facing living room but can be separated by a sliding, pocket door. Plenty of sun-exposure from the back of the house lights the kitchen, which has an eat-in design. From here, a walk-through pantry leads to a small room with a built-in China cabinet.

As you wind and climb your way through the apartment, you’ll be amazed by the amount of space. Two of the bedrooms are big-enough to be considered masters and both face the front – one on the first floor, one directly above it on the second. The third bedroom seems small by comparison, but would have no problem fitting a king-sized bed, night tables, and a bureau. In between the first-floor bedroom and bathroom is a small, closet-less room that works perfectly as an office.

The Price


The Up-Front Costs

First, last, and a full-month’s security deposit. No broker fee.

The Location

It’s easy to get caught up in the allure of the house’s interior beauty, which might make you forget how convenient the location is. It’s on a low-traffic, residential road right down the street from Fields Corner, which has a Red Line T stop, a few small grocery markets, a handful of bars and restaurants (including the recently renovated Blarney Stone), and even a surprisingly trendy, Lucky Strikes bowling alley and lounge.

Dunkin’ Donuts, Tedeschi’s, and Subway are on the way to the T station and just a four-minute walk from the house. Parking is on-street-only, but you won’t have to compete for a spot. A couple of parks and playgrounds are right around the corner.

The Next Step

This is a Patriot exclusive, so you must call us (617 436-6000) to schedule a showing. For more great deals, you can always find us online at patriotregroup.com.

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Brand-New, Condo-Quality Loft Near the Broadway T Station: Free Garage Spot, Free Month, No Broker Fee

The deal, here, isn’t really about the price. Not compared to our other listings, at least. These are super high-end, newly constructed lofts in South Boston, less than a half-mile from the Broadway T station. So, yeah, they’re not gonna be cheap.

But here’s where you have the advantage: these lofts are brand-new. They’re so new, no one has ever lived in them before. Because of this, the owner, in order to fill up the building, is offering some sweet incentives to the property’s first-ever tenants.

Like a free month up-front. And a free parking spot in the garage. The broker fee? Covered by management. Altogether, that’s a potential savings of $4,800 right off the bat, plus whatever you’d be saving on parking (a couple-hundred a month, easily).

Cheap? No. Discounted? Heck yes. Just make sure you’re among the first lucky few.

The Apartment

Openness is one of the key elements of a loft-style condo and that’s the first thing you’ll notice about this unit, which contains more than 1,000 square feet of living area. The kitchen, dining, and living rooms are all combined into a giant, L-shaped space and the high ceilings open it up even more. Off the living room is a private balcony that overlooks the property’s courtyard and is more than big enough to fit a six-person dining table.

The design of the interior is contemporary: a European-style kitchen and dark, natural wood floors contrast the off-white walls and ceiling. There’s an in-unit washer/dryer set and a marble bathroom off the foyer.

The Price


The Up-Front Costs

First month’s rent and a full-month’s security deposit are the listed requirements, but the owner is currently offering the one-month-free discount. Call us for more details.

The Location

The property, as you now know, boasts a parking garage and a private courtyard, but the amazing roof deck is its true pride and joy. It has direct views of Boston’s skyline, which seems eminently closer to you when you’re up that high. Plus, it features a full kitchen and bathroom, properly referred to as the “Roof Deck Oasis.”

The Broadway T station is just a third of a mile away (about a five-minute walk), which is the primary reason for so many of the new condo and apartment developments on this side of Southie. While West Broadway offers its own supply of restaurants and bars (Amrheins, for example, has an acclaimed brunch and a free shuttle for its inebriated guests), it’ll only take 25 minutes to walk downtown.

The Next Step

Call Patriot (617 436-6000) to schedule a showing.

For more great deals, check us out online at patriotregroup.com. Or, if you’d like to stalk us, we’re also on Twitter and Facebook.

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