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Just-Completed, Luxury Condo in Port Norfolk: Two Beds, 1,300 sf, $326,900*


More of the new stuff.

We at Patriot have heard the outcry. We’ve given you a couple tastes of new construction in recent weeks and you…want…more.

(Editor’s note: Patriot has only assumed that you want more.)

So here you go. This time, it’s a penthouse two-bed in Dorchester’s Port Norfolk. It’s loaded with luxury finishes, it has a huge, private attic for storage, and the developers just cut the red ribbon last week.

The Condo

It’s the top-floor unit of a two-story building that was just erected this year. Everything, therefore, from the roof to the basement, is brand new. New water heater, new HVAC system, new appliances, new fixtures. Everything that might typically concern a buyer.

But that’s just the boring stuff. The interior has all kinds of high-end finishes and features, like stainless-steel, Bosch appliances in the kitchen, Heritage red oak floors, and a double-sink vanity in the master bathroom. It also comes with two off-street parking spots.

The floorplan was carefully designed to maximize space and create a natural flow. Nowhere is this more evident than in the living room, a space that’s huge and open, but cozy and homey as well. It starts at the kitchen’s granite breakfast bar and stretches all the way to a front-facing, Juliet balcony. A gas fireplace and a bay window, meanwhile, provide comfortable spots to read or gather.

Off the hallway, there’s a king-capable guest bedroom, a full, guest bathroom, and a cable-ready office area. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet, the en-suite bath mentioned earlier, and a spacious back deck, accessible by sliding glass doors.

Finally, the condo’s most intriguing feature: the attic (another attic!). A pull-down set of stairs leads up to an unfinished space that runs the length of the building. It’s private to the penthouse and ideal for storage, but capable of so much more if you want to get creative.

The Price

$339,000 ($260/sf, not including the attic).

Condo fees are still to-be-determined, as this is a new development.

The Location

Port Norfolk, a small peninsula off Dorchester’s Neponset Circle, is perhaps best known for housing the Venezia, a highly acclaimed, waterfront restaurant with direct views of Boston from across Dorchester Bay.

But “the Port,” as it’s called, keeps drawing the attention of residential developers for other reasons. They’ve come to recognize its appeal as a pocket neighborhood that’s both on the water and removed from main-street traffic. There’s a beachfront park, an entry for the Neponset River Trail, and a Planet Fitness. Plus, its residents can get on 93 in no time (okay, so it takes one minute, according to Google Maps).

Hence the new construction. Hence more construction to follow. And, hence, a great opportunity for a savvy buyer.

The Next Step

This is a Patriot exclusive, so call us today (617 436-6000) to schedule a showing. Or stop by our open house this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

For more great deals, check out all of our listings at patriotregroup.com. Or flock like social media sheep to our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Twenty years ago, the Boston Redevelopment Authority knew that the city’s size and economy would be expanding rapidly by the turn of the century. In order to make room for new residents and businesses, the BRA and the City of Boston sought out a few high-potential locations that could be revamped into vibrant and desirable neighborhoods. First on their to-do list: Port Norfolk, Dorchester’s charming east peninsula.

Port Norfolk waterfrontSince then, “the Port” has become one of Boston’s most surprising real-estate gems. Commuters have fallen in love with its near-instant access to 93 and close proximity to the city. Separated from the noise and traffic of Neponset Circle and nestled next to Dorchester Bay, Port Norfolk offers tranquility that few (if any) other neighborhoods in the area can match. And as more waterfront attractions pop up, its residents can stroll along the bay and treat themselves to a downtown-quality meal and a unique view of both the city and the ocean.

The Port’s attractions

A new section of the Boston HarborWalk was built in Port Norfolk in 2006, right next to the award-winning Venezia Restaurant. Just last year, the one-of-a-kind Boston Winery went up. Tenean Beach was recently renovated by the state’s Back to the Beaches program and features freshly combed sand, a new playground, and both basketball and tennis courts.

A few steps away from Port Norfolk lies Pope John Paul II Park, a 65-acre piece of land that stretches along the Neponset River. A nearby Planet Fitness facility, which moved in a few years ago, prides itself on its friendly atmosphere and offers incredibly affordable membership fares.

Port Norfolk’s future

Still on the horizon is a project that – if approved – would create a 14-acre, neighborhood waterfront park.  The multi-million-dollar restoration would include a pine grove, a lookout, and a small boat dock.

As new attractions continue to move in, so do residential developers.  An increasing number of hopeful residents has stirred property owners to provide houses and apartments that match the area’s beauty and desirability.  If an interested renter knows where to look, he or she can take advantage of one of Boston’s lesser-known, real estate treasures.

Apartments in Port Norfolk
Patriot Real Estate Group

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Brand-new kitchen

With residential developments popping up all over the Quincy area, one thing is becoming clear: More and more people who work in Boston want to live nearby, but don’t want to pay Boston prices.

Quincy – with its high number of restaurants, shops, and bars – gives residents a taste of city living* for a fraction of the price.

Property developers realize how attractive this can be to a renter.  So, many of them are turning old properties into spacious, stylish new apartments – with hardwood floors, new counters, and new kitchen appliances – and asking for affordable rates.  The three-bedroom shown above is going for $1,700/month.  A similar place in South Boston (in terms of size and style) won’t start below $2,200.

*Walkscore.com rates any location based on its walkability (proximity to restaurants, stores, attractions, etc.).  Check out how Quincy Center ranks:
Faneuil Hall: 98 “Walker’s paradise”
Quincy Center: 92 “Walker’s paradise”
East Broadway, South Boston: 83 “Very walkable”

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