What $2.7 Million Buys in South End Boston

Look down at your feet.

See that one square foot that your feet are resting on, what if it cost $1,242.52 for your feet to be there.

That’s what the new owner of unit 401 at the Wilkes Passage condominiums in Boston’s South End enjoys. 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths for $2,700,000, each one of the 2,173 square feet running $1,242.52 a piece.

1313 Washington Street Unit 401 Boston, MA 02118, which most recently sold on August 6, 2014 after being on the market for just 22 days, also has the distinction of being the most expansive condo to sell in the South End during the summer of 2014.

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Property Description: Spectacular loft at Wilkes Passage, a full-service elevator building, has three exposures with sweeping views of Peter’s Park, the city skyline & neighborhood rooftops.The open living/dining area steps out to a dramatic 900 sq.ft. private landscaped terrace.With views on three sides, the living room has a Spark gas fireplace & custom window seat w/ storage. The sleek chef’s kitchen w/ caesarstone countertops, dual ovens & dishwashers blends nicely into the living space with a long wall of custom cabinetry.Two large bedrooms have en-suite baths, walk-in closets & charming views.The den/library with custom floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and barn door opening leads to a great home office. Wonderful large wall of built-in storage closets & drawers in entry hall. 24 hr concierge, garage parking for two cars, irrigation system. Recently featured in Design New England. Google “A Novel Move Design New England”. This dramatic space must be seen in person.

Wilkes Passage, a contemporary South End condo development constructed in 2002 boasts a number of high end amenities from an onsite concierge to multi-level underground garage parking.

While Realtor Laura Spence served as the listing agent for this moat recent sale of unit 401 at Wilkes Passage, Realtor Lucas Garofalo represented the buyer and took home a 2.5% buyer’s agent commission according to MLS data, or $67,500.

The $1,340 monthly HOA fee for unit 401 includes heat, hot water, gas, water, sewer, master insurance, and elevator. The monthly condo fee includes a $140 garage parking fee (the sale of unit 401 was accompanied by two garage parking spaces in the Wilkes Passage parking garage).

Over the past six months, there have been five other condos that sold at Wilkes Passage. The average days on market for these units was 43 days – so unit 401 sold nearly twice as fast as the building’s average, somewhat surprising given that unit 401 was nearly two times the price of the next most expensive sale in the building. The average price per square foot of sold units at Wilkes Passage was $830, so the new owner of unit 401 paid a hefty premium above the market trend at Wilkes Passage – more than likely, to capture the triple exposure condo and the 900 square foot private roof deck, both of which are hard to come by in the South End, however, was it worth a 50% premium? The new owner apparently thought so.

South End Boston Roof Deck

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Wilkes Passage Boston Open House

Morning sunshine streams through the beautifully maintained, two-bedroom two-bathroom + den, in the highly sought-after concierge-staffed Wilkes Passage condo development. Unit 507 at Wilkes Passage boasts approximately 1,675 square feet of living space all on one floor and is listed at $1,175,000.

This modern unit contains many custom upgrades, which include wall lighting, hardwood floors, California closets, built-in book cases, hardwood entertainment wall unit and ceiling speakers, and cushioned window seats with storage.

Unit 507 at Wilkes Passage is accompanied by a deeded, heated, tandem garage parking space that can accommodate two (2) cars, and is ideally situated close to elevators for maximum convenience. Residents also enjoy great city views from the common roof deck.

Open Houses in Boston Today

Unit 507 at Wilkes Passage, located at 1313 Washington Street in Boston’s South End, will be held open on March 7, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Private showings are also available by appointment. For additional photos, a visual tour, printable floor plans and more, please visit www.WilkesPassageUnit507.com.

Wilkes Passage Unit 507

Wilkes Passage Unit 507

Wilkes Passage Unit 507

Wilkes Passage Unit 507

Wilkes Passage Condo Development Open House

One of our favorite buildings in the South End is Wilkes Passage (1313 Washington Street), where there has been quite a bit of activity over the past 6 months (13 have sold, 2 are Under Agreement, and 2 are currently available).

Our Featured Open House of the week is unit 220 at Wilkes Passage, a 1,459 square foot one-bedroom one-bathroom loft-style condo. If you are not familiar with the Wilkes Passage Lofts, units are similar in the sense that they are all high-end, with gorgeous kitchens and baths, and open floor plans. The development hosts a 24 hour concierge, and garage parking is available for purchase with the unit.

The open house will take pace on Sunday, December 09, 2007, from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. For more information on the other unit available at Wilkes Passage (unit 411, 919 square feet, $528K, $5K closing credit to Buyer), please feel free to contact us.

Wilkes Passage

Wilkes Passage

Wilkes Passage

Mass Exodus from Wilkes Passage

Over the past week, there have been 4 new resale listings that have sprouted up in Wilkes Passage 1313 Washington Avenue, an unassuming looking condo development in the South End that has gorgeous interiors and underground garage parking. Combining the recent listings with the existing ones takes the total to 8 available units in the building. Granted, Wilkes Passage is one of the largest developments in the South End with 150+ units, but, it’s still rather unique to see this number of listings come in short succession out of the same development. Perhaps Sellers are trying to take advantage of the last Fall push of Buyers before we all go into hibernation for the Winter.

Regardless of the reasoning behind it, the pickings are good. Prices range from $539,000 to $1,150,000 and in size from 919 to 1,918 square feet. Garage parking appears to be included in all but two of the available units.

For more details on any of the units for sale at Wilkes Passage, or surrounding South End condo developments, please contact us.