Home of the Week

Home of the Week: Tired of your commute? Mix things up.

Renovated Arlington condo comes with four bedrooms and three full baths.

A Louis Jean Media
The focal point of the living room is the gas fireplace.

1 Mary St., Unit 1, Arlington


Style Condo

Year built 1926

Square feet 1,983

Bedrooms 4

Baths 3 full

Fee $236 a month (estimated)

Water/Sewer Public

Options. This two-unit condo building offers several for your commute. Minuteman Bikeway is less than 500 feet away, the Red Line’s Alewife Station is a smidge over a half mile away, and Route 2 is a minute or two up nearby Lake Street.

The condo featured here is one of two in the building. — A Louis Jean Media

Both units underwent an overhaul completed this year. In the foyer of the unit featured here, the tile floor shifts to a refinished white oak. A coat closet awaits your winter finest.

The foyer opens into a living room that is far more expansive than expected. It’s 25 feet long (a total of 300 square feet) and awash in natural light from a bevy of windows. (FYI: There are 10 double-hung ones.) The room features recessed lighting in its partially coffered ceiling, which highlights the depth of the room with its ladder-like pattern. A gas fireplace clad in large-format gray porcelain tile warms the space.


The living room features a partially coffered ceiling. — A Louis Jean Media

From the opening in the living room, you can see through to the dining room, past the kitchen, and out a glass door to the back deck.

A chandelier does not define the dining area, but it seems to be the perfect spot for a table — bathed in the light from three windows: two double-hung and a transom.

A glass door to the driveway sits between the dining area and kitchen, offering a quick trip to deposit groceries. The kitchen, which is galley style, has a peninsula providing seating for three and a quartz countertop with a waterfall edge. The space also features gray Shaker-style cabinetry, tube-like pendant lighting, recessed lighting, stainless-steel appliances (including a gas stove), and a quartz backsplash that mimics the veining of marble.

The dining area shares an open space with the kitchen. — A Louis Jean Media

The backsplash and counters in the kitchen are quartz. — A Louis Jean Media

The home has two bedrooms on this floor, found on either side of a full bath that was designed with a modern aesthetic: a wall-mounted sink with a white quartz top and cabinetry clad in an espresso-colored wood veneer. The flooring is gray ceramic tile, and the shower has multiple heads, a marble mosaic-pebble floor, a polished-porcelain surround, and frameless glass doors.

The bedroom to the left of this bath is 138 square feet and has two windows, a pair of closets, and a nondescript overhead light. The other bedroom is a near mirror image but smaller, at 112 square feet. It doesn’t have a ceiling light and comes with a single double-door closet.


This bedroom, the bigger of the two on the main floor, offers two windows and a pair of closets. — A Louis Jean Media

The two bedrooms on the main floor share this full bath. — A Louis Jean Media

The other bedrooms and baths are on the lower level, reached via a stairway just beyond the kitchen. At the foot of the stairs, there is what could be called an anything room. It’s a 253-square-foot rectangle without any support beams to dictate where you can, and cannot, put your furniture. There is one basement-style window, as well as recessed lighting.

A short hallway off this room connects to a bedroom suite, a bedroom, and a full bath. The solo bedroom is 100 square feet and comes with a full-sized window, recessed lighting, and a closet with double sliding doors.

The suite features a bedroom area that is 132 square feet, a full-size window, two sliding door closets, recessed lighting, and an adjoining bath that has an espresso-colored floating double vanity with a white porcelain counter, as well as a gray ceramic tile floor and a shower with a marble mosaic pebble floor, polished-porcelain walls, and a glass sliding door.

The owner suite is 132 square feet and has two sliding door closets. — A Louis Jean Media

The owner suite bath has a dual vanity and a shower. — A Louis Jean Media

The final stop in this hallway, the third bath, also serves as a laundry room. The bathroom area has a tub/shower combination with a glass panel to deflect the spray and a polished porcelain tile wall; a gray ceramic tile floor; recessed lighting; and a wide floating vanity clad in an espresso-colored wood veneer with a white quartz counter and drawers with pulls.


The main full bath on the lower level also serves as a laundry room. — A Louis Jean Media

The unit includes one garage space, a second off-street tandem parking space, and exclusive use of the fenced-in patio.

The patio is for the exclusive use of this unit. — A Louis Jean Media

Louis Cirignano of The Synergy Group in Winchester is the listing agent.

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