Renting a home is not like buying a home. When you buy if you don’t like what the prior owner did you can eventually change it, but when you’re renting you are stuck with whatever the owner decided to do and many times the finishes are middle of the road, and if your moving into a home that the owner lived in and is now renting out that is typically when you luck out with higher-end finishes, but most rentals are the standard Ikea Kitchens and sometimes granite counter tops but sometimes you find Ceramic Countertops or as some of us in Real Estate Industry refer to is foe granite. Wouldn’t it be nice to walk into a rental that is different?
If your answer is yes, then you should find some time to take a tour at 10 Charlesgate East unit 502. The owner of this unit didn’t do low end at all. Many of the features you find in 10 Charlesgate East are features and finish you find when an owner intends on living in the home. 10 Charlesgate East is also referred to as The Barnes Mansion and when many walk into the Barnes Mansion their first impression is what history this building must have but also must scream quality living, and although the building doesn’t have a doorman it does run very much as if it did. Full-time On-site Super, Elevator Building, well maintained common areas that offer tons of original Back Bay Detail.
Once in the elevator, you head up to the fifth floor in this small building with 24 units and 16 units are owner-occupied the rest are investment properties ie rentals. If anyone wants to be part of the exclusive club just another reason why you might want to rent here. Once in the elevator, you open the door to unit 502
where you will quickly notice this home offers tons of detail and is fully renovated with tons of natural light. Coffered ceilings, recessed lighting, wainscoting and period detail and one can’t forget the crown molding, and custom French doors along with built-ins, California Closets, plantation shutters & a handsome decorative fireplace.
These are just some of the elements that this home offers but there is so much more. The Kitchen offers granite counter tops and brand new top of the line stainless steel appliances. If you’re a person who loves to cook this is a cooks kitchen, and even if you’re not a big cook it is a Kitchen that is clean and modern and anyone can appreciate. If your a person who likes to entertain the living space in this home offers ample living space and many custom features from a 48″ flat screen with a wall mounted Sony TV & sound bar in the living room.
Washer and Dryer in the unit along with Central Heating and Cooling thru out the home. The home offers tons of storage. Common Courtyard and a central location to Back Bay Shops, Kenmore Square and if you work in Longwood area your commute might be pretty smooth. Best of all if you’re looking for a flexible lease ie a lease less than 1 year then you’re in luck this unit is available to rent NOW for a 6-month lease that goes to May 31st, 2017 or you can do a long-term lease that ends May 31st, 2018 or Aug 31st, 2018. Rent is $3500 a month
You might be able to rent unit until August or Sept as well but the shortest term lease the building will allow is 6 months but longer is always preferred. If you’re looking for a home that goes beyond your standard rental and offers a great location then you need to check out 10 Charlesgate East. This building has it all Character, Charm, Detail, fantastic location and tons of history. If you would like more information or would like to set up a showing for this Back Bay Home then contact me.