An oasis amid Forest Hills
What’s perhaps most striking about the newly built condo at Hyde Park Avenue — near the Forest Hills MBTA station — is what you can’t see or hear.
For example, step outside in front, as buses and trucks roar their way down the street, and you’ll have trouble carrying on a conversation over the noise. But step inside, and the place is nearly silent. Go upstairs to the rearfacing master bedroom, and the place is perfectly still.
“These are triple-pane windows,” said Janis Lippman, a real estate agent with Re/Max Destiny, pointing to the room’s two tall windows looking over the train tracks and beyond to the lush foliage of Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum. “So you really won’t hear the trains. It’s very quiet.”
On the market for $789,000, Unit 165A is one of about a dozen similar 3-bedroom townhousestyle condos built inside this contemporary, angular 24-unit condo complex that takes its name, Tilia, after the trees that line Hyde Park Ave.
The condo is bright, even with all the recessed lights switched off as they were during a tour of the place this week. Morning sun flowed inside the firstfloor, open-layout living room, kitchen and dining room from front and rear windows. Upstairs, where the three bedrooms are located, was just as illuminated.
As for rooms, what really stands out here are the kitchen and the back deck.
“This is definitely a party deck,” said Lippman as she showed the deck that could easily fit a small crowd.
Just inside the glass doors is the living and kitchen area, which has slick European-style white and walnut-finish cabinetry; a long quartz center island with seating, a sink, dishwasher and storage; stainless steel appliances and a glass subway tile backsplash.
There are some extras, too: Throughout the 1,702-square foot home is weathered solid red oak flooring, additional storage space off-unit, a designated garage space, and charging stations for electric cars.
And, standing on the deck and pointing out back, Lippman said, soon a “canopy of trees” will be put outside, so that the place will feel even more private from the tracks.
“The developer kept the line of trees on Hyde Park Ave.,” too, she said, “so you get lots of green in the front and back during spring and summer.”
BRIGHT SPACE: The kitchen has slick European-style white and walnut-finish cabinetry; a long quartz center island with seating, a sink, dishwasher and storage, stainless steel appliances and a glass subway tile backsplash.
UPSTAIRS: One of three brightly lit bedrooms upstairs with weathered solid red oak flooring that is featured throughout the condo.