If that appeals to you, you'll love this apartment on Marlborough Street. When this building was renovated and converted to condos a few years ago, it was marketed as "Heaven on Marlborough." The developer was super-proud of it, mainly because he'd hired an artist to paint a blue sky and clouds on the lobby ceiling. He'd gutted it to the studs but carefully preserved a portion the original stairway as the lone testament to its former Victorian craftsmanship and beauty. (When I heard that, I had to get out of there fast because I felt ill. Since then, I've grown more used to this kind of thing, which is rampant around here.)
I guess not everyone wants to be in heaven forever, so this one-bedroom apartment is on the market. So here's your opportunity to have an Apple Store bedroom — with convenient bike parking right outside. If you ask me, they've overdone the decorating, but you can easily get rid of the living room furniture, the mattress, and all that fussy drapery for a pure, Apple Store look. Imagine that bedroom with a simple platform bed in pale oak — and skip the mattress.
You need to leave your shoes outside the
store bedroom... why didn't Steve Jobs think of that?*
Bedroom blends in almost seamlessly with the kitchen... yum!
Glass and metal office furniture for that welcoming, Apple Store feel.
(all photos courtesy of The Charles Realty, via Redfin.com)
If that bedroom isn't enough to grab you, consider this: there's a 142-square-foot "private wine cellar" in this 650 SF condo. That's right — nearly 20 percent of this unit is dedicated to drowning your sorrows. Talk about heaven.
* I found this listing on Redfin.com, the very best online real-estate search tool, in my opinion.