Thursday, May 12 2022

It’s tough on buyers who want value for money and a little more breathing room with the perks of city living. That’s what makes this loft-like condo at 5 Gardner St. in Salem such a real estate asset.

Unit 3 offers an intriguing alternative for Boston area buyers in the market for a condo, close to all the entertainment, dining and entertainment in downtown Salem and an easy commute to Boston via the train station nearby. There’s also parking, the kind you don’t have to fight for!

While third-floor condos in South Boston will be around 700 square feet, Unit 3 is just over 1,100 square feet, with additional storage in the basement and attic. And it has personality to boot. The vaulted ceilings of the open kitchen and living room are supported by imposing wooden beams. These contrast nicely with exposed brick accents and complement the polished hardwood floors throughout.

An efficient kitchen with a dining island, two bedrooms and a bathroom with skylights, and a lovely back porch combine for a custom-designed condo for busy professionals. There is even a deeded space in the backyard of the house for the new owners to enjoy.

Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the condo, contact Danielle Rossi with Leading Edge Real Estate, 781-632-1157.

Showcase of the house:

Address: 5 Gardner Street, #3, Salem, MA 01970

Bedrooms: 2

List price: $319,900

Square feet: 1,104

Price per square foot: $290

Annual taxes: $3,720 in 2022.

Location: Minutes from downtown Salem.

Built in: 1914

The evaluation:

Advantages:

Central location and ideal for commuters

Outdoor space

The inconvenients:

Laundry room in the basement

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