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188 Orchard Street Unit #188, Watertown

Stunning Two Level Condo

Stunning two level 3-4 bedroom condo near Lowell School, Victory Field and Whitney Woods. Since purchasing in 2005, current Owners have made countless upgrades beyond the original condo renovation that preceded them. They further invested in custom bathrooms, kitchen, paint, light fixtures, closet systems, heating/cooling upgrades, extensive landscaping, all reflecting tremendous care and pride of ownership of this wonderful property.

Beautiful gardens and stone paths invite you in, a covered front porch welcomes, and you arrive to gracious open living room with skylight, stone-surround gas fireplace, and sunny adjacent private space ideal for desk, yoga, or perfect spot for your Peloton! Elegant dining room for candlelit dinner, with period details, built-in china cabinet, leads to a pass-thru pantry connecting to handsome kitchen, with bead board, stainless, tiled backsplash, and access to private deck for outdoor entertaining, overlooking shared backyard and with lovely perennial garden.

This level offers a private bedroom, full bathroom, and additional flexible bedroom/office/family room, with stairs leading up to large master bedroom filled with natural light. Dramatic skylit master bathroom with tiled surfaces, extra long vanity with great storage and counter space, can be shared with bedroom across the hall, which currently functions as efficient home office, with built-in cabinets and desk. Follow the bamboo-flooring hall to find dream closets, with clever systems installed to maximize storage space, and great convenience of laundry area on this level, with full-sized W/D and space for your supplies.

Recessed lighting with upgraded LED bulbs, ceiling fans, multiple ductless mini-split units, for quiet, efficiently zoned cooling, are just some of the newer system upgrades, which include 2018 water heater, 200 amp electric, 2016 roof w/heating element. Spacious, deeded basement storage provides room for extras. With both garage and driveway parking, leave your car and walk to Watertown Sq, Waverley Sq, or Cushing Sq., for shopping, restaurants and easy commute via bus or commuter rail.

A serene environment that combines luxury with practicality, 188 Orchard has been meticulously cared for and offers next Owner the opportunity to move in and do nothing but enjoy! $679,000

Property Details

bed: 3-4 bedroom
bath: 2 full bathrooms
size: 1883 sf
deeded exclusive use basement space
deeded exclusive use of 2nd fl rear porch

HOA fee: $285/month
includes: water, sewer, master insurance (excess goes to seasonal landscaping, reserves)
total # units: 2
# units Owner Occupied: 2
year built/converted: 1920/2005
pets: pets are allowed (no more than 2 pets per unit)

fireplace: 1 gas w/stone surround, rebuilt in 2018
heat: 2 zone, baseboard FHW by oil, boiler replaced in 2009
cool: 4 ductless mini-splits, installed in 2014
electrical: 200 amp, circuit breakers
roof: asphalt shingle w/heating element, replaced in 2016
exterior: wood shingles, painted 2016
exterior features: shared garden, front porch, backyard, garage, private porch
parking: 1 garage, 2 driveway, deeded and assigned
laundry: full size side-by-side W/D, gas dryer

FY19 taxes: $6045. (does not include FY19 residential exemption of $1906.)
FY19 assessed value: $469,300

Getting Around and Where to Go

Whatever your mode of transport, this location is convenient! MBTA Bus on Main St., Belmont St., Mt. Auburn St. and Commuter rail (Fitchburg line) at Waverley Sq. Bike-friendly roads in Watertown, and easy access to major routes by car, as well.

Nearby Victory Field offers running track, tennis courts, basketball, playground, and Whitney Woods is a perfect spot for dog walks, in this pet-friendly condo.

With close proximity to Watertown Sq., Waverley Sq, and Cushing Sq., so much to enjoy, all within minutes…


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About Laura Segal

Exceptional Real Estate Service for Cambridge & Beyond

Laura Segal is a highly respected Realtor in the Cambridge office of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty. Laura’s strong knowledge of local communities, broad experience with both Buyers and Sellers, and seasoned design expertise, combine to create a rich, personalized journey for her clients.

A licensed architect, Laura blends her knowledge of the structure and style of houses, with her practiced eye, advising on the best use of interior and exterior spaces. Her skills serve Sellers with property preparation and staging, as well as Buyers, for whom Laura highlights design potential and delivers quick property assessments, critical in this fast-paced market. And for those who are new to the area, Laura acts as a guide to New England vernacular architecture.

A graduate of Skidmore College and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Laura has practiced architecture in the Northeast and Midwest. Also an accomplished artist, Laura’s paintings are included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. Beyond her aesthetic strengths and rigorous work ethic, clients are drawn to Laura’s warmth, authenticity and perceptive nature, as she helps navigate the buying/selling process.

Laura resides in the diverse and vibrant community of Watertown, where she is an active member of the arts community. In true New England form, Laura and her husband can often be found cheering on their kids at the ice rink or soccer field, or walking their dog along the Charles River.

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In 1962, Betty Gibson, a woman with a pioneering spirit and great vision, founded our company in Boston’s South End. Betty took great pride in championing not only the South End but the growth of Boston as a whole. Today we are Boston’s largest independently owned and operated real estate firm made up by eight offices and a team of approximately 170 dedicated sales professionals.

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The Sotheby’s Auction House was founded in 1744 and since has earned the Sotheby’s name renown as a marketer of the world’s most valuable and prestigious possessions. In 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was founded.

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