From curbside, the historic Locke School looks very similar as it did when generations of Arlington students stepped through its doors. The preservation of this significant town landmark offers a great opportunity for potential homeowners, even previous students, to experience and renew a part of Arlington's history in one of the 39 beautiful units within this charming property.
When this vintage school was converted into condominiums in 1984, admiring measures were made to retain the character of the charismatic building retaining interior brick walls and natural woodwork and wainscoting. The units, however, were been designed with present-day standards and preferences with lofty, open spaces and elevated ceilings, expansive window treatments, innovative storage solutions and unique architecture.
This specific unit has also received many recent structural updates, such as a new heating/cooling unit, paint and carpeting, a new hot water heater and bathroom vanity and sink. It was also innovatively designed with exceptional touches with a dual-entry bath, custom office area off the living room with built in shelving and surfaces for entertaining and buffets.
Each room has been neutrally accented in the paint and floor coverings to enhance with personal accents. Within the 1,040 square feet of living space, many provisions were taken to expand the area vertically with 12 foot ceilings in the living room and bedroom within the living room with a convenient semi-private office space partitioned with a half wall. Another example of opening up space comes in the 11 x 12 square foot dining area with a breakfast bar overlooking the living area that provides space for informal dining but also opens up possibilities for streamlined entertaining.
This unit comes with one deeded parking space with the possibility of a rental space available and a small cat or dog is allowed with Board approval. The Park Ave./Arlington Heights location is convenient to public transportation, major routes, the Minuteman Bikeway, shopping and restaurants. This condominium opportunity is a great prospect for a first-time or downsizing homebuyer and previous students have even purchased units and revived sentimental school time memories.
Location: 88 Park Ave., Unit 204
Baths: 1 full
Living Area: 1,040 sq. ft.
Listing Agent: Jacquelyn Hawkinson, Hammond Residential Real Estate, 781-254-1266