The Luxury Gumdrop - Welcome to the Luxury Gumdrop! This completely renovated apartment is on the second floor of a three-family house in a quiet location on the Newington and New Britain line. The Berlin Turnpike is less than three miles away. Our favorite grocery store, Stew Leonard’s is a six-minute drive to enjoy fresh cut steaks, organic vegetables, and their famous soft serve ice cream! The Berlin Turnpike offers any shopping and a variety of dining options. This is a wonderful commuter location since the house is convenient to Rt. 9 to connect you quickly to any of the neighboring highways.
The property backs to a lovely cul-de-sac residential area. The house sits on a double long lot (extra building lot) which allows for some open yard/green space in the rear. The entire Gumdrop house has been renovated with three new luxury apartments. This total transformation, location, and value is an unbeatable combination and opportunity to live in a new designer space.
Walking in the first thing you will notice is the gleaming fir hardwood floors that run throughout the house and really stretches the space. The entire apartment has been professionally painted with smooth ceilings and designer colors. The apartment has newer oversized double-hung windows that allows the sun to really light up the floors, and show off the walls and trim. This is a naturally bright and warm space.
On one side of the apartment, you have all your common/entertaining spaces. This starts with a custom kitchen with white shaker cabinets, granite counters, under-mounted corner sink, and high-end appliances. The oversized french door refrigerator abuts some more counter and storage space and is perfect for keys and a spot to charge your phone. The kitchen maintained its original character by built around a stunning arch. The kitchen design was laid out to emphasize this arch and maximize the space. A real bonus in the kitchen is the eat-in space that is ideally located next two windows with a southern exposure.
The kitchen opens to two additional common rooms that allow you floor plan flexibility. Most people will use this as a central den, but also could be a formal dining room off the kitchen. French doors separate the den from the front room that could be a more formal living room or office. This room has the architectural bump out that was prevalent in the 1920’s when they were building these magnificent homes.
Right off this room is one of our favorite rooms in the house. It is an enclosed front porch that is so bright you may always need sunglasses. This is a great room to relax or work from home from and it flows perfectly with the rest of the apartment.
The two bedrooms are separated by the new bathroom that looks like it could be in a pottery barn catalog with a new vanity, mirror, light fixtures and brass faucet! The subway tile shower walls is another example of the finishes, detail, and attention to the period/style of this house. You will be the first to live in this brand-new apartment!
The apartment has newer Thermopane windows and since it’s ideally in the middle floor for utility efficiency, it will do well with heating and cooling bills. The tenant would be responsible for oil and electric. The owner pays for water, landscaping, snow removal. Two off-street parking spots are available. A private washer and dryer will also be included and will be located in the newly built laundry room in the lower level.
Please keep in mind there is a strict application process that focuses heavily on credit. Good credit is must with a minimum credit score of 675. There is also a background, income and employment verification. Only one-month security deposit with a strong application. Pets considered on case-by-case basis. You can apply for the condo at www.LaSalaRealEstate.com. Email is the fastest and easiest way for us to answer any questions or setup a private viewing.
Thank you for considering the Luxury Gumdrop your next home.