The Best Living for $1,200 per month
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Do you have to peel off a king's ransom to live like a king in some of the state's most sought-after developments? Not in these finds. Each apartment we scouted is offered for right around $1,200. That's right. $1,200. What are you waiting for?
With its incredible, incomparable roof-deck, begging for summer lounging with city lights and stars, the Peerless Building fits its name. Each of the 97 lofts are unique, some with gorgeous exposed columns, frost glass windows, all with hardwood floors, high ceilings, and gourmet kitchens. Listing at $1,300 (OK, a bit of a stretch, but worth it). Corner of Westminster and Clemence sts.
The Wilkinson Building
Handsome, historic, with smooth floors and sweeping windows, the simple design and location is a right-on-the-street feel. The apartment’s high ceilings, smooth floors, and stretching windows afford great views of the city street below. Listing at $1,100. 210 Westminster St., Providence.
The Promenade prides itself on location and luxury, while offering a few indications of Providence’s grit and industrial history – large paned windows, exposed brick, hardwood floors, and 12 to 14 ft. ceilings. Amenities include granite-countered kitchens, high-speed Internet, and a communal swimming pool with a retractable roof for a four-season swimming experience. Views of the Statehouse and Downcity are available. Studios listing at $1,100. 255 Promenade St., Providence.
The Halstead at Slatersville Mill
An urban-chic convergence of the new and the old that only a restored 17th century mill can provide. Hardwood floors, exposed brick and beams lining 16 ft. ceilings are an elegant contrast to fresh coats of paint, modern floor plans, and simplistic decor. Amenities include a resort-style pool, a sundeck overlooking the Branch River, luxurious communal lobbies, fitness and entertainment centers. 1BR apartments starting at $802, 2BR at $999.
On a first floor apartment of a cottage-like building, this one bedroom has large pane-windows, and a charming living room with hardwood floors and built-in shelves. The best of this adorable apartment is a private sun-porch at the rear. Listing at $1,000, 2 Summer St. B, Newport.
Rhode Island Avenue
Who hasn’t wanted to live in a castle? Who hasn’t wanted to live in a castle for less than a thousand a month? Entertain tales about living in the top floor on a Gothic-style Newport mansion, with large kitchen, a sky-light and working fireplace. Listing at $900. 100 Rhode Island Ave. #6, Newport.
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