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881 East 1st Street #502 -
Boston MA 02127
Top Floor Unit, Seaport District Duplex Loft
Date Rented: November 1, 2009
Utilities: Not Included
Parking: 2 Deeded Off-Street Spaces
Pets: Please Inquire
Outdoor Space: Private Deck + BBQ Area
Square Footage: 2333 SF±
Contact us about this listing
Onnelly: 617.512.1591
or Kathleen: 617.386.9110
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Live "up top" in this bright + airy Seaport District, Penthouse duplex loft.

Please Note:

* Fee(s) include: Broker Fee (equivalent to 1 month's rent), Move In/Out Fee (if applicable) and, a $16.95 Credit Report charge (per application copy of photo I.D. required).

** Additional fees may apply if your employer uses a 3rd party verification service for employment and salary.
Converted 10 years ago and subsequently renovated, this loft is a perfect canvas for open plan living.
Located on the top floor, this unit is one of 32 in a modest-sized, elevator building with high owner-occupancy.
The Penthouse units are a new-construction addition that complement the overall restoration of the original building.
The open floor plan readily accommodates multiple living areas for dining, reading, working, watching TV or simply relaxing.
Polished hardwood floors have been used throughout the new construction addition.
The raised platform within the main space defines a unique separate living area, perfect for a formal dining setting.

Adjoining the raised platform is a newly built 2nd/guest bedroom.
The spacious 2nd/guest bedroom features a skylight and windows with great views of downtown Boston.
Alternatively, the 2nd bedroom can serve as a home office and/or private study.
The 2nd/guest bedroom also includes a built-in storage closet.
A bright south-western exposure fills the loft with day-long natural light.

Timber columns with cast iron lintels echo this building's industrial past.
Newly installed glass door sliders open to a private balcony.
Large enough to accommodate a BBQ, the balcony adds "outdoor charm" to this loft.
The north-western exposure offers an unparalleled view of Boston's city skyline.
A "stretch-neck" view from the balcony reveals the Black Falcon Terminal wharf, where watching passenger cruise ships dock is always a conversation stopper.
The balcony is an ideal outdoor retreat when entertaining at home.
A modern kitchen is open to the main living space.
The galley-style kitchen makes for an efficient + functional workspace.
A gas oven/range forms the centerpiece of the expanded work bench/bar-top that separates the kitchen from the main living space.
Kitchen features plenty of cabinetry and additional stainless steel appliances, including: fridge, compactor, dishwasher + disposal.
The kitchen workspace has been finished with granite counters.
Whether it's cocktail hour or breakfast the next morning, the open kitchen is a natural focal point when entertaining at home.
Adjoining the main space is a utility alcove featuring a full bathroom for the convenience of friends + guests.
The guest bathroom features wood flooring, vanity with mirror and task lighting.
The guest bathroom also features a tub/shower unit.
A stack washer/dryer unit is discretely housed within the utility alcove.
A twin-door storage closet is also featured within the utility alcove.
Adjacent to the front entrance + kitchen are stairs leading to the upper level of the loft.
A coat closet is conveniently located by the entrance to the loft.
Traversing the stairs to the upper level of the loft.
The upper level features hardwood flooring throughout.
The upper-level bedroom suite can easily accommodate additional sitting areas.
The view from the bedroom looks over Pleasure Bay towards Spectacle Island, where a five minute walk takes you to Castle Island, Lagoon Beach, and miles of newly refurbished boardwalks.
The bedroom suite can obviously accommodate a king-size bed with side tables.
The upper-level also includes an adjoining full bathroom ensuite.
A large closet to the left provides additional storage for the bedroom suite.

The other closet houses a 2nd air handling unit delivering heating and AC for the upper level of the loft.
The bathroom features tile flooring and a single piece shower stall unit.
The bathroom also includes a custom vanity with mirror and bright task lighting.
Both the downstairs living area and upper-level space have been freshly painted throughout.
The stairwell provides great wall space for displaying art.
The building is pre-wired with fiber optic throughout for high speed digital cable and modem connections via RCN.
The entrance to the unit from the 5th floor common area hallway.
The 5th floor common area hallway is tiled with slate.

The building conversion retained the original post + beam construction throughout the common areas.
The building features a new elevator and state-of-the-art safety alarm + sprinkler system.
Both the lobby and elevator floors have been tiled with slate for added durability.
Recent renovations to the lobby (Spring 2004) include new industrial lighting and paint work.
The industrial chic of the lobby is further defined by the back-lit, suspended wire-mesh ceiling.
The building features secure, off-street mailboxes.
Access to the building is secure via a lobby entrance intercom system.
The main entrance to the 881 East 1st street loft condominiums.
A ramp to the building's main entrance provides easy disabled access.
Residents benefit from a private, off-street parking lot 2 spaces are deeded to this unit and included in the rent.
Immediately adjoining the rear of the building is a paved, common BBQ area.
Adjacent to the BBQ area is a large, common, grassy back yard that extends all the way to East 2nd Street.
With common table and chairs, the back yard will soon feature a common vegetable garden.

Other out-door amenities include a 5 minute walk to Castle Island, Lagoon Beach and miles of newly refurbished boardwalks around Pleasure Bay.
Exterior view of the 881 East 1st Street loft condominiums.

Commuting solutions:

To downtown, the financial district, Amtrak train connections, the interstate bus terminal, ferries, the waterfront -- Take the #7 MBTA bus at the corner and you're at South Station (Red T Line) in minutes.

To Newbury Street, visiting Copley Square, or the South End -- Take the #9 MBTA bus and leave your car behind.

881 East 1st Street is also convenient to I-93, the Mass Pike and Boston Logan Airport.
Exterior view of 881 East 1st Street
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881 East 1st Street | Seaport District Loft
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Contact us about this listing
Onnelly: 617.512.1591
or Kathleen: 617.386.9110
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