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881 East 1st Street #503 -
South Boston MA 02127
Top Floor Unit, Seaport District Duplex Loft
Date Rented: April 1, 2011
Utilities: Not Included
Parking: 2 Off-Street Parking Spaces
Pets: Please No Pets
Outdoor Space: Private Deck + Common Garden
Square Footage: 1729 SF±
1BR/2BA + DUPLEX plan
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 South Boston, top floor unit, 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 8 years ago and recently 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 top floor units are a new-construction addition that complement the overall restoration of the original building.
The open floor plan allows for flexible room layout to accommodate multiple living spaces for dining, reading, working, watching TV or simply relaxing.
Polished hardwood floors have been used throughout the new construction addition.
A spacious 2nd sitting area features a skylight and windows with great views of Boston's outer harbor.
The raised platform within the main space defines a unique separate living area.
Numerous track-lighting fixtures provide additional light to the main living space.
A recent upgrade has been the installation of 8' sliders that open to a private deck.
The deck has been refurbished and serves as an ideal outdoor retreat when entertaining at home.
The view from the balcony 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.
New timbers and super-polished hardwood floors have been used throughout the new construction addition.
Among the upgrades featured in this loft is the decorative fireplace and wine bar casework with built-in cooler.
A utility alcove provides access to the unit's amenities, e.g., AC air handling unit, hot water system an laundry closet.
The laundry closet houses a stack washer/dryer unit.
The utility alcove also houses additional storage shelving within the loft.
A full bathroom adjoins the utility alcove, adjacent to the main living space.
The bathroom features tile flooring, tub/shower unit with vanity + mirror.
The handcrafted casework provides a natural separation between the utility corridor from the main living space.
The open kitchen with its high bar-top is a natural focal point for entertaining at home.
The kitchen features plenty of cabinets and a full complement of appliances, including: fridge, stove, microwave, compactor, dishwasher + disposal.
A gas cook-top/oven forms the centerpiece of the expanded work bench/bar-top that separates the kitchen from the main living space.
Adjacent to the entrance of the loft are the stairs leading to the upper level of the loft.
A carpet runner protects the stairs leading to the upper level of the loft.
Traversing the stairs to the upper level of the loft.
The upper-level of the loft is a fully carpeted bedroom suite.
The space can easily accommodate a queen-size bed with side tables.
The bedroom design is complete with a twin-door, storage closet.
The twin-door storage closet features custom closet built-ins.
The upstairs bedroom level features its own full bathroom ensuite.
The bathroom features tile flooring and a floating vanity with cabinet mirror.
The tub/shower unit features subway-style tile tub surround.
The upper closet houses a 2nd air handling unit delivering heating and AC for the upper level of the loft.
The building is pre-wired with fiber optic throughout for high speed digital cable and modem connections via RCN.
A coat/storage closet is conveniently located by the entryway to the unit.
The entrance to the unit from the 5th floor common area hallway.
The 5th floor common area hallway is tiled with slate for added durability.
The building features a spacious elevator and state-of-the-art safety alarm + sprinkler system.
Both the lobby and elevator floors have been also tiled with slate for added durability.
Past renovations to the lobby have included 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, within which 2 spaces are deeded to this unit #3 + #23.
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 | South Boston Loft
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Contact us about this listing
Onnelly: 617.512.1591
or Kathleen: 617.386.9110
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