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881 East 1st Street #302 -
Boston MA 02127
3rd Floor Unit, Seaport District Loft
Date Sold: June 30, 2006
Parking: 1 Deeded Off-Street Space
Pets: Pet Friendly Building
Square Footage: 1375 SF±
open floor plan
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Onnelly: 617.512.1591
or Kathleen: 617.386.9110
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Located on the 3rd floor, this unit is one of 32 in a modest-sized, elevator building with high owner-occupancy.
Condo Fee: $307.40/mo. includes water + sewer, C.A.M., master insurance and professional management.
R.E. Taxes: $3,484.68/FYR2009 with residential exemption.
Converted 8 years ago and subsequently renovated, this loft is a perfect canvas for open plan living.
9 high-efficiency, double hung, industrial-style windows give the loft a super-bright exposure with southern and westerly views.
The western exposure offers an unparalleled view of Boston's city skyline.
Eight supporting columns with their original cast-iron lintels lend dramatic effect to the main living space.
With over 1300 SF± of usable space, the loft readily accommodates multiple living areas for dining, reading, working, listening to music, watching TV or simply relaxing.
10-foot high ceilings and the open floor plan add to this loft's sense of space + light.
Enough space exists to configure up to 2-or-3 defined sleeping areas plus a home office/private study.
Careful attention has been paid to installing omnidirectional custom track lighting and additional feature lighting.
A modern, galley-style kitchen is open to the main living space of loft.
The kitchen is complemented by a built-in center island with additional storage and seating to serve as a breakfast bar.
Ornate pendant lighting and honed-granite counters, creates a kitchen workspace as beautiful as it is functional.
The kitchen features maple cabinetry and a full complement of high-end stainless steel appliances, including refrigerator, wine cooler, dishwasher + disposal.
A section of the kitchen wall has been peeled-back to open an exposed-brick and glass shelving display.
The center island is further defined by additional cabinetry and a gas-fired oven/range with a 4-burner cooktop.
Whether its cocktail hour or breakfast the next morning, the open kitchen is a natural focal point when entertaining at home.
A formal dining area naturally adjoins the open kitchen within the loft.
A custom-built storage platform is easily reached via a movable ladder.
Accessible from underneath the storage platform are the rest of the loft's amenities, i.e., sleeping area + bathroom.
The sleeping area alcove is large enough to accommodate a king-size bed with side tables.
Within the sleeping area alcove is a large walk-in wardrobe.
The walk-in wardrobe is finished with custom closet built-ins.
Original rock maple + oak flooring has been polished and preserved throughout the loft.
A full bathroom adjoins the main living space within the loft.
The bathroom features tile flooring, custom vanity with mirrored cabinet and open glass shelving.
A single piece tub/shower unit with curved curtain rail completes the bathroom design.
Gas forced hot air heating and central air conditioning are ducted throughout the loft.
Adjacent to the open kitchen area is a storage closet and an in-unit laundry closet.
A full-size, stack washer/dryer unit is housed within the laundry closet.
The building is pre-wired with fiber optic throughout for high speed digital cable and modem connections via RCN.
The entrance foyer to the loft serves as a european-style anteroom, separate from the main living space.

The twin-door closet by the entrance foyer houses the loft's utilities, i.e., hot water system and heating/AC unit.
The entrance to the unit from the 3rd floor common area hallway.
Common area hallways are carpeted for noise mitigation and are routinely maintained.
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 -- 1 space is deeded to this unit.
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.
Square Footage: 1375 SF±
open floor plan
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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