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881 East 1st Street #502 -
Boston MA 02127
Top Floor Unit, South Boston Loft
Date Sold: October 7, 2000
Parking: 2 Off-Street Parking Spaces
Pets: Pet Friendly Building
Outdoor Space: Common Garden + BBQ Area
Square Footage: 2333 SF±
open floor plan
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Onnelly: 617.512.1591
or Kathleen: 617.386.9110
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Live "up top" in this bright + airy South Boston, Penthouse duplex loft.
Condo Fee: $415/mo. includes water + sewer, C.A.M., insurance and on-site management.
R.E. Taxes: $6,200/FYR2005 without residential exemption.
Converted 5 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 Penthouse units are a new-construction addition that complement the overall restoration of the original building.
The open floor plan easily accommodates multiple living areas for dining, reading, working, watching TV or simply relaxing.
The raised platform within the main space defines a unique, separate living area.
The platform area features a skylight for additional light.
6 south-facing windows fill the unit with day-long natural light.
Timber columns with cast iron lintels recall this building's industrial past.
Polished hardwood floors have been used throughout the new construction addition.
French doors 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 perfect for outdoor entertaining.
The clean lines + interior finish accentuate the contemporary feel of the loft.
A modern kitchen is open to the main living space.
The galley-style kitchen makes for an efficient + functional workspace.
Kitchen features plenty of cabinetry and a full complement of appliances, including: fridge, stove, 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.
The kitchen workspace has been finished with granite counters.
The open kitchen with its high bar-top is a natural focal point for 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 space can easily accommodate a king-size bed with side tables.
The bedroom suite can also 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 includes an adjoining full bathroom.
2 closets provide additional storage for the upper level of the loft.
The bathroom features tile flooring, tub/shower unit with tiled tub surround, vanity sink + mirror.
Gas forced hot air heating and central air conditioning are ducted throughout the loft.
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).
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
Street-Level Imagery: Google StreetViews
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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