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881 East 1st Street #503 -
Boston MA 02127
Penthouse Unit, South Boston Loft
Date Sold: June 24, 2005
Parking: 2 Deeded Off-Street Spaces
Pets: Pet Friendly Building
Outdoor Space: Private Deck + BBQ Area
Square Footage: 1729 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: $304/mo. includes water + sewer, C.A.M., insurance and on-site management.
R.E. Taxes: $3,549/FYR2004 without residential exemption.
The main living area enjoys 16-foot ceilings, adding to this loft's sense of space + light.
The open floor plan allows for flexible room layout to accommodate multiple living spaces for dining, reading, working, watching TV or simply relaxing.
A modern kitchen is open to the main space, perfect for entertaining at home.
A formal dining area naturally adjoins the open kitchen.
Converted four years ago, this spacious loft is a perfect canvas for open plan living.
The Penthouse units are a new-construction addition that complement the overall restoration of the original building.
The raised platform within the main space defines a unique, separate living area.
The upper platform area features extensive cabinet and shelving-unit built-ins.
Numerous track-lighting fixtures provide additional light to the upper platform space.
French doors open to a large outdoor, private balcony.
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.
The balcony is perfect for outdoor entertaining.
Large enough to accommodate a B-B-Q, the balcony adds "outdoor charm" to this inner-city Penthouse loft.
The heavy timber columns with their original cast iron lintels have been restored, recalling this loft's industrial past.
New timbers and super-polished hardwood floors have been used throughout the new construction addition.
The main living space opens to an adjoining utility alcove.
The utility alcove features a large twin-door storage closet, washer/dryer hook-up and access to the lower-level, full bathroom.
The lower-level bathroom features tile flooring, tub/shower unit and vanity with a dress mirror.
Other amenities of the bathroom include telephone connectivity.
The open kitchen with its high bar-top is a natural focal point for entertaining at home.
A 2nd means of egress leads-off from the galley-style kitchen.
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.
The upper-level of the loft is a fully carpeted bedroom suite.
The space can easily accommodate a king-size bed with side tables.
The bedroom design is complete with a twin-door, storage closet and direct access to a full bathroom ensuite.
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.
A coat closet is conveniently located by the entrance hallway 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.

Significantly, 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 -- #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 | 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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