453 Washington Street #11BE

Contemporary urban living comes into its own in this stunning Dexter Ditson penthouse loft.
Converted in 2001 and subsequently renovated, this loft defines a new standard in open plan living.
'Located on the top floor
"Comprised of 2 separate living 'wings' the U-shaped floor plan delivers 7 unique exposures with dramatic views.', NULL) (179224, Hudson_5_7_9_6SN-05.jpg," "Conceived by Boston Architecture firm Höweler + Yoon
The east wing features a spectacular living room with an adjoining formal dining area.
The east wing's 3-sided exposure fills the space with natural light and offers urban views of downtown Boston.
Looking down Washington Street past Macy's towards the Ritz-Carlton Towers and the new Archstone Boston Common apartments.
Original warehouse details include flared concrete columns, recalling this buildings's industrial past.
Ebony stained white oak hardwood floors have been installed throughout.
The east wing also includes a complete 2nd bedroom suite and/or a home office/ possible guest/3rd bedroom.
The 2nd bedroom suite is large enough to accommodate a king-size bed and additional sitting areas.
The 2nd bedroom suite features a wall of custom-built shelving/casework.
Built-in closets provide ample storage solutions within the 2nd bedroom suite.
'Adjoining the 2nd bedroom is a full bathroom ensuite.'
The bathroom features tile flooring and tile wall surround.
The bathroom also features a tub/shower unit with a separate handheld and tile tub surround.
The bathroom design is complete with a free standing vanity, wall mirror and built-in linen closet.
Adjacent to the 2nd bedroom suite is the entrance to a home office.
Currently used as a home office this room can also serve as a guest/3rd bedroom.
As a guest/3rd bedroom the space includes a built-in storage closet.
The formal dining area is natural extension of the loft's kitchen.
A modern open, exceptionally tricked-out kitchen is an Epicurean's delight!
Custom cabinetry with auto-close drawers creates a kitchen workspace as beautiful as it is functional.
Unique to this kitchen is the carrera marble counters with marble backsplashes and wall accents.
The kitchen features a full complement of stainless steel appliances including double wall ovens
A 5-burner Thermador gas range is set into a center island finished with marble.
An externally vented extractor hood completes the center island design.
Designer task lighting delineates a casual dining/breakfast area within the kitchen.
Whether its cocktail hour or breakfast the next morning
The view from the kitchen looks past the east + west wing of the loft towards the Ritz-Carlton residential towers.
Leading-off to the right of the kitchen is the west wing of the loft.
The west wing serves as the more informal, everyday living quarters of the loft.
The open plan allows for flexible room layout to accommodate multiple living areas for working
Ceiling-mounted line voltage track lighting and downlighting are featured throughout the unit.
All windows feature deep-cut, double-hung frames with energy efficient glass.
Custom-fitted Hunter Douglas UV filter shades complete the window treatment.
The unit is wired for satellite and/or cable TV, high-speed internet access and an intercom station connected to the lobby entry.
The west wing also enjoys a 3-sided exposure that fills the space with natural light.
The western aspect affords a downtown view of the Boston Common.
10 foot-high ceilings and the open floor plan lend this loft an unprecedented sense of space + light.
Gas forced hot air heating and central air conditioning are ducted throughout the penthouse.
Adjoining the west wing of the loft is the master bedroom suite.
The master bedroom suite is a comfortable space large enough to accommodate a king-size bed with side tables.
Adjoining the master bedroom to the right is a walk-in wardrobe.
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Adjoining the master bedroom to the left is a 2nd walk-in wardrobe and a full bathroom ensuite.
The entrance to the full bathroom ensuite from the master bedroom.
The master bathroom features a custom floating vanity, wall mirror and recessed task lighting.
The bathroom is further defined by the Bisazza mosaic wall tiling that surrounds the shower stall.
The shower stall features a unique steel chain-mail shower curtain, separate handheld and an overhead rain showerhead.
Heated marble tile flooring and custom casework are additional features of the master bathroom.
Opposite the entrance to the master bathroom is the 2nd walk-in wardrobe.
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Adjacent to the 2nd walk-in wardrobe is the entrance to the master bedroom suite.
The interior finish and clean lines set the standard for modern urban design.
A full in-unit laundry complete with stack washer/dryer and ironing table adjoins the main living space.
Twin-door storage/coat closets flank the entrance hallway to the loft.
The entrance hallway also houses a half-bathroom that serves as a guest/powder room.
The half-bathroom features granite tiling, floating vanity with mirror and a storage closet.
The entrance to the penthouse from the 11th floor common area hallway.
2 new elevators provide residents with direct access to the lobby.
The entrance lobby of the 453 Washington Street loft condominiums (aka. the Dexter Ditson Building).
Significantly, the building conversion retained the original marble entry and mosaic tile throughout the common areas.
The building lobby features secure, off-street mailboxes.
The pristine marble staicase is a dramatic first impression to the residences at the 453 Washington Street lofts.
The main entrance to the 453 Washington Street lofts - The Dexter Ditson Condominiums.

Access to the building is secure via a lobby entrance intercom system.
Exterior view of the 453 Washington Street loft condominiums - in the heart of Boston's Downtown Crossing.

Parking is available at the Ritz Carlton Towers, just a short walk down Washington Street (18850, Washington_453_3E-27.jpg, "Exterior view of the 453 Washington Street loft condominiums - in the heart of Boston's Downtown Crossing.

Parking is available at the Ritz Carlton Towers, just a short walk down Washington Street (47622, Washington_453_9A-37.jpg, "Exterior view of the 453 Washington Street loft condominiums in the heart of Boston's Downtown Crossing.

Monthly rental parking is available at the Ritz-Carlton Millennium Towers, just a short walk down Washington Street.

Date Sold: December 29th, 2007
  • Top Floor Unit, Midtown Boston Luxury Loft
  • open floor plan
  • 4100 SF±

Condo Fees: $1,095.65/mo. includes C.A.M., heat, hot water, central AC, insurance and professional management.

R.E. Taxes: $15,476/FYR2007 with residential exemption.

  • Rental Parking Available
  • Pet Friendly Building
  • Steps to Boston Common