'Live "up top" in this bright + airy Seaport District
Converted 6 years ago and recently renovated, this loft is a perfect canvas for open plan living.
'Located on the top floor
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.
It is possible to build-out a 2nd bedroom on the platform area, complete with storage closets.
6 south-facing windows fill the unit with day-long natural light.
Polished hardwood floors have been used throughout the new construction addition.
Newly installed glass door sliders open to a private balcony.
'Large enough to accommodate a BBQ
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
The balcony is an ideal outdoor retreat when entertaining at home.
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.
A gas oven/range forms the centerpiece of the expanded work bench/bar-top that separates the kitchen from the main living space.
'Kitchen features plenty of cabinetry and additional stainless steel appliances
The kitchen workspace has been finished with granite counters.
Whether it's cocktail hour or breakfast the next morning, the open kitchen is a natural focal point when 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 upper-level bedroom suite can easily accommodate additional sitting areas.
The bedroom suite can obviously accommodate a king-size bed with side tables.
The upper-level also includes an adjoining full bathroom ensuite.
A large closet to the left provides additional storage for the bedroom suite.
The other closet houses a 2nd air handling unit delivering heating and AC for the upper level of the loft.
The bathroom features tile flooring and a single piece shower stall unit.
The bathroom also includes a custom vanity with mirror and bright task lighting.
Both the downstairs living area and upper-level space have been freshly painted throughout.
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. Please note that there have been some improvements to the common outdoor area.
'Adjacent to the BBQ area is a large
Exterior view of the 881 East 1st Street loft condominiums.