"Live 'Up Top' in this bright + airy South Boston
'Located on the top floor
The Penthouse units are a new-construction addition that complement the overall restoration of the original building.
A raised platform within the main space defines a unique, separate living area.
French doors open to a private balcony with north-eastern views.
'Large enough to accommodate outdoor furnishings and planters
Panning north reveals the South Boston ship-loading terminal.
The Black Falcon Terminal wharf, where watching passenger cruise ships dock is always a conversation stopper.
The north-western exposure offers an unparalleled view of Boston's city skyline.
The balcony is the perfect outdoor retreat.
Timber columns with cast iron lintels mirror this building's industrial past.
The clean lines + interior finish accentuate the contemporary feel of the space.
Polished hardwood floors have been used throughout the new construction addition.
The dining platform is assailed by brilliant, day-long natural light.
Alternatively, the dining area could be refashioned into a 2nd bedroom or private study.
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
The kitchen workspace has been finished with granite counters.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a full bathroom for the convenience of friends + guests.
The guest bathroom features wood flooring and a tub/shower unit.
The bathroom also features a vanity with a single piece silestone counter and washbasin.
Gas forced hot air heating and central air conditioning are ducted throughout the loft.
Moving back towards the entrance foyer of the loft.
Storage closets are conveniently located by a 2nd entrance to the loft.
Adjacent to the stairs is a laundry closet.
The laundry closet houses a stack washer/dryer unit.
The stairs lead to an upper level, master bedroom suite.
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.
A twin-door closet provides additional storage for the upper level of the loft.
A full bathroom ensuite adjoins the upper level of the loft.
The bathroom features wood flooring, tub/shower unit with tiled tub surround
(95646, Exchange_70_204_09-12.jpg, "The bathroom floor is finished with tumbled crema marfil marble tiling and features an integrated washbasin + vanity with a recessed mirror medicine cabinet.
Northeast-facing windows provide bright natural light throughout the upper level.
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 features elevator access to each floor for all residents.
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
'Exterior view of the 881 East 1st Street loft condominiums.\r\n\r\n\r\nCommuting solutions:\r\n\r\n• To downtown