Loft apartments are a great choice if you’re looking for something spacious with few walls closing you in. These spaces are typically characterized by their high ceilings, open floor plans, unique characteristics and endless possibilities.
Many times these are in converted factories that are able to highlight their rich history by preserving industrial features within the space. These are often seen with exposed brick walls, metal beams or wood or concrete flooring.
Loft living offers an alternative from condos and other apartments within the city and can be a great alternative especially when you’re looking for a really unique space.
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Lofts were established as a way to up-cycle disused industrial buildings and make use of the large amount of space that they covered.
Since many of the original spaces already had the infrastructure to support a home and the charm involved keeping much of the original design, they require little initial work to convert.
Although they were originally popular with artists and other urban pioneers, they quickly became a staple throughout major cities, especially Boston.
Due to the nature of the design, lofts offer extra space from what you normally will find in city living and create a new environment completely customizable to each individual.
A very rare opportunity has opened up in the Seaport District, with an incredible penthouse loft.
33 Sleeper Street is perfectly situated across from an open air lot with 100 year city lease, protecting the unobstructed water and city skyline views from this beautiful penthouse.
The authentic loft space boasts an entire wall of red brick, exposed sand blasted wooden ceilings and beams and incredible high ceilings complete with four skylights.
The open space offers the perfect opportunity for a new resident to really customize it and add their own creative touch.
There is a custom platform with hardwood floors and built-in bookcases that offers a definition to the space and separation. The layout can easily be converted into a second bedroom, creating many possibilities for the space.
Other building amenities at 33 Sleeper Street include deeded courtyard parking just steps from the entrance, deeded storage, extra bike storage, in-unit washer and dryer, large closet space, a doorman and new elevators.
The location is unmatched, situated right in the heart of Boston’s newest restaurant row, just minutes from multiple transit lines and with easy access to the Financial District, Downtown and the rest of Boston.
Contact Kristy Ganong or Manuel Davis to find out more about this rare opportunity to own this beautiful Seaport District space.
319A Street, cradled in Fort Point, is a chic and contemporary loft-style building, designed with modernity in mind, yet staying true to the industrial history of the neighborhood. As residents enter through the lobby, they’re met with the industrial spirit and detail of the building’s past. Exposed bricks and beams are seen throughout the space and high ceilings sweep the interior with natural light. Inside the units, polished chrome fixtures, zebrawood finished cabinets and black granite countertops bring in the modern touches.
Originally built in 1914 by the Boston Wharf Company, 319A Street was the site to Kistler Leather Co.’s manufacturing facilities for the leather soles of shoes. 319A Street embraces the sophisticated and refined elements of the building, maintaining the heart of its history while bringing in functional, modern spaces. A freight elevator shaft is repurposed for cozy brick dens in a number of units, sliding tinned pulley doors mark the corridors, and tin shutters welcome residents to the lobby floor.
A roof deck gives residents breathtaking views of the surrounding neighborhood and Boston skyline. An indoor bike storage system and covered drive-through provides residents with updated amenities for all of the comforts of loft-style living.
The neighborhood of Fort Point just outside 319A Street’s walls is home to New England’s most established artists communities. A short distance down the street the Boston’s Children Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Art sit along the waterfront. District Hall, Boston’s newest innovation space is a few steps down the street on Seaport Boulevard. Restaurants such as Gather, oyster bar Row 34 and Bastille Kitchen, a contemporary French bistro, dot the sidewalks of the ever-evolving Seaport neighborhood. 319A Street houses its own fine dining with an on-site restaurant developed by the team from the Ceia Kitchen + Bar in Newburyport.
319A Street is a new development coming to market in 2016. 319A Street will have 48 unit loft-style condos from studios to two-bedroom units available. Email us at email@example.com for more information on reserving a home at 319A Street.
The 48 loft-style condos being built at Fort Point Channel are the first for sale options in the area in the last 10 years and Boston Residential Group is now ready to start taking reservations on the new homes in the coming week. In an article last week on Curbed, they announced that prices would be starting at $499,900 for a studio according to their sources. If reports are true that the studios will be around 400 sq. ft. then we are talking a price per square foot of more than $1,200. The building will also offer 1 and 2 Bedroom homes as part of the 48,000 square foot historic warehouse redevelopment. Amenities will include a community roof deck, unit storage and a cutting edge restaurant on the ground floor. The homes themselves will take advantage of the lofted ceilings, expansive windows and historical details of the old industrial building.
319A will dwarf its neighboring 315 on A apartment building which is already completed. They are commanding rents from $2,785 per month for a studio to $5,115 for a 1 bedroom penthouse. The Fort Point Channel area is certainly one that is highly sought after and the prices will certainly reflect that as these 319A units become available.
Rendering from Boston Redevelopment Authority Website
Paul Santucci, Director of Boston Lofts, is an expert in all things surrounding Boston Loft. He has a passion and a knowledge that is unmatched in the market and we are happy to have him as part of our team. Many lofts around the city were formed so that they could preserve the history of an old industrial building. Many developers have done great work in converting these existing spaces into unique living opportunities for consumers.
As Paul noted in a recent interview in Boston Agent Magazine, he loves the history of these homes: “Boston is a historic city, and lofts are a part of that amazing history. People live in the oldest schoolhouse in South Boston, which was renovated into fantastic lofts a few years ago. The Leather District has a building with a former steel fur vault, even previous churches and firehouses now house incredible homes. It’s fascinating when these type of structures are transformed and a new chapter is written into that history. Boston is proud of that history, and buyers here appreciate that history; as do I, which is why I love the specialty I’ve chosen.”
One of Paul’s favorite loft buildings is Court Square Press, a converted factory that combines open brick and beam design with spectacular amenities, all in a great location on West Broadway just steps from the T.
If you are looking for a loft, Paul is your guy.
Hear more from him on a recent Radio Interview where he discusses the Lifestyle of Loft Living.