Beaming with Potential

For sale: a smart loft in an 1800s Commerical Wharf warehouse.

on the market

photograph courtesy of otis & ahearn real estate

Address: 53 Commercial Wharf East #53, Boston
Stats: Three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, 2,600 square feet, two parking spaces
Listing Price: $2,495,000
Listing Agent: Elaine Dolley, Otis & Ahearn, 617-331-0243,

For those looking for an outdoor grilling space with waterfront views in time for sailing season, this smart loft in an 1800s Commercial Wharf warehouse has all you could want. The two-story condo boasts a private entrance and an open-concept main level, with bedrooms tucked below. Original ceiling beams, painted brick, and maple floors create the perfect blank canvas for bold design choices. 


The kitchen’s solid cherry cabinetry could be enhanced with (1) cheeky Marcel Wanders for Moooi barstools and an (2) industrial-style dual faucet from Waterworks

living room

The open living space demands a big statement such as the (3) “Mah Jong” modular sofa by Hans Hopfer for Roche Bobois (with couture upholstery by Jean Paul Gaultier) framing a (4) Richard Schultz for Knoll “Petal” teak coffee table, which would bring modern panache to the historical space. Lastly, a glamorous pendant like the (5) Oly “Annika” chandelier would add a touch of glitter and glam.

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