On the Market: An Enchanting Penthouse in the North End
Vaulted ceilings, a private deck, and a wood-burning fireplace grace these three levels of living space.
90 Commercial St. Unit 4B, Boston
Much like the neighborhood surrounding it, this North End penthouse is an ode to old meets new. With top-floor views looking out into the glassy high-rises of the Financial District and a front door four minutes from the Paul Revere House, the combination of wood beam ceilings and stainless steel appliances in this 1850 construction makes perfect sense.
Built-in bookshelves greet newcomers in the entry hall of this tri-level, setting the stage for a bookish ambiance. Upstairs in the living room, warm wood vaulted ceilings and exposed brick walls make the space feel like a sepia fantasy, sans filter. A huge brick fireplace merges with the room’s architecture to complete the cabin-meets-condo style. A wall of floor-to-ceiling glass doors breaks the earthy color palette, and opens onto the 20-foot-long private deck. Head to the top-floor loft to take a load off in one of two large bedrooms, or step outside into Christopher Columbus Park, the gorgeous patch of green that abuts the waterfront—and this Commercial Street retreat.
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