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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