On the Market: A SoWa Loft with an Avant-Garde Twist
Complete with a Jacuzzi tub and sweeping skyline views—and that's not even the coolest part.
1180 Washington St #300, Boston
Size: 1,897 square feet
Think fast: open-concept living or a floor plan that prioritizes privacy?
Amazingly, this South End condo doesn’t make you choose. Before this two-bedroom was an entirely customizable space, it was just a long hall, bookended by windows. Now, sliding dividers, semi-transparent panels, and angled walls work cohesively to create a home that can be as open or closed as you’re feeling on a given day.
The building elevator can carry you up to the third floor, where this distinctive loft resides. A medley of natural and man-made materials dress the unit, resulting in a laid back yet futuristic aesthetic. Some walls made of brushed aluminum conceal tons of storage space, while other walls are only visible when you want them to be—wooden screens sit on tracks to easily slide into place when nudged, partitioning off both bedrooms as needed.
If you’re looking to take a break after moving your walls around, do so in a Jacuzzi bathtub bubble bath, or the curved built-in chaise lounge that looks out onto a green Peter’s Park.
Other elements add interest: Carrera marble and green limestone mingle in the bathrooms, and maple adorns the living area floors to match the master bedroom’s built-in bed. Back-lit doors made of hand-cut polycarbonate—a strong, translucent plastic—enclose the office and walk-in closet, keeping the visual pollution of papers and clothes out of sight while simultaneously creating a massive light box that brightens the loft.
If that’s not all enough, head up to the unit’s private roof deck for a surreal view: Watch the sky around an uninterrupted Back Bay horizon melt from a sherbet sunrise to a cotton candy twilight.
For information, contact Cathy Marotta, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, gibsonsothebysrealty.com
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