On the Market: A Unique Loft in the Leather District
Its rolled terracotta ceilings are quite the rare find.
121 Beach St. #603, Leather District
Size: 1,687 square feet
The definition of a loft can be difficult to pin down. Sometimes it refers to a sort of mezzanine level, sometimes it’s a synonym for an attic, and sometimes it’s used as a euphemism for a home with a relatively open layout. But this Leather District condo is a loft in the most classic sense. Constructed at the beginning of the 20th century as a site for leather companies to sell their wares, the building was repurposed into residences in 1998.
The result? A wide open unit, covered in exposed brick and paved with original maple floors. Look up to appreciate the rare rolled brick and terracotta ceilings 11 feet above—though the view might trick you into believing you’ve wandered into a Spanish wine cellar, a quick glance through the arched windows out at the downtown skyline will bring you back home.
For a true loft feel, the living room, kitchen, dining area, and one bedroom can be left as one long rectangle of space. Should you want to create a visual or sound barrier, though, two separate sets of frosted and transparent glass sliding doors can create a temporary wall between the bedroom and living area.
Situated right next to Chinatown, blocks from downtown, and just across the bridge from the Seaport, this converted loft leaves plenty of room for choice both inside and out.
For information, contact Richard Greer, Kimball Borgo Real Estate, mybostonloft.com
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