On the Market: A Cool and Classy Loft in Dorchester
Polished concrete floors, courtyard views, and creative partitions within an open layout make this home even chicer than your average loft.
944 Dorchester Ave. #33, Dorchester
Size: 1,114 square feet
All lofts seem to have some intangible cool factor, but this one is particularly alluring. There are the tall ceilings, wooden beams, and oversized windows that look out onto the courtyard—you can thank its past as a printing press factory for those industrial details. And then there are more recent additions, such as the half wall with an illuminated cap that separates the dining area from the living room, and the glamorous Restoration Hardware chandelier.
Another creative way that the vast open loft creates pockets of privacy is with a sleeping loft and attached set of stairs, which is actually a stand-alone steel structure. A white lacquer typically reserved for yacht paint jobs spruces up the wooden stairs, so that they look almost like marble. In addition to the raised platform, the spacious area below carves out a nice rectangle of room for a small office.
Beyond one navy accent wall, gray tones prevail throughout this unit, from the polished concrete floors to the silvery cabinetry. The monochromatic aesthetic is undoubtedly chic, but it also leaves plenty of room for a new owner’s flair—pops of color and playful textures are highly encouraged. Should you ever feel like leaving your swanky loft, the JFK/UMass stop is a five-minute walk away, and a parking spot comes with the place.
For information, contact Michael Carucci, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, gibsonsothebysrealty.com
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