On the Market: A Sunny and Art-Filled Loft in Chelsea
Formerly home to Brown Shoe Company, famous for its mascot Buster Brown, this industrial building now belongs to the 100 trendy units of Spencer Lofts.
60 Dudley St. #315, Chelsea
Size: 1,131 square feet
Before it was the sun-filled home it is today, this space was a factory for Brown Shoe Company, famous for its early 1900s ads and commercials with cartoon character Buster Brown and his dog, Tige. Converted into 100 lofts in 2004, the building’s concrete floors and Mary Janes were pushed aside for hardwood and sophisticated furnishings. But even amongst this penthouse’s many pieces of bold artwork and large-leafed plants, there are leftover details from its factory days—exposed ductwork, oversized windows, and 14-foot ceilings made of 100-year-old oak.
The unit’s open layout makes it feel even larger than its impressive 1,131 square feet. The living room spreads out in front of a massive window, which easily illuminates the kitchen, too. Stainless appliances and frosted glass cabinetry with undermount lighting maintain the light-filled environment, and the L-shaped cooking center keeps the space open.
Beyond the ability to totally customize the massive walls and windows with your own personal taste, this condo comes with a few added perks. In-unit laundry and two deeded parking spaces are included in the price, and the building, called Spencer Lofts, offers a gym, roof deck, grill stations, and bike storage. The five-mile commute to Boston is pretty sweet too, and if you can’t fit enough art inside the loft itself, Spencer Lofts’ on-site art gallery gives you the chance to appreciate plenty more.
For information, contact Jeffrey Bowen, Boston Harbor Real Estate, chelsearealestate.com
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