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On the Market: A Riverside Condo in a Converted Chocolate Factory

No, it's not a chocolate river, but it does offer some pretty nice views. Located in the Lower Mill Lofts, this Dorchester home is rich with history.


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1255 Adams St, Unit WM205
Price: $659,000
Size: 1,276 square feet
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1.5

Like Willy Wonka’s, this former chocolate factory also features a river—though this one isn’t made of chocolate. Situated next to the Neponset River, what was once the Baker Chocolate Factory complex has since been converted into a series of stylish condos, thanks to 30-plus years of renovations.

Inside this top-floor unit, you won’t find any candy-flavored wallpaper, but hints of its history as the headquarters for the country’s oldest chocolate producer remain. Exposed brick accent walls and metal pipes set an industrial tone, while 12-foot ceilings and 14-foot-wide arched windows amp up the scale of the loft. And better yet, the glass semicircles grant incredible views to the river below. Though the Lower Mills condo is in the midst of a city, the condo’s previous owners recall seeing nature all around, from otters and beavers to Blue Heron and giant turtles. And, by virtue of the loft layout, you can be on wildlife watch from the kitchen, living room, dining room, and even bedroom.

Beyond the original features visible throughout the home, the renovations brought a modern, simple sheen to the loft: dark hardwood floors all over, stainless appliances in the galley kitchen, and, if not a Great Glass Elevator, a sleek glass-doored shower in the full bath.

The Water Mill building and its encompassing Lofts at Lower Mills offer extra perks, too. There’s an indoor pool and hot tub, free storage space, riverfront patio, and a fitness center that will soon see a massive makeover. And best of all, when you have company over, you’ll have a pretty neat story to tell.

Note: This listing is not yet on MLS, but the agent is currently scheduling private showings. For more information, contact Jaclyn Leclair, Compass, compass.com.

Photo via Compass

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