On the Market: A Waterfront Penthouse in a Rare North End Building
Live in one of the country's oldest examples of cast-iron architecture, and ogle the city skyline from its top floor.
120 Fulton St. #Ph 7A, Boston
Size: 1,707 square feet
The cast-iron facade of this historical construction isn’t just nice to look at—it’s one of the oldest buildings of its kind in the country, and said to be the oldest cast-iron-front edifice in New England. Originally built as the McLauthlin Elevator Company, it has since been converted into a series of sumptuous condos. When you walk into the complex, you can still see the original posts and beams before the elevator whisks you up to the top floor.
This two-bedroom unit may not have any of the giant Palladian windows you can see from street level, but as the penthouse, it does have something better: two separate, private decks. One, a square terrace with views into the North End, belongs to the master bedroom. The other, which you can see through the floor-to-ceiling windows and doors in the living room, clocks in at 300 square feet and showcases vistas into the Financial District and out to the Boston Harbor.
Balancing out all of that glass are engineered wood floors, spots of exposed red brick, and gorgeous timber beams running the length of the 10-foot ceilings. The 1,700-square-foot home is a pleasing blend of posh waterfront appeal (see: the skylit dining area) and cozy North End charm (the carpeted bedroom with a wood-burning brick fireplace), ensuring that it’s anything but a personality-free penthouse. And, in keeping with the fusion of styles, you can leave the iron building behind and reach either the Paul Revere House or the Harborwalk in less than five minutes on foot.
For information, contact Carmela Laurella, CL Properties, clproperties.com.
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