28 Atlantic Ave. #436, Boston
Size: 2,584 square feet
Yes, it is possible for a loft to be sleek and cozy at the same time—this waterfront duplex is living proof. Ample exposed brick and timber posts remain from the building’s first life as a 19th-century shipping warehouse, instilling converted character and a warm-toned palette into the home. But an array of contemporary amendments, such as recessed lighting, glass-framed stairs, and several custom-designed elements have brought in a modern day polish.
If you fall for the bedroom on sight, you’re in luck: The built-in bespoke bed and Argentinian leather headboard (handily affixed with a pair of reading lights) that runs the length of the room are staying with the unit. The connecting dressing room is another fixture that will thankfully stick around. A full-length mirror, several open shelves, and a dresser made of koa wood with lighted drawers for delicate accessories like watches and eyewear furnish the carpeted closet. The adjoining bathroom is similarly luxe, complete with a steam room, Toto bidet, and heated towel racks.
As enticing as all of the high-tech and expertly crafted features are, one of the condo’s most covetable aspects is wonderfully analog: its balconies. There are two of them, actually—one overhanging from each level, opening off the upper level living room and lower level office. Each perch spans an extra 100 feet or so to sit out and take in views of the downtown skyline and harbor.
For information, contact Carmela Laurella, CL Properties, clproperties.com.
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