On the Market: A Converted Condo in a Former Chocolate Mill
This former factory still sports industrial traits like exposed brick and beams, oversized windows, and even the lingering scent of the chocolate once churned here.
1245 Adams Street #B404, Dorchester
Size: 1,856 square feet
Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 partial
If you grew up reading Roald Dahl, there’s a chance you may have once dreamed of having adventures in a chocolate factory. While Boston is hardly the setting of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this condo in Dorchester is probably as close as you’re going to get. And the story behind it is worthy of its own novel: the building was built in 1895 as a chocolate mill, and operated by a Boston-area business whose roots in the area pre-date the Revolutionary War.
Traces of this unit’s former life are evident in its design. You’ll get exposed brick accents in every room, loft-style posts and beams, and seven oversized windows reminiscent of the factory that once operated there. Through these, you can spy the other historic Mills buildings that make up the complex. There’s even rumors you can still catch a whiff of chocolate as you walk throughout the building.
While this space was once a work site for many, for its new owner, it makes the ideal place to relax. The two-bedroom unit comes with a large eat-in kitchen, which opens up to a sunny living room and dining room. The main bedroom suite comes with a soaking tub, glassed shower, and custom walk-in closet. The second bedroom has its own walk-in closet and bathroom, plus views of the Neponset River. And it comes with a wall of custom cabinet/bookcases—a book lover’s dream come true. There’s also a separate office if you’re still working from home.
If you’re of a literary persuasion, it’s not just the unit itself that’ll wow you, but the complex as a whole, which has two resident lending libraries and its own book club. You’ll also have access to a fitness center, an indoor heated lap pool, and a function room you can rent out for private events. There’s also bike storage where you can keep your bicycle when you’re not riding around one of the many neighborhood parks.
For more information, contact Leslie Will, Coldwell Banker Realty – Milton, coldwellbankerhomes.com.
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