Converted from an old warehouse in 2004 in a down-to-the-skin renovation, 35 Channel Center is basically a “new” building within an old shell.
Sophisticated, luxurious and flawlessly designed, this stunning loft has another important amenity: location. On a one-block street in one of the most exciting districts in the city - the Seaport - this renovated home at 35 Channel Center, Residence 211, demonstrates that everything old can not only be very new again, but also gorgeous and appealing.
Converted from an old warehouse in 2004 in a down-to-the-skin renovation, 35 Channel Center is basically a “new” building within an old shell. Although the brick-and-beam charm remains, contemporary sensibilities were addressed.
In addition to 21st century electrical, plumbing and heating systems, the building has other modern features such as poured concrete between every floor for soundproofing.
Lynne Zekis of Otis & Ahearn Real Estate has listed this 1,353-square-foot unit with one bedroom (plus den), one full bathroom and one half bath for $1,389,000. One garage parking space with a second available to rent is also part of the deal.
In this “true loft” home where open concept is the rule, luxury and beauty with a touch of the unexpected are also standard.
Soaring 12-foot ceilings have wide plank pine boards tucked in between original exposed beams are accented with polished concrete floors. Custom lighting highlights it all. Even “expected” features are extraordinary.
The galley kitchen is one example. Here, custom wood cabinets with a high gloss, white lacquer finish line one wall in the galley kitchen. These are, however, more than easy on the eyes. Consider that the all-wood cabinets have dovetail drawers and all doors have metal banding. The “pantry” includes a pullout pot rack plus pullout shelving that loads on two sides.
Cabinets - including the ones overhead with lift-up or gull-wing doors - surround a Wolf five-burner gas stove with a stainless steel hood complemented by a custom designed glass backsplash that sparkles under pin ceiling lights. Honed Carrera marble in a waterfall design tops the long center island with several drawers that also seat five.
A Ruvati faucet is over the deep stainless steel sink. The kitchen also has a Jenn-Air French door refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher.
Four over-sized, two-over-two windows in an exposed brick wall are the backdrop for the huge living-dining areas. This very flexible space handles a variety of seating arrangements in addition to being able to seat at least eight for dinner comfortably.
Adjacent open space currently used as an office (this also has two windows) can easily become a private enclosed office or even a second bedroom by adding a wall on one side. The other side is already in place.
A unique wall - about 10-feet long, eight-plus feel high and some two-feet wide - isn’t a wall at all, but a custom California closet filled with specialized hanging spaces, shelving, etc. This very practical and attractive piece that has linen and wood sliding doors could be “the” closet for a second bedroom. Simply add a doorway wall to enclose the office area, et voila.
Expand the spacious half bathroom directly across from this area that already has a Duravit sink and Toto commode into a full-size loo and this residence becomes a two-bedroom, two-bath home. Installing a shower is very doable as the plumbing is already in place and this room is large enough to handle the addition.
Now the other “side” of this storage wall is in the step-up master suite doing double duty as a headboard for the king-size bed with built-in nightstands (with three drawers each, of course) topped by cabinets and three overhead cubbies. An exposed brick wall with two oversized two-over-two windows (with the same metal eyebrow topper as in the main living area) complemented by hardwood engineered white oak with a fumed (i.e., smoked) finish (this can be sanded many times) maintain the industrial chic ambiance.
Almost floor-to-ceiling and open, (sans doors) a custom “closet” that is approximately 11 feet high and 10 feet wide with five drawers, eight pullout shelves, numerous cubbies and specialized hanging spaces is on way to the en suite bathroom. Creating a personal art gallery on the opposite wall is very doable.
Full panel French doors open to a luxurious bathroom. While the ceiling is slightly lower (maybe nine feet high), this is a large space with all the amenities, including a Toto sink and a built-in Maax soaking tub with a ceramic tile surround accented by three “lines” of white subway tile.
The shower has a ceramic tile surround, too, and Ann Sacks penny tile on the “floor” plus a frameless glass door. A built-in floating linen closet with the same lacquer finish as the kitchen cabinets has a hidden laundry hamper.
Storage was not overlooked either. A massive utility/laundry closet with ample room for additional storage and a stackable washer/dryer (full size, too) is adjacent to a huge custom coat closet that goes up to the ceiling. In fact, the amount of available storage is amazing.
There will be an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8.