This amazing six-room home dazzles the senses from the minute one sets foot in the gallery-like foyer with a huge coat closet.
A condominium that lives like a town-home in a stunning 12-story boutique building with large steel windows hugged by two shorter brick and beam dwellings located at 25 Channel Center St. in the Seaport District has the appeal and wow factor that astute homeowners are looking for.
Residence 204 is a dramatic 2,077-square-foot loft duplex with two bedroom and two-and-one-half baths listed by Lynne Zekis of Douglas Elliman for $1,625,000.
This amazing six-room home dazzles the senses from the minute one sets foot in the gallery-like foyer with a huge coat closet. Beautiful gleaming hardwood floors flow throughout the spacious open floor plan – perfect for entertaining – opening up to a dramatic 18-foot ceiling in the living room.
One wall showcases a custom built-in entertainment center; a niche for a large flat screen television is surrounded by storage cabinets. The adjacent wall of floor-to-ceiling windows with slider doors – dressed with softer-feel solar shades to filter the natural light without hampering the views – open to an impressive 6-by-20-foot deck – a perfect size to add an arrangement of comfortable seating – overlooking the cityscape.
Lower ceilings embrace the dining area and kitchen for an intimate food affair. The kitchen has been recently outfitted with new appliances – a stainless Sub-Zero refrigerator, Bosch oven and five-burner gas cooktop. The kitchen also includes a gorgeous peninsula with a glass bar added to the top with seating for three and an oversize deep sink. Custom countertops were built with Kitledge gray granite from Kitledge Quarry in New Hampshire.
French doors separate a boudoir from the living room, complete with built-in Murphy bed, sitting area with great views of the waterfront and an en suite bathroom, perfect for any guest.
A half bath, discreetly hidden, is easily accessible from the living room, as well.
A wide staircase leads to a huge private master suite. Gleaming Brazilian cherry wood floors, found throughout this level, greet you at the landing with open flexible space – ideal for an in-home office or sitting room.
“It’s got a loft feel looking down on the living room and out the windows” with sweeping views of the city. “This home reads 'open living' on both levels,” Zekis said.
Built-in drawers and cabinets as well as a built-in wardrobe hidden discreetly behind sliding doors are graced with the same cherry wood floors in the bedchamber.
A laundry area with a full size washer and dryer and a large walk-in closet leads to the bathroom, complete with a separate tub, frameless glass door shower. The long vanity has a Kitledge gray granite countertop with a single sink.
The pet-friendly building is mostly owner-occupied. The building is professionally managed by Barkan Management and has concierge services available 24/7. The common areas are impeccably clean. The building is also environmentally friendly – a trash room has been placed on every floor with separate containers for recyclables. There is also a fitness center.
The unit has direct access to one parking space and a bike storage unit in the underground garage.
“Empty nesters (and others) love the underground parking,” said Zekis.
It’s not only safe for the cars, but also for the people. There is no shoveling snow off the cars or walking in the rain to get to their cars. Should more parking be needed, Zekis said there is ample resident sticker parking behind the building as well as two indoor rental buildings and one outdoor rental area close by.
The building is in a great location. You’re “still in the city, but it’s not congested,” Zekis said. It’s quiet, even though you’re in the middle of everything.
“There really is a sense of community and neighborhood here,” Zekis said. Meeting friends, neighbors and family at any one of a myriad of culturally diverse options abound.
Adding to the neighborhood feel is Midway Artist Studios located at 15 Channel Center St., Boston’s largest permanent affordable live-work housing for artists. A hub for all disciplines and generations, successfully operating for 10 years, open studio events are held twice a year.
“You don’t even need a car,” Zekis said. “In fact, people on bicycles and scooters as well as on foot are becoming more of the norm in the area.”
It’s only a six-minute walk to the Seaport proper where you can join in all the waterfront action and take a stroll along the Harborwalk accommodating a variety of parks, paths and perks. For children or visiting grandchildren, the Boston Children’s Museum – the second oldest children’s museum in the United States – is located on the nearby Children’s Wharf.
Living at 25 Channel Center is also a diner’s dream – there is a choice of more than 30 restaurants in the area, 11 of which are on neighboring streets.
The building is within walking distance to public transportation. While there are MBTA buses traveling along various streets, scenic rides in water taxis connect to Long Wharf in downtown. The MBTA Silver Line Waterfront connects with Logan Airport and South Station, where buses, commuter rails, Amtrak’s Acela train and the MBTA red line subway interconnect for further destinations.
Access to major highways like Route 93 or the Mass Pike is just minutes away, as well.
The price point of the home, $1,625,000, brings the unit in at less than $800 per square foot. Coupled with a relatively low condo fee of $942 per month for a concierge building in this excellent location, the home is financially as well as aesthetically pleasing.
For more information about Residence 204 at 25 Channel Center St. contact Lynne Zekis of Douglas Elliman at 617-947-9500 or email@example.com.