This Waterfront home offers plenty of space and luxury
The stately brick structure at 100 Fulton St. has come a long way from housing turn-of-the-20th-century furniture manufacturing to harboring a 21st-century duplex, ready for your creative furniture arrangement, convivial entertaining and all-around good living in two trendy neighborhoods.
Straddling Boston’s buoyant, sparkling Waterfront and festive, food-filled North End, Unit 1M is part of the 67-unit Fulton Court Condominium. First built from 1883 to 1909 from classic designs by Samuel D. Kelley as the Daniel Goodnow Building, it served and employed North End Italian and Irish immigrants in the furniture-making, flag-weaving and awning-manufacturing trades.
This 2,226-square-foot unit flaunts the old building’s industrial mystique with a 12-foot ceiling, wood beams, brick walls and sweeping hardwood floors, repurposing them as studio-style spaces awaiting your domestic imagination. Complementing the flexibility is the convenience of public and private entries.
The public entry is from the marble-floored, Tuscan-columned, tray-ceilinged lobby with 24-hour concierge and access to your SUV-sized garage parking space, bike storage and the common courtyard.
The private entry at 98 Fulton St. goes directly into the living-dining room.
The lobby entry handily introduces a triangular coat closet with twin folding mirror doors - useful for both hanging up coats upon entering and neatening up in the mirror before leaving. The closet abuts a full tub/shower bath for coming in and cleaning up, which borders the kitchen for bolting in and chowing down.
The direct street entry lets dinner-party guests walk right in and join the fun in the living-dining room or in the media/game room downstairs, courtesy of the stairs beside the door. For movie or sports-watching nights, the living-dining room has a Panasonic flat-screen TV and the media/game room has a video projector with Sony stereo speakers.
A wall opening and a breakfast bar with a cantilevered circular end connect living-dining room and kitchen for ready food service. Organized around a vanilla-bean beige bullnose Corian counter, the kitchen has all-new stainless appliances: a LG two-door refrigerator with an icemaker in the freezer’s inner drawer, a LG four-burner smooth-top electric range with double oven, a Whirlpool microwave/vent and a Bosch dishwasher.
The angled corner sink comes complete with a retractable faucet, soap dispenser and hot-water spigot. Integrated into the classic wood cabinetry is a rack for wine bottles and wineglasses plus a triple cubby for more wine or champagne.
For private moments, the living-dining room accesses a home office and a bedroom. The office, painted in a calming celadon green, is brightened by two floor-to-ceiling windows such as those by the living-dining-room entrance.
A Plexiglas skylight lets light from the office’s windows into the media/game room. The office can be transformed into a bedroom suite by installing a closet on the facing wall and replacing the skylight with a full bath that lets the upper parts of the windows lighten the new bedroom. Or the wall between office and living-dining room can be removed to expand the latter into a vast great room illuminated by the full front window-wall.
The next-door bedroom contains a sizable closet with a mirror slider for dressing, a wall attachment for a flat-screen TV and two small geometric shelves for knickknacks, figurines or small books. The bedroom and office can merge into a primary bedroom suite with a bath by the windows.
Free of columns and partitions, the 768-square-foot media/game room with track lighting along its sturdy ceiling beams is ultra-flexible for many different uses: home theater, bar, lounge, gym, poolroom, exhibit space, etc. For starters, it comes with a billiard table - complete with balls, a triangular ball rack and cue sticks in a wall rack.
As mentioned, the stereo video projector is set up for showtime with a white wall designated for the screen. Alongside this is a wall-height double mirror panel for aerobics or ballet practice. The corner cedar closet for seasonal clothing storage has angled shoe shelves. Long shelf units for books and artwork, or bottles and glasses for a bar, run along two walls. A full-length art-gallery wall is here as well.
Through a door is a bedroom/office suite with a Carrara marble bath - modernized with a designer pedestal sink, an all-mirror medicine cabinet, an advanced shower with body sprays and fixed and hand-held shower heads, and a wall-length shelf unit with green frosted-glass sliders. The bedroom has a cedar-lined walk-in closet and connection to the media/game room. The office exits to a common hall to the garage, two elevators and a mirror-walled gym with free weights and professional exercise equipment.
The most exciting common amenities are Waterfront and North End neighborhood offerings: Boston Harbor Islands cruises, the Boston Sailing Center, the Harborwalk, the New England Aquarium, seafood restaurants, more Italian ristoranti and caffè than you can count, and historic sites on the Freedom Trail. These include the home of Midnight Rider Paul Revere and the Old North Church where Revere ordered sexton Robert Newman to hang two lanterns in the steeple to alert the public that British troops were heading to Lexington and Concord by sea, not by land, thus triggering the American Revolution.
Up the trail are historic gravesites in Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, including those of Robert Newman and Edmund Hartt, shipbuilder of the USS Constitution down the trail at the Charlestown Navy Yard.
Offered at $1.37 million, Unit 1M at 100 Fulton St. presents a rare opportunity to customize your space to your taste and live and entertain to the hilt.
For more information, contact Todd Anzlovar of Coldwell Banker Realty at 508-264-2104 or Todd.Anzlovar@nemoves.com.
- “Copp’s Hill Burying Ground,” The Freedom Trail Foundation, Boston Parks & Recreation, 2020, https://www.thefreedomtrail.org/trail-sites/copps-hill-burying-ground
- Dello Russo, Nick, “Historic Neighborhood Photo: Fulton Street Warehouses,” North End Waterfront.com, April 2, 2019, https://northendwaterfront.com/2019/04/historic-neighborhood-photo-fulton-street-warehouses
- McDonough, Judith, “Fulton Street – Commercial Street HD (1999 Amendment),” National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, National Park Service, NPS Form 10-900, file://localhost/Users/toddlarson/Documents/ BUSINESS/The Writer/BOSTON HOMES/85. 100 Fulton St. %231M, Waterfront-North End/00000160.pdf
- “Our History: History of Old North Church,” The Old North Church & Historic Site, 2020, www.oldnorth.com/learn/our-history
Address: 100 Fulton St., Unit 1M, Waterfront/North End
BR/BA: Two bedrooms plus two offices, two full bathrooms
Size: 2,226 square feet
Housing type: Duplex condominium
Price: $1.37 million
Condo fee: $1,174/month, includes water, sewer, master insurance, security, elevator, exterior and courtyard maintenance, snow removal, exercise room.
Taxes: $13,854 (2020)
Parking: Deeded garage parking space
Year built: 1883-1909, renovated 1986
Number of units: 67
Number of floors: Five
Features: High ceilings, track lighting, hardwood flooring, new high-efficiency central heating and air conditioning, Nest thermostat with smartphone remote control, living-dining room with flat-screen TV, media/game room with home theater, updated kitchen with electric cooking and stainless steel appliances, primary bath with state-of-the-art shower and wall of linen/medicine shelves with frosted-glass sliders, extra room for home office or storage, cedar walk-in closets, in-unit laundry.
Building amenities: Two elevators, fitness center, community pool, common courtyard, 24-hour concierge, onsite professional management.
Close by: Shopping and dining; public parks; Harborwalk; Boston Harbor and Harbor Islands cruises from Long Wharf; Boston Sailing Center; New England Aquarium; public transit; Downtown Crossing and Financial District; 15-minute walk to Seaport District.
Contact: Todd Anzlovar, Coldwell Banker Realty