Affordable living in luxurious Port 45 one-bedroom home

TODD LARSON
CORRESPONDENT
The living-dining area offers a sunny corner exposure from three double windows. Their translucent blinds can be manually pulled up from the bottom or down from the top to adjust the light quality.

In 2017-2018, ICON Architecture of Boston designed a true icon of layout, light, luxury and location in South Boston: Port 45 at 45 West Third St.

What’s especially iconic about this 105-unit, five-floor condominium is its E-shaped, block-long plan and floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing all units the optimum exposure from two courtyards and four streets.

Adding to the iconography of Port 45 is the metal-frame-canopied central entry bay that welcomes residents and visitors to a two-story atrium lobby “highlighted by a vertical pattern of light.”

Adding to the iconography is the metal-frame-canopied central entry bay that welcomes residents and visitors to a two-story atrium lobby “highlighted by a vertical pattern of light,” according to ICON’s website, plus a comfortable sitting area of tufted sofas and plush easy-chairs.

Port 45’s other icons of upscale living include a friendly, helpful 24-hour concierge; a shared gym with a full range of state-of-the-art fitness equipment; an on-site parking garage with an electric-car charging station and an adjacent dog run; and a common club room that opens to a roof deck with grills and ample space to host a small party amid stunning views stretching out to Seaport, the South End and downtown Boston.

This says a lot about the location.

“Port 45 responds to its location at the intersection of Boston’s most vibrant neighborhoods - where South Boston, Seaport and South End meet,” explains ICON’s website. “The exterior of Port 45 draws upon the predominant materials of the surrounding neighborhoods with the use of grey brick and metal shingles and panels; however, the scale and detailing of these elements are decidedly modern.”

These elements are echoed in Unit 221 where modern design, grey and purple wall treatments, and gleaming metal appliances and fixtures form a one-bedroom, one-bath unit that seems bigger and brighter than its 865 square feet. This home is being offered by Craig Brody of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

The convenience and beauty of this home begins as you enter the spacious foyer.

It offers a sunny open-concept common area, an open island kitchen, a walk-in dressing closet linking the full bath and full-size bedroom into a continuous suite, and central convenience to all rooms that parallels the building’s central location to multiple neighborhoods, amenities and transit routes.

A frosted double French door introduces an office so you can come home and get right down to work. A tall double window keeps out dark corners in the office, aided by a clerestory window that brings in light from the living-dining-kitchen space.

The convenience begins as you enter the foyer. Straight ahead, a frosted double French door introduces an office so you can come home and get right down to work. A tall double window keeps out dark corners in the office, aided by a clerestory window that brings in light from the living-dining-kitchen space.

A left-hand coat closet and a right-hand pantry closet transition you from the foyer into the central open hall, which accesses everything equally - the kitchen at right if you’re hungry, the living-dining room and bedroom straight ahead if you’re tired, and the bathroom on the left, preceded by a closeted Miele washer/dryer. There’s room to spare in the hall for a sitting area if you just can’t wait to sit down.

The kitchen reflects the living-dining-room light with white stone marble island and wall counters and light grayscale mosaic tile backsplash walls, brightening all your culinary activities.

The kitchen reflects the living-dining room light with a white stone marble island and wall counters and light grayscale mosaic tile backsplash walls, brightening all your culinary activities. Ready for them are a full Bosch stainless appliance set: a microwave in the island, a refrigerator with water/ice dispenser, a five-burner gas range and a dishwasher paneled into the off-white woodgrain cabinetry. The deep stainless sink has a gooseneck faucet.

For food/cocktail service convenience, the kitchen opens right out to the living-dining area that has a sunny corner exposure from three double windows. Their translucent blinds can be manually pulled up from the bottom or down from the top to adjust the light quality. The solid wall has ample space for a wide-screen TV, an entertainment center or artwork.

The bedroom’s exterior walls jut out of the unit’s foursquare floor plan for more sleeping/sitting space. This yields an alcove for a window-side sitting area beside the bed. Another wall is partially set back for a dresser by the door.

The abutting bedroom’s exterior walls jut out of the unit’s foursquare floor plan for more sleeping/sitting space. This yields an alcove for a window-side sitting area beside the bed. Another wall is partially set back for a dresser by the door.

Tiled in Calacatta marble, the bathroom comes complete with a tub/shower combo and a mirrored vanity that forms a unit with a medicine/linen cabinet stack.

The walk-in dressing closet forms a smooth transition between bed and bath. Tiled in Calacatta marble, the bath comes complete with a tub/shower combo and a mirrored vanity that forms a unit with a medicine/linen cabinet stack.

If privacy is your thing for rooftop entertaining, Unit 221 has its own deeded roof space for the equivalent of an outdoor living room with direct views stretching from South Boston to the Back Bay.

Port 45 is a short walk to the MBTA’s Red Line subway at Broadway to South Station, Downtown Crossing and Cambridge; Bus 9 to the Back Bay and Pleasure Beach/Castle Island; Bus 11 to the Financial District and City Point parks; local recreation spaces such as A Street Park and Flaherty Park; art exhibits at Artists for Humanity; and numerous restaurants, cafés and boutiques. Connections to the Mass. Pike, Route 1 and I-93 are handy as well.

Offered at $899,999, Unit 221 at 45 West Third St. pushes modernism to the max to create a compact, but comprehensive condo that is an icon of convenience in all departments, from floor circulation to city location to accessible transportation.

For more information, contact Craig Brody at 617-519-1480 or Craig.Brody@elliman.com.

There will be an open house from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15.

What’s especially iconic about this 105-unit, five-floor condominium building is its E-shaped, block-long plan and floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing all units the optimum exposure from two courtyards and four streets.

DETAILS:

Address: 45 West Third St., Unit 221, South Boston

BR/BA: One bedroom, one full bathroom

Configuration: One-level condominium

Size: 865 square feet

Price: $899,999

Condo fee: $430/month, including heat, hot water, reserve funds, refuse removal, concierge, landscaping, master insurance

Taxes: $685/month, $8,225/year

Parking: One space in ground-level garage

Total number of units: 105

Year built: 2017-2018

Features: High ceilings, recessed lighting, hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, central heating and air conditioning, open kitchen with island and Bosch stainless appliances with gas cooking, sunny corner exposure with top and bottom translucent blinds in open-concept living-dining area, home office off foyer, walk-in dressing closet connecting bedroom with full marble bathroom, in-unit laundry, private deeded roof space

Building amenities: 24-hour concierge, elevator, fitness center, fifth-floor club room opening to common roof deck, two courtyards, atrium lobby, electric-car charging station in on-site garage, dog run, pet-friendly association

Close by: Houses of worship, schools, shopping and dining, Artists for Humanity art center, public parks, public transit, fitness centers, five-minute walks to the Financial and Seaport districts, 15-minute walks to the South Boston Waterfront, Carson Beach, Marine Park, Castle Island and Seaport District

Contact: Craig Brody of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Phone: 617-519-1480

Email: Craig.Brody@elliman.com

Website: https://www.elliman.com/massachusetts/sales/detail/595-l-658-101_72906938/45-w-3rd-street-south-boston-boston-ma-02127

Open house: Saturday, Jan. 15, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.