Beautiful corner gem in Seaport Lofts ready for you
The Seaport Lofts at 437 D St. in the Seaport is one of the most authentic loft buildings in Boston. The building used to be a factory specializing in vanilla and spices with big machines and soaring ceilings and large windows occupying the fifth floor.
In 1994, the building was converted into 43 deluxe condominiums, blending the hallmarks of loft-style living – thick cement walls, tall columns, soaring ceilings and oversized windows – with contemporary amenities.
Currently on the fifth floor is Unit 5C, a corner condominium that showcases those 18-foot soaring ceilings and oversized windows. The southern exposures bathe the 1,401 square feet of living space with amazing natural light.
Allison Mazer of Compass is marketing this unit for $1,250,000.
Expect to be delighted by the voluminous open layout, minimalist industrial style and the custom fits and finishes throughout this home.
Upon entering the unit, you and your guests are greeted with a lovely little entryway furnished with a chest and a round, patterned rug on the dark stained wide-plank hardwood floor. A coat closet is on the right.
Your eyes will then be drawn to the highlight of the home – the bright, wide open living space – proffering an extraordinary look of a sleek, contemporary design that is waiting for your personal touches.
The kitchen is crisp and modern with shining white and glass cabinetry, marble countertops and a subway tile backsplash.
Any home chef will enjoy the stainless steel Jenn-Air appliances. A gas range sits in an alcove with a convenient wall-mounted pot-filler faucet. A French door refrigerator and a dishwasher sit on either side of the double sink with a goose neck faucet illuminated by under-cabinet lighting.
Three pendant light fixtures are suspended over the island with a raised stainless steel breakfast bar and plenty of storage plus a built-in microwave.
On the opposite side of island/breakfast bar is a spacious area for a dining table. The back wall has a gas fireplace with a beautiful stainless steel surround that complements the stainless kitchen amenities. Generous open shelving sits on either side - ready to showcase your books and objet de art.
Below are two closed cabinets with corresponding counter tops, affording another cohesive look. A wine refrigerator shares this space – making it a perfect area for hosting.
At the far end of the expansive space is plenty of room for seating of choice, including sofas, chairs and tables.
To one side is another nook with an opaque window and built in cabinetry (matching the kitchen design) topped with a lengthy bamboo counter. This might be an ideal place for a media center with plenty of space to store paraphernalia.
When you’re standing in the living area, you’ll notice how spacious, bright and quiet it is. The thick cement walls and double-paned glass windows keep the noise out while the multiple mullioned-windows on two walls offer city and distant water views.
A bedroom – used for guests, a den, an office or a combination – has built-in cabinetry, a walk-in closet and lots of room for a king-size bed and other furniture. Track lighting keeps the vibe industrial. An opaque window sits adjacent to the living area.
A full bathroom has a shower with a glass enclosure. A vessel sink sits on a long marble countertop, complemented by a wall-covering, and a linen closet keeps bedding and towels organized.
One of the unique features in this home is the loft master suite where privacy is the utmost luxury.
This private space can be reached by a short staircase. A modern cabled railing provides a nice design detail.
Spacious enough for a king-sized bed, nightstands and a comfortable chair, the master bedroom feels like a cozy hide-away. A wall of glass overlooks the living area – looking down gives you a sense of just how lofty and amazing the living space is. Curtains hang from a rod for a good night of sleep, but when they are drawn back, the wall of tall windows below keeps the room bathed in sun and the outside views plentiful.
A walk-through closet has lots of hanging room for your wardrobe, built-in dressers for folded clothes and shelves for shoes. A very deep storage closet offers a place for luggage, seasonal items and anything else you could possibly need to stash there.
A laundry closet holds a stacked, compact Miele washer and dryer.
The master bath is spacious and satisfying. Dark gray slate tile on the floor grounds the room and complements the light gray veins in the white marble countertop on the double vanity. Shining glass tiles on the wall provide a pretty accent for the deep jetted tub - a perfect place to take a long, luxurious and lulling bubble bath.
The glass-enclosed steam shower lets you energize while getting clean. It offers two shower heads, including a hand-held body spray, and a river stone floor for a massage underfoot.
Two of the biggest advantages are actually outside the home. A garage parking space is not only deeded, but well-located - just a few steps from the elevator and right near the exit to the street. Up on the roof is another great amenity: access to an attractive common deck with water views.
There was a time not too long ago when the Seaport area was mostly parking lots and potential. Now, it’s where you’ll find the hottest Boston restaurants, new retail establishments, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Lawn on D and plenty of other things to do.
There are lots of options to get around: walking, biking, catching public transportation (Silver Line, Red Line, buses) or driving. With your new home on D Street in the Seaport Lofts, you’ll be close to all of it.
Address: 437 D St., Unit 5C, Seaport District
BR/BA: Two bedrooms and two full bathrooms
Year built: 1920, converted to lofts in 1994, renovated in 2009
Size: 1,401 square feet
Association fee: $411.89/month
Taxes: $9,957 (2019 – without residential exemption)
Features of building: Former 1920 factory building with thick cement walls, tall columns and soaring ceilings, this has been converted into 43 luxury loft units in professionally-managed, pet friendly elevator building with underground garage parking and a large common roof deck with water views.
Features of unit: Sun-splashed corner condo with open floor plan, oversized windows, dark wide-plank hardwood floors and contemporary finishes; marble countertops, stainless steel breakfast bar, and remote-controlled gas fireplace add luxury; chef’s kitchen with high-end Jenn-Air stainless steel appliances, gas cooking, and sleek white cabinetry; generous storage throughout; bar area has lots of shelving, cabinetry and an under-counter wine refrigerator to help with hosting; laundry area has stacked Miele washer and dryer; guest bedroom has walk-in closet and full bathroom; upstairs master suite features roomy walk-through closet, deep storage space and luxe bathroom with glassed-in steam shower and jetted tub.
Close by: New, stylish restaurants, shopping and sight-seeing in the Seaport District; Boston Convention Center; outdoor space and events at Lawn on D; easy access to Silver Line and Red Line at South Station; Logan Airport; Massachusetts Turnpike; Route 93; Storrow Drive.
Contact: Allison Mazer, The Mazer Group, Compass
Website: www.compass.com or www.compass.com/agents/allison-mazer