Impeccable Waterfront home with lots of luxury at Folio Boston

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The open dining area has a nice city view. Its chandelier is elegant and contemporary.

Located in the Custom House Historic District, a quick walk to the Financial District and near the Waterfront, Seaport and Rose Kennedy Greenway, Folio Boston is a luxury, full-service concierge elevator building that offers an unusual contrast.

Part of the development is a stepped glass and brick high rise, designed by CBT Architects, which won a Preservation Achievement Award for its work on Folio.

Residential units have city views through walls of windows that wrap around the corners.

This 14-story skyscraper at 80 Broad St. in the Waterfront embraces a landmark building designed by Charles Bulfinch.

Considered Boston’s first architect, Bulfinch designed a number of buildings in and around the Boston area, including many homes on Beacon Hill and the 1795 Statehouse. He also planned the area around Broad Street.

Now, in the 21st century part of the building, an impeccably maintained residence on the 10th floor is on the market. Unit 1008, listed by Neda Vander Stoep of Coldwell Banker, is 1168 square feet in size and priced at $1,195,000.

Its handsome design is evident from the first steps into the home’s formal entry hall, which is highlighted by a custom inlaid “rug” created out of marble tiles. It’s a striking detail and practical as well, allowing owners and guests to take off their wet shoes there without staining the unit’s beautiful pale flooring.

The home’s wood, granite and stainless steel open kitchen is highlighted by a backsplash of hand-poured custom Venetian glass tiles in colors coordinating with the warm finish of the high end Poggenpohl cabinets and light-colored bamboo flooring.

Appliances include a convenient bottom-freezer refrigerator, gas range, built-in microwave and dishwasher.

Absolute Black granite, used on the counters and breakfast bar, provides an eye-catching frame around the space. The breakfast bar, which has room for a trio of counter stools, is illuminated by three iridescent pendant fixtures. It’s the place where the owners can sit to enjoy casual meals and could function as a bar when serving drinks during parties.

Next to the kitchen is a delightful living area. The home’s floor-to-ceiling windows illuminate the room by day and provide an urban view of twinkling lights by night.

The adjacent dining area sports an elegant chandelier over the best spot for a table. The view of Custom House Street from there is captivating and dinner guests will appreciate its distinctive charm.

This unit’s placement at the front of the building is the best location. Boasting the best views in the residence, the primary bedroom has a corner location with windows on two walls. Imagine opening your eyes to city vistas every morning. Furnishing the room with a comfortable chair in that corner would provide a perky place to perch while enjoying the panorama.

The main bedroom’s private en suite bath is opulent. It features three types of marble: Italian Cream on the floor, Botticino Fiorito on the walls and shower surround, and pale blue Azul marble above the double vanity. Storage space is ample in the vanity’s cabinets and within a pair of mirrored medicine chests above the sinks.

The guest bedroom is bright and airy with one wall of windows and another wall of custom closets. Currently used as a family bedroom, it would also make a splendid home office.

Situated across the hall, the guest bathroom is easily accessible from the living and dining area - ideal when the homeowners entertain friends. This full bath is well-appointed with Botticino Fiorito marble in a honed finish installed on the floor, counter and tub surround. The vanity cabinets are white, visually maximizing the space. Stylish wall sconces that flank the mirror complement the room well.

This unit has many conveniences, including a laundry closet with a stacked LG smart washer and dryer. Additional storage space in the garage is included.

Everything the new owner could need is right here. The marble lobby looks like it could belong in a boutique hotel.

The building has upgraded systems. Residents can use the newly adopted O-Valet app-based valet system to communicate with the valet for the garage parking. It’s like having a private Uber or Lyft service. A valet parking space is available for an additional $100,000.

The BuildingLink system provides notification for package deliveries, guest arrival, key sharing and more. Amenities for residents include services from the nearby Intercontinental Hotel.

Another ideal amenity for Folio residents is the unbeatable location. In addition to its breathtaking city views, closeness to the Financial District, proximity to Boston Harbor with all kinds of waterfront activities and chic restaurants in the Seaport, Folio has its own neighborhood park in the sweeping lawns of the Rose Kennedy Greenway just a few steps down Broad Street.

This 14-story skyscraper at 80 Broad St. in the Waterfront embraces a landmark building designed by Charles Bulfinch.

DETAILS:

Address: Folio Boston, 80 Broad St., Unit 1008, Waterfront

BR/BA: Two bedrooms, two baths

Price: $1,195,000

Size: 1,168 square feet

Built: 2006

Taxes: $6,840 (including residential exemption)

Association fee: $1,202 (covers heat, hot water, gas, water, sewer, master insurance, elevator, concierge, property manager, snow and refuse removal, and exterior maintenance)

Building features: Luxury 96-unit elevator building with full-time concierge and security service, on-site management and maintenance staff. Upgraded systems with O-Valet app allowing residents to contact the valet for their cars. BuildingLink system provides notification for pickups and deliveries, guest arrival, key sharing and more. Resident amenities include services from the Intercontinental Hotel with use of its gym and pool. Marble lobby with a sleek seating area and artwork enhancing the walls.

Unit features: Beautifully maintained 10th floor residence with clean white walls, modern luxury finishes, an open granite, glass and stainless steel kitchen, bright living/dining area and marble bathrooms. Floor-to-ceiling windows admit views of the Custom House. Bright bedrooms. Laundry closet with LG smart washer and dryer. Dedicated storage in garage. A valet parking space is available for an additional $100,000.

Close by: Custom House Historic District, Financial District, Seaport, Waterfront, North End and Faneuil Hall restaurants and shops, Rose Kennedy Greenway, New England Aquarium. MBTA Blue and Red lines, commuter rail, Silver Line, and AMTRAK at South Station, and proximate to Route 93, Massachusetts Turnpike, and Logan Airport.

Contact: Neda Vander Stoep, Coldwell Banker Realty, 399 Boylston St., Suite 200, Boston, MA 02116.

E-mail: Neda.Vander.Stoep@NEMoves.com

Phone: 617-413-0888 (mobile)

Web:https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/ma/boston/agent/neda-vander-stoep/aid_25857

 

A custom Venetian glass backsplash in the kitchen complements the colors of the Poggenpohl cabinetry and the bamboo flooring.