PORT45 gem offers chic, hi-tech contemporary unit in South Boston
Great real estate finds can be few and far between these days, but this chic, sleek home in PORT45 on West Third St. in South Boston is definitely in that category.
With 21st century hi-tech amenities that include individual Smart House systems plus luxurious finishes, this one-bedroom plus den, one-bathroom abode with 774 square feet of living space is truly a Southie gem.
Unit 204 is listed by Neda Vander Stoep of Coldwell Banker Realty for $845,000.
In this well-laid out unit, practical necessities are plentiful. An oversized double closet in the attractive entry and in-unit laundry facilities suitable for a stackable washer and dryer are mere samplings.
Still, the overall aesthetic (and its execution) of this thoroughly contemporary residence makes it as memorable as the feeling of “grand” spaciousness. One reason is that nine-foot-high ceilings, accented with seven-foot-high windows rimmed with black metal frames, create a floor-to-ceiling effect. That effect is further enhanced by natural-stained hardwood flooring throughout the unit.
Toss in an open concept layout and, well, “big” seems to describe everything.
The fully open living-dining room is, of course, flexible regarding furniture arrangement and use. In addition to a generous amount of square footage that easily accommodates a dining area and a living room, this is a “room” with a view (via those fabulous windows) and access to a surprisingly large private patio.
“Patio” might be an understatement because this outdoor space, which is the width of the entire unit, is gigantic. Dining al fresco with six or more people is easy and so is having several lounge chairs.
The color scheme in the L-shaped kitchen, which is light, bright and white, a.k.a., interpreted as tone-on-tone, is a sophisticated version of neutral.
Caesarstone countertops are complemented by a suite of Bosch stainless steel appliances and a tile backsplash in a subtle pattern that is nevertheless eye-catching.
Clean-front, white wood-grain cabinetry in a high-gloss finish has under-mount lighting that makes the entire kitchen sparkle, too. The free-standing center island seats two people.
This cookery, however, is more than just pretty. Its well-planned layout incorporates the classic (and highly functional) work triangle where more than one person can cook and prepare meals at the same time.
As for the main bedroom suite, this Zen-like retreat is filled with bells and whistles, too. A huge walk-through closet with custom inserts – specialized hanging area and open cubbies that stretch to the ceiling – is on the way to the en suite bathroom that can also be accessed from the main entry.
Serenity reigns in this loo with a vanity that has a white lacquer finish and is sans handle hardware for a more furniture-like look. The Caesarstone countertop adds to the crisp, clean vibe as does the rectangular tub/shower ensemble with a tile surround. Separate linen storage is also included.
The versatile bonus space is another plus. French doors open to a tidy and well-proportioned room that can be used as a study, mini-den or a private home office. A comfy chair or a desk plus a bookcase or two (open or closed) fit easily in this flexible space.
PORT45 is a great place to call home. This new complex includes 105 residential units with 109 garage parking spaces. PORT45 is located just a short walk away from Boston’s Seaport District , Fort Point Channel and South End.
Silver LEED certified, this “smart” building itself, which was built in 2018, has all kinds of high-tech features. The garage, for example, is state-of-the-art with chargers for electric cars. And yes, this unit comes with garage parking for one car.
A number of less techie, but still exceptional services are included, too, such as a dog spa, a dog run, bike storage and bike sharing opportunities.
For those who prefer to travel by foot, Foodies, Whole Foods Ink Block, Fox & Knife, Social Wines and many restaurants and shops are barely a 15- to 20-minute walk. The Broadway T-Station is just a block-and-a-half away.
Of course, access to the airport as well as Routes 90 and 93 are also easy and quick.
In addition to a part-time concierge, a fitness center, Wi-Fi in the gorgeous common areas, PORT45 residents have access to a club room and common terrace with a common gas grill.
Address: PORT45, 45 West Third St., Unit 204, South Boston
BR/BA: One bedroom plus den, one full bath
Size: 774 square feet
Taxes: $7,700.05 (Tax Year 2021)
Condo fee: $404.93 (water, sewer, master insurance, security, elevator, exterior maintenance, landscaping, snow removal, refuse removal, exercise room, clubroom).
Year built: 2018
Number of units: 105
Features: Patio-facing unit with nine-foot-high ceilings, hardwood floors throughout. Open-concept living-dining room adjacent to kitchen with Bosch appliances and Caesarstone countertops. Bonus room suitable for office or den. Primary bedroom suite with direct access to patio, walk-through closet with custom inserts and en suite bathroom with tub/shower ensemble. In-unit laundry facilities and one-car parking in garage with electric chargers. Smart House systems. Part-time concierge, fitness center, dog spa, dog run, bike storage and bike-sharing opportunities.
Close by: Broadway shops, restaurants, services; MBTA Broadway Station, Bus #9, Route 93
Contact: Neda Vander Stoep, Coldwell Banker Realty, 399 Boylston St., Suite 200, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-413-0888 (mobile)