Inviting Waterfront home offers comfort and convenience
Welcome home to Unit 402 at 50 Fleet St. on the lively and legendary Waterfront. This 1,686-square-foot picture-perfect home showcases an inviting open-concept floor plan swathed in classic comfort and contemporary convenience.
Jeffrey Goldman of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has listed this sleek, sophisticated treasure boasting three large bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, bursting with signature designer styles for $2,495,000.
The warm tones of a brown and tan-color palette that exude a calm sophistication begin in the powder room off the unit’s foyer. A floating walnut vanity with a beige Lacava marble sink and chrome waterfall faucet is mounted on a glass mosaic-tile wall of variegated brown tones extending down onto the St. Cygnus veined marble floor.
The light maple flooring, three sides of floor-to-ceiling exposure (including a French door to the balcony), tan-painted walls, corner exposure onto the intimate North End and the tray ceiling give the living-dining room a lofty lightness. The fireplace’s Espresso Caesarstone mantel provides a weighty contrast.
Above the fireplace, customized screens of Raku ceramic cubes (commissioned by NY artist Joseph Conforti) projecting outward at various lengths for a rugged terrain, effectively conveying busy city life, slide apart to reveal a Samsung flat-screen TV (included with the unit). This allows for entertainment during family time and an artistic conversation piece when entertaining guests. Surround-sound speakers over the adjacent windows max out the entertainment value.
A Barbara Barry-designed light fixture of bulbous golden tan fabric radiates warm light into the dining space by the kitchen. Similarly, tanned shades and draperies darken the room for privacy, movies or a candlelight dinner.
The open kitchen’s stainless steel appliances, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator and a Thermador four-burner gas cooktop and wall-oven complex, are warmly contrasted by chocolate-brown custom cabinetry. The dark green granite counters and backsplashes running along the wall and overlooking the dining area are a natural complement.
The peninsular counter by the dining area is handy for food service and after-dinner cleanup – courtesy of its sink and under-counter dishwasher.
Across the hall from the kitchen is a wine closet, creatively configured with interlocking geometric wine-bottle racks, warmly backlit by a translucent faux grass-cloth panel over custom cabinetry – another conversation piece for guests. Beside this is a laundry closet with a stacked Whirlpool washer and dryer.
A double French door off the living area opens to a bedroom/office highlighting a mid-century modern-style corner bookcase of walnut contrasting brown and black stains. Complementing the chocolate-brown walls are bronze-toned Lux Dupioni silk draperies that screen the French doors and glass slider for privacy or sleep.
The slider opens to the balcony, where the North End is a pleasant backdrop for morning coffee or evening spirits.
The hall continues to the other two bedrooms and the guest bath. The guest bedroom features swing-arm bedside wall lamps, Roman-shade window treatment, a walnut floating desk built into an alcove and an overhead shelf with recessed lighting.
Across the hall is a guest bath featuring a St. Cygnus brown marble vanity and floor inlay, a white subway-tiled tub/shower and laminate dark brown medicine/linen cabinetry with chrome knobs.
At the end of the hall is the principal suite – a serene palace of efficiency, economy and elegance – dressed to the hilt in brown tones as diverse as the amenities.
The light brown principal bedroom boasts a custom walnut desk built with drawers suspended on a dark-stained leg-brace projecting out of the wall. Above this is a walnut-framed Sharp TV (included) for enjoying a pre-bedtime movie. A custom Roman-shade window treatment does the lights-out honors. The central walk-in closet is outfitted with shelves, drawers and hanging rods for myriad clothing, footwear and accessories.
The principal bath is a bonanza of browns, including a St. Cygnus marble floor and waterfall vanity, laminated wood cabinetry with bronze-finished ridged knobs and handles, a wood-framed mirror, a Beaumaniere limestone-tiled shower and a soaking tub, accented with belt courses and stringcourses of variegated horizontal glass mosaic tiles. A quintet of Boyd white cross sconces adds sculptural interest to the tub’s upper wall.
This exquisite home is one of the eight units in a uniquely-shaped boutique brick building. Other perks include deeded parking in a gate-controlled heated garage, extra storage and a low condo fee. The MBTA transit system is within easy walking distance from your new home at 50 Fleet St.
50 Fleet St. is located in the illustrious and vibrant Waterfront District, juxtaposed with the Old World charm of North End offering a plethora of places to go, things to do and people to see. For example, while walking along the Rose Kennedy Greenway – enjoy a nostalgic carousel ride, pick up fresh produce at Haymarket or Dewey squares, take a plein-air art or fitness class, walk the labyrinth at the Armenian Heritage Park.
Take a breathtaking cruise from Long Wharf and discover Boston Harbor and its islands; explore the piers, wharves, beaches and shoreline while walking along the Boston Harborwalk.
Visit the colorful fish at the New England Aquarium and learn more about them at their IMAX Theatre; take lessons at the Boston Sailing Center; watch the talented street performers at Faneuil Hall Marketplace; and experience 18th century life at the Paul Revere House.
Attend a community forum at the Old North Church and Historic Site; learn Italian at I AM Books; relish succulent seafood in a waterfront shanty; relax at the Norman B. Leventhal Park with mid-day music.
Make a bird-house at the North Bennet School; savor the flavor of Italian fare at the North End restaurants and pastry shops; and learn how to play the ukulele at the New England Performing Arts Center.
Make Unit 402 at 50 Fleet St. your home base to create the life you want.
For a private showing of Unit 402 at 50 Fleet St., contact Jeffrey Goldman of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage at 617-840-8332 or Jeff@HomesBoston.com.
Address: 50 Fleet St., Unit 402, North End/Waterfront
BR/BA: Three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath
Size: 1,686 square feet
Configuration: One-level condominium
Condo fee: $578 monthly
Taxes: $19,305 (Tax Year 2020)
Total number of units: Eight
Year built: 2006, renovated 2007-2008
Features: High ceilings, maple hardwood floors, custom fireplace, window treatments, open kitchen with stainless appliances and gas cooking, separate wine room with custom cabinetry and back-lit geometric wine rack, principal suite with walk-in closet and built-in desk, principal bath with limestone tiling and glass mosaic accents, den/bedroom with custom drapery and private balcony, powder room with marble floor, in-house laundry, deeded garage parking and storage.
Close by: Shopping and dining; public parks; fitness trails including Boston Harborwalk; Boston Harbor and Harbor Islands cruises from Long Wharf; Boston Sailing Center; New England Aquarium and IMAX Theatre; Downtown Crossing and Financial District; 15-minute walk to Seaport District; public transit; highway access.
Contact: Jeffrey Goldman, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 142 Commercial St., Boston, MA 02109
Websites: www.coldwellbanker.com or www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/ma/boston/50-fleet-st-402/pid_38491176