Lewis Wharf at 28 Atlantic Ave. was built in 1840 by a company of shipping merchant traders on the site of Paul Revere‘s silversmith shop and John Hancock‘s warehouses. It was from here that these merchants launched their great clipper ships to bring back tea, spices, furs and other exotica from all over the world. In 1972-73, Carl Koch & Associates renovated this handsome Quincy granite warehouse into 95 residential condominiums.
Among these is Unit 316, offered at $659,000. This 825-square-foot, 1-bed unit exposes the old building’s brick walls and Georgia yellow pine beams but takes advantage of its large storage areas, high ceilings and oversized windows to create a lofty living space that suits your lifestyle.
The exposed brick and beams lend the living-dining room a rare combination of longshoreman ruggedness and baronial sophistication. The large windows pour in the light while the brick and beams maintain a somber atmosphere.
The dining area connects directly to the kitchen, which has been updated with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and classic cherry cabinetry that matches the wood richness of the old beams.
The beams and the brick give the bedroom the coziness of a ship captain’s cabin. This, combined with the stunning harbor views you wake up to every morning, allows you a true-to-life waterfront living experience.
Lewis Wharf‘s landscaped garden is a great start to an even fuller Boston Waterfront experience: the HarborWalk, an uninterrupted pedestrian walkway all along the harbor from Chelsea Creek to Dorchester. Lewis Wharf is also home to the Boston Sailing Center, which offers free summer sailing junkets as a way for you to test the waters for possible Sailing Center membership.
The common lobby displays old photos and artifacts of Lewis Wharf history in the context of a comfortable sitting area. Other building amenities include a 24-hour concierge, a large seasonal swimming pool, a common rooftop laundry room with panoramic Boston views, and a rental parking space for each unit.
The neighborhood amenities are as boundless as the waters you wake up to. Lewis Wharf‘s adjacency to two exciting Boston neighborhoods, the Waterfront and the North End, means innumerable city offerings a short walk away: the Harborwalk, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the New England Aquarium, and a wide range of seafood and Italian restaurants including Legal Sea Foods and the original Regina Pizzeria. Shopping and dining at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Blue Line subway service from Aquarium station, cruises to Boston’s harbor islands, and water taxis and shuttles to Logan Airport are also within reach.
For more information on Unit 316 at 28 Atlantic Ave., or to arrange a private showing, call one of CondoDomain’s Boston agents at 617-314-7704. To meet our agents, visit http://boston.condodomain.com/meetus