When making a list of Boston’s most desirable residential neighborhoods, naturally the South End, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, South Boston, and the North End will the top five. After visiting Porter 156 Lofts in East Boston last weekend, I’m confident that you’re missing a neighborhood from your list.
Located literally minutes from downtown Boston, East Boston provides easy access to everything the city has to offer. In the past, East Boston has been home to a small Italian immigrant community as well as several manufacturers. Over the years, many of the businesses have left the area inspiring a rejuvenation of the area. Developers have flocked to East Boston to transform the warehouse buildings into luxury loft condominiums. Restaurateurs have brought their unique concepts but left the inflated Boston prices behind. The end result is an enticing mix of past and present. Traditional three family houses next to modern loft residences. Boston staple Santarpio’s pizza around the corner from new hot spot Ecco.
Upon entering Porter 156, I was even more convinced of the value to be found in East Boston. The secure entry features soaring ceilings, access to the on site management office, and some very interesting art pieces. The unit floor plans vary but all of the homes feature a full wall of windows, bamboo flooring, sleek modern kitchens, and exposed brick and duct work. My favorite floor plans included a lofted second level providing a dedicated bedroom spaces, like unit 414 available for $420,000. Some of the units have amazing views of the huge park filled with soccer players on the weekends while others provide views of the skyline. All units of course have parking, in unit laundry, and central air.
I do hope you add East Boston to your list of neighborhoods to check out. You won’t be disappointed! I’d be happy to give you a tour of Porter 156 Lofts at your convenience. Please call Jeanne at 617.314.7704.