Union Wharf penthouse unit unifies Boston’s best

Imagine having the Harbor, the heavens, the Hub and its history all at your doorstep. The spectacular unit PH312 at Union Wharf, 295-353 Commercial Street on Boston’s Waterfront by the North End, gives you all those wonders, and many more wonderful things.

Offered at $1,550,000, this 1,747-square-foot, 2-bedroom, 2-bath penthouse unit blends the richness of contemporary finishes with the ruggedness of the handmade bricks, granite blocks, iron ties and wood posts and beams that built the old shipping warehouse Union Wharf had been before its 1980s condo conversion. This union of the refined and the unrefined is paralleled outside your window and balcony, where harbor sailing and high-end shopping are yours for the taking.

First built in 1795, Union Wharf assumed its present form in 1847 as a shoe imports warehouse built by shipping merchant John L. Gardner. By 1900, the Metropolitan Steamship Company was operating it as a Boston-to-Maine steamer terminal. The J.L. Kelso Company stored goods there from 1945 to 1977, when Union Wharf Development Associates purchased it for renovation into 64 residential and 25 commercial/residential condominiums, including new construction of 23 three-level townhouses.

Union Wharf’s vast, sweeping warehouse storage space comes in handy for Unit PH312 as an open floor plan that lets you arrange and rearrange according to your whims and wishes. The exposed brick walls and iron-braced wood posts and ceiling beams have historical tales to tell.

As does the private balcony, where harbor history unfolds before you over blue seas and skies.

The chef’s kitchen is open to the living-dining room for faster food service and easier chats with your dinner-party guests while you prep their feast. It is finished to finesse with granite counters including a central island bar, custom cherry cabinetry with underlighting, designer pendant ceiling lights, and state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances including a Thermador oven and a Sub-Zero refrigerator.

The warehouse space also forms a king-size master bedroom, carpeted for comfort but exposed for exhibition of the historic brick.

The master suite also boasts a tumbled-marble master bath with Jacuzzi, as well as a walk-in closet for each partner.

Union Wharf’s common heated seasonal pool lets you swim off that summer sweltering and sunbathe on its paved patio while watching your ship come in. Other common amenities include concierge and deeded parking, one space for Unit PH312.

Union Wharf’s harbor-edge setting does not deny it a central location. Steps away are shopping and dining at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the New England Aquarium, the North End’s exotic Italian restaurants and cafés, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Financial District, water taxi service to Logan Airport and the Harbor Islands, and much more.

Units at Union Wharf range in price from $400,000 to $1,900,000. For more information or to arrange a private showing, contact CondoDomain Agent Jeanne Boucher at 510-205-5857.

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