Waterfront condo combines ship-cabin coziness with classic comfort

Bricks, mortar, wood, stone — all the tough stuff Boston’s old waterfront warehouses were made of to ensure their goods maximum security — are exposed in their full historical appearance at Unit 5 at 158 Commercial St. Offered at $639,000, this 1,130-square-foot, 2-bedroom, 2-bath unit in this rehabbed 1910 warehouse combines the coziness of a ship cabin with the comforts of home.

The old warehouse’s vast, spacious stock rooms allow the unit an open floor plan that interconnects the large living-dining room with the kitchen and beyond. Original ceiling beams, solid brick walls, hardwood floors, and a fieldstone fireplace bring out the longshoreman’s spirit in the old warehouse, letting you “rough it” and revel in luxury simultaneously.

The rugged old building materials make the galley kitchen feel ship-like, but it’s also ship-shape with state-of-the-art amenities, including granite counters, stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, and designer pendant lighting over the peninsular bar counter that openly connects the kitchen with the living-dining room.

The exposed wood beams, brick walls and knotty pine floors make the master bedroom an intimate place to sleep despite its king size, and the not-too-big windows let in just enough morning light. The bedroom connects to its own master bath past the semi-wall of closets.

The second bedroom, too, is just as intimate as it is expansive. Old wood wall protrusions make a charming headboard.

And what a neighborhood! No. 158 Commercial St. straddles two of Boston’s most bustling areas, the Waterfront and the North End. Along the waterfront are Christopher Columbus Park, high-rated restaurants such as Legal Sea Foods, Boston Harbor Cruises to the harbor islands and Provincetown, the New England Aquarium, MBTA water taxis and shuttles to Logan Airport and beyond, shopping and eating at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and much more.

The North End’s exotic Italian restaurants and cafés are too many to name, and the historic Freedom Trail goes through there, stopping at the Paul Revere House museum and Old North Church. And don’t forget that wonderful walk along the Rose Kennedy Greenway, where festivals, performances, promenades, art and gardens are vibrant in the warmer months.

For more information on Unit 5 at 158 Commercial St., or to schedule a private showing, contact CondoDomain Real Estate Consultant Todd Ochsner at 781-346-9637 or Todd@CondoDomain.com.

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