The 3,600 sq ft Boston loft crowns the historic 86 South Street warehouse, which dates from 1859, and is in a sub-neighbourhood of Chinatown. The brick warehouses, with signature cast-iron columns, were built along its streets to house leather wholesalers and this corner apartment drinks in the light through 17 windows and 6 skylights set into the roof above rafters.
Ceilings and cement pillars retain the spaces’ industrial while maximising volume amplified further by the flowing layout. Painted brickwork, hewn bass and hardwood floors complete the framework of Unit 5AB 86 South Street, which is listed for $2.85m by Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty.
The two-bedroom Boston property comes with two living rooms, a library or work-from-home office space fitted with floor-to-ceiling shelving, and a sauna. Sadly the art and furniture aren’t for sale, though there’s plenty of inspiration to be had from the gallery, and the building has a large common roof terrace overlooking Chinatown. Take a closer look.