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North End loft in New England’s oldest cast-iron building drops for $959,000

The two-bedroom spread includes a run of Palladian windows that were part of the original 1850s facade

A cavernous living room-dining room area with a kitchen and massive arched windows.
The North End is one of the few Boston neighborhoods where lofts are in relatively abundant supply.
Photos via Gibson Sotheby’s

The former elevator-manufacturing hub at 120 Fulton Street in Boston’s uber-historic North End is the oldest cast-iron building in New England, according to numerous sources. It may, in fact, be one of only a handful of such buildings left in Boston.

Because of that and because of the building’s origins as a commercial plant, its insides make for some pretty cavernous condos (the building was converted to residential in 1979). Case in point: Unit 2B, which is on sale now through Gibson Sotheby’s Nancy Kueny for $959,000.

The home includes a run of large Palladian windows that were part of the building’s original facade, which went up in the early 1850s. The 1,030-square-foot condo includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as central air. It’s an elevator building too—naturally.

As for that price, it is on the steeper side for the North End. A recent report pegged the median condo sales price for the neighborhood at the end of 2019 at $732,000. Still, it’s a prime location in a genuine Boston loft. What’d you think?

Another angle on the same living room, with the large windows featuring prominently.
The condo’s HOA fee is $599.81.
A kitchen with a U-shaped counter.
There are 26 units in the building.
A bedroom with a beamed ceiling and the door to the bedroom is closed.
A classic feature of Boston lofts is the exposed-beam ceiling.
A bathroom that ends in a shower, and the curtain is pulled back.
The condo comes with two bathrooms.
A bedroom with a bed and very large arched windows.
The windows make the place.