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Baker Chocolate Factory Lofts

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1220 Adams Street



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Enjoy living in a modern condominium or loft apartment at 1220 Adams Street, Dorchester, in a historic setting that dates back to before the founding of Boston. Baker Chocolate Factory Lofts, situated on the banks of the Neponset River, offers the charm of vintage architecture with modern updates in a relaxed urban setting.

The former Baker Chocolate Factory buildings, dating between 1872 and 1919, have been renovated into an award-winning residential community. Three renovated mill buildings that were part of the factory have recently been developed into 133 luxury apartment and condominium units with all amenities. The industrial complex, established in the late 1700s and operating until 1965, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as the Lower Mills Industrial District. The renovated residential community area has won several awards including the prestigious National Historic Preservation Award, presented by President Ronald Reagan.

The Baker Chocolate Factory Lofts are just 7 miles south of Boston's Financial District. All of Boston is easily accessible by metro. Use the Redline trolley shuttle service or walk to two neighborhood metro stations. The neighborhood is close to major highways and thoroughfares and is on the city MBTA bus routes. Built on the banks of the Neponset River, the buildings offer great views of the neighborhood, Neponset River and Boston Harbor, with easy access to the Harborwalk. Neighborhood parks and pleasant walking and cycling trails enhance the area's charm.

Although most units are condominiums for sale, a few apartments are available on a rental basis.

Residential Features and Floor Plans

The original arched brick and glass entrance to the factory creates a dramatic welcome for community residents and guests. Features of the residential complex including high ceilings, vaulted ceilings in some units, floor-to-ceiling windows, brick walls, wood floors and other attractive, historic architectural elements including copper mansard exterior roofing and wood beam interior supports. Unique and original architectural elements have been incorporated into each unit. Many units have private entries accessible from a chic interior atrium.

Each condominium has updated features including gourmet-style aisle kitchens with tile or wood floors. Storage for each unit includes large closets and linen cupboards. Luxury bathrooms have tiled floors, vanity with marble top and wash basin, combination tub and shower and water-saving low-flow shower heads and toilets. All units include dual-pane windows and ceiling fans for energy-efficiency.

Several different arrangements of floor plans are available:

Studios ranging from 481 to 881 square feet feature a large combination living/sleeping area with double floor-to-ceiling windows for light and great views. A large walk-in closet near the entry and separate clothes closet provide storage.

One-bedroom units ranging from 586 to 1214 square feet are designed in a number of configurations that creatively follow the contours of the building. Spacious, separate living and dining areas enhance use of space. The bedroom includes floor-to-ceiling windows and a closet. Two linen cupboards and a coat closet near the entryway provide additional storage.

Two-bedroom units ranging from 624 to 1501 square feet include a master bedroom with large closets, a second bedroom with closet storage and separate living and dining areas. A linen cupboard near the bathroom and additional closets near the entry add to the storage area.

The differentiation of space offers residents a selection of individual floor plans, each with its own unique charm. All units have one bathroom. No two units are the same. The contours of the building shell and optimum use of interior space have been used to design floor plans that complement the flow of the building. Both flats and lofts are available in duplex and triplex formats.

Newly designed kitchens are outfitted with stainless steel Energy Star appliances including stove, refrigerator and dishwasher. Sleek cabinetry above and below granite countertops provide ample storage. Some units have a pass-through that can be used as a breakfast bar.

All units have central air conditioning and heating, hot water and sewer service included. High-speed Internet is available.

Community Features


The building's exterior offers as much charm and ambience as the interior. Interior cobblestone courtyards continue the theme of vintage charm, connecting the buildings by common use areas. An interior Zen garden and landscaped walkways along the Neponset River offer interior and exterior spaces for residents to enjoy the scenery and ambience of the district. Picnic areas provide recreation space for families and guests.

Baker Chocolate Factory Lofts are pet-friendly, with an on-site dog park. Dogs and cats under 20 pounds are allowed. Pets must be at least one year old and have health check verification. Some breed restrictions apply.

Other community amenities include a 24-hour laundry with multiple washers and dryers. Bicycle storage is available as well as off-street private parking on a limited basis. The modern fitness center includes individual cable television at workout stations, treadmills, bicycles and weight station. Elevators provide access to upper floors. A Wi-Fi café area serves your business needs. Controlled access, restricted entry provides security.

Environmentally friendly features include energy-saving lights in common areas and recycled water used for gardens and landscaping. The community also offers an on-site recycling center.

Combining the best of both worlds, this beautiful and historic brick building gives Boston residents an exceptional place to call home. The renovated building, which was once used for making chocolates, is located in a quiet and scenic part of the city. It was built in 1806, and was once home to one of the first commercial chocolate production companies in the United States. The building is no longer used for making chocolates, but it is now home to 133 luxurious residential apartments that are designed as flats and lofts. The apartments have been designed with all the finest features required for elite modern living, but they’ve also retained elements of antiquated charm with architectural details like exposed brick, sconces, and wooden beams. Although residents here can enjoy living in a peaceful and charming area of Boston, they’re still within reach of other areas of the city with many amenities, attractions, and access to public transportation in walking distance. The apartment building has a range of apartments to choose from, starting with studio apartments and progressing to two-bedroom units, which gives everyone an option that suits their living space needs and budgets.

In this residential facility, communal amenities, luxury apartment amenities, and proximity to Boston’s best destinations are highlights of living here. Within walking distance from the building are the T stop, a barber shop, banks, several local bars, top-rated restaurants, bake shops, and antique and art galleries. The picturesque apartment building is located right on the river, and there are several lovely parks and recreational areas close by. The residential facility is also a pet-friendly place that welcomes cats and dogs. Inside the apartment building, residents will find attention to detail around virtually every corner. There are two interior courtyards in the building that have been professionally landscaped, and the entrance to the building features an elegant arched brick entrance. Zen gardens are found along the hallways and entrances inside the building too, and there are places outside to sit and eat a meal in one of many picnic areas. There is a 24-hour onsite fitness center complete with weights, aerobic machines, and entertainment in the form of multiple televisions. Other features residents can enjoy here are a 24-hour dry cleaning service, located right onsite, and controlled building access for security. Residents owning wheels can park their cars in the private parking lot, and there is also a bicycle storage area for people with bikes. From the building it is just a several minutes’ walk to the Boston Harbor area, which is a major tourist attraction, and it is also just a few blocks’ walk to Dorchester Park. Residents with pets can also take advantage of the nearby pet park. Residents can also choose to sign up for the apartment building’s package delivery service, offered through Amazon, that allows residents them to receive packages 24 hours a day.

Along with the general community features, residents can enjoy a unique set of amenities and finishing touches within their own apartments too. Regardless of size, every apartment comes with historic exposed brick walls and upgraded urban kitchens equipped with sparkling stainless steel appliances, authentic wooden beams, and plank-style flooring. The units also come with views of the bordering Neponset River, and they are equipped with oversize windows that make the views even more dramatic. High ceilings and private entrances are found in select apartments. The smallest apartment that people can rent in this building is a studio apartment. The studios range in size from 481 SF to 881 SF. They all contain a living and sleeping area plus storage space and a full bath. The price for an 881 SF unit is about $2,140 per month. The floor plans for all apartments feature spacious living quarters that offer flexible designs ready to accommodate all lifestyles and uses. The main living and sleeping area in the 881 SF studio is brightened by two picture windows on the end. The room is long and wide, which makes it possible to set up a bed in one corner and an entertainment corner in the other, while still having room left over for a square or round dining room table. An urban kitchen with a full set of appliances, tiled bathroom, and double walk-in closet complete the apartment.

A single bedroom and one-bathroom apartment covers a total area of 522 SF to 922 SF. The apartments in this category range in rental price from $2,033 to $2,250 per month. Many are designed in a loft-style layout, with functional living space on the first floor and a private sleeping, work, and study area on the second floor. On the main level, a spacious living room has ample room for classic furnishings like a couch, chairs, a long coffee table, and even a dining room table. Two walk-in closets at the top and bottom of the staircase make it easy to keep clutter at bay. Rounding out the first floor is a chic kitchen complete with trendy touches and professional-level cooking appliances, and an elegant bathroom with a standard-size soaking tub.

The largest apartments that the building has are the two-bedroom apartments. These living quarters range in size from 624 SF to 1,501 SF. They rent for a price of around $2,695 a month, plus more for special features and prime locations in the building. A highlight of these apartments are the generously sized living rooms, which have a semi-separate area next to the kitchen that makes for a natural dining area. The living rooms have a winning combination of exposed brick and white walls, which makes them naturally stunning and opens the door for unique rustic decorating themes. Outlets are also spread out along the living room walls beneath the window, which makes them ready to set up a desk, television, and entertainment center, and then add in a comfortable reclining chair on the side. Oversized windows with blinds and attractive white windowsills are at the end of the living room, master bedroom, and second bedroom, which adds daytime light to the rooms and makes them naturally warm and inviting. The suave bathroom is finished with premier fixtures and a white tub-style shower accented with attractive tile. There is also a linen closet steps away for holding towels, sheets, and other bedding and bath basics. A large two-door coat closet in the master bedroom has sufficient space for hanging jackets, shirts, and other accessories. Built-in shelves in all of the closets give residents even more storage space. There are also two closets in the dining room that can be used for storing chinaware and other formal dining sets for entertaining guests. The two-bedroom apartments, like the studio and one-bedroom apartments, are arranged in several different floor plans. People can choose to get a one-level two-bedroom apartment or have their apartment divided into two loft-style floors with the main living space on the first level and sleeping or quiet reading areas on the second floor. Hardwood floors are components of the kitchens, which have full-size appliances and cabinets of assorted sizes that are designed to hold serving ware, drinkware, cutting boards, pots and pans, and any other tools the serious chef might keep on hand.

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