A 3,600-square-foot condo owned by author and essayist Jimena Canales has hit the market for $2,850,000.
The unit, 5AB, spans the entire top floor of 86 South Street, a Leather District building that dates to 1856. The Leather District, tucked between the Financial District and Chinatown, rose to prominence in the 19th century for its role in the leather and fur storage industry.
The two-bedroom, three-bath condo boasts six skylights, 17 windows, and original industrial touches such as concrete columns and exposed ductwork and beams.
Located on the fifth floor, the home is reachable by a stunning metal staircase, as well as a freight elevator. The kitchen features high-end appliances, sleek cabinetry, and a built-in coffee station. There’s plenty of room for hosting guests, and the bright library can serve as a home office should you want to slip away. Relax in the sauna after the workday is done.
One floor up is a common roof deck overlooking downtown Boston.
Canales has thoughtfully curated each room with exquisite art prints, contemporary furniture, and a significant book collection. It’s the perfect space for collectors who dream of a modern industrial setting to highlight the diverse belongings they’ve gathered over the years.
The professionally managed building comes with private storage.
“All people talk about is the suburbs being on fire, but I’m finding that so many families are chomping at the bit to stay in the city,” Tulman said. “It’ll be really interesting to see who secures the space.”
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