– By 1755, when cocoa beans were first introduced to Massachusetts, the area of Greater Boston known as Lower Mills was already a thriving commercial and residential community. In 1780, Dr. James Baker opened the first chocolate business in the heart of Lower Mills and called it “Baker’s Chocolates.” Over the many decades, Dr. Baker grew his business and also built “Baker Square,” an architecturally rich community that to this day retains its historically significant charm.

Lower Mills Village (as it’s become to be known) is on the Boston/Milton line and the Baker Square Condominium complex sits majestically at the heart of the village itself on the banks of the Neponset River. The Penthouse Loft condo currently on the market is in the Forbes Mill building, the first of the many millwork buildings to be renovated into residential use. As with the other millwork buildings in this self-contained complex, Forbes Mill boasts original architectural details, traditional brickwork, classic columns and cast-iron lamp posts.

Residents can enjoy the beauty of the running waters of the Neponset River and the Baker Dam from the River Terrace, an open-air deck furnished with comfortable seating. There’s also a health spa with a lap pool, hot tub, sauna, lockers and exercise equipment.

Take a short stroll to the rear of the complex to find an enclosed dog run and a walkway that leads directly to Neponset River Reservation and the Neponset River Trail. Walk through the village itself and you’ll discover a great selection of fine restaurants, shops and easy access to Downtown Boston using the Red Line T’s high-speed trolley service.

This penthouse loft home features two full floors of living space with dramatic high ceilings, exposed brick walls, hardwood floors and an impressive multi-paned arched window overlooking it all with panoramic views of the thriving village and the Neponset River. The first floor offers a master bedroom suite, a private den, a gracious dining/living room space and a chef’s kitchen. The top floor has another master bedroom with its own oversized walk-in closet and private bathroom plus a living room/media center for casual entertaining or quiet nights at home.

The multiple renovations to the home include plantation shutters; crown molding; new sky lights; all new paneled doors; new carpeting; built-in bookcases; and, extensive custom lighting improvements throughout. The unit comes with garage parking with space enough to accommodate two cars plus one outdoor space.

Come join the residents of the Baker Square Condominiums and you too can enjoy the charm of a historical community combined with the amenities of an urban lifestyle. Call today for a private showing before someone else does.

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