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Fall House Hunt listing: For under $650k, a two-bedroom in the former Charleston Chew factory

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With brick walls, wood-beamed ceilings, and exposed piping throughout, this unit honors its past life as the Charleston Chew factory. Robin Doherty

When units in this Everett building was converted to apartments in 2006, brokers handed out Charleston Chew bars in their sales offices, a nod to the building’s past life as a factory for the chocolate-covered nougat treats. 

While unit 402 at 43 Charlton St. may not come with free candy, it does offer prospective buyers a factory-chic look, with brick walls, wood-beamed ceilings, and exposed piping throughout the 1,146-square-foot space. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom unit is on the market for $649,900. 

“Because it was an old factory, the entire building and all the units have a really neat and unique brick-and-beam feel to it,” said the unit’s listing agent, Robin Doherty of Keller Williams Realty Boston Northwest. “It has the loft-style feel that typically you would see in New York City or in the more manufacturing areas of Boston.”

The loft-style apartment has an open floor plan encompassing the kitchen, living room, and dining area, as well as bamboo floors throughout. The space fills with natural light from 7-foot-tall windows and a slider in the dining area to a private balcony. Pendant lights hang from the 11-foot ceilings. 

The kitchen offers stainless-steel appliances (including a gas stove), a white quartz countertop, and an under-mount sink. The metal cabinets above the sink pull up, adding to the factory feel. Drawers in the lower cabinetry provide a great space to store small appliances and dishware.

The primary bedroom is at one end of the apartment and gets natural light from a panel of three windows set in the exposed-brick wall. It also has a custom walk-in closet with wood built-ins.

The bathroom has ceramic tile on the floor and surrounding the combination tub/shower.  A mirrored medicine cabinet hangs above a single-sink vanity with a manufactured stone countertop. 

The other bedroom and an extra room without a closet sit at the other of the unit. The seller used the extra room as a bedroom and the bedroom as an office, Doherty said. “It really could be used as a three-bedroom, or a guest room easily, and you definitely have a nice big office space separated out. Even though it’s a loft-style open layout, the way that the unit is, there really are three distinct, separate rooms.”

The unit comes with a washer and dryer and two parking spots. 

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