Each of the homes have a unique layout and style, but are decorated in the same modern, pristine grey and white tones that, combined with the lofty ceilings with recessed lighting and oversized windows, generate an extra light and airy feeling.

In its heyday, the Fort Point Channel section of Boston was bustling with warehouses, wholesalers and manufacturing buildings of all kinds. A glimpse down the street from the condos now located at 355 Congress St. compared to the wall length of photos from by gone years in the building’s lobby gives a peek into the past of this delectable area.

The building itself – a former warehouse, recording studio and even Airbnb housing in the Seaport – retains some of its history, including the brick and mortar façade, the Otis elevator painstakingly restored and updated, and the soaring ceilings.

By some accounts, the elevator is the second oldest in Boston. Although the steel grate door and feather-painted walls that recreate the original patina are evident, it has naturally been updated and takes on the ultimate contemporary flair with key fob access for residents to the top three floors of this building that features nine sleek and chic homes.

While some dwellings constructed from the ground up have to sacrifice ceiling height to maximize space, when this building was recently renovated, the 10-foot or higher ceilings that harken back to its former days were pleasingly restored.

Each of the homes have a unique layout and style, but are decorated in the same modern, pristine grey and white tones that, combined with the lofty ceilings with recessed lighting and oversized windows, generate an extra light and airy feeling.

Each unit has the same beautiful engineered oak flooring and the kitchens are filled with high end stainless steel appliances. Any cook will enjoy the six-burner Wolf stove and oven, along with the Bosch microwave drawer and dishwasher. The generous Sub-Zero refrigerator with two separate freezer drawers below is paneled to match the kitchen cabinetry by Cuisine Ideale.

Unit 401 offers 1,200 square feet of living space with two bedrooms and two bathrooms situated in the front corner of the building.

The wide open floor plan with high ceilings and lots of exposures generate a feeling of loft-style living, similar to those in New York City.

From the foyer hall that holds a coat closet and an in-unit washer/dryer cubby, residents and guests are warmly welcomed into the large 32.5-by-almost-12-foot living/dining area featuring a tumbled marble fireplace. There is plenty of room for personalizing the space with all sorts of furniture and accessories arranged to suit the desires of the residents.

A spacious kitchen sits off to the side – forming an L-shaped configuration with the living area – expanding the entertainment setting. The kitchen showcases lovely quartz counters and a backsplash as well as matching quartz-topped island with seating for three people. A unique rectangular under-mounted sink with a Grohe gooseneck faucet that sits at one end of the oversized island and chic pendant lighting centered above (with a twin in the dining area) are some of the other amenities in this culinary space.

Multiple exposures on three sides of kitchen/living/dining area invite the vibrancy of Fort Point and Seaport with views of Boston Harbor. There is so much natural light illuminating the space that electric lights during the day might be optional.

Adjoining the kitchen is a secluded east-facing, light-filled master bedroom suite with a walk-in closet and an elegant marble-tiled bathroom. The oversized shower has glass doors and a wall-mounted shower head and hand-held spray. As with the other closets in the home, the new owner can personalize the space with shelves, rods and more, using a $5,000 closet build-out allowance that comes with the unit.

At the far end of the hallway is a second nicely-sized bedroom, lending privacy to the family members and/or guests. This space can be used as a bedroom and/or as a library, home office or media room.

For those who prefer a cozier feeling rather than lofty sensation, look no further than Unit 403. This condo has 1,120 square feet of living space - also with two bedrooms and two bathrooms with a completely different configuration.

The entry opens to a large entertainment style kitchen/living/dining area with four oversize windows facing A Street. A slim support separating these three areas, three pendants over the elongated island and a tumbled marble gas fireplace make a triple fashion statement.

On opposite ends of the common areas, which offer ranch-style country charm, are the private spaces.

To the right side is the master wing. The spacious master bedroom has a pocket door to an enormous walk-through closet that leads to a delightful en suite bathroom with a double sink floating vanity and a glass-door shower.

On the left side of the central living area are a second bedroom and a bathroom with a shower/tub combination. There is also a closet with a washer and dryer.

With only nine condos in this small boutique building, the residents enjoy privacy and exclusivity – not to mention low condo fees – rather than the types of lifestyle amenities that many residents are often away or too busy to enjoy in the larger complexes that require more maintenance and higher condo fees.

Another perk to consider when buying your new home: the developer is pre-paying parking for two years at Stillings Garage right next door – just ask for details.

These homes are located close to lots of exciting places and things to do whether they are in the Fort Point – Seaport District or a neighborhood nearby. Restaurants and shopping, theaters and museums, concerts and movies, beaches and boating are just a few options that come to mind. The area is ideal for walking and biking. Public transportation is close by at South Station with connections to buses, trains and the commuter rail. Highway access is feasible for those with vehicles and Logan Airport is accessible as well.

These two homes are perfect for professionals and young couples. They also work well for people who travel a lot or want a place in the city to be close to the action and/or work without the rigorous commute to get there and the parking frustrations and fees that come with it.

For those looking for a place where a piece of the past melds with modern-day finishes in a prime location at an affordable price (Unit 401 is offered at $1,599,000 and Unit 403 is marketed at $1,499,000), living at 355 Congress St. fits the bill.

For a private showing, contact one of the listing agents – Mary Kelleher (617-821-8875, MaryK@GibsonSIR.com), Ken Smith (617-592-3249, KenS@GibsonSIR.com) or Sean Spalding (917-494-7590, Sean.Spalding@GibsonSIR.com) of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty.

There will be an open house for Units 401 and 403 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 8.