1
March
2011

Stunning Loft for Sale at Commercial Wharf

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Posted By:  Travis Sachs

Gorgeous Views, High End Kitchen, Open Layout, and More!

47-6 Commercial Wharf Loft-Style Condo for Sale

47-6 Commercial Wharf Loft-Style Condo for Sale

VIEWS & WINDOWS:

Live at 46-7 Commercial Wharf and enjoy spectacular views of Boston’s Waterfront and Skyline from end to end in this Loft style floor-thru two bedroom and two full bathrooms home.  The views through coastal grade sound deaden windows and balcony doors engulf the Harbor and the Boston Skyline. This Floor through home is designed to see these views from any location within this Loft. Captain doors throughout; emphasize the breeze from the Harbor.

ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS:

Original details of brick and beam and upgrades beyond are featured in this meticulously crafted residence.  The office has masterfully crafted built-ins and wiring.

KITCHEN:

Step into an open, fully-finished Viking and Miele appliance kitchen featuring sleek black granite, stainless steel backsplash, and four-seating  black granite breakfast block.  Matching bar includes crafted glass shelving, sleek black granite, wet bar sink, and Miele glass door liquid refrigerator.

OPEN LIVING SPACE:

Opening unto the open aired dining and living room, featuring hardwood floors, brick and beam throughout, fully wired for audio and centered upon a bell shaped working wood-burning fireplace.

MASTER BEDROOM & BATHROOM:

Walking to the master bedroom can be done by two routes: through the second bedroom with a full bath and custom built-ins, or through the bathroom featuring, a state of the art of setup: A seven head steam shower, porcelain stone, frosted glass doors, and custom cabinetry.  The master bedroom has an abundance of storage, custom built-ins, and northern harbor views off of the large balcony.

Come see for yourself!

To schedule a viewing of this Waterfront Loft, or to ask for help finding other Boston Waterfront Properties, contact me and I will be happy to assist you and guide you through the buying process.

18
February
2011

$5,000 Rebate when you Attend an Open House this Sunday!

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Buyers who attend our Open Houses being held this Sunday, February 20th, 2011 will receive a $5,000 Rebate Certificate!  The certificates are good for 90 days if we represent you in any sale as a buyer’s agent.  The Rebate Certificate will be redeemed when you close on your new home on or before May 31st, 2011.  Contact us for more information.

Open Houses this weekend!

CL Waterfront Properties Rebate Certificate

Join Us at an Open House this Sunday!

16
February
2011

Former Red Sox Player Rents Boston Penthouse!

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President, Carmella Laurella, and Senior Vice President, Dave Costello, of CL Waterfront Properties, LLC have just represented former Boston Red Sox player, Manny Ramirez, and his wife, Julianna, in renting Penthouse #2A at the beautiful Ritz Carlton in Boston.

For $24,000 a month, this fabulous penthouse features four bedrooms, five and half bathrooms, stunning views of Boston, as well as an 800 sq/ft deck that overlooks Boston Common, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the Charles River. All residents of the Ritz Carlton enjoy full hotel services in addition to access to the Sports Club LA and hotel restaurants.

Deck View from Boston Ritz Carlton Penthouse

If you would like to find a beautiful Boston waterfront building or Boston luxury building, then contact CL Waterfront Properties LLC today. One of our knowledgeable agents would be happy to help you find your new dream home!

14
February
2011

Boston’s Waterfront Hotels and Wharfs

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Posted by: Joe Taglieri | Residential Sales

If you want a place to visit and or a place to live, then the fabulous Boston Waterfront has many waterfront condo options to choose from.

There are Hotels and Wharfs ideally situated overlooking the historic Boston Harbor that offer guests everything from world class luxury accommodations, to fabulous on-site dining and wonderful in-room and hotel amenities.

Whether you’re in town for a weekend getaway, a family vacation, or a business meeting, there’s no better place to stay for true luxury and comfort.  There is only a hand full of Boston Waterfront Hotels to choose from on the Harbor.  All offer a luxurious experience.

Boston Waterfront Marriott Hotel

Boston Waterfront Marriott Hotel

– Boston’s Waterfront Hotels & Wharfs –

InterContinental

The Boston Harbor Hotel

Fairmont Battery Wharf

Marriott Long Wharf  &

Marriott’s Custom House

All the Waterfront Wharfs, Hotels, and Condominiums Overlook Boston Harbor or the sparkling skyline from one of the guest rooms, suites, or residences.  Whatever your choice, the Beautiful City Of Boston’s Waterfront awaits you.

Whether for longterm living or just staying a day or two at Boston Waterfront Hotels and Wharfs, you never have to travel far for a great meal!  Most offer great on-site fine dining options that provide delicious cuisine in wonderful settings.  If that doesn’t work then you can hop, skip or jump no further than the North End of Boston for the best Italian food in New England (and possibly the country), the best pizza, bakeries, cafes and sandwiches, all within a short distance from each other.  Stroll off the beaten path of Hanover Street and onto the side streets to find even more great Italian restaurants, cafes and bakeries.

You won’t find dining, beautiful old churches, or historical sites like this so close at any other hotels in Boston so, ‘When In Boston, Do like Bostonians do’; Eat, Pray & Love.

The Boston Waterfront is the ideal place to live, located within walking distance to Boston’s  financial and business district, with many Luxury Residences that offer panoramic Waterfront Harbor views.

The Boston Waterfront Hotels are fabulous places to stay for a weekend getaway,  long term retirement, family vacation or your next big home investment.  Boston’s Waterfront hotels also offer everything you need for a fabulous stay in Boston.  Guests will enjoy luxury accommodations, wonderful amenities and  impeccable service.  There is no other waterfront locations that can compare to this part of the city.

If you need expert help finding a long-term or short-term place in Boston, feel free to give me a call.  I’m sure I can point you in the right direction!

12
February
2011

Why Buying a Home is Like Dating…

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Posted by: Vito Ascolillo

Happy couple in love in their new home

Finding Love is Like Find the Perfect Home

You may not realize it, but finding the perfect Boston luxury home is actually a lot like find the perfect mate!

Finding true love and finding a home you will truly love, both start with you looking for something that will be in your future.  Like dating, when you search for a new home, you go searching for something attractive, comfortable, and even sexy.  There are certain criteria or conditions to be met like size/heart, how many rooms/weight, date built/age, updated appliances/nip-tuck, missing shingles/hair loss, etc.

Each home has its upside and downside just like each date.  Is it a warm place/does he have heart?  Are there too many stairs/is she understanding?  Can I hear the neighbors through the walls/is he listening to me?

So you keep searching and dating, then finally, you find it!  The perfect Boston home and the perfect person.

If you need help find a Back Bay condo or Beacon Hill condo, or want to tour luxury homes for sale on Boston’s Waterfront or North End, contact CL Waterfront Properties LLC.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

10
February
2011

Most Romantic Boston Restaurants

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Most couples make it a priority to get out of the house and have a ‘Date Night’ on Valentine’s Day, something the can get lost over time.

Barlola in a great date spot for Valentine's Day in Boston

Tapas are a Good Date Idea

The city of Boston is saturated with restaurants of all kinds!  You and your Valentine can enjoy some American cuisine such as Union Bar & Grill in the South End, or Towne in Back Bay.  Tapas/ small plates style restaurants are really popular, such as Cuchi Cuchi or Dali in Cambridge, Barlola in Back Bay, and the Ristorante Damiano in the North End.  If French foods are more what you had in mind, Sel de la Terre has locations in Back Bay and a new Waterfront location as well, or take a trip to Beacon Hill Bistro in Beacon Hill.  Moroccan cuisine makes a unique evening at hot spots like Tangierino in Charlestown.  Of course Italian cuisine is extremely popular, such as Tresca and Prezza in the North End.

Let’s face it; Italian cuisine is the obvious choice for 99% of people going out on Feb. 14th!  The North End/ Waterfront area provides you with the ultimate setting for a Valentine’s Date Night!  The smell of garlic, pastries and espresso in the air, little Italian men selling roses on the street, the violin player making his way to every table in any restaurant that will have him, and the vibe on one of Boston’s most historic streets Hanover just adds to the perfect back drop for the night.

Marco, Best Date Restaurant

Marco, Best Date Restaurant

One of the best North End/Waterfront locations to make the night special is in a tiny restaurant of 10 tables, a stone fireplace, and the feeling of actually being in Italy –Marco.  Marco is hidden on the second floor located at 253 Hanover St, above Café Paradiso.  When you call to make your reservation, make sure you ask for the table near the front window and fireplace, your date will be VERY IMPRESSED.

Once you have finished dinner, make your way onto Hanover Street to one of Boston’s most historic landmarks – Mike’s Pastries – for a cannoli.  If an after-dinner glass of wine is your choice, Bricco on Hanover Street or the wine bar located on Richmond St – Vinoteca di Monica, are the perfect stop!  After a big meal and a few glasses of wine, a great way to wake up for the trip home is to sit and finish the night with an espresso at Boston’s first Italian Café – Caffe Victoria on Hanover St in the North End.

Enjoy your Valentine’s Day and make is special for that someone in your life!

28
January
2011

Dave Costello is named Senior Vice President of CL Waterfront Properties LLC

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Posted by:  Carmela Laurella

Dave Costello is named Senior Vice President of CL Waterfront Properties LLC.

With more than 9 years of real estate experience, Dave has worked to meet the needs of buyers, investors, and property sellers throughout the Boston area. Dave’s market knowledge and commitment to providing clients with top level service has helped him to build a strong referral network in the Boston Waterfront, Back Bay, Beacon Hill & Metro West.

In the past 3 years, Dave has sold more than $50 million in property sales and has been involved in 75+ transactions.  In only the first few weeks of January, Dave has sold or put under agreement nearly $6 million.  Dave has over $10 million in active listings.

If you want to sell or buy a Boston luxury condo in Beacon Hill, Back Bay, or the Waterfront, contact Dave for his excellent service and attention to details.

26
January
2011

Best Boston Waterfront and North End Parking Deals

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Posted by:  Joe Taglieri

Parking in the city of Boston can be difficult if you’re not familiar with the area.  I’ve compiled a list of the best parking deals in the Boston Waterfront and Boston’s North End to help guide you.

Parcel 7 Garage is where I always park if I’m going to North End/Waterfront and plan to not stay for more then 3 hours. Unfortunately, others also know about this garage . . . so sometimes it’s full.  If you plan to park at Parcel 7, always have a back-up parking garage choice in mind.

Parcel 7 Garage aka “Haymarket Garage”

Address:  136 Blackstone Street
Located right at the beginning of Hanover St.

Quick & Easy Access To: Haymarket, Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, Government Center, and City Hall Plaza.  You can also walk across the Greenway to the North End, Boston Waterfront, Boston cruises, and the New England Aquarium.

Also Reasonably Close To: TD Garden and North End / nightlife venues, Waterfront, Downtown Boston

Daily Rates: $28 if you’re there for more than 3 hours

You also can get bargain rates with Haymarket vendor validation:  $1 for 1-2 hours parking, and parking is only $3 for up to 3 hours, however the regular $28 per day rate kicks in if you park for over 3 hours.  This is really, really cheap (if you shop at Haymarket & North End or want to visit the Waterfront), really, really convenient, and in my opinion, one of the best parking bargains in Boston!

There are several other nearby parking deals along the North End’s Waterfront, Commercial Street, and Atlantic Avenue to be found at various small parking lots.  Parking rates tend to vary depending on the day, time, and season, so your best bet is to either drive by to see the advertised prices or call the parking garages in advance and inquire.  Several Boston parking garages offer ‘Early Bird’ rates- at least some of the time.

Here are a few more parking options you can consider when visiting Boston’s Waterfront or North End:

Parking in BostonLewis Wharf Parking

Address:  28 Atlantic Ave.
For more information: 617-227-3713

Sargent’s Wharf Parking

Address:  269 Commercial St.
For more information: 617-367-1681

LAZ Parking

Address:  290 Commercial St.
For more information: 617-367-6412

2 Atlantic Avenue Garage

Address:  2 Atlantic Ave.
For more information: 617-854-3365

MBTA Parking at TD Garden

Address:  135 Causeway St. (at Canal St.)
Number of Spaces:  1,275 for cars (38 handicap accessible) and 20 for bikes
Hourly Rates Starts At:  $5
Special Event Parking:  $25

Boston Harbor Garage at the Aquarium

Address:  70 East India Row (at intersection of Atlantic Ave. and Milk St.)
Daily Rate:  $35
Early Bird Rate:  $19 if you arrive before 8:30am and depart before 7:00pm

The next time you visit the Boston Waterfront or North End neighborhoods, don’t forget to check this list!  If you’re looking to buy a new home in the area, many luxury buildings in the area have parking available.  Contact us today to find out more about where to live and where to park in Boston!

24
January
2011

Best Resale Value in Boston

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Posted by:  Michael Sullivan

In the Boston real estate market, there is nothing more sought after and desired than a Waterfront property located in one of the historic Wharf buildings, which are made of brick, stone, and beams.

Some of these buildings you might know as “Lewis Wharf, Commercial Wharf, Union Wharf, Rowes Wharf or Battery Wharf.  When you hear the term “Law of Scarcity” or “They don’t build’em like that anymore” or “location, location, location”, think of these wonderful Wharf buildings on Boston’s Waterfront!

Commercial Wharf Boston condo interior

Bedroom of a Commercial Wharf Condo with Exposed Brick & Beam Interior Finishes

Boston’s Waterfront is truly unique, not only does a Waterfront home in one of these luxury Wharf buildings offer amazing views, but the buildings that occupy the existing frontage are built with granite, hand hewed beams, and Boston brick by talented artisans of a by- gone era using the best possible craftsmanship.

The Waterfront Wharf buildings majestically extend like fingers out into Boston’s saltwater harbor, and are even more unique than the Waterfront on which they located.  These Wharf buildings have Boston’s rugged, distinctive and yet refined old-world appeal.  Many of these buildings are nearly two hundred years old and have been recently renovated bringing them into the 21st century with every modern amenity.

When considering the purchase of a home in Boston, one must also consider that in this marketplace the uniqueness of the Boston’s Waterfront Wharf buildings make for an excellent choice because they hold and provide the best value for resale.  These magnificent buildings become only more desirable and valuable as they age.  Contact CL Waterfront Properties LLC today for help buying your next luxury waterfront home.

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