World’s Largest Private Yacht finds port on North End Waterfront



The fair winds and high seas have carried a boat, a very big boat, to our docks this week at Yacht Haven, Commercial Wharf.  In fact, it is the largest private yacht on Earth, called Eos, that found port here on the North End Waterfront.  Named after the Greek titan goddess of the dawn, this three masted rigged schooner at 305 feet long with 200-foot masts is a magnificent sight to behold.

The vessel was once owned by now CEO of IAC/Interactive and creator of Fox and USA Broadcasting, Barry Diller, but today’s owner is unknown.  It hit the  seas in 2006, has a crew 21-man crew and valued at more than $150 million.

The ship has visited a number of ports along the North Atlantic coast this summer at such locations as Nantucket, Provincetown, and Martha’s Vineyard, to name a few.  For more pictures and info about the Eos, visit MarineTraffic.com.

world's largest private yacht ports on Boston's luxury waterfront

World's largest private yacht ports on Boston's luxury waterfront. Photo taken from Christopher Columbus Park by Matt Conti, NorthEndWaterfront.com



Nationwide Open House Weekend | June 4-5


Nationwide Open House Weekend starts tomorrow!

We at CL Waterfront Properties will be participating on a grand scale with more than 15 open houses between Saturday and Sunday, showing some of the best Boston luxury condos and properties that this city has to offer.

Realtor Nationwide Open House 2011

Realtor Nationwide Open House Weekend 2011

We will be showing luxury real estate at Commercial Wharf, Lincoln Wharf, Union Wharf and other Boston Waterfront buildings.

Be sure to visit our search listings page, check off the Saturday and Sunday boxes under Open Houses and hit search to see all of our featured properties this weekend.

Also feel free to visit the 2011 REALTOR® Nationwide Open House weekend official website where buyers can go to search for open houses at www.maRealtorOpenHouse.com.

You can also contact us as well if you’d like to know more information about this weekend’s event or interested in luxury Boston real estate for sale.


CL Waterfront finds Boston Gliders New Home


Post by Travis Sach

After months of negotiations and planning, Boston Gliders have taken occupancy into the uninhabited gas station at 420 Commercial Street.  CL Waterfront Properties LLC brokered the transaction. What an unbelievable location for the company and an astounding tenant for the owner and community, bringing fun and entertaining segway tours along the Boston Waterfront, North End and all across Boston’s most notable sites. Boston Gliders is open 7 days a week in rain, sleet, or snow. Tourists never stop and neither does the company. Now in its 3rd location, the segways are taking over the city. Soon enough, we all are going to be using them to go to work or to the local store.  Please visit their website for more information: www.Bostongliders.com.


Great waterfront penthouse is a spectacular sale in May



The spacious living room has a stunning gas fireplace and an outdoor terrace.

Great news! One of our biggest sales this month was published as a story in the Boston Homes: The Complete Guide, May 28-June 3 issue.  Here’s the article, read all about it!

One of the stunning waterfront penthouses at Burroughs Wharf was among the city’s spectacular sales in May.

Carmela Laurella of CL Waterfront Properties was both the listing and selling broker for this 2,322-square-foot triplex at50 Battery St., which has southern and northern exposures and sweeping views of the harbor.

It sold for $2.595 million. That translates to nearly $1,118per square foot.

“It was completely renovated”during the past three years, she said. “The master bath was taken down to the studs and rebuilt, creating a spa.” A Japanese soaking tub and a steam shower were installed, and shoji screens imported from Japan were added to conceal storage shelves in the bath.

The fireplace in the living room was taken apart and rebuilt as well. The entry to the home opens into the main living spaces, with a powder room and a sleek kitchen on the left and an open dining room and living room straight ahead. The maple flooring was pickled and bleached and gleams. Floor-to-ceiling windows flank a set of double glass doors that open onto a spacious terrace.

The top floor or seventh floor comprises a master bedroom suite with two spacious closets and a study, off which is another balcony. The bottom level or fifth floor has two more bedrooms with en suite baths and roomy closets. The smaller bedroom has a three-window bay.

The grand kitchen features stone counters, custom-built cabinetry and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances.

The larger bedroom could serve as a family room, especially because there is a similarly sized deck as that off the living room. This room also has a refrigerator and a wine cooler for added convenience. Between the two bedrooms in the hall is acustom-built wine-storage area that can holdmore than 760 bottles, and around the corneris room to store two more cases.

Other amenities include an in-unit laundry, central air conditioning and all the benefits of a full-service building, staffed with a 24-hour concierge. Two deeded garage parking spaces are included in the sale. Nearby are a marina and the new luxury Fairmont Battery Wharf hotel.


Boston Waterfront Sales Report for May



Real estate sales on the Boston Waterfront and in the North End were hot, hot, hot, throughout the month of May.  Luxury homes and condos are becoming more desirable than ever. Now that summer is in full swing with plenty of barbecues, beach days and Red Sox games ahead, there’s no better time than to find that perfect dream home in Boston.  Here are the latest success stories sold along the Boston Waterfront and North End.

50 Battery St. #PH5
A Glamorous waterfront penthouse in the Burroughs Wharf with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathroom at 2,322 sq/ft, was sold by Carmela Laurella, CL Waterfront Properties’ President, at a whopping $2,595,000.

3 Battery Wharf #3506
A spacious south facing duplex home located at the Battery Wharf with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bath at 1,916 sq/ft, was sold by Carmela Laurella, CL Waterfront Properties’ President, at a generous price tag of $1,662,500.

2 Battery Wharf #2308
Another spacious luxury home located at the Battery Wharf with a huge open floor plan, 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bath at 2,162 sq/ft, was sold by Carmela Laurella, CL Waterfront Properties’ President, at $1,575,000.

85 E. India Row #12H
Also sold along the waterfront by CL Waterfront Properties’ President, Carmela Laurella, is a lovely 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom luxury condo with 876 sq/ft of space at an easy $410,000.

Other luxury homes sold in the last month along the Boston Waterfront are 90 Salem St. #9 luxury condo with 1 bedroom, 1 bath at 635 sq/ft for $318,000.

The luxury studio located in the Intercontinental Wharf at 500 Atlantic #14T with 1 bath at 426 sq/ft for $312,500.

Located in the Commercial Wharf at 328 Commercial St. #3 sold a beautiful 1 bedroom, 1 bath home at 631 sq/ft for $372,500.

At 136 Prince St. #6 a lovely 2 bedroom, 1 bath home at 630 sq/ft went off the market for $370,650.

Located in the Harbor Towers at 65 E. India Row #14D was a gorgeous 1 bed, 1 bath condo at 747 sq/ft for $425,000.

Also not to far from the last home is 85 E. India Row #29H, a 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 881 sq/ft condo sold for $505,000.

19 Cooper St. #4.  A wonderful 816 sq/ft home with 2 bedroom, 1 bath at $522,000.

And last, but not least, located on the Union Wharf at 343 Commercial St. #101, is the 2,552 sq/ft residential/commercial space at $706,000.



Study Says Hazmat Trucks Too Dangerous for Waterfront


TONIGHT: A community meeting on this Hazmat routing study has been scheduled for tonight, Thursday, May 19th at 7pm at the Nazzaro Center. The address for the meeting is 30 N. Bennet Street, and all are encouraged to attend.

The public safety study on the hazardous material, Hazmat, trucks has finally achieved recognition at Boston’s City Hall. According to Boston city officials, the hazardous materials study supports the banning of these trucks from going through any Waterfront and North End streets in Boston. The analysis also further recommends that these trucks be routed completely outside the city.

hazmat ban study revealed for north end and waterfront

Gasoline Tanker Truck in the Waterfront / North End area

This study was contacted by Boston in Spring 2010 after the FMCSA forced the city to stop the daytime ban of trucking routes, which was done in response to trucking companies petitioning that Boston failed to properly analyze truck routes after the Big Dig. Before the Big Dig, hazmat trucks traveled on I-93, and were not allowed to travel inside tunnels or surface streets.

This ban elimination occurred in May 2010, which caused an uproar in the Waterfront and North End neighborhoods, where countless residents have submitted letters and signatures in order to pressure State officials to resolve the situation.

The study has not currently been made public, but it implores the Federal and State authorities to stop these hazmat trucks from traveling through Boston unless they have business with the city, such as gas station deliveries. This restriction would cut down the significant traffic that these trucks represent in the city, which is hundreds of trucks per day.

For our neighbors and clients in the Waterfront and North End, this could potentially eliminate hazmat trucks entirely from Cross Street, Atlantic Avenue, Commercial Street, and N. Washington Street from the Greenway to the Charlestown Bridge.

The results of the study will be revealed and discussed at the community meeting tonight, and city officials are anticipating a positive neighborhood reaction from residents who have long-protested the trucks. So be sure to attend at 7pm tonight!

Source Article: Study Says Hazmat Trucks are Too Dangerous for North End / Waterfront


Taste of the North End


Some of CL Waterfront’s North End residents got a “taste” of the neighborhood at the 17th annual event “Taste of the North End” last Friday, May 6.  The event was attended by over 700 people and featured foods from 37 different restaurants throughout the North End. Some of tTaste of the North Endhe restaurants including in the tasting were Ducali, Tresca, Lucca, Filippo, among many others.

For the first time in about ten years the event was brought back to the neighborhood for which it represents. In the past the “Taste of the North End” has been held at Saint John School, the Coast Guard base, and the New England Aquarium. This year local residents were pleased to see that the venue was much more open and had returned to its roots. The “Taste” annually raises funds for neighborhood charities, including the North End Waterfront Health Center. Throughout the past 17 years the event has raised over $1 million for these local charities – this year the event raised over $100,000.

The enthusiasm for this event and the North End neighborhood are obvious through the ongoing participation of local restaurants and the attendees who return every year. Included in these habitual “tasters” is State Representative, Aaron Michlewitz, who noted how important the event is for the community when he said, “It shows the uniqueness of our neighborhood and how many great restaurants we have and how many great things we have going on in the neighborhood.” This event truly is a tribute to the local businesses in the North End and a testimonial to its extraordinary community atmosphere.


Let’s Go Bruins!!


CL Waterfront Properties covered their windows on Atlantic Avenue with Bruin’s jerseys to honor them and wish them well tonight!

CL Waterfront shows support for our home team

Go Bruins!

The Black and Gold are up 2-0 against the Flyers and are playing game 3 against our Philly rivals this evening at 7pm!  Let’s hope the Bruins win again tonight, so they only have 1 more game to go to win the series!



CL Waterfront’s Latest Sale at Battery Wharf


battery wharfJust Sold!

Battery Wharf #4508 is a 2 bed, 2.5 bath with 1,614 sq/ft and large balcony overlooking the harbor. This home features an open kitchen with custom cabinetry, top-of-the-line appliances and breakfast bar. The master bedroom has harbor views, walk-in closet and marble bath en-suite.

Residents of Battery Wharf enjoy access to the Fairmont Hotel, Exhale Spa & Aragosta restaurant.

Dave Costello represented the buyers in their purchase of this luxurious Boston home.

For more information or to schedule a viewing of a luxury Boston real estate property, contact CL Waterfront today.

CL Waterfront Properties, LLC
113 Lewis Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
P: 617 624-9700