20
January
2016

CL Properties Beautiful loft at 236 Commercial Street featured in today’s New York Times!

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NY Times Article

BOSTON

WHAT: A penthouse overlooking Boston Harbor, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms

HOW MUCH: $2,350,000

SIZE: 2,618 square feet

PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT: $898

SETTING: This condominium is in an old warehouse on the Boston Harbor waterfront, a former industrial neighborhood next to Boston’s North End now known for its loft conversions, private docks and waterfront parks. The mouth of the harbor is across the street; ships can be seen from the condo’s living room. Coffee shops, restaurants and bars are within walking distance. Bus and subway stops are within a few blocks.

INDOORS: This two-story penthouse is in a four-unit building built about 1890 and likely used as a warehouse. It was converted to a condo in 1986 and updated within the last seven years. Wood beams, brick walls and other vestiges of the original structure were left intact, augmented by contemporary fixtures such as stainless-steel kitchen appliances and walls of glass.

The entry level has a kitchen, a living area and two bedrooms. The second level has another, larger kitchen, a living and dining area and two bedrooms, including the master suite. Connected by a floating staircase, both levels have open floor plans and harbor views.

The second level is spacious and bright, with a vaulted ceiling paneled in skylights that rises nearly 19 feet, and a wall of glass facing the harbor. The kitchen is all stainless steel, from appliances to surfaces. A built-in wood credenza with a granite top extends from the kitchen into the living area along an exposed brick wall, painted white. Floors here are Asian walnut.

The master suite, in a loft over the second-level living area, has a massive skylight and harbor views. A heavy wood door salvaged from a barn inVermont slides to reveal the master bathroom, which has a jetted tub set against a rough stacked-stone wall, as well as a stone-backed shower and a custom wood vanity.

Parking is available at a nearby garage for about $400 a month.

OUTDOOR SPACE: The second-level living area opens to a 21-foot-wide deck overlooking the water. The deck has bench seating and a hot tub.

TAXES: Approximately $18,041 a year, plus $741.57 a month in condo fees, which covers hot water, gas, insurance and building maintenance

CONTACT: Carmela Laurella, CL Waterfront Properties, (617) 624-9700 / (617) 797-2538; clproperties.com

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September
2012

Custom Carousel On The Rose Kennedy Greenway

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Custom Carousel On The Rose Kennedy Greenway - Lobster

Custom Carousel Character On The Rose Kennedy Greenway

CL Waterfront Properties, LLC is proud to announce their role in the new Custom Carousel on the Rose Kennedy Greenway event. The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has commissioned a custom, one-of-a-kind carousel for the Greenway. This carousel will be much different than the Carousel’s we are accustomed to seeing. The hand-carved creatures of this carousel are inspired by the Wildlife of Boston Harbor, the Shawmut Peninsula, and the imaginations of Boston’s children. Conservancy staff asked Boston Public School students from the North End, South Boston, Beacon Hill, and Dorchester for their ideas. These ideas are what inspired carousel expert and sculptor, Jeffrey Briggs, when creating the animals for the new carousel.

Once complete, the carousel will be New England’s only handicapped accessible carousel. A generous, anonymous donor has pledged to match all funds raised up to $300,000. Next time you walk by the CL Waterfront’s office don’t be alarmed when you see a sculptured skunk next to the pictures of our beautiful luxury properties. He’s soon to be our new neighbor, along with his other wildlife friends. Contact CL Waterfront Properties for more info!

1
June
2012

Let the Festivities Begin!

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Every summer the North End community celebrates and pays hommage to various honored Saints.  This is a great time for friends, families, locals and visitors to shop, eat, drink, play games, and enjoy live music. It is basically one big block party or carnival, right in the streets of the North End.  You can enjoy Italian food, visit different vendors with Italian-themed gifts, and play carnival-type games. To learn more about this event or to buy/rent a home in the wonderful North End/Waterfront neighborhood, please contact our office today!

North End Feast! (Photo courtesy of Matt Conti)

2012 North End Feast Schedule

North End Italian and Religious Festivals – Processions & Feasts

June 3, 2012 – Santa Maria Di Anzano 2:00 pm Procession only – St. Leonard Church, Hanover & Prince Streets (First Sunday of June – 2012) AnzanoBoston.com

June 10, 2012 – Saint Anthony of Padua 2:00 pm Procession – St. Leonard Church start (Hanover & Prince Streets) 4:00pm Blessing of the Children (Nazzaro playground with food/drink)

June 24, 2012 – Saint Padre Pio 10:30 Italian Mass – St. Leonard Church 11:30 Procession only – Hanover & Prince Streets

July 8, 2012 – Madonna delle Grazie 2:00 pm Procession only (2012 NOT CONFIRMED)

July 15, 2012 – St. Rocco
1:00 pm – Procession only – Hanover St. (2012 NOT CONFIRMED) July 27 – 29, 2012 – St. Joseph’s Feast Battery & Hanover Streets (1:00pm Sunday Procession) (Last weekend in July.) StJosephsBoston.org

August 3 – 5, 2012 – St. Agrippina di Mineo Feast Battery & Hanover Streets (1:00pm Sunday Procession) SaintAgrippinaBoston.com

August 10-12, 2012 – Madonna Della Cava Feast Battery & Hanover Streets (1:00pm Sunday Procession) (2nd weekend in August) MadonnaDellaCava.com

August 16 – 19, 2012 Fisherman’s Feast of the Madonna Del Soccorso di Sciacca Fleet, Lewis & North Streets (1:00pm Sunday Procession) FishermansFeast.com

August 24 – 26, 2012 – Saint Anthony’s Feast
Thacher, Endicott & N. Margin Streets (Last weekend in August) (12:00 pm Sunday Procession) StAnthonysFeast.com

August 27, 2012 – St. Lucy’s Feast Thacher & Endicott Streets (5:00pm Monday Procession) StAnthonysFeast.com/SaintLucy.html

September 9, 2012 – Santa Rosalia di Palermo 1:00 pm – Procession only – North Square

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April
2012

Boston Harbor Association Holds 19th Annual Celebration and Auction

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A bidder at TBHA's annual auction

An interested bidder at TBHA's annual auction. Image credit: www.northendwaterfront.com

Donations and Bids Support Local Charities And Community Improvement

The 19th Annual Boston Harbor Celebration & Auction to benefit TBHA’s Harbor Advocacy efforts and Harbor Education programs for Boston area youths was held on Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Boston Harbor Hotel.

Contributions and donations will support TBHA’s free programs for urban youth and thepublic, increased public amenities along Boston’s HarborWalk, as well as efforts to revitalize and celebrate Boston’s Waterfront District while increasing its ability to withstand coastal flooding. A silent auction was complemented by online bidding, with the traditional live auction held at the conclusion of the event.

The event was a great success, raising money for the Harbor Association with plentiful bidding throughout the night. Residents and business owners from all around the North End and Waterfront were in attendance, and local businesses including Legal Seafoods catered the event. Many people came from around the city and beyond to support the prosperity of the burgeoning Waterfront District of Boston.

To find out more about this and all of the other unique events that make the Waterfront such a wonderful place to call home (or to find your own Boston Waterfront condo), contact the local experts at CL Waterfront Properties today.

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April
2012

North End Athletic Association Baseball Opening Day – Saturday, 4/28

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North End Athletic Association of Boston logo

North End Baseball Begins This Saturday!

Boston’s North End Athletic Association is hosting Opening Day ceremonies for their beloved baseball program this coming Saturday, April 28th, at Dom Campochiaro Field (in Langone Park) on Commercial Street.

The day’s activities will kick off with two Minor League exhibition games. At 10:00am, the Mudcats play the Muckdogs, and at 11:00am the Raptors take on the Bats.

At noon, the NEAA will host a free BBQ at the Park for all baseball players, their families, and game attendees. The BBQ will be open until approximately 4pm.

At 12:30pm, ceremonies for the Major Leaguers (Ages 9 to 12) begin. This year, the NEAA will honor longtime NEAA coach and North End Softball legend Robert “Bobby” Simboli Sr. prior to the first game.  At 1pm, the first game of the Majors double header begins; the second will start at 3:30.

April is a great time to be a resident of Boston’s historic North End – get out and enjoy activities like Opening Day, and take in some of the fantastic New England spring air. To find out more about this and all of the other unique events that make the North End such a wonderful place to call home (or to find your own North End real estate), contact the local experts at CL Waterfront Properties today.

24
April
2012

North End to honor Cyrus Dallin and his famous Paul Revere statue at the Prado

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Statue of Paul Revere in the Prado in Boston's North End

Cyrus Dallin's Paul Revere Statue

Boston’s North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association will be hosting a public fair on April 29 from 12 – 4PM at the Paul Revere Mall on Hanover Street.  This fair is being held in honor of sculptor Cyrus Dallin, his Paul Revere Monument, and the Paul Revere Mall known to locals simply as The Prado, designed by Arthur Shurcliff and Henry Shepley.

The NEWRA will present a series of lectures on Dallin, Shurcliff, and others who were responsible for creating and preserving this local treasure, among the most visited and photographed sites in the nation.  Other historical presentations will focus on Paul Revere himself, and on the history of Boston’s North End neighborhood. Members of the Cyrus Dallin and Paul Revere families are scheduled to attend.

In addition, the Old North Church will host a related lecture on Thursday, May 17th at 7:00 PM providing more in-depth historical review and an opportunity for public discussion. The featured speaker will be Rebecca Reynolds, formerly of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, who specializes in American sculpture. Reynolds’ talk will focus on Dallin’s 58 year quest to erect his Paul Revere sculpture in Boston.

To find out more about these events, the historic North End of Boston, and the amazing North End real estate presently on the market, contact CL Waterfront Properties today.

23
February
2012

North End Community Hopes to Acquire Buildings for School Expansion

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North End Eliot School family council Petition

Eliot School Petition at NEWNC - Feb 2012

Great news for families and community members in the North End, the Eliot elementary school is getting closer than ever before to some much needed expansion in their bid to acquire the North and Richmond Street buildings up for sale.

After spending some time in a marketing period and having two-dozen developers attend property tours of the real estate, no interest has been shown for housing purposes by any of the developers.  This is a good sign for those in favor of purchasing the property in the school’s best interest.

Acquiring the buildings would greatly improve the Eliot’s capacity to accommodate an ever-expansive community, especially with a waiting list larger than its current student body.

The school expansion will also benefit the community as a whole, giving more families a reason to stay in the city, not to mention Eliot has a great reputation of being one of the best public schools in Boston.

Much credit is given to Principal, Traci Walker Griffith, for bringing the school’s academic level and achievements to where it is today. During her tenure, the school has turned around and test scores have only gone up, while other schools in the Boston public school system have closed.  With more seats available to children at the Eliot can only mean good things for the North End and Boston.

If you are interested finding your new home in or around the Boston area, please contact CL Waterfront Properties today.

13
February
2012

St. Leonard’s Church Unveils Peace Garden Cross

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st. leonard's garden featuring new cross

Photo: Matt Conti

Scaffolding has finally come down on the side of Saint Leonard’s church facing the Peace Garden – showing a new red Catholic cross. Excellent visibility from Hanover Street makes this new addition to the area an instant landmark, sure to boost the already high value of North End real estate. Repairs to the wall and the addition of the cross are part of a larger renovation project for the garden;  the new cross sits across from the mural painted by local artist Nathan Swain.

The mural, featuring verdant greenery in keeping with the Peace Garden overlook came first in the sprucing up of the area. Artist Swain explains: “I approached the church and I also talked to Frank the owner of Assagio. They both liked the idea of covering the blank ugly wall with something green. I had Boston Building Wraps print and install the banner.”

St. Leonard’s was the first Roman Catholic Church in New England built by immigrants from Italy, in 1873. It is located at the corner of Hanover and Prince Streets in the heart of the historic North End, just steps from the finest Boston waterfront properties.  St. Leonard’s is known for its Saint Anthony shrine in the downstairs church, the oldest shrine to the saint in Boston. The Peace Garden is known to all in the neighborhood and beyond as a peaceful retreat from the busy streets of the North End. To find out more about living in this historic part of Boston, contact CL Waterfront Properties today.

6
February
2012

CL WATERFRONT PROPERTIES, LLC IS TURNING TWO YEARS OLD

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Happy 2nd Anniversary, CL Waterfront Properties!

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CL WATERFRONT PROPERTIES, LLC IS TURNING TWO YEARS OLD.

Boston, MA USA February 1, 2012 Carmela Laurella and her firm, CL Waterfront Properties LLC (CLWP) is celebrating its second anniversary. Since launching in 2010, this brokerage firm continues to grown significantly and maintains exciting momentum throughout one of the country’s most challenging housing markets. Carmela Laurella’s business strategy has changed the way real estate is practiced, not only on the Waterfront, but in Boston. Her extraordinary advertising and marketing techniques, along with her sales performance, have become legendary. CLWP has accomplished unprecedented goals.


CLWP is the #1 Listing and Selling office by $11 Million in Sales.
#1 in Direct Sales
  – over 42% of all CL Waterfront Listings Sold by the Listing Office

Over $100 Million in Sales
  – continually achieved record setting price per-square foot
  – accomplished in less then 2 years
  – innovative, trend-setting marketing campaigns/techniques

$1/2 Billion in Sales
 
Carmela Laurella consummated approximately $500 Million in sales in 10 years.

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About CL Waterfront Properties LLC

Carmela Laurella and her team of seasoned professionals specialize in extraordinary homes along the gold coast of Boston’s Waterfront, in addition to luxury properties in Boston.

Ms. Laurella is a leading realtor in Boston and is well known for her personal passion, enthusiasm, extensive advertising techniques and sales performance. Her team’s proven track record makes them an excellent choice for either a seller or a buyer who is looking for incomparable services and tremendous results.

The team’s diverse talents and expertise of the multi-family and condominium market also extend to the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Charlestown Navy Yard & Cambridge. These professionals are familiar with and often sell at all the major full-service luxury buildings, e.g., The Ritz-Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, The Clarendon, The Heritage, The W, One Charles. The team’s trademark is the level of high quality service that they provide to their clients.

 

MEDIA CONTACT
name: Eileen Yu
address: 113 Lewis Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
email: eileen.yu@clproperties.com
phone: 617.624.9700
website: www.clproperties.com

14
December
2011

4th Annual Santa Skate & Toy Drive in the North End a Success

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Record Turnout at Steriti Rink for Neighborhood Event

For the past four years, the North End Columbus Day Committee has hosted an Annual Santa Skate and Toy Drive at Steriti Rink in Boston’s North End.  This year was the most successful toy drive yet, with a record turn-out of skaters!  Toys from the event will be donated to the Italian Home for Children for holiday gifts this season.

Santa and the Bruins Bear at Steriti Rink in North End

Santa was in attendance, posing for photos!

The Italian Home for Children was founded in 1919 in response to the large number of Italian children in the North End that were left as orphans after the 1918 influenza epidemic.  The North End community and the its clergy established the home to provide care for the orphans.

Since then, the mission of the IHC has changed, and they now offer residential and day treatment services to at risk youth of all nationalities.

If you would like to contribute, but missed the event, you can still drop off toy donations at Saint Anthony’s Club at 203 Endicott Street.  If you want to make a monetary donation, you can donate to either the Franciscan Baby Center or the Italian Home for Children.  For more information, please contact Lois Strazzullo at strazz316@gmail.com.

 

Click here to read the full article on the event and see more photos with Santa!