24
August
2012

Gorgeous Mariner Waterfront Penthouse offers Panoramic views of Boston

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Stunning Boston Waterfront Penthouse interior

Mariner penthouse's stunning living room looks out into the harbor.

We’re excited to show off this amazing Boston Waterfront penthouse with huge wraparound terrace at the Mariner luxury building.

Recently featured in the Boston Homes Aug 18 – 24 issue, along with CL Waterfront’s very own president, Carmela Laurella, is the hottest Waterfront property hitting the market this month, 300 Commercial St. Unit 906.

This fabulous abode is asking for a cool $1.499 million. It includes gorgeous harbor and city views from every room where you can find panoramic sites of the North End, Charlestown, Zakim Bridge, Logan Airport and Boston Harbor, especially from its 688-square-foot wraparound private terrace.

The home is made up of two bedrooms, a living room / dining room combo, kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops, one full bath, and one 1/2 bath. The living room boasts a wood-burning marble fireplace that makes it irresistible to cosy up to. There’s also a laundry closet conveniently located in-unit, as well as one deeded parking garage space.

Building includes: common roof deck, common lobby, 24-hour concierge.

Amenities, within walking distance, are abound. From the New England Aquarium, Quincy Market, and Faneuil Hall to the Boston HarborWalk, TD Garden and the Christopher Columbus Park.

For more information about 300 Commercial St, Unit 906 at the Mariner Building, please contact Carmela Laurella today to schedule a showing.

14
June
2012

Waterfront Properties in Boston Market Update!

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2012 Real Estate Stats for Waterfront Luxury Buildings

The local real estate market has been very active during the past six months. Much of this action has taken place here on Boston’s Waterfront. Below, find a table that displays the average price per square foot for some of the more popular buildings along the Waterfront:

PropertyAvg. Sale $/sq.ft. (past 6 months)
Battery Wharf915
Burroughs Wharf1,115
Commercial Wharf783
Harbor Towers513
Lewis Wharf731
Lincoln Wharf540
Prince Building657
Rowes Wharf896
The Mariner882
Union Wharf780

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some details on our beloved Waterfront buildings:

Battery Wharf:The Residences at Battery Wharf consist of 104  apartments. Battery Wharf is the home of the Luxury

Battery Wharf

Battery Wharf

Fairmont Hotel and enjoys full services, a fitness center, fine dining and Exhale Spa. This property is located on Boston’s Harbor, steps to the historic North End and minutes to Downtown Boston, Faneuil Hall, The Garden and all major transportation points. Battery Wharf, which got its certificate of occupancy in 2008, has only four original units left to be sold.

Burroughs Wharf: Burroughs Wharf, built between 1989 and 1993, is conveniently located at the edge of Boston’s harbor, steps from the historic North End and adjacent to the new Fairmont Hotel. Burroughs Wharf has 69 apartments located in two buildings. Amenities include at least one garage parking space and 24 Hour Concierge. Marina slips are available as well as a water shuttle to the airport. Burroughs Wharf, with its ceiling-to-floor glass windows, is known for its spectacular views of Boston’s harbor and skyline. Burroughs Wharf’s price per square foot currently sits at $1,115/sq.ft., but this does not include a 1573 square foot totally renovated home that is currently under agreement for approximately $1,400/sq.ft.

Commercial Wharf: Commercial Wharf is a five-story granite building consisting of 94 units. Built in 1832 for warehousing to and from the Far East, this property was converted into condominiums in 1978. This property is best known for its purest views of Boston’s skyline and harbor. There is Exclusive-Rights parking. It is also the home for the Boston Yacht Haven, and marina slips are available. Two stunning penthouses recently sold for over $980/sq.ft. This strong activity, coupled with the newly upgraded hallways, has made Commercial Wharf one of the hottest buildings on the Waterfront.

Harbor Towers: Harbor Towers I and II were designed by I.M. Pei in 1972 with an eye toward capturing the finest views of Boston Harbor and the city skyline from each unit. There are 312 units in each of these 40-story buildings with eight units on each floor. Services include 24-hour gated security and concierge, seasonal harbor-side swimming pool, renovated and furnished lobbies and on-site management. Harbor Towers has multiple units that are currently under agreement. When these homes close, the average price per square foot for these towers should experience an encouraging jump.

Lewis Wharf:  Lewis Wharf was built in the 1830’s as a major shipping warehouse and converted to condominiums in 1973. There are 90 residential units on four floors and 41 commercial units on the first two floors. These apartments, reminiscent of their historic beginning, have high ceilings, bricks and beams, and most have fireplaces. Building amenities include 24-hour concierge and security, two elevators, a luxurious swimming pool, beautiful gardens and the only rooftop common laundry room in the city with panoramic views of Boston. Rental parking is available. Lewis Wharf, the first building to be condominiumized along The Waterfront, continues to be a desirable building for any buyer. 

Lincoln Wharf

Lincoln Wharf

Lincoln Wharf: Formerly the MBTA Power Station, this Historic brick Waterfront building was built in 1901 and converted to condominiums in 1987. This lovely elevator building’s amenities include a 24-hour Concierge, a Fitness Center, an interior Atrium, a lending Library, a Function Room and a Harbor-side Garden. Lincoln Wharf, known for its spacious residences and Harbor views, is located on the primary footpath of the Waterfront between Battery Wharf and Union Wharf, adjacent to Burroughs Wharf, and is just a few steps from The Historic North End, Downtown Boston, and all major transportation points. Lincoln Wharf had 16 sales last year and was recently featured on Chronicle for its role as a “recycled” and revitalized building along Boston’s Waterfront.

The Prince Building: Converted to condominiums in 1974, The Prince Building in an elevator building with 42 condominium units with garage parking. This Historic Building was originally built in 1917 and was the site of The Prince Macaroni Company pasta factory. The Prince Building, known for its dazzling views, is situated on the primary footpath of the Waterfront across the street from Commercial Wharf East and Lewis Wharf and just steps from The Historic North End, Downtown Boston, Faneuil Hall and all major transportation points. This dynamic location is also close to the Christopher Columbus Park and The Rose Kennedy Greenway. Many of the East facing homes at the Prince Building feature spectacular Harbor views. Recently, a corner East facing penthouse sold for $668/sq.ft.

Rowes Wharf: The Residences at Rowes Wharf consist of 100 apartments and were built in 1987. They are a unique combination of quality craftsmanship, expansive water views and superb luxury hotel amenities. There is 24-hour concierge services, valet or self-parking, access to the Rowes Wharf health club and pool, and a marina. For the record, the price per square foot last year was $1,063/sq.ft. and was the highest on The Waterfront.

The Mariner: Converted to condominiums in 1984, The Mariner is a concierge building with 105 residential condominiums with garage parking. Formerly one of the waterfront warehouses, this building was meticulously renovated to showcase its maritime history. This property, known for its fabulous views, greenhouse windows and some of the largest decks on Boston’s Waterfront, also has a fabulous common roof deck with 360 degree views of the Boston Harbor and City Skyline. The Mariner is located on the primary footpath of the Waterfront and is across the street from Union Wharf and steps from the newly developed Battery Wharf and The Fairmont Hotel. It is also steps from the historic North End, downtown Boston, the Financial District, Faneuil Hall and all major transportation points. The Mariner features a spectacular home with one of the largest deck/garden on The Waterfront which recently sold for $1,269/sq.ft.

Union Wharf: Union Wharf is considered one of the most prestigious addresses on The Waterfront. These beautiful granite buildings were built in the 1830’s as warehouses and were converted into condominiums in 1978. This prestigious property is best known for its loft-like, brick-and-beam apartments, beautiful landscaping and “residential-like” feeling. This wharf is comprised of two granite buildings and 23 three-level townhouses. It consists of 89 units, of which 71 are residential and the remaining 18 are commercial/residential. These high-end buildings have 24-hour gated parking, full-time, on-site maintenance, a sea-side heated swimming pool, guest parking and marina slips. Union Wharf features a breathtaking penthouse that recently sold for $1,053/sq.ft.

13
April
2012

Breaking Records in this Busy Spring Market

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Residence 710 at The Mariner, SOLD!

CL Waterfront Properties has been making strides and breaking records  in this bustling spring market. Over the past six months the company has sold six properties between $1.8 Million and $2.6 Million with an unprecedented average of $1,066 per square foot! All of the high-end luxury sales were located along the primary footpath of the Waterfront in elite buildings including:  The Mariner, Burroughs Wharf, Commercial Wharf, and two sales at Union Wharf.

For more information about your home, or if you are looking to Buy or Sell, now is as good a time as ever. Contact our offices today!

26
July
2011

It’s a Dog’s Life…

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Written by Diane Giacobbi

Boston is not only filled with universities and students, hospitals and doctors, it is filled with dogs and their humans.  Each week I receive at least one inquiry for a sale or rental of a pet friendly property.  No longer just a suburban pet, the urban dog is welcome in many places – in certain outdoor patio dining, in private dog parks, and in some designated areas of public places.  The services for these pets are innumerable – dog boutiques for accessories and natural food items; doggie day care with transportation; daily walks; overnight vacation services, and in home veterinary calls.

Many condominium buildings along Boston’s Waterfront are pet friendly.  As a lover of dogs, I do everything in my power to find a home for my wonderful canine residents and their people.

Here is a current list of some of the pet friendly buildings in the Waterfront:

Intercontinental: Owners and TenantsBoston Dog Park 

Rowes Wharf: Owners only with Management approval

Harbor Towers: Owners only

Commercial Wharf: Owners and Tenants

Lewis Wharf: No Dogs

Mariner: Owners and Tenants

Bulfinch: Owners and Tenants

Union Wharf: Owners only

Lincoln Wharf: No Dogs

Burroughs Wharf: Owners and Tenants with Restriction

Battery Wharf:  Owners and Tenants

7
July
2011

“Old Ironsides” Annual Fourth of July Turnaround

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In part of a 4th of July tradition, the U.S.S. Constitution raised its colors, hoisted its sails and left port from the Charlestown Navy Yard for its annual turnaround.  “Old Ironsides” is the oldest vessel still commissioned in the United States Naval fleet.

In the Boston Harbor last Monday, the warship sailed along the Boston Waterfront until it reached Castle Island where its crew conducted a 21-gun salute from its battery of canons before turning around and returning to its home for another year.  Here’s a video of this year’s event.  Doesn’t get any more patriotic than this… Happy Birthday, America.

USS Constitution sets sail along the Boston Waterfront during the Fourth of July Celebrations

 

 

18
March
2011

Wall Street Journal | House of the Day

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CL Waterfront Properties is please to announce that one of our properties was selected by the Wall Street Journal to be featured as their House of the Day!  The Wall Street Journal selects properties that are architecturally extraordinary and unusual homes for sale to feature in their prestigious ‘House of the Day’ gallery.

This gorgeous Boston Waterfront condo in the Mariner Building was featured in New England Home, on cable television, and in The Boston Globe because of its one-of-kind deck-garden, which adds additional dimension to this exquisite home.

Beautiful Patio Space with Ocean Views

Beautiful Patio Space with Ocean Views

The U-shaped patio has been converted into a number of outdoors ‘rooms’, creating an inviting extension of their home that is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the Waterfront views, or entertaining guests.  There is a breakfast nook, living room, dining room, and garden area, all designed and landscaped by the current owners.

One of the Private 'Outdoor Rooms'

Outdoors Living Room

Each of the planters in the Waterfront Patio Garden were custom-made with over three-quarter inch insulation to protect the plants from cold spells.  The planters were delivered by crane to the deck, and the two-zone irrigation system took over 80 hours to install!

Custom-made insulated planters on outdoors patio

Custom-Made Planters Protect the Garden from Cold Spells

This indoor space of this luxury residence is just as impressive!  The kitchen features mahogany cabinetry,  marble counter tops, top-of-the-line appliances, a Sub-Zero wine refrigerator, and more!

Mahogany Cabinets and Marble Counter Tops in Kitchen

Mahogany Cabinets and Marble Counter Tops

The living room has a large picture window with direct views of Boston Harbor and a stainless steel wood burning fireplace.  The bathrooms are both luxuriously designed with marble, custom vanities, and designer fixtures. This 1,654 square foot home was been wired throughout for audio and visual entertainment and designed to maximize light and views.

Luxurious Living Room with Fireplace and Large Windows

Living Room with Large Windows and Wood-Burning Fireplace

Dining Room with Ocean Views

Open Dining Room with Ocean Views

Luxury Mater Bedroom, The Mariner Boston

Master Bedroom overlooks the city and the Old North Church

CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE IMAGES AND READ MORE ABOUT THIS LUXURY HOME FOR SALE

If you’d like to schedule a viewing of this luxury Waterfront home, please contact Carmela Laurella.

15
March
2011

CL Waterfront Boston Waterfront Condo Featured in Boston Homes, 2011

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Available Waterfront Properties from CL Waterfront

The March 12th-18th edition of Boston Homes featured one of CL Waterfront’s Boston waterfront properties, located at The Mariner Building along Boston’s scenic waterfront.

The featured article went on to spotlight some of the home’s most luxurious features, depicting the beautifully decorated Boston condo and emphasizing the listing’s abundant light. Cindy Bailen of Boston Homes went on to describe the exquisite landscaped gardens and large wraparound deck, and spoke with CL Waterfront’s president, Carmela Laurella, about the Boston waterfront property.

Future homeowners of this Boston Luxury Waterfront home are going to enjoy 360 degree views with small nook exterior featuring luscious potted plants beside a peaceful bamboo fence. An outside fire pit makes it easy to entertain on chilly  summer evenings with the outdoor seating area.

As beautiful as the outside of this listing is, there’s even more beauty to behold in the interior. The grasscloth walls amongst sea blue and green room tones gives a calming effect, while soft music flows throughout the space with a built-in surround sound system. The unit boasts ample storage space, especially in large mahogany cabinets gracing the contemporary kitchen.

See the artfully written tour of this property at the full Boston Homes article in our press section, and see more detail in the full CL Waterfront properties listing.

If you are interested in viewing this Boston Waterfront property, contact CL Waterfront Properties to schedule a showing today!

Source Article: Bailen, Cindy. Waterfront Condo Has Fabulous Space. “Boston Homes, The Complete Guide.” March 12th-18th, 2011.

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!

15
November
2010

When is the Right Time to Invest?

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Posted By:  Carmela Laurella

Real estate tends to run inverse to both interest rates and availability of credit.

With today’s mortgage rates at historic lows and following a correction of historical magnitude, at this point in time, I would suggest that real estate represents a fair value.

Time & Money Balance

I would further suggest that with both mortgage rates and prices down, that investing in a new home is as affordable as it’s ever been in the U.S.

One final thought would be that the primary footpath of Boston’s Waterfront is basically built.  They won’t be making any more and there is scarcity value in that alone…

CL Waterfront Properties has the market expertise to help you find the perfect new luxury home in Boston; whether you want to live in one of the full service Boston Waterfront buildings, or a luxury home in Back Bay or Bay Village, we can help find a home to fit your lifestyle.

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