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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
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!
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
Summer is on the horizon and the warm and sunny weather is back!
If you live in the North End or Boston Waterfront neighborhoods, you can use the Mirabella Pool at Harbor’s edge to cool off. If you’re lucky enough to live at Harbor Towers, Lewis Wharf, or Union Wharf, those properties have their own pool for residents and their guests to relax and cool off at. Many neighborhood pools will be open this weekend!
Listed below is some helpful information about the best places to swim in Boston:
Mirabella Pool is an outdoor, public pool located in Puopolo Park in Boston’s North End looking over Boston Harbor. Open to both Boston residents and visitors alike, there is also a shallow spray pool for toddlers and small children. Bathroom facilities are available within the recreational center on-site. Swimming lessons are available for children twice weekly, and are only $5 per lesson, and you can pay as you go!
OPENING DATE: June 23rd
CLOSING DATE: September 5th
You can sign up for a pool pass at the Nazzarro Community Center in the North End (617.635.5166)
Sunday -Saturday: 11am-8pm (before July 31st)
Sunday -Saturday: 11am-7:30pm (July 31st – September 5th)
Lap Swimming: 7am -9:30am daily
Puopolo Park / Mirabella Pool / Steriti Memorial Rink
475 R. Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02113
The Harbor Towers are two 40-story luxury condominium buildings located along Boston’s Waterfront. Homes range from one-bedroom to spacious penthouses, many with balconies and amazing views of Boston Harbor and Downtown. The Harbor Towers boast extensive open space at the water’s edge, a marina, and an outdoor swimming pool for residents and their guests!
OPENING/ CLOSING DATE: Seasonal
PRICING: FREE for residents and their guests
65/85 E India Row
Boston, MA 02110
Lewis Wharf was built in the 1830s as a major shipping warehouse and converted to luxury condominiums in 1973. Lewis Wharf boast a beautiful Harbor-side swimming pool. Bring a friend & enjoy the stunning views!
OPENING DATE: Memorial Day
CLOSING DATE: Labor Day (or a week or two later, depending on the weather)
PRICING: $100 per person with guest
28 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110
Union Wharf was built in the 1830s as a warehouse for imported shoes and was converted into condominiums in 1979. Residents of Union Wharf and their guests can enjoy the warm weather in this gorgeous seaside swimming pool for free!
OPENING DATE: Memorial Day Weekend
CLOSING DATE: Columbus Day Weekend
PRICING: FREE for residents and their guests
343 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109
The USS Constitution, America’s oldest commissioned warship and an icon of the Charlestown Navy Yard, welcomes families aboard this weekend for an interactive educational program called “All Hands On Deck”. Young and old alike can learn about the lives of the sailors who worked this famous battleship from USS Constitution Musuem staff, and can participate in various activities. Kids will enjoy learning how to march like a Marine in a military procession – and demonstrations of period Naval memorabilia are sure to fascinate all ages.
Demonstrations, hands-on craft activities, and more will be held from May 26th to 28th, with the Musuem open from 9am to 6pm all three days. A new exploratory activity called “Mutinous Expedition: A Quest Based on Honest Truth” will be open to all as part of the weekend’s events.
To find out more about Waterfront events honoring our fallen heroes and other ways to spend time in Boston’s historic Waterfront this Memorial Day weekend, contact the local experts at CL Waterfront properties today.
For more information visit: http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org
This past Saturday, May 19th, the Friends of the North End Branch Library held a fundraiser to benefit Library programs. Books and DVDs donated by locals and other patrons of the Library were sold at the entrance to the building and along the sidewalks of Parmenter Street, and with ample foot traffic, the event was a resounding success.
Neighborhood events such as this are just part of the sense of community that makes the North End and Waterfront such great places to call home. To find out more about the area and the North End condos available now, contact the local experts at CL Waterfront Properties today.
The City of Boston has acquired the North Bennet Street School buildings, and will give them to the Boston Public Schools to be used to expand the Eliot School. Expanding the Eliot K-8 School into the existing North Bennet Street School properties will allow NBSS to grow its trade and craft school in the North End. Through a cash and real estate swap valued at $11.4 million, NBSS will relocate to the former police station and printing facility on North and Richmond Streets.
The move to North Street will allow the Eliot school to unite all of their programs in one building, expand their continuing ed program, provide meeting spaces, and enhance their presence as a cultural organization in the North End. The printing facility will be used to house educational programs, and the adjacent police station will be converted into office and meeting spaces.
Both the city and the respective schools released glowing statements praising the move, with Mayor Menino publicly commending all involved this past Tuesday in person at the Eliot School. To find out more about this transaction, the North End, and any of the amazing North End Boston real estate on the market today, contact the local experts at CL Waterfront Properties.
The 18th annual Taste of the North End food festival, held Friday, May 4, at the Steriti Rink on Commercial Street, was by all accounts a resounding success. Over 500 hungry visitors enjoyed cuisine from more than 35 North End eateries, showcasing myriad appetizers, cheese plates, main courses, and desserts – not to mention ample libations from local wine and beer vendors. There was also a silent auction featuring hotel and restaurant packages, tickets to Boston sporting events, and North End memorabilia.
Started in 1993 by Donato Frattaroli, Taste of the North End brings a feast of world famous North End cuisine – all donated by our generous neighboring restaurants – to the masses. Proceeds benefit North End Waterfront Health as well as other local charities for children and seniors.
To find out more about the many community activities and attractions that make the North End an amazing place to call home – or to find your new home in Boston’s North End, contact the local real estate experts at CL Waterfront Properties today.
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.
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.
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.