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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
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
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.
At the January 12, 2012 NEWRA meeting held at the Nazzaro Community Center, there was a unanimous vote to revise the procedure for reviewing zoning and licensing applications for Boston waterfront properties. In the past the applicant needed to make a presentation in front of the full membership at monthly meetings. In a 28-0 vote, the association has agreed that it is not necessary to bring the matters of zoning or licensing in front of the entire membership if the issue does not raise community concerns.
Zoning and licensing matters have been the main focus of many of the NEWRA meetings in the past. With this revision, it will allow the membership to focus on other important issues that may surface in the community. Local businesses will also be saving time and money which would typically be allocated for community review. The zoning and licensing committee will continue to review all applications and enforce the neighbor notification policy.
When you want the most luxurious place to live in Boston, look no farther than the waterfront area. The charming properties lining the waterfront on all sides of downtown Boston bring you the best in luxury living, top location, and a great view of the Boston harbor lit up every night. Look in a few areas to find the right property to purchase in Boston so you can enjoy the best the city has to offer in dining, neighborhood attractions and modern living.
Back Bay luxury apartments and homes are situated in a great location, just off the Charles River and near plenty of Boston attractions. Living in Back Bay, you will be just a few minutes’ walk away from historic Copley Square, which is home to Old Trinity Church, the Boston Public Library and the John Hancock Tower, which is the tallest skyscraper in New England.
If you would like to be within a stone’s throw of the Massachusetts State House, check out Beacon Hill real estate. The area is the most desirable in Boston, with a great view and plenty of shopping and entertainment. The federal-style rowhouses will charm you with their old-world character and high-end renovations.
For the best waterfront views, North End is the place to be. This neighborhood, situated just north of downtown, features the historic Paul Revere House and the Old North Church, but has all sorts of modern amenities as well. North End condos are in easy walking distance of over 100 restaurants and have a great view of several wharfs along the Boston waterfront.
Just south of North End, you will find Rowes Wharf, a strip of luxury residences, restaurants and hotels on the water just east of downtown Boston. Living here, you will have great waterfront views and access to the best that Boston has to offer, including a floating stage with concerts during the summer.
Lucia’s Restaurant, in the heart of Boston’s old North End, is hosting the “Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser” on January 19, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The intent is to raise $15,000 for wounded soldiers returning from the front lines. Of equal importance, is to highlight the sacrifices made by those in military service.
Part of the fundraising event is a raffle for items including a signed Bruins jersey, signed Bruins hockey stick and a pair of tickets to a home game of the NHL Boston Bruins. Tickets for the raffle are already on sale at Mangia, Mangia restaurant and at the Hanover News. A silent auction is also planned. Appetizers are provided by Lucia’s Restaurant.
The authentic Italian eatery is within walking distance of some of Boston’s most treasured landmarks. One is the Paul Revere House, dating back to 1680 and home to that famed rider of the same name. Another is Old North Church, otherwise called Christ Church, built in 1723 and from which two strategically placed lanterns are credited with officially starting the American Revolution. It is the oldest Boston church still standing.
This historic part of the city is also home to some luxury Boston real estate. Within walking distance of Lucia’s is the brick and glass façade of Lincoln Wharf, a high-end 119-unit condominium offering luxurious surroundings and stunning waterfront views. Also nearby is Battery Wharf, offering one, two and three-bedroom condominiums on a coveted stretch of Boston waterfront real estate. The complex shares the wharf-side space with the Exhale Mind Body Spa, the upscale Aragosta Bistro and the Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel.
Boston’s Old North End is also a draw for outdoor enthusiasts. Paul Revere Mall is in the center of the neighborhood and features an equestrian statue of the revolutionary, along with plaques dedicated to other Bostonians involved in the struggle. On the southern end, near even more examples of Boston luxury condos, is Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, opened in 1976 to celebrate the bi-centennial. It is the perfect place for an impromptu picnic or a stroll along the Harborwalk.
It was a joyful occasion on the Prado on Sunday, filled with Christmas cheer and holiday spirit during the Macy’s Enchanted Christmas Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting presented by the City of Boston.
Men, women and children of all ages gathered together in the North End to observe the Tree Lighting with Mayor Tom Menino and welcome good ol’ Saint Nick.
The event featured a fantastic holiday scene as the trolley tour stopped by the Paul Revere Mall area with an assortment of carolers, caracters and North Pole inhabitants.
On behalf of CL Waterfront Properties, LLC, we are pleased to present a unique development opportunity at a prime location on Boston’s Waterfront. Located across from Lewis Wharf at the intersection of Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue, this property is situated steps to Boston’s Harbor, the Greenway, Faneuil Hall, the Historic North End and approximately ¼ mile from Downtown Boston and all major transportation points.
The site is comprised of 4,524 square feet and has a FAR of 3:0. Prime location and high visibility make this site a rare opportunity for development. Contact CL Waterfront Properties today for more information.
By Christopher Smith