Waterfront Side Residence with Brick & Beam
SOUTH FACING TOWN HOME AT HARBOR’S EDGE WITH SWEEPING HARBOR SKYLINE, AND SEAPORT VIEWS AND 2 PRIVATE DECKS!
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:
|Property||Avg. Sale $/sq.ft. (past 6 months)|
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
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: 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.
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
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.
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.
The Bruins are the Toast of the town and their preferred choice of living is The Waterfront/North End. With over a half dozen players and their families living within a ¼ mile radius, the Waterfront/North End has become one of the favorite places to live in the City. With full service and prestigious buildings like Battery Wharf, Burroughs Wharf, Union Wharf all surrounded by Boston’s beautiful Harbor, and with over 100 restaurants and bars just steps away, The Waterfront/North End neighborhood is a great place for your next home. Don’t miss out on the Next Stanley Cup Parade in June, just in time for Summer on the Waterfront!
Post by Gianni DePalma
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.
“The Pointe” at Commercial Wharf, a development site comprised of 15,834 square feet of prime luxury Boston real estate, has recently been made available for purchase. This is an extremely rare opportunity for development along Boston’s prized Waterfront district, and the value of nearby North End real estate is sure to continue climbing as a result of this new development.
The Pointe is among the most coveted locations in Boston, offering superior access to and from some of the city’s finest neighborhoods. What makes development of The Pointe such a rare opportunity is this critical acessibility, not to mention the breathtaking views afforded of Boston’s iconic skyline.
Originally a humble docking port, The Pointe is a now an ideal location for deluxe residential and commercial space, and will surely be home to some amazing new Waterfront condos. Contact CL Waterfront Properties, LLC today for more information on The Pointe and Boston’s Waterfront district. If you are in the market to develop premium property, don’t miss this chance of a lifetime to make a lasting impression on Boston’s Waterfront!