20
June
2012

OpSail Boston 2012 Coming To Our Harbor Soon

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Tall Ships Coming To Boston Waterfront To Celebrate And Educate

Tall Ships Coming Back To Boston Summer 2012

Tall Ships Coming To Boston Summer 2012

Operation Sail, Inc. (OpSail), a national non-profit organization, will be bringing tall ships to Boston this summer! This summer’s festivities will be a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the Star Spangled Banner. The ships will sail into Boston on June 30th and depart from Boston on July 5th.

When asked about this summer’s activities, Jose Fuentes, Chairman of Operation Sail, Inc. said, “Partnership with U.S. Navy in this magnificent international Waterfront spectacle in Boston will showcase the character-building aspects of sail training and why it is so important to preserve our maritime heritage”.

The two primary locations for the ships will be Fish Pier, located in the Seaport District, and the Charlestown Navy Yard. As these boats sail along Boston’s Harbor, various activities will be held along the Boston Harborwalk.

Aside from Fish Pier and the Navy Yard, the best locations for viewing the tall ships will be Battery Wharf, Burroughs Wharf, Commercial Wharf, Lewis Wharf, Lincoln Wharf, and Union Wharf.

For any questions regarding the OpSail tall ships program or Boston’s Waterfront Wharfs, contact CL Waterfront Properties today!

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.

29
May
2012

Boston Waterfront Pools

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Where to Relax and Beat the Heat in Boston

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 (public)

Mirabella Pool Boston Public Swimming

Mirabella Public Pool

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

PRICING:

You can sign up for a pool pass at the Nazzarro Community Center in the North End (617.635.5166)

  • Children under 6yrs. old:     FREE
  • Children 6-12yrs. old:          $5
  • Youth 13-20yrs. old:             $10   (only $5 if pre-registered)
  • Adults 21-61yrs. old:            $15   (only $10 if pre-registered)
  • Seniors 62yrs. old+:             $5
  • Guests:                                   $3/day   (must be accompanied by at least one adult member)

POOL SCHEDULE:
Sunday -Saturday:  11am-8pm  (before July 31st)
Sunday -Saturday:  11am-7:30pm   (July 31st – September 5th)
Lap Swimming:  7am -9:30am daily

ADDRESS:
Puopolo Park / Mirabella Pool / Steriti Memorial Rink
475 R. Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02113

 

Harbor Towers

Harbor Towers Boston Swimming Pool

Harbor Towers Swimming Pool

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

ADDRESS:
Harbor Towers
65/85 E India Row
Boston, MA 02110

 

Lewis Wharf

Lewis Wharf Boston Swimming Pool

Lewis Wharf Pool

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

ADDRESS:
Lewis Wharf
28 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110

 

Union Wharf

Union Wharf Boston Pool

Union Wharf Pool

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

ADDRESS:
Union Wharf
343 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109

25
April
2012

Boston Waterfront Marinas

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It is that time of year again for good weather, boating and enjoying Boston’s Waterfront.   Many of our clients ask for information regarding the neighborhood marinas.   Slips are going fast so reserve your boat slip today! – Gianni DePalma

Here are some of our suggested Marinas on Boston’s Waterfront:

 

Union Wharf Marina on Boston's Waterfront

 

 

Union Wharf Marina
Dan Flaherty – 617.742.1647
Seasonal Dockage (May 1 – Oct 31, 2012)
$150/Foot
Contact Onsite Management Office for Daily/Weekend/Weekly/Monthly Dockage for rates and availability.

Click here to view luxury Union Wharf homes for sale

 

Lewis Wharf Marina

 

 

Lewis Wharf Marina
Raleigh Eastwick – 617.523.2313
Seasonal Dockage (May 1 – Oct 31, 2012)
Completely full now. Marina renters usually have use of the pool and pay the following:
$155/Foot up to 35 Feet
Water and electric are included

Click here to view luxury Lewis Wharf homes for sale

 

Burroughs Wharf Marina on Boston Waterfront

 

 

 

Burroughs Wharf Marina
Jim Richards – 617.523.8188
Contact Jim for more information for sale/for rent
There is an annual charge of $1,000.00 for a deeded slip

Click here to view luxury Burroughs Wharf homes for sale

 

Rowes Wharf Marina on Boston's Waterfront

 

 

Rowes Wharf Marina
Kristin McLaughlin – 617.748.5012
One slip will fit a 52’ yacht
The other slips hold boats in 40’ and smaller
$200.00/Foot + electric

Click here to view luxury Rowes Wharf homes for sale

 

 

Constellation Wharf Marina on Boston's Waterfront

 

 

Constellation Wharf Marina
MaryAnn Cummings-617.242.2020
Slips can hold boats 25’-70’
Seasonal Dockage (May 1 – Oct 31, 2012)
$140/ft. includes electricity, water, wifi and access to bathrooms.
Parking is an additional fee

Click here to view luxury Constellation Wharf homes for sale

If you need help finding a Boston Waterfront home, please contact CL Waterfront Properties, LLC and one of our experienced agents will help you find the perfect fit!

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!

10
January
2012

The Boston Bruins Love the Waterfront

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Bruin's Celebration with the Stanley Cup on the Waterfront

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