15
October
2018

CL Properties’ New Listing at FP3, PH2&4, is featured in Boston Business Journal

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Tour the Seaport penthouse with rooftop hot tub on sale for $9.2M

A 4,200-square-foot condominium penthouse on Congress Street in Boston’s Seaport District has been listed for sale for $9.2 million by Carmela Laurella of CL Waterfront Properties LLC.
 
The three-bedroom, five-bathroom penthouse at 346 Congress St. features a 2,300-square-foot private outdoor terrace with a hot tub, outdoor shower, landscaping and seating areas, including a dining area with gas grill, trellis and retractable cover. 
 
“I have sold over $1 billion of real estate and I have never seen anything like this residence,” Laurella said in an email.
 
The “totally renovated” penthouse 2/4 last sold in 2011 for $3.1 million, according to residential listing and research service LINK Boston. 
 
Other features of the recently updated property include a custom kitchen with 60-inch double range and breakfast bar; a media room with custom projection screen; master bedroom suite with gas fireplace, wet bar and two en-suite spa-like baths; private elevator service and three rental garage parking spaces. 
9
October
2018

CL Properties’ New Listing at FP3, PH2&4, is featured on Boston Curbed

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Seaport District penthouse retailing for $9.2M includes all the bells and whistles

Private elevator, main suite with gas fireplace, rooftop deck with hot tub and shower—it’s all there

The 4,211-square-foot Penthouse 4 at 346 Congress Street in the Seaport District-Fort Point borderlands comes with all the bells and whistles that one would expect from a property asking $9.2 million.

The eighth-floor unit has its own private elevator; a dictatorial roof deck complete with an outdoor shower and a hot tub; two gas fireplaces, including in the main bedroom suite; and thoroughly modern everything in terms of technology and appliances.

There are also two wine fridges, three bedrooms, and five bathrooms; and the tag covers storage too. CL Waterfront Properties has the listing. Go for it.

6
April
2018

CL Properties’ New Listing at 120 Fulton Street, 4C, is featured on Boston Curbed

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North End loft on sale for $799,000 includes original beams from 1850s

 

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The beams crowning the 965-square-foot Unit 4C at 120 Fulton Street in the North End date from the construction of the cast-iron-fronted building in 1853.

The one-bedroom, one-bathroom—which also features oversized arched windows and a wood-burning fireplace—is on sale through CL Waterfront Properties for $799,000. Those windows themselves have cast-iron frames.

The condo has the potential for a second bedroom, too. Have a look-see.

10
October
2017

President of CL Properties Interviewed by Banker & Tradesman

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October 8th, 2017

Boutique Firms Can Compete With Behemoths

There’s still plenty of business for small, locally owned real estate agencies with excellent customer service, said Carmela Laurella, president of CL Properties. Laurella isn’t concerned with acquisition talk; she’s focused on remaining small and providing “excellent service and exceptional results.”

“Our firm is eight years old and we’re having one of our best years ever,” she said. “We operate like an investment banking firm. We choose to stay small and boutique. Most of our business comes from the Internet and repeat business. We have no problem getting listings and making sales.”

Deep pockets and a global reach are not as important as growing a local base of satisfied customers, she said. Big firms like Douglas Elliman and Berkshire Hathaway, who are both in acquisition mode, don’t bring that to the table.

“I wish them both well, but I do think they’ll have a hard time catching up,” she said. “This business is about people and relationships. I used to work for Coldwell Banker and Otis & Ahearn and when I left, my clients followed me, the agent, not the brand. We’re niche players. I have people who will walk over the Charlestown bridge to find me because they want me to sell their homes.”