13
July
2016

One Canal – Now Open!

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One Canal is a brand new building with Luxurious Apartments and Designer Penthouses. Located on the border of the West End and the North End, One Canal is the pinnacle of excellence, offering world class amenities.  One Canal’s Roof Top Pool has an Incredible, Breathtaking, 360 Degree View of the city; not to mention the beautiful patio that offers a relaxing area to unwind. Each floor is decorated with unique artwork, adding an elegant charm.  One Canal offers Studios, 1BR, 2BR, 3BR and Penthouses, a fully equipped gym and a cycling studio, as well as 24 hour concierge service. The building is dog friendly and includes a doggy play area.  Major area hotspots like North Station and Haymarket Station are minutes away, along with Boston Public Market boasting multitudes of  shops and markets, and restaurants for dining. Come and see what One Canal has to offer!

12
July
2016

The Hub on Causeway

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Looking at the Boston skyline there are cranes in every direction. From Fenway, the Back Bay, Seaport and Downtown Crossing there has been an incredible amount of new construction happening. There is also some large scale new development slated for the North End / Waterfront and specifically the new Hub on Causeway project. This mega-project will be on the site of the Old Boston Garden and encompass over 1.5 million square feet of shopping, restaurants, offices, hotel and residences. The anchor tenant of the development will be Boston’s largest supermarket. Star Market will be taking multi-level retail space expanding over 210,000 square feet. In addition a 15 screen movie theater will be coming to the neighborhood. Phase II of the project will focus on both residences and a hotel. A 440 unit tower has been reported to part of this phase; it is still undetermined whether it will be apartments or condominiums. As for now the hotel is expected to be 260 rooms and there is no word yet on who will be hanging their flag. For more information on this exciting new development contact CL Properties.

11
July
2016

Congratulations to Fulton Court Condominiums!

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Photo Credit: NorthEndWaterfront.com and its contributors.

One of our Waterfront Buildings, Fulton Court Condominiums, was recently presented with the Good Neighbor Recognition Award! Janet Gilardi, on behalf of the North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA), presented this prestigious award to Charlie Hanf, the Residential Services Coordinator of Barkan Management. CL Waterfront Properties recently sold 100 Fulton St., #5R–a Penthouse with vast ceilings and a private roofdeck–for $1.15m!

11
May
2016

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!

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, 2016)
$180/Foot for sponsored guests
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, 2016)
Completely full now. Marina renters usually have use of the pool and pay the following:
$200/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
617.242.2020
Slips can hold boats 25’-70’
Seasonal Dockage (May 1 – Oct 31, 2016)
$185 regular slip
$225 prime slip
$205 T-Head slip
Electricity metered with credit card.

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!

10
May
2016

Carmela Laurella, President of CL Properties, on NPR!

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Follow this link for WGBH’s article, or read on below! — Condos of the One Percent

 

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In Boston’s booming real-estate market, it’s become a cliché: if there’s a condominium for sale, it’s billed as “LUXURY.”

 

At the extreme high end of the market, however, there are a select few properties that definitely fit the bill.

 

Case in point: the 16K unit in the Residences at the InterContinental, which sit just off the Rose Kennedy Greenway, next to the hotel of the same name. Technically, the 16K is a three-bedroom condo. But that mundane phrase doesn’t come close to doing the property justice; it’s like calling a Bentley “a car,” or Stephen Curry “a basketball player.”

 

When I got a recent tour of 16K from realtor Carmela Laurella, the president of CL Properties, the first thing I noticed was the view—a stunning sweep of the Seaport and beyond, glimpsed through a bank of floor-to-ceiling windows.

 

“You’re looking out at Fort Point Channel,” Laurella told me as I stood, slack-jawed. “You can see the Blue Hills in the background. You can see some sailboats sailing in the Boston harbor over there.”

 

Also stunning: the 16K’s size. At nearly 3400 square feet, all on one floor, it’s a three-bedroom condo you can actually get lost in, with a master closet bigger than some apartments.

 

“It’s 230 feet,” Laurella told me. “Certainly as large as some of the studios they’re selling.”

 

The 16K also boasts a bevy of fancy amenities, including oak floors, textured walls shaped like waves, and a high-tech system that controls everything by iPhone. And life in the Residences at the InterContinental includes some additional perks: a doorman; a concierge; a pool, spa and gym.

 

But all that luxury doesn’t come cheap. The asking price is $6,875,000.

In Boston’s real-estate stratosphere, that number is actually fairly representative. Right now, there are roughly half a dozen Boston condos selling for between $6 and $8 million dollars. If you can stretch to, say, $8 or $10 million, your options increase.

 

All of which raises an obvious question: who, exactly, is buying these things?

 

Jeff Immelt, for starters. The GE CEO is reportedly under contract to purchase a swanky unit on Commonwealth Avenue, near the Public Garden, that’s listed for just under $8 million.

 

Of course, captains of industry like Immelt are few and far between. Elad Bushari, a Boston real-estate broker, says he sees another group driving demand: well-heeled suburbanites looking for a second act.

 

“We definitely see a lot of the empty nesters,” Bushari says. “They’re coming from the big houses. Their kids are already [done with] college. They don’t need to heat their 5000-square-foot homes; they don’t need to maintain them. They don’t have any mortgages, and they can pay cash!”

 

“For them, a condo fee of $2000 a month is worth it for the lifestyle they’re enjoying,” Bushari adds. “It’s a lifestyle choice. They’re enjoying the city. They feel young and energetic.”

 

Also purchasing at the top of the market, Bushari says, are affluent foreign buyers, many of whom hail from China, Brazil, Mexico and Russia.

 

Frequently, Bushari says, members of this group buy an attractive property where their children can live while attending school in Boston—then sell it for a tidy profit after they graduate.

 

“The wealthy parents decide to have control—purchase for their kids, own it, and instead of paying $300,000 in rent for the next three years, to actually make $300,000 profit in capital gains,” he explains. “It’s a very easy decision for them to make, if they can park the $2 or $2.5 million.”

 

All this demand is driving a luxury-housing boom that’s epitomized, in mid-2016, by the new Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing—or, as they’re calling it these days, “DTX.”

 

When it opens this summer, Millennium Tower will be the third-highest building in Boston. And its 442 units—ranging from $1 million, for one-bedrooms near the base, to a grand penthouse listed at $37.5 million—are already on the verge of selling out.

 

Recently, I was given the building’s sales pitch by Richard Baumert, a Millennium partner. Over the course of a half an hour, he touted (among other things) the exemplary service residents will receive; a lavish members-only club; and an in-house lecture series (think TED talks, but more exclusive).

 

Afterward, Baumert led me into the building and escorted me to a 3-bedroom, $7-million-plus unit on the 51st floor.

 

Despite ongoing construction, the appeal was undeniable. Boston Common and the State House were directly underfoot. To the west, the Charles River and the Back Bay stretched away to glorious effect

 

“And when it’s clear, and it’s 7:00, 7:30 at night, a sunset,” Baumert pointed out. “A beautiful sunset.”

 

Of course, at around 3200 square feet, the Millennium unit was a tad—how to put it?—cozier than unit 16K at the Interncontinental.

 

If I had the resources, it would be an agonizing decision.

 

7
April
2016

NEW LISTING @ 304 BURROUGHS WHARF “PICTURE PERFECT” VIEWS OF BOSTON HARBOR & SKYLINE!

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Picture perfect views of Boston Skyline and Harbor from this meticulously crafted residence at Burroughs Wharf. Dramatic living area w/ floor-to-ceiling windows, Wood-burning fireplace, 10′ custom milled molding and dark oak-wood floors. Kitchen is masterfully designed by Lee Kimball, high-end appliances and custom glass back splash. The master suite offers dramatic private balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, and abundant closet space. Master bath includes custom limestone finishes, double vanity, and stand-up shower. Guest bedroom offers harbor views and en-suite bathroom w/ custom tile-work and finishes. Two deeded garage parking spaces w/ storage. Built-in sound, SS staircase, recessed and custom lighting. This prestigious property has 24-hour Concierge, visitor parking, on-site management, marina slips and water shuttle to airport. This location is moments to the North End and minutes from Downtown Boston, Government Center, Faneuil Hall and all major transportation points

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