NEW LISTING @ 158 Commercial Street #4C – Dramatic 3 Bedroom Penthouse with 360 degree views of City & Boston Harbor

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Dramatic 3 Bedroom Penthouse with 26′ private Roof Deck and 360 degree views of the City and Boston Harbor. Stunning Brick & Beam with soaring ceilings and additional 14’ private deck off living room, wood-burning fireplace with custom mount. Kitchen features maple cabinetry, black granite, and stainless steel appliances. The master suite features a newly remodeled bath with custom tile work, vanity, shower and walk-through closet. Two bedrooms are ideally located on the main level with brick accent walls, custom lighting and stackable washer/dryer. Guest bathroom is fully updated with custom tile work. Other highlights are AC, hardwood floors, custom lighting and private roof deck offers pre-wired cable with built-in TV. The association is pet-friendly and self-managed with ample reserves. The property is located across from Christopher Columbus Park, and steps to the North End, Boston Harbor, Faneuil Hall, Financial District, and all major transportation points.

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St. Leonard’s Church Unveils Peace Garden Cross

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st. leonard's garden featuring new cross

Photo: Matt Conti

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.


North End / Waterfront Reviews Zoning and Licensing Process

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Zoning process revisited

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.

To find out more about how this decision will impact the area, or to find out more about our available Boston Waterfront real estate, contact CL Waterfront Properties today.


Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Celebrate their 10 Year Anniversary Gala – and CL Waterfront Properties is one of the Sponsors

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CL Waterfront Properties Staff at the FOCCP Gala

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, at the picturesque confluence of Boston’s North End real estate and the gateway to the Waterfront, recently celebrated their 10 year Anniversary with a grand Gala at the Marriott Boston Long Wharf hotel. CL Waterfront Properties was one of their proud sponsors – our team is pictured here enjoying the festivities.  Neighbors and area business owners came out in full force to support one of the most successful “Friends” groups in Boston.

CL Waterfront Properties is proud to support the North End and Waterfront communities and to be a part of this wonderful place to live. Contact us today to find North End condos or other luxury Boston real estate – new neighbors are always welcome!


Potential Development at Commercial Wharf East!

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Aerial view of the proposed development at The Pointe in Commercial Wharf, in Boston's Waterfront district

The Pointe offers a rare opportunity to develop on Boston's coveted Waterfront

“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!


BOSTON HOMES Features North End One-Family Home for Sale by CL Waterfront Properties

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View and Download the Full Boston Homes Article Featuring 5 Tileston Place Here (by June Albritton)

5 Tileston Pl, Single Family Home for sale in North End Boston- Access by WalkwayOriginal article by June Albritton of Boston Homes Magazine

Rare Single-Family Home for Sale in Boston’s North End

Carmela Laurella of CL Waterfront Properties LLC is marketing a special property at 5 Tileston Place, a pretty courtyard off of Tileston Street in Boston’s North End Neighborhood, accessible only by foot or bike.

Tileston Street is a short road filled with local history, that starts at Salem Street near the Old North Church and ends on Hanover Street, near St. Stephen’s Church. It runs parallel to the Paul Revere Mall, where the famous statue of Paul Revere on his horse is located.

It is rare to fine a single-family home in the North End, but this is one of them. This home has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, an eat-in kitchen, granite counter-tops, a gas cook surface, a family room, a large utility and storage room, architect-designed storage cabinets, a balcony and a roof deck. The list price is $995,000.

Celebrity Sightings on Quiet Private Lane

The present owner says he often sees athletes with the Boston Bruins or the Boston Celtics in the neighborhood, and he has seen the Stanley Cup many times. He also sees famous movie stars who visit the North End when they are in town. But, he says that even when there is a saint’s feast parade on Hanover Street, it is quiet and private on his lane.

A cast iron decorative gate marks the location of Tileston Place a few doors down Tileston Street, near Hanover Street. The brick walls and clapboard residences around it block excessive noise and provide a pleasant respite from the activity of the North End.

5 Tileston Pl North End Boston Home cast iron gate to private entrancePavers and light colored brick cover the ground. Gardens outline some of the buildings and planters fill in other areas. Hostas, miniature boxwoods, ornamental grasses, a Japanese maple and other plants soothe the spirit. At the end opposite the gate on Tileston Street is the brick wall of Paul Revere Mall.

Completely Renovated in 2000

In 1998 a developer sought permission to remodel 5 Tileston Place and replaced the wiring and plumbing, added recessed lighting to the public rooms, put on a new roof and made the home almost like new when it was completed in 2000.

He also added a second wood- frame clapboard building next door that contains two condominiums. These are the only three residences on Tileston Place.

Two entrance doors, each with its own stoop, face the courtyard. The one closer to Tileston Street is the formal front entrance. The second, just as in the suburbs, opens to the kitchen.

Through the front door a shallow storage closet gives space to hang coats. Beyond it, a staircase leads to the upper floors, and down the hall, stairs descend to the family room and the utility room. To the right from the front door a wide doorway opens to the living room.


Gorgeous Living Room with Fireplace & Built-In Bookcases

5 Tileston Place North End Boston Single Family Home for sale with Spacious Living Room

The living room has a wood-burning fireplace and a niche to hold firewood. A long window seat is under the windows on the front wall. Built-in, architect-designed bookcases are at each end of the window seat.

Kitchen with Scavolini Cabinets & Pantry

The Scavolini kitchen cabinets include a pantry with a chromed carousel inside. The carousel rolls forward and turns so that either side can be accessed easily. Opposite the pantry, a large area provides plenty of space for a table for casual dining.

5 Tileston Pl North End Boston Home spacious kitchen Scavolini Cabinets

The white appliances, many of them KitchenAid, include a gas range, wall ovens, a dishwasher, a trash compactor, a refrigerator/freezer and a microwave. There are also a vented range hood and a garbage disposal. The granite counters are mottled gray, black, brown and cream and look good with any color.


3 Bedrooms, a Family Room, 2.5 Bathrooms, Utility Room, and More

A half bath off the lower level family room also holds the washer and dryer. The utility room is also off the family room.  The full bath on the second floor holds a Jacuzzi soaking tub. Two bedrooms, each with a fireplace, are on this level. The back bedroom has a deck large enough for a table and chairs.

The third floor comprises the master suite, which includes a large sitting room with a fireplace and a Juliet balcony. The en suite bath includes a steam shower. Another full staircase leads to the head house and roof deck.

Luxury Home Features and Amenities

All of the windows in the house feature custom interior wooden louvered shutters. Amenities include a central vacuum cleaner, gas central heat, central air conditioning and an audio/visual system that allows people using it inside and out to be seen and heard. There are retractable scroll screens on all doors. The master suite wall unit and closet and the second floor closet are all by California Closets.

A deeded parking space is available for $100,000.


Contact Carmela Laurella of CL Waterfront Properties, LLC to learn more about this unique North End home for sale and to schedule a viewing today.


CL Waterfront finds Boston Gliders New Home

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Post by Travis Sach

After months of negotiations and planning, Boston Gliders have taken occupancy into the uninhabited gas station at 420 Commercial Street.  CL Waterfront Properties LLC brokered the transaction. What an unbelievable location for the company and an astounding tenant for the owner and community, bringing fun and entertaining segway tours along the Boston Waterfront, North End and all across Boston’s most notable sites. Boston Gliders is open 7 days a week in rain, sleet, or snow. Tourists never stop and neither does the company. Now in its 3rd location, the segways are taking over the city. Soon enough, we all are going to be using them to go to work or to the local store.  Please visit their website for more information: www.Bostongliders.com.


Taste of the North End

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Some of CL Waterfront’s North End residents got a “taste” of the neighborhood at the 17th annual event “Taste of the North End” last Friday, May 6.  The event was attended by over 700 people and featured foods from 37 different restaurants throughout the North End. Some of tTaste of the North Endhe restaurants including in the tasting were Ducali, Tresca, Lucca, Filippo, among many others.

For the first time in about ten years the event was brought back to the neighborhood for which it represents. In the past the “Taste of the North End” has been held at Saint John School, the Coast Guard base, and the New England Aquarium. This year local residents were pleased to see that the venue was much more open and had returned to its roots. The “Taste” annually raises funds for neighborhood charities, including the North End Waterfront Health Center. Throughout the past 17 years the event has raised over $1 million for these local charities – this year the event raised over $100,000.

The enthusiasm for this event and the North End neighborhood are obvious through the ongoing participation of local restaurants and the attendees who return every year. Included in these habitual “tasters” is State Representative, Aaron Michlewitz, who noted how important the event is for the community when he said, “It shows the uniqueness of our neighborhood and how many great restaurants we have and how many great things we have going on in the neighborhood.” This event truly is a tribute to the local businesses in the North End and a testimonial to its extraordinary community atmosphere.


Housing & Population Increasing in the North End

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North End/Waterfront Population Grows 11.3% & Housing Increases to Nearly 9,000 Units

North End Boston, Boston Waterfront Census

Census Results are IN!

Posted by:  Dave Costello

The population of the North End / Waterfront area grew by 11.3% in the decade to over 13,000 residents.

The increase of 1,366 residents in the neighborhood was reported this week by the 2010 U.S. Census.

Housing also increased by 9.6% to 8,755 units with double digit increases seen on the Waterfront!

The neighborhood’s population growth was much higher than the 4.8% reported for the City of Boston and the 3.1% for the State of Massachusetts.

What’s this mean for you?

If you already own a home in the North End/ Waterfront, you should be happy to know that the intrinsic value of your home is only going to grow stronger with time!  This is one of the most desirable areas of the city to live in!

If you’re thinking about buying a new home in the North End/ Waterfront, you should do so now!  A location like Boston’s North End will always be very desirable and easy to sell when you want to move in the future!  If you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in the North End/ Waterfront area, contact CL Waterfront Properties today!


Prioritize Real Estate “Must Haves” To Ease Your Home Search

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Posted By: David P. Veo

Intercontinental DoormanWith over 150 condominium units available in the North End and Waterfront, searching for the perfect home can be very time consuming.  One way to narrow your search is to do your homework up front.

Focusing in on where you want to live, what neighborhood in the city, should be your first priority.  Once you have established where, determine your price range, then consider making a list, and prioritize the criteria for your ideal unit.

When inquiring about a property or working with a real estate consultant, be sure to share this list with them to save you the time of trekking to units that just will not work for you.  Think about what you are looking for in a building, in addition to the unit, because although you can renovate your unit, you cannot alter the building.  Here are some ideas to get you started.

1.  Do you want a full service building with a concierge, or will a building with a simple security buzzer system work for you?

2.  Do you want a pet friendly building, or are you deathly allergic to dogs and want to be sure you won’t run into one in the lobby?

3.  Is private outdoor space a priority; a common roofdeck; or no outside space at all.

4.  Do you need an elevator?  If not, how many flights of stairs are you willing to climb?

5.  Unit placement in the building is also an important consideration.

6.  Are you willing to renovate or make upgrades to a unit, or would you prefer that be done for you.

7.  Consider the list of unit amenities that you cannot live without:  air conditioning, hardwood floors, large closets, additional storage space.

Keep in mind, the “Ideal” unit in the “Perfect” building may not exist in your price point.  However, by knowing what is important to you, the list of available properties can more easily be narrowed to fit your needs.

You can use our Keyword Search Tool in the ‘Advanced Search Options’ under the MLS Property Search on our website to help you narrow down your selection.  Search for ‘pet friendly’ or ‘roof deck’ or ‘concierge’, whatever amenity you’re interested in.  You can even save your favorite listings or search criteria if you sign up for a free user account!