Related Beal Sells Converse Headquarters at Lovejoy Wharf

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The newly constructed Converse building, which was developed and owned by Related Beal, is being sold to Union Investment. As many will remember, Lovejoy Wharf was for many years an eye sore to the neighborhood and the building had fallen into a bad state of disrepair. Related Beal took on the development of the site and greatly rejuvenated the area which has become one of the hottest developing neighborhoods in Boston.  The new owner of this building, Union Investment, is a large asset management company with billions of dollars in investments. They own over 390 properties located throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.



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:

Property Avg. Sale $/sq.ft. (past 6 months)
Battery Wharf 915
Burroughs Wharf 1,115
Commercial Wharf 783
Harbor Towers 513
Lewis Wharf 731
Lincoln Wharf 540
Prince Building 657
Rowes Wharf 896
The Mariner 882
Union Wharf 780









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.


Harbor Garage Project Withdrawn

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Proposed by developer Don Chiofaro, the plan to replace the Harbor Garage in the North End with a twin set of skyscrapers, was officially withdrawn after 3 1/2 years of debate. Chiofaro’s $1 billion project exceeded the city height limits, putting him  at odds with Mayor Menino from the start. A revised version was submitted in 2010, however, it  still exceeded the height limits. This week Chiofaro wrote to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to have the project repealed.

The Harbor Garage will be replaced by Chiofaro's project. Picture courtesy of the Boston Discovery Guide.

Chiofaro and co-founder Ted Oatis are now working directly with the BRA in hopes of creating something that is beneficial not only to their company, but also to the nearby North End and Waterfront neighborhoods, and the city as a whole. The BRA is pleased with the project’s progression forward, now that it has the  proper assistance. The result of their collaboration is sure to have a positive impact on the homes and businesses surrounding in the area.

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2012 Taste Of The North End Highlighted Local Businesses

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Restaurants And Caterers From Boston’s North End And Waterfront Contributed To Successful Event

Gigia and Antonio from Sysco Boston

Gigia and Antonio from Sysco Boston - image courtesy of www.northendwaterfront.com

The 18th annual  Taste of the North End food festival, held Friday, May 4, at the Steriti Rink on Commercial Street, was by all accounts a resounding success. Over 500 hungry visitors enjoyed cuisine from more than 35 North End eateries, showcasing myriad appetizers, cheese plates, main courses, and desserts – not to mention ample libations from local wine and beer vendors. There was also a silent auction featuring hotel and restaurant packages, tickets to Boston sporting events, and North End memorabilia.

Started in 1993 by Donato Frattaroli, Taste of the North End brings a feast of world famous North End cuisine – all donated by our generous neighboring restaurants – to the masses. Proceeds benefit North End Waterfront Health as well as other local charities for children and seniors.

To find out more about the many community activities and attractions that make the North End an amazing place to call home – or to find your new home in Boston’s North End, contact the local real estate experts at CL Waterfront Properties today.


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.


4th Annual Santa Skate & Toy Drive in the North End a Success

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Record Turnout at Steriti Rink for Neighborhood Event

For the past four years, the North End Columbus Day Committee has hosted an Annual Santa Skate and Toy Drive at Steriti Rink in Boston’s North End.  This year was the most successful toy drive yet, with a record turn-out of skaters!  Toys from the event will be donated to the Italian Home for Children for holiday gifts this season.

Santa and the Bruins Bear at Steriti Rink in North End

Santa was in attendance, posing for photos!

The Italian Home for Children was founded in 1919 in response to the large number of Italian children in the North End that were left as orphans after the 1918 influenza epidemic.  The North End community and the its clergy established the home to provide care for the orphans.

Since then, the mission of the IHC has changed, and they now offer residential and day treatment services to at risk youth of all nationalities.

If you would like to contribute, but missed the event, you can still drop off toy donations at Saint Anthony’s Club at 203 Endicott Street.  If you want to make a monetary donation, you can donate to either the Franciscan Baby Center or the Italian Home for Children.  For more information, please contact Lois Strazzullo at strazz316@gmail.com.


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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.


Hazmat Truck Re-Routing Proposal

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Driving through Boston can be a tricky business – especially if you’re driving a truck carrying hazardous material. The fiery truck accident on Route 1 in Saugus in July made many people much more aware of the potential threat of a hazardous material truck accident in the city of Boston.

Hazmat Truck Accident in Saugus MA

Hazmat Truck Explosion on Route 1 in Saugus

Currently streets going through the North End – including Atlantic Ave., Commercial St., Cross St. and North Washington St. – experience 100+ hazmat trucks each day. The consequences of an accident as bad as the hazmat truck explosion in July would be disastrous in the city of Boston. Many concerned residents of the North End and Waterfront District attended the public hearing held at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s headquarters last week to voice their opinions regarding the re-routing of pass-through trucks from Boston streets to highways outside the city such as Route 128. Based upon the 182-page public safety analysis conducted by an independent, Ohio-based research company it has been strongly recommended that the trucks be re-routed to highways outside of the city. While the majority of city officials, including Mayor Menino, support the proposed re-routing of these pass-through hazmat trucks there is opposition from the trucking companies as a result of the increased time and cost that this re-routing would cause.

If you’re living in a North End apartment you should vote to have these trucks re-routed to highways outside of the city. In the upcoming weeks similar public hearings will be held in suburbs such as Quincy, Waltham and Stoneham. Additionally, residents and businesses can comment on the proposal via email at bostonhazmat@state.ma.us until September 23rd. To read the full article about the hazmat truck re-routing click here.