Penthouse in Beacon Hill Under Agreement

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Posted by: Dave Costello

Under Agreement in Beacon Hill: 1+ Bed Penthouse in Boutique Elevator Building

CL Waterfront Properties has another spectacular penthouse in a luxurious Beacon Hill building under agreement.

This large 1+ bedroom luxury home with a study boasts 11 foot ceilings, over-sized windows offering great city views, and hardwoods throughout.

Living Room with 11 Foot Ceilings and Over-Sized Windows

Living Room with 11 Foot Ceilings and Over-Sized Windows

The kitchen has limestone counters, stainless GE appliances, gas cooking, and a breakfast bar.

Beacon Hill condo kitchen

Beacon Hill Kitchen with Limestone Counters!

The large, sunny bedroom has plenty of closet space!  The study makes the perfect for home office, den or guest room.  This Beacon Hill condo has a pristine bathroom with limestone tiles, two additional storage spaces, and a wash/dryer included.

Beacon Hill condo bedroom with large window and high ceilings

Bedroom with High Ceiling and Over-Sized Windows

One Garden Place, the luxury building this residence is located in, is pet-friendly, with elevators to bring you to your home, or the huge common roof deck above!

If you want help finding the perfect luxury home in Beacon Hill, or need help selling or renting your Beacon Hill home, contact CL Waterfront Properties today!


Taste of the North End Coming May 6th!

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Posted By:  Dave Costello

Another reason you may want to consider buying a home in Boston’s North End – The Taste of the North End celebration!

It’s not too late to buy your tickets for the 17th annual Taste of the North End celebration, featuring over 25 local Boston restaurants serving up food and beverages with a North End Flair!

This year, the event will be held at the DCR’s Steriti Memorial Rink, at 561 Commercial Street, offering participants great views of Old Ironsides and the Leonard Zakim Bridge as they get to try some of the best North End food available!

Taste of the North End logo

KISS-108 and NECN’s TV Diner host, Billy Costa, will emcee the evening.  The James Montgomery Blues Band will be performing, and there may even be an appearance by Bruins star Andrew Ference (playoff schedule permitting) to present the “Teammates Award” to Dick Flavin and John Romano.

Tickets NOW ON SALE- ONLY $79 per person until April 22!

Ticket prices will increase to $99 per person after April 22nd and at the door the night of the event.

Please call 617.643.8106 or visit www.TasteOfTheNorthEnd.org for more details and to purchase tickets.

The evening benefits The North End Community Health Center, as well as the schools and recreation centers of the North End, providing services to children and neighborhood senior programs.


Friday, May 6, 2011
6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

DCR Steriti Memorial Ice Rink
561 Commercial Street in Boston’s North End


The Taste of the North End was founded by North End restaurant owners, Donato and Nancy Frattaroli, in 1993 as a benefit for Casa Monte Cassino, a place to stay for impoverished families from around the world while their children receive serious medical attention in Boston.

Over the next few weeks, as the Frattarolis developed the idea for the Taste of the North End to raise funds to help Casa Monte Cassino provide its invaluable services.  Since then, the Taste of the North End has raised over $450,000 for Casa Monte Cassino and other local North End charities!


Former Red Sox Player Rents Boston Penthouse!

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President, Carmella Laurella, and Senior Vice President, Dave Costello, of CL Waterfront Properties, LLC have just represented former Boston Red Sox player, Manny Ramirez, and his wife, Julianna, in renting Penthouse #2A at the beautiful Ritz Carlton in Boston.

For $24,000 a month, this fabulous penthouse features four bedrooms, five and half bathrooms, stunning views of Boston, as well as an 800 sq/ft deck that overlooks Boston Common, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and the Charles River. All residents of the Ritz Carlton enjoy full hotel services in addition to access to the Sports Club LA and hotel restaurants.

Deck View from Boston Ritz Carlton Penthouse

If you would like to find a beautiful Boston waterfront building or Boston luxury building, then contact CL Waterfront Properties LLC today. One of our knowledgeable agents would be happy to help you find your new dream home!


Dave Costello is named Senior Vice President of CL Waterfront Properties LLC

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Posted by:  Carmela Laurella

Dave Costello is named Senior Vice President of CL Waterfront Properties LLC.

With more than 9 years of real estate experience, Dave has worked to meet the needs of buyers, investors, and property sellers throughout the Boston area. Dave’s market knowledge and commitment to providing clients with top level service has helped him to build a strong referral network in the Boston Waterfront, Back Bay, Beacon Hill & Metro West.

In the past 3 years, Dave has sold more than $50 million in property sales and has been involved in 75+ transactions.  In only the first few weeks of January, Dave has sold or put under agreement nearly $6 million.  Dave has over $10 million in active listings.

If you want to sell or buy a Boston luxury condo in Beacon Hill, Back Bay, or the Waterfront, contact Dave for his excellent service and attention to details.


Boston Waterfront Sales Data: June 2009 vs June 2010

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Posted By: Dave Costello

Boston Waterfront condo sales improve from last year.Home sales along Boston’s Waterfront were stagnant in June 2009, with only 7 homes closing and total market volume of just $6.564M.  The average sale price for the month was $937,714 and only 2 homes closed over $1M.

Home sales for June 2010 are much improved from last year. 11 homes closed last month and total market volume nearly doubled at $11.986M. The average sale price for June was $1.089M and 2 homes closed over $2.5M.

If you’re thinking of buying a Boston Waterfront home, contact CL Waterfront Properties for advice from an experienced Realtor you can rely on.


Have $7.9 million to spare? Manny finally serious about selling, broker says

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Read The Original article Posted by Scott Van Voorhis on March 18, 2010 here:


Manny Ramirez selling his Ritz Carlton padReally? Is this guy ever serious about anything?

Leaving that larger cosmic question aside, former Sox slugger turned Dodger Manny Ramirez is finally ready to cut a deal and sell his 4,500-square-foot penthouse atop one of Boston’s top condo towers, his latest broker contends.

This news, if you can call it that, comes after eight years of rather bizarre efforts by Manny and a merry-go-round of local brokers to unload his 37th floor condo palace atop the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton.

John Ford, a top downtown broker, offers a short but amusing chronology of Manny’s many sales efforts over the years on The Boston Real Estate Blog.

It is a puzzling pattern that stretches all the way back to 2002 and has seen Manny and his various brokers put his condo and then pull it off the market at least four times at prices ranging from $6.9 million to nearly $9 million.

My favorite: Putting his condo back on the market in the depth of the real estate crash last year for a hefty $8.5 million, a $1.6 million increase over its price back in the boom year of 2005.

My assumption was that Manny hasn’t sold yet because he simply can’t find a buyer willing to play the fool too and shell out nearly $8 million or more for a condo he originally bought for $5.8 million in 2001.

Simple me.

No, Manny had serious offers, really good ones, but he just wasn’t ready to part with his precious Ritz penthouse, notes Carmela Laurella, who has taken over the listing.

Laurella is speaking with some experience, having previously marketed Manny’s pad for luxury condo marketing and research shop Otis & Ahearn.

Now she’s on her own, and has won back the listing after Manny went out to market again in search of a new sales team.

She’s pledging to knock herself out to finally get Manny’s condo sold, even talking of a sale by the end of summer.

But there are serious problems with Laurella’s attempt to paper over Manny’s antics. Asked why he wasn’t previously serious about selling, she argues Manny was still playing for the Sox and wasn’t ready to cut ties with the Hub.

No matter that Manny donned Dodger blue back in the summer of 2008.

But here’s the bigger problem. Serious or not, Manny may have really messed this one up big time.

On the plus side, demand for multimillion-dollar downtown condos is finally showing signs of life again after an abysmal 2009.

Manny’s Ritz penthouse was one of a kind when he bought it back in 2001. The newly minted condo tower near the Common was pretty much the only game in town.

But guess what? There have been a whole lot of pricey downtown condos built since then, with a lot for buyers with millions to blow on such units to pick from.

The posh Mandarin Oriental has a number of condos back on the market, while the deluxe W Boston and Clarendon both recently opened with lots for wealthy buyers to pick from.

Competition aside, Laurella insists Manny’s skyrise penthouse is one of the top five condos in Boston.

If the problem really has been getting Manny serious about selling, then we will find out the truth of that pretty fast.