SOUTH FACING TOWN HOME AT HARBOR’S EDGE WITH SWEEPING HARBOR SKYLINE, AND SEAPORT VIEWS AND 2 PRIVATE DECKS!
Operation Sail, Inc. (OpSail), a national non-profit organization, will be bringing tall ships to Boston this summer! This summer’s festivities will be a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the Star Spangled Banner. The ships will sail into Boston on June 30th and depart from Boston on July 5th.
When asked about this summer’s activities, Jose Fuentes, Chairman of Operation Sail, Inc. said, “Partnership with U.S. Navy in this magnificent international Waterfront spectacle in Boston will showcase the character-building aspects of sail training and why it is so important to preserve our maritime heritage”.
The two primary locations for the ships will be Fish Pier, located in the Seaport District, and the Charlestown Navy Yard. As these boats sail along Boston’s Harbor, various activities will be held along the Boston Harborwalk.
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)|
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
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: 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.
Summer is on the horizon and the warm and sunny weather is back!
If you live in the North End or Boston Waterfront neighborhoods, you can use the Mirabella Pool at Harbor’s edge to cool off. If you’re lucky enough to live at Harbor Towers, Lewis Wharf, or Union Wharf, those properties have their own pool for residents and their guests to relax and cool off at. Many neighborhood pools will be open this weekend!
Listed below is some helpful information about the best places to swim in Boston:
Mirabella Pool is an outdoor, public pool located in Puopolo Park in Boston’s North End looking over Boston Harbor. Open to both Boston residents and visitors alike, there is also a shallow spray pool for toddlers and small children. Bathroom facilities are available within the recreational center on-site. Swimming lessons are available for children twice weekly, and are only $5 per lesson, and you can pay as you go!
OPENING DATE: June 23rd
CLOSING DATE: September 5th
You can sign up for a pool pass at the Nazzarro Community Center in the North End (617.635.5166)
Sunday -Saturday: 11am-8pm (before July 31st)
Sunday -Saturday: 11am-7:30pm (July 31st – September 5th)
Lap Swimming: 7am -9:30am daily
Puopolo Park / Mirabella Pool / Steriti Memorial Rink
475 R. Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02113
The Harbor Towers are two 40-story luxury condominium buildings located along Boston’s Waterfront. Homes range from one-bedroom to spacious penthouses, many with balconies and amazing views of Boston Harbor and Downtown. The Harbor Towers boast extensive open space at the water’s edge, a marina, and an outdoor swimming pool for residents and their guests!
OPENING/ CLOSING DATE: Seasonal
PRICING: FREE for residents and their guests
65/85 E India Row
Boston, MA 02110
Lewis Wharf was built in the 1830s as a major shipping warehouse and converted to luxury condominiums in 1973. Lewis Wharf boast a beautiful Harbor-side swimming pool. Bring a friend & enjoy the stunning views!
OPENING DATE: Memorial Day
CLOSING DATE: Labor Day (or a week or two later, depending on the weather)
PRICING: $100 per person with guest
28 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110
Union Wharf was built in the 1830s as a warehouse for imported shoes and was converted into condominiums in 1979. Residents of Union Wharf and their guests can enjoy the warm weather in this gorgeous seaside swimming pool for free!
OPENING DATE: Memorial Day Weekend
CLOSING DATE: Columbus Day Weekend
PRICING: FREE for residents and their guests
343 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109
With a bike score of 68, Beantown, MA came in with the fourth-best Walk Score rating, and for good reason. Boston has a huge network of dedicated bike lanes and paths that run all over the former Puritan colony.
Located in a prime, bike-friendly part of the city, this brick and beam condo at the Union Wharf is well suited for pedal-pushers. Adding to the $1.3 million home’s appeal is a private balcony that looks over the harbor, maple flooring, and a spacious master suite.
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! – Gianni DePalma
Here are some of our suggested Marinas on Boston’s Waterfront:
Union Wharf Marina
Dan Flaherty – 617.742.1647
Seasonal Dockage (May 1 – Oct 31, 2012)
Contact Onsite Management Office for Daily/Weekend/Weekly/Monthly Dockage for rates and availability.
Lewis Wharf Marina
Raleigh Eastwick – 617.523.2313
Seasonal Dockage (May 1 – Oct 31, 2012)
Completely full now. Marina renters usually have use of the pool and pay the following:
$155/Foot up to 35 Feet
Water and electric are included
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
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
Constellation Wharf Marina
Slips can hold boats 25’-70’
Seasonal Dockage (May 1 – Oct 31, 2012)
$140/ft. includes electricity, water, wifi and access to bathrooms.
Parking is an additional fee
CL Waterfront Properties has been making strides and breaking records in this bustling spring market. Over the past six months the company has sold six properties between $1.8 Million and $2.6 Million with an unprecedented average of $1,066 per square foot! All of the high-end luxury sales were located along the primary footpath of the Waterfront in elite buildings including: The Mariner, Burroughs Wharf, Commercial Wharf, and two sales at Union Wharf.
For more information about your home, or if you are looking to Buy or Sell, now is as good a time as ever. Contact our offices today!
Boston.com recently reported that Boston’s downtown condominium market rose by more than 22 percent in the third quarter as home buyers gained confidence in the city’s core residential areas according to data released by the Listing Information Network, a company that tracks the downtown real estate market. Sales along the Boston Waterfront are also rising!
Condo sales in the Waterfront/North End continued to strengthen in October, as 15 properties closed with a total sales volume of $15,184,000. The average sale price for the month was $1,084,000, which is considerably higher than October 2010 when the average sale price was only $767,000.
Year to date, CL Waterfront continues to be the Waterfront’s top brokerage; having closed more than $52M on 50 transactions. Since opening in the winter of 2010, CL Waterfront has already sold more than $100M in real estate.
If you need help selling your Boston Condo, contact CL Waterfront today.
Written by Diane Giacobbi
Boston is not only filled with universities and students, hospitals and doctors, it is filled with dogs and their humans. Each week I receive at least one inquiry for a sale or rental of a pet friendly property. No longer just a suburban pet, the urban dog is welcome in many places – in certain outdoor patio dining, in private dog parks, and in some designated areas of public places. The services for these pets are innumerable – dog boutiques for accessories and natural food items; doggie day care with transportation; daily walks; overnight vacation services, and in home veterinary calls.
Many condominium buildings along Boston’s Waterfront are pet friendly. As a lover of dogs, I do everything in my power to find a home for my wonderful canine residents and their people.
Here is a current list of some of the pet friendly buildings in the Waterfront:
Intercontinental: Owners and Tenants
Rowes Wharf: Owners only with Management approval
Harbor Towers: Owners only
Commercial Wharf: Owners and Tenants
Lewis Wharf: No Dogs
Mariner: Owners and Tenants
Bulfinch: Owners and Tenants
Union Wharf: Owners only
Lincoln Wharf: No Dogs
Burroughs Wharf: Owners and Tenants with Restriction
Battery Wharf: Owners and Tenants