Charlestown Navy Yard Boston Massachusetts

 

Charlestown Navy Yard is located on a peninsula to the north of the Charles River, across from downtown Boston. Charlestown was originally a separate town and the first capital of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; it became a city in 1848 and was annexed by Boston on January 5, 1874.

While it has had a substantial Irish American population since the migration of Irish people during the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s, since the late 1980s the neighborhood has changed dramatically because of its proximity to downtown and its colonial architecture. However, it still maintains a strong Irish American population and identity.

 


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Renovated Navy Yard penthouse boasts balcony, loft

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Charlestown, Featured Boston Homes Home of the Week | 0 comments

Renovated Navy Yard penthouse boasts balcony, loft

Although the historic Charlestown Navy Yard is closed and just a 30-acre site remains where the Navy maintains the USS Constitution and the USS Cassin Young as part of the Boston National Historical Park, the Navy Yard continues to grow in prominence – within the luxury housing market. Here, in this part of the city, waterside living is available in close proximity to all points downtown yet is slightly removed. A key part of the Navy Yard redevelopment is Flagship Wharf at 197 Eighth St., which was built in 1989 and continues to stand tall...

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Charlestown home has two fireplaces, two-tiered deck

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Charlestown, Select Properties | 0 comments

Charlestown home has two fireplaces, two-tiered deck

As one of the oldest neighborhoods of Boston, Charlestown may be steeped in history, but it is well on its way to becoming one of the most desirable parts of the city to live. Small businesses, cafes and restaurants are flourishing within its historical footprint, enhancing the changing residential landscape where families, young professionals and empty nesters are flocking to live. The colonial-style house at 378 Main St. keeps in step with the transformation of this neighborhood by bridging old and new to create four-level living in move-in...

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Charlestown Navy Yard will anchor 54 new condos

Posted by on Nov 6, 2014 in Charlestown, Featured Boston Homes Home of the Week | 0 comments

Charlestown Navy Yard will anchor 54 new condos

Deep in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard, a new four-story brick building is under construction that will have 54 sophisticated condominiums with high ceilings, large windows and contemporary finishes. Called the Starboard, it is a 48,000-square-foot building at 45 First Ave., at the corner of Ninth Street, that will comprise 16 one-bedroom lofts, four one-bedroom units, 19 condos with one bedroom plus a den and 15 two-bedroom, two-bath corner units. The architect for the development is bh+a | Bargmann Hendrie + Archetype Inc., and the...

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Tours wind down for ‘Old Ironsides’

Posted by on Oct 2, 2014 in Blog about Boston Real Estate, Charlestown, News, South Boston | 0 comments

Tours wind down for ‘Old Ironsides’

The USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat, will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday until Oct. 19. Then the ship will be open only from Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until further notice. A demonstration sail is scheduled Friday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a 21-gun salute off Fort Independence at Castle Island in South Boston at approximately 11 a.m. This is the final season that visitors can tour the Constitution at her berth until 2018, as the ship will enter dry dock next...

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Charlestown tour to showcase homes Sept. 20

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Boston Homes News - Original Content, Charlestown | 0 comments

Charlestown tour to showcase homes Sept. 20

Every other year, the Charlestown Preservation Society presents an outstanding house tour, where residents open their homes to showcase various styles of architecture – worker’s cottage, Italianate, Richardsonian Romanesque, Greek Revival or Federal. The biennial event raises funds to help preserve the quality of life and Charlestown’s architectural heritage. This year’s tour will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, rain or shine, starting at Memorial Hall, 14 Green St. It will not disappoint. Seven restored homes spread...

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Charlestown triplex on pier has fabulous water views

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Charlestown, Featured Boston Homes Home of the Week | 0 comments

Charlestown triplex on pier has fabulous water views

Constellation Wharf is the name of one of the luxury residential developments built within the former Charlestown Navy Yard following its closing 1974. Constructed in 1987 on Pier 7 at the end of Ninth Street, the gated enclave includes a mix of duplexes, triplexes and quadraplexes, plus two one-level condos within two long rows of gray clapboard townhouses with crisp white trim. All have water views, and the HarborWalk extends around its perimeter, which has public viewing spots. Ruth Ann Bowers and George Jedlin of Otis & Ahearn Real...

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Charlestown Navy Yard triplex penthouse boasts expanded kitchen

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Charlestown, Select Properties | 0 comments

Charlestown Navy Yard triplex penthouse boasts expanded kitchen

A contemporary penthouse triplex at Parris Landing in the Charlestown Navy Yard offers a unique mix of an historic site with modern luxury living. Sleek and serene yet warm and inviting in a 113-year-old setting, this condo, Unit 1504 at 42 Eighth St., has it all, including a one-of-a-kind common area. The interior, which includes sculptures by Philippe Starck, is a superb example of how to successfully combine luxury and minimalism. In fact, the transition from the hectic workday to the home-at-last-world begins a step beyond the front door....

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Updated Charlestown triplex enjoys harbor, city views

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Charlestown, Select Properties | 0 comments

Updated Charlestown triplex enjoys harbor, city views

The New England brick townhouses of the Nautica that line Chelsea Street in Charlestown convey a classic single-family sense steps from City Square, the Navy Yard and the North End. At 61 Chelsea St., the three-story townhouse enjoys a host of top-of-the-line renovations that make this home stand out among the rest. Duncan Donahue of Keller Williams Realty listed this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath townhouse at $979,000 a few weeks ago. He said he received multiple offers, and the condo quickly went under agreement for more than the asking...

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Charlestown townhouse has waterfront amenities

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in Charlestown, Select Properties | 0 comments

Charlestown townhouse has waterfront amenities

Life at the Nautica in the Charlestown Navy Yard offers upscale waterfront living unique to the sights and sounds of Boston’s historic neighborhood. The sweeping views encompass the USS Constitution and Boston Harbor and stretch to the North End and downtown landmarks that make up the stunning skyline. Sailboats float by and the bustle of city living resounds, creating an inspired living experience. Imagine strolling along the harbor and coming home to the privacy of the elegant Federal-style brick townhouse with clapboard front at 74-A...

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Flagship Wharf penthouse is a spectacular June sale

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Boston Homes News - Original Content, Charlestown | Comments Off

Flagship Wharf penthouse is a spectacular June sale

A 1,650-square-foot penthouse at Flagship Wharf in the Charlestown Navy Yard was sold June 6 for $1,900,000. “It’s the highest price per square foot for any condo in the Navy Yard,” said Karen Colombosian of Otis & Ahearn Real Estate, who listed the property. Emily McGranaghan, also of Otis & Ahearn Real Estate, was the selling broker for Unit PH 203. “It isn’t the most expensive sale in the yard, but its price-per-square-foot is the highest – $1,152,” said Colombosian. The 1,650-square-foot condo on the ninth floor is in...

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Antique Charlestown double house has beautiful landscaping

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Charlestown, Featured Boston Homes Home of the Week | Comments Off

Antique Charlestown double house has beautiful landscaping

On one of Charlestown’s quietest streets, a double house, built in the Greek Revival style circa 1837, makes a striking presence. Its address is 58-60 Russell St., which runs parallel between Bunker Hill and Main streets, on Salem Hill. Frank Celeste of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty has listed this delightful, five-bedroom clapboard residence that combines period detailing with modern-day comforts and amenities at $1,250,000. From the street, the double house looks like two distinct homes – 58 Russell is buttercup yellow and 60...

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Updated Charlestown home has charm

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Charlestown, Select Properties | Comments Off

Updated Charlestown home has charm

Charlestown’s Green Street is a mix of single-family homes, with a scattering of two-family residences and converted condominiums. One of those single-family homes is for sale. Its Greek Revival exterior with clapboard siding, a recessed entry with a row of sidelights and a transom looks similar to many of the homes on this street, but when you open the front door, you see an amazing living space. Nancy Roth, who has listed this home at 71 Green St. at $1,089,000, said the developer originally planned the renovation for himself and added all...

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Condo conversion in Charlestown creates new one-bedroom units

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Charlestown, Select Properties | Comments Off

Condo conversion in Charlestown creates new one-bedroom units

Crisscrossed with streets that run up and down steep hills, the Medford Street or Neck area of Charlestown played a pivotal role in the siege of Boston. During revolutionary war history, it served as the only land peninsula with access to the surrounding territories that included Prospect and Cobble Hills. As a result, many a skirmish between the British and militiamen took place here. Today, as the culture of this historic neighborhood of Boston changes, so do its homes. Revitalization is in the air. While the unique character and...

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Burning of Charlestown convent

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Boston Homes News - Original Content, Charlestown, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Burning of Charlestown convent

The Charlestown Historical Society will host a presentation on the burning of the Charlestown Convent in 1834 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the American Legion hall, 26 Adams St. Due to the federal government shutdown, the program had to relocate from the Bunker Hill Monument Museum.   On Aug. 11, 1834, a group of men burned the Charlestown Convent and School to the ground. Fortunately, the sisters and students had left the convent so no one was injured. But questions remained as to why the convent was torched, who the ringleaders were,...

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Flagship Wharf condo enjoys spectacular water views

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in Charlestown, Featured Boston Homes Home of the Week | Comments Off

Flagship Wharf condo enjoys spectacular water views

On an exquisite autumn afternoon, when the sunshine casts everything in the clearest light, when the greens are emerald and the blue sky appears as a robin’s egg forever, the cityscape around Charlestown’s Flagship Wharf was beautiful and benign. There were a couple of empty parking spaces on Eighth Street, the main city street leading to the harborside condominium complex; dog walkers led their charges into the park outside Flagship while a school group exercised on a knoll at the perimeter of the green space. At the Style Café, outside...

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Charlestown triplex boasts signature spiral staircase

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in Charlestown, Select Properties | Comments Off

Charlestown triplex boasts signature spiral staircase

The distinctive brick row house at 15 Harvard St. in Charlestown was built between 1835 and 1836, designed by Shadrach Varney and perhaps Alexander Parris, according to the Massachusetts Historical Commission. Both worked at the Charlestown Navy Yard. The Charlestown Preservation Society has placed a plaque on its façade indicating that William Henry was the first occupant. The house, located on Town Hill, between City Square and Washington Street, is one of seven townhouses built in the late Federal-Greek Revival style. Ten years ago, the...

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Charlestown home has three bedrooms, three decks

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in Charlestown, Select Properties | Comments Off

Charlestown home has three bedrooms, three decks

Not far from one of Charlestown’s iconic landmarks, the Bunker Hill Monument, is a single-family home built in 2001. It is semi-detached and, except for the modern-day garage, blends in with the neighboring homes built during the mid-19th century. Located between Bunker Hill and Medford streets, the house at 23 Cook St. has clapboard-like Hardi-plank siding, and the lintels above the one-over-one windows and the doorway hood have dentil trim. The door is paneled and has a brass kick plate. But the interior of the home is thoroughly...

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Duplex in historic Charlestown townhouse is elegant

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Charlestown, Featured Boston Homes Home of the Week | Comments Off

Duplex in historic Charlestown townhouse is elegant

A handsome four-story brick Italianate townhouse stands at 9A Monument Square in Charlestown with a delightful view of the Bunker Hill Monument and its leafy surroundings. Built in 1858 for Richard Frothingham, the bow front building has a wide double door with glass insets, a segmented transom above it declaring its address, tall windows and an ornate cast iron balcony. The cornice is bracketed. Frothingham was treasurer of the Middlesex Canal Company and, at the same time, wrote for the Boston Post, one of several newspapers at the time. He...

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Waterfront condo at Flagship Wharf was recently renovated

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in Charlestown, Select Properties | Comments Off

Waterfront condo at Flagship Wharf was recently renovated

Flagship Wharf in the old Charlestown Navy Yard is one of those places that look solid and substantial – as if the building has loomed over the Boston Harbor forever. In fact, Flagship, built in 1989, is a modern monument on the Inner Harbor with views to Charlestown, downtown Boston, the Tobin and Zakim bridges, and, on clear days, forever to the open ocean. Currently, there is a unit on the fourth floor at Flagship Wharf, which Susan Salter of Hammond Residential Real Estate has listed at $779,000. Flagship Wharf is a full service luxury...

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City archaeological team to dig on Training Field in Charlestown

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Boston Homes News - Original Content, Charlestown | Comments Off

City archaeological team to dig on Training Field in Charlestown

The Training Field in Winthrop Square, bordered by Winthrop, Common and Adams streets, will be the site of a city archaeological dig next month. City archaeologist Joseph Bagley along with his crew and volunteers will excavate about 30 small test units during a three-week period. The test sites will be filled before nightfall each night. Except for the dig sites, the park, which is steps from Monument Square and the Bunker Hill Monument, will be open to the public. This historic area was first established in the 1640s as a training ground for...

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