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.
The following is a note from Larry Rideout, CEO/Co-Owner of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty: It’s hard to believe that we joined with Gibson domain|domain and became Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty 10 years ago on Dec. 1. So much has happened, both in the industry and within our small company. Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty was built around a strong core of agents and the local legacy of Betty Gibson. We made a promise not to vary from the high level of agents that represent our brand or the culture that is fostered...read more
BY CINDY BAILEN The lobby at The Clarendon at 400 Stuart St. in the Back Bay looks even more gorgeous than usual at this time of year. Fires blaze in stunning fireplaces here and in the building’s inviting library. The holiday tree, decorated by Winston Flowers, holds court with ornaments matching the golden onyx floors, a trademark of architect Robert A.M. Stern. William Montero of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty tells a recent visitor that a cruise ship provided the Stern’s inspiration for the architectural design. With every...read more
By Wayne Braverman One premier luxury waterfront townhouse condos is now gone, but another is still available at 20 Rowes Wharf on the Waterfront. The Residence on Rowes Wharf is considered to be one of Boston’s premier waterfront properties. This complex offers its residents 24-hour concierge and full luxury services from the Boston Harbor Hotel. Residents have access to a gym and underground parking. It is in a prime location to enjoy HarborWalk, Christopher Columbus Park and the Rose Kennedy Greenway. It is also close to the downtown...read more
Fall is heading to its homestretch as people gear up for the holiday season. And, of course, winter is not too far away. For the real estate market, that usually means a sales slowdown. The start of that drop was reflected in the sales for October. The Listing Information Network reports that in the 11 city neighborhoods covered by Boston Homes, sales of condos checked in at 327 units. That is down from the 516 condos sold in September. The good news is that compared to October 2015, sales went up by 27 units. The median price in the area was...read more
Three-decker apartment buildings were once the most common type of new housing popping up in urban areas such as Boston during the late 19th and early 20th century. It was a trend seen mostly in the industrialized cities of New England such as Worcester, Lowell and Boston. These were typically wood construction where each floor contained a single apartment. It was seen as a way to offer housing to thousands of new immigrants who worked in the factories of the area. By 1920, Boston had more than 15,000 triple-decker homes. Not many...read more
Picture a custom dream home in Vermont: contemporary with a cedar exterior. Inside, the house is well designed with accents of wood and stone. Ceilings are lofty and the floor plan is open concept. Large windows on every wall overlook mature trees and grassy hills. Now, imagine a house like this just six miles from downtown Boston and easily accessible to public transportation. The single-family home at 160 Fairway Road, located on a quiet street in the Chestnut Hill section of Brookline, offers all of this. It is on the market now for...read more
Amazing views, a historic location and luxury living are only a few of the perks that come with this contemporary triplex penthouse at 42 Eighth St., Unit 3520, in Parris Landing at the Charlestown Navy Yard. Chic and sophisticated, yet warm and inviting in a one-of-a-kind setting, this condominium has it all, including a unique common area. The interior exemplifies the way to successfully mix luxury, minimalism and a nod to the past. Seen on the walls flanking the main entrance is a “modern” installation of artwork that was created by...read more
The Massachusetts State House at the top of Beacon Hill stands out as unique among all the buildings in Boston. Designed by Charles Bullfinch in the Federal Style, its gold leaf dome, first applied in 1874 and re-gilded in 23-karat gold in 1997, is a sparkling reminder of our heritage. It is one of the most recognized buildings in Massachusetts. Imagine being able to enjoy that sight every day from every room in your home. The best view of it flows through the windows of a sunny penthouse unit on the corner of Hancock and Mount Vernon streets....read more
Many people enjoyed a weekend of design and fine art in Boston last week. Design experts and vendors showcased their fine art and beautiful furnishings at the second annual Boston Home Décor Show at Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama. Boston Homes was one of the sponsors. The weekend kicked off on Nov. 17 with a gala preview, a benefit for DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS and Community Research Initiative (CRI), a New England nonprofit doing HIV and hepatitis C clinical research. On Friday, keynote speaker renowned...read more
Buying a new home is always exciting, especially when it comes in a desirable neighborhood such as the South End. Finding a home in one of Boston’s most picturesque neighborhoods overlooking a tree-lined historic square with a fountain is a dream come true. Ralph Aucella of Keliher Real Estate had listed two condominiums at 25 Concord Square, a Mainsail Management Development. One of those is now gone. Unit 2, a 1,820-square-foot penthouse duplex with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and one deeded parking space, sold on Oct. 20 for...read more