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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Charlestown antique home has four fireplaces

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Charlestown, Select Properties | 0 comments

Charlestown antique home has four fireplaces

Sometimes you can have it all: an urban lifestyle in a vibrant community with a abundance of cultural, shopping and dining options at your doorstep and the dream of a suburban single-family house. The proof that anything is possible is this picturesque freestanding Georgian home in the heart of Charlestown’s gaslight neighborhood. Listed by Tracy Shea of Hammond Residential Real Estate at $1,055,000, this beautiful antique has an impressive history too. This home at 23 Prescott St., built circa 1824 by Lott Pool, is part of Charlestown’s...

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Charlestown townhouse belies its dramatic interior

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in Charlestown, Select Properties | 0 comments

Charlestown townhouse belies its dramatic interior

In a part of Charlestown where gaslights still flicker, a contemporary townhome at 113 High St. was constructed in 2005, adjoining an 1880 Federal row house. With its construction, the new building, designated as Unit 1, became part of a three-unit condo association. (The row house now comprises two condos, and their entry is off a walkway from High Street.) Although it is new, its façade is in keeping with the Federal period with pale yellow clapboards with white trim, a brick foundation, six-over-six windows and a mansard roof. Frank...

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Renovated Charlestown duplex is stylish

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Charlestown, Select Properties | 0 comments

Renovated Charlestown duplex is stylish

Set back from the tree-lined street, the elegant semi-attached Victorian house at 17 Oak St. in Charlestown reflects the spirit of the original 1890 detailing on its new exterior. But inside where there are two condominiums, it is the picture of sleek contemporary grace and charm. Samantha Jason of William Raveis Real Estate has listed Unit 1, a 1,455-square-foot duplex with three bedrooms and three baths at $799,000. It has been beautifully renovated to accommodate easy city living and offers the utmost quality in design and scope. In a...

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Charlestown Navy Yard triplex designed as captain’s quarters

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in Charlestown, Featured Boston Homes Home of the Week | 0 comments

Charlestown Navy Yard triplex designed as captain’s quarters

Sometimes a home is so remarkable it defies description. And, when it’s the extraordinary residence perched at the edge of the ocean at 13 Constellation Wharf, the best way to understand it is to experience it. Sited in a premier waterfront location on Boston Harbor, the home offers a unique showcase setting within a backdrop of breathtaking water views on every floor. Sherry Grancey of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty is marketing this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath end unit at $3,299,000. With three levels spanning 2,605...

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Charlestown duplex features custom kitchen, two decks

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Charlestown, Select Properties | 0 comments

Charlestown duplex features custom kitchen, two decks

Not far from historic Charlestown “Neck” and Sullivan Square, colorful wood and brick rowhouses line the quiet streets. Among these quaint homes, the pale yellow rowhouse at 100 Baldwin St. has been fully renovated and transformed into two upscale condominiums. Where gaslights from another era continue to add a sense of history to the neighborhood, this residence bridges old and new within its setting. Jessica Murphy of Hammond Residential Real Estate has listed the upper duplex, Unit 2, with three bedrooms and two baths at $685,000....

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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 | Comments Off on Tours wind down for ‘Old Ironsides’

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 | Comments Off on Charlestown tour to showcase homes Sept. 20

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 | Comments Off on Charlestown triplex on pier has fabulous water views

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 | Comments Off on Charlestown Navy Yard triplex penthouse boasts expanded kitchen

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 | Comments Off on Updated Charlestown triplex enjoys harbor, city views

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 | Comments Off on Charlestown townhouse has waterfront amenities

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 on Flagship Wharf penthouse is a spectacular June sale

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 on Antique Charlestown double house has beautiful landscaping

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 on Updated Charlestown home has charm

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 on Condo conversion in Charlestown creates new one-bedroom units

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 on Burning of Charlestown convent

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 on Flagship Wharf condo enjoys spectacular water views

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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