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.

 


Charlestown Listings:


Charlestown Armory showcases stunning new model unit

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Boston Homes News - Original Content, Charlestown, News | 0 comments

Charlestown Armory showcases stunning new model unit

  The historic Charlestown Armory at 380 Bunker Hill Ave. has been infused with new life.Once home to three Charlestown militia companies and later the National Guard, the building came under the jurisdiction of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library in 1968 and used for off-site book storage. Six years ago it was transferred to the Department of Neighborhood Development.C-Town Ventures LLC was awarded development rights and has transformed the space into 42 outstanding condominiums, designed by Neshamkin French Architects. The general...

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Charlestown development completes final 12 sales

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Boston Homes News - Original Content, Charlestown, News | 0 comments

Charlestown development completes final 12 sales

The Starboard, the 54-unit luxury development in the Charlestown Navy Yard, is sold out. Last month, Caroline Ligotti and Shannon Lavin-Diaz of Otis & Ahearn Real Estate, who marketed the residences, wrapped up the sales of the remaining condominiums. The biggest sale was to a business group, 42 North Capital LLC, that bought eight of the condos May 24 for a total of $3,959,320. Four of them were never listed in MLS, according to Ligotti who also represented the buyer. That sale comprised a 500-square-foot penthouse, listed at $465,000,...

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Two Charlestown condos possess period details

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Charlestown, Select Properties | 0 comments

Two Charlestown condos possess period details

Between Main Street and High Street in the Gaslight District of Charlestown is a three-story brick row house at 19 Salem St. that has a love story. The owners of two of the condominiums recently married and are moving across the pond. Karen Colombosian and her sister Robin of Otis & Ahearn Real Estate have listed Unit 1 at $519,000 and Unit 2 at $560,000. For last weekend’s first open house, Karen flew heart-shaped balloons at the entry to draw attention to the properties and to the romantic tale. Built as a single-family home circa...

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Charlestown home has elegant living, dining rooms

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Charlestown, Select Properties | 0 comments

Charlestown home has elegant living, dining rooms

The brick row house with a second story oriel at 17 Monument Ave. has character and charm while offering high-end finishes, soaring ceilings, custom wainscoting, crown molding and an ideal layout with both kitchen and dining on one floor. Located on one of the most sought-after gas-lit streets of Charlestown, this 2,755-square-foot home was built in 1855 as one of 16 identical, contiguous houses between Warren and High streets, forming “a memorable streetscape,” according to the Boston Landmarks Commission. No. 17 was last renovated in...

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Antique Charlestown home has beautiful grounds, fish pond

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Charlestown, Select Properties | 0 comments

Antique Charlestown home has beautiful grounds, fish pond

The ongoing dilemma of an urban vs. a suburban residence among homebuyers has a beautiful solution, albeit an unexpected one: the Isaac and Ruth Larkin House. This spacious and gracious 19th century home in Charlestown at 5 Putnam St. with a gigantic landscaped fenced yard features a fish pond, a huge patio, established trees, perennial gardens and off-street parking for three or four cars. It’s right around the corner from the highway and minutes from City Square. Nancy Roth of Hammond Residential Brokerage has listed this single-family...

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Long-awaited, Charlestown Armory to offer 42 high-end condos

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in Charlestown, Select Properties | 0 comments

Long-awaited, Charlestown Armory to offer 42 high-end condos

Charlestown is rich in history, founded in 1629, a year before Boston was settled. Historic 18th and 19th century houses line many streets, noting their date of construction and their original owner. Most notable icons are the 220-foot-high Bunker Hill Monument, completed in 1843, and the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned vessel in the U.S. Navy, berthed at the Navy Yard. “Old Ironsides” was active from 1797 to 1855. There is another building in Charlestown that is historic as well – the Armory at 380 Bunker Hill St., near...

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Spacious Charlestown home is great for entertaining

Posted by on Jan 22, 2016 in Charlestown, Select Properties | 0 comments

Spacious Charlestown home is great for entertaining

Located in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to downtown Boston, the single-family Greek Revival brick home at 103 Baldwin St. in Charlestown is a good option for a young family looking for city living. Less Arnold of Compass has listed the three-bedroom, two-bath home at $999,000. Plenty of light streams through the front entrance, which consists of an exterior door at street level with a big, arched transom and thin sidelights, and a set of stairs leading into an interior door surrounded by glass panels. Straight ahead are the original...

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Waterfront condo has been meticulously renovated

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Charlestown, Select Properties | Comments Off on Waterfront condo has been meticulously renovated

Waterfront condo has been meticulously renovated

Flagship Wharf, the condominium complex bordered by the Charlestown Navy Yard’s National Park and Boston Harbor, comprises stunning homes with sweeping views. One of these residences, Unit 204, has been meticulously renovated and is on the market for $1,250,000. Karen Colombosian of Otis & Ahearn Real Estate is the listing broker for this 1,319-square-foot home. It has two bedrooms, two baths, a chef’s kitchen and two deeded spaces in the building’s parking garage. No 204 is in the west wing of the nine-story building, said to be the...

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Two Charlestown townhomes sell above asking price

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Boston Homes News - Original Content, Charlestown, News | Comments Off on Two Charlestown townhomes sell above asking price

Two Charlestown townhomes sell above asking price

Two outstanding Federal-style homes in an historic section of Charlestown are among recent spectacular sales. Both are beautiful homes, but what is particularly interesting is that the two houses, both with four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, are next door to each other. Nancy Roth of Hammond Residential Real Estate was the listing broker for both 5 Prescott St. and 7 Prescott St. and was also the selling broker for 7 Prescott. Nancy Soisson of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage represented the buyer for 5 Prescott. These handsome...

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Flagship Wharf condo has water views from every room

Posted by on Aug 27, 2015 in Charlestown, Select Properties | Comments Off on Flagship Wharf condo has water views from every room

Flagship Wharf condo has water views from every room

From 1800 until 1974 the Charlestown Navy Yard was a shipbuilding and repair facility located on Boston’s waterfront. When the installation closed, 30 acres of the property became a National Park complete with park rangers and featuring the USS Constitution or “Old Ironsides.” The remaining prime acreage then became available for development. Perhaps the most spectacular parcel available was the electric building that overlooked Boston Harbor. In the 1980s that building was renovated, enlarged and became Flagship Wharf, a luxury...

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Chic Charlestown townhome is among stunning July sales

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Boston Homes News - Original Content, Charlestown | Comments Off on Chic Charlestown townhome is among stunning July sales

Chic Charlestown townhome is among stunning July sales

An elegant Italianate townhouse at One Harvard Place in Charlestown that was beautifully renovated about four years ago to create serene living space is among July’s spectacular sales. Frank Celeste of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty was the listing broker; Bill French of Hammond Residential Real Estate was the selling broker. The home, which was built circa 1858, sold for $2 million July 15. Officially zoned as a two-family home, the garden-level apartment had been incorporated into the sellers’ living space. The home has a side...

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Parris Landing penthouse triplex has gourmet kitchen

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Charlestown, Select Properties | Comments Off on Parris Landing penthouse triplex has gourmet kitchen

Parris Landing penthouse triplex has gourmet kitchen

Within the Charlestown Navy Yard is a huge complex that was once known as Building 42 and was used as a machine shop. It was converted to apartments after the Navy yard was deactivated, and in 2005 the residences were converted to condominiums, designed by international designer Philippe Starck. Fast forward a decade, and the development, called Parris Landing, thrives. Located at 42 Eighth St., one of the condominiums, Unit 1526, is offered for sale. Jennifer Schneider of Century 21 Elite Realty has listed the two-plus-bedroom triplex at...

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New Charlestown townhouse exudes charm

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Charlestown, Select Properties | Comments Off on New Charlestown townhouse exudes charm

New Charlestown townhouse exudes charm

Nestled within one of Charlestown’s newest, attractive residential communities, Warren Green, completed in 2013, this four-level townhouse has exceptional features, details and perks inside and out. Nancy Hayford Kueny of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty has listed this three-bedroom home at $1,500,000. Focused around a typical New England town style green/common creating an intimate neighborhood, these Federal-style residences in the Gaslight District have 19th century stylings with 21st century amenities. Of course, location –...

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Restoration officially begins on nation’s oldest warship

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in Boston Homes News - Original Content, Charlestown | Comments Off on Restoration officially begins on nation’s oldest warship

Restoration officially begins on nation’s oldest warship

You won’t see the USS Constitution sailing in Boston Harbor this summer, or next. However, you will get to see history in the remaking. This week, the 73rd commanding officer of the USS Constitution, Cmdr. Sean D. Kearns, and Anne Grimes Rand, president of the USS Constitution Museum, ceremoniously removed the first sheet of copper from the ship’s hull, marking the official start of the two-year-long restoration of “Old Ironsides.” The June 9 event is akin to a groundbreaking. The refit includes replacing the lower hull white oak...

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Restored Charlestown home has 21st century amenities

Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in Charlestown, Select Properties | Comments Off on Restored Charlestown home has 21st century amenities

Restored Charlestown home has 21st century amenities

When the brick row house at 17 Auburn St. was built in 1861 in Charlestown, it was a showpiece, and 154 years later it remains impressive. (According to the Boston Landmarks Commission, it was one of three adjacent Italianate row houses built by Charles W. Wellington, a carpenter/builder who constructed many other homes along Auburn and part of Baldwin streets.) The home was on the 2014 Charlestown house tour and an earlier garden tour. The owners spent six years renovating and preserving the house from basement to roof, where practically...

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Charlestown townhouse reflects understated elegance

Posted by on May 15, 2015 in Charlestown, Select Properties | Comments Off on Charlestown townhouse reflects understated elegance

Charlestown townhouse reflects understated elegance

Just off City Square in Charlestown, Harvard Street rises to the John Harvard Mall, but before that is a tiny private way paved with fish-scale-shaped cobblestones. This is Harvard Place, where there are two semi-detached townhouses on each side of the cul-de-sac. One Harvard Place is a four-story brick townhouse built between 1858 and 1860 by Moses A. Dow, a prominent Charlestown citizen who built many of the houses on Town Hill. The Boston Landmarks Commission describes Dow as a “well-to-do printer, publisher and real estate speculator”...

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Charlestown antique home has four fireplaces

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Charlestown, Select Properties | Comments Off on Charlestown antique home has four fireplaces

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 | Comments Off on Charlestown townhouse belies its dramatic interior

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 | Comments Off on Renovated Charlestown duplex is stylish

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 | Comments Off on Charlestown Navy Yard triplex designed as captain’s quarters

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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