Come September 2018, East Boston's brand new waterfront residences on Clippership Wharf are scheduled to be move-in ready - for owners.
Come September 2018, East Boston’s brand new waterfront residences on Clippership Wharf are scheduled to be move-in ready - for owners. That owners, and not necessarily renters, will be unpacking is one factor that makes these homes unique: they are the only ownership option currently sited for the East Boston waterfront.
The iconic views from every home there is the rest of the story. From this East Boston vantage point at Slip65, a panoramic cityscape is the most incredible backdrop 24-7 and, night views will take your breath away. A bustling harbor scene makes this anything but a static view. Watch ships go to and fro year round and in summer and relax as sail boats glide or gather with friends for the yacht races. It’s all happening right outside your door.
This 80-unit building consists of one- and two-bedroom condos ranging in size from 547 square feet to 1,176 square feet with prices starting at $450,000 up to $1,150,000. As Slip65 is still in the planning stages, combining units for more bedrooms and/or more square footage is an option. Additional information is available by email at info.@slip65.com or by calling 617-935-0665.
Developed by Lendlease, based in Bangaroo, Sydney Australia, the firm has an international presence with several developments in Australia and throughout the world, including in London, Chicago and Malaysia. Slip65 represents the continuation of the company’s goal to produce sustainable buildings and communities showcasing next generation technology and designs.
In keeping with the developer’s focus on sustainability, Slip65 is targeting a LEED Platinum rating in various ways, such as focusing on increasing energy efficiency. However, luxury is not overlooked by any means.
Spacious interiors (be it a one-bedroom or two-bedroom unit) all feature engineered hardwood floors in the living room and kitchen with wool carpeting in the bedrooms. Bathrooms have porcelain tile on floors and walls and frameless glass shower enclosures. Contemporary cabinetry (with the option of high-gloss lacquer or wood grain) and quartz countertops are used throughout. Stainless steel appliances (including gas ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers and microwave ovens) will also be in every kitchen. The center island seats three to four people comfortably.
Admittedly, the windows are focal points (no pun intended) in every unit. Generously sized (and insulated, of course), many are almost floor-to-ceiling in order to take advantage of the memorable views. Some units have private decks.
Owners can choose between two color schemes that include light and dark finishes. Each is sophisticated, yet understated, sleek and clean.
Common areas at the complex are many and varied. The lounge, for example, that has a full service kitchen for events also offers more than one or two relaxing gathering spots. Play a game of pool, watch a game or two on one of the big screen TVs or work out in the fitness room that has a breakfast bar. Harbor and city views are, of course, included.
Outside choices are just as numerous. Stroll (or run) along the scenic harbor walk, kayak in the harbor (rent one from Clippership Kayak Center in the building and then launch from the dock/ramp) or relax in the adjacent amphitheater overlooking the harbor. Outdoor grills and fire pits are also planned.
The list of on-site services is comprehensive. There’s concierge services, including an automated package kiosk as well as after-hours security is part of the package. “Mobile” needs are addressed, too. Zipcars and a Hubway station allow for alternate transportation options and for environmentalists, car-charging stations are available.
The needs of four-footed residents also have been considered. Owners have access to an on-site dog park and pet wash station.
Of course, off-site activities and attractions are seemingly endless. For outdoor action, Piers, Constitution Beach, Bremen Street, Lopresti and East Boston Memorial Parks are moments away. So is the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
With an ever-growing bar and restaurant scene that already includes something for everyone’s taste from Legal Harborside and Ocean Prime to Santarpios and Dunkin’ Donuts, foodies will feel at home immediately. The legendary restaurants of the North End and Seaport are a water taxi ride away, but dining out without leaving the premises is another option as Slip65 owners can throw a steak or two on the grill and enjoy.
Maverick T-Station is essentially at the doorstep with Logan Airport one stop away and three minutes to the Financial District. The Seaport is a quick 10-minute water taxi ride away (that dock is a few feet from the building) or be at one of the waterfront parks in less than five minutes.
Another urban perk - parking - was not overlooked. Although one-car underground parking is part of the package for two bedroom units, the option for other unit owners to purchase space is available.