Unit 19G, a 1,215-square-foot home with one bedroom and the option for a second one, a full bathroom and a half bathroom at Harbor Towers is ready for a new owner.
Living high above the city is exciting, period. The level of excitement ratchets up exponentially when a residence is in an iconic building in the vibrant Waterfront neighborhood. That’s even before stunning views of the harbor and the city skyline are included.
The best news, of course, is that Unit 19G, a 1,215-square-foot home with one bedroom and the option for a second one, a full bathroom and a half bathroom at Harbor Towers is ready for a new owner. Karen Peters of Otis & Ahearn Real Estate has listed this waterfront beauty for $1,1900,000.
Sparkling custom hardwood flooring is the first (but not the last or only) eye-catching feature in this residence in the heart of Boston. A roomy foyer and a great floor plan are others.
Then, for added privacy, the bedroom “wing” has direct access from the foyer. This second entry offers the option of not going through the main living area.
The kitchen, which is also immediately off the foyer, is very open and roomy with excellent counter space. The sink is in one L-shaped counter, but another long swath of counter is on an adjacent wall. Overhead glass- and closed front cabinetry that incorporates a built-in wine rack allows this to double as a bar or even a server for the dining area. Classic tumbled tile is used for the backsplash here and in the kitchen “proper.”
The well-organized kitchen has a five-burner gas stove and stainless steel appliances.
Tile wainscoting is installed in a nearby half bathroom with a Toto commode.
Evidence of thoughtful planning continues with the open-flow dining-living room. The separate dining area that seats six to eight people comfortably is fully open to the bar/server space. A free-standing wall about four-feet wide creates a dining “room,” yet leaves this area open to the living room on both sides.
The menu always includes a view, too, as the dining area has direct access to a private balcony via full glass pane sliders.
Creating a second bedroom (complete with balcony) in this space is an option.
In the living room, however, the view tends to be the main event - and with good reason.
Here, a “wall” of full glass pane windows showcases an amazing view of Atlantic Avenue that includes Rowes Wharf, the Continental Hotel and beyond as well as the harbor and the picturesque John Joseph Moakley Courthouse. The wide window ledge tiled in marble can be extra seating (just add cushions) or elegant decorative display space.
Space is another highlight of the living room. Creating comfortable seating arrangements is easy in this well-proportioned and very large area.
Multi-glass pane French doors open into a spacious master suite with another incredible city view via two massive full glass pane windows. Here, the scene that feels even more compelling than the one in the living room includes both the urban landscape and the harbor in a single glance. A deep marble topped window ledge works as seating (just add a cushion) or for display purposes.
A king-size bed along with the prerequisite bedroom furniture fits comfortably in the sleeping chamber. In keeping with the size of this room, an exceptionally deep walk-in closet provides ample storage.
Storage, in fact, is everywhere in this home. In addition to an extra-wide double closet in the hallway, a large linen closet is nearby. An adjacent nicely-sized full bathroom has attractive tile wainscoting and tile flooring.
The history of the building is as captivating as the home itself. Built in 1970 and designed by Henry N. Cobb, who collaborated with I.M. Pei on Boston’s City Hall Plaza, Harbor Towers consists of two 40-floor condominium residences with stunning views of Boston Harbor and the city as well as the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a 30-acre corridor of parks and open space.
Sited between Boston Harbor Hotel and Long Wharf Marriott, these buildings are steps away from Quincy Market, the Financial District and the historic North End. The Seaport District, Boston’s newest and still-growing neighborhood is nearby, too.
The New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall and the Freedom Trail, along with countless restaurants, are within 10 minutes of the front doors. A promenade around Tower 1, which is on the water’s edge, is one link in the 47-mile Boston HarborWalk that frames its waterfront neighborhoods.
Route 93 (North and South) and Route I-90 (east to Logan Airport as well as points west) are less than a 10-minute drive.
The amenities are impressive, too. In addition to a heated outdoor swimming pool, garden area and 24-7 concierge service 365 days a year, the towers have a private, gated entrance with a 24-hour attendant and a closed circuit TV system monitoring all building entryways. Rental garage parking is also available.