Unit 57 at 57 Constellation Wharf on Pier 7 – a neighborhood complete with parks, trees and a strong sense of community providing a quality of life that's hard to find in the city – is for sale.
On the water and near the city is a life choice combination that’s hard to resist. Toss in a generously large three-story luxury townhome and deeded on-site parking in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard, and “hard to resist,” borders on impossible.
The good news is that you don’t have to resist. Unit 57 at 57 Constellation Wharf on Pier 7 – a neighborhood complete with parks, trees and a strong sense of community providing a quality of life that’s hard to find in the city – is for sale.
George Sarkis and Michael O’Connor of the Sarkis Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate have listed this 2,522-square-foot home with three bedrooms, three-and-one-half bathrooms plus a family room, (the prior home of former Boston Celtics basketball player, Kelly Olynyk), for $1,699,000.
The façade of Constellation Wharf is a modern interpretation of a naval ship, with unique angles in each unit. A row of four large transom windows in the open stairwell augment the flow of natural light throughout the entire home.
In many ways, the main level of this residence is a microcosm of the entire unit: filled with practical, yet beautiful elements that make daily living easy and fun.
An interestingly designed niche in the kitchen and dining room entry way was carved out and built-in lighted open shelving was added to display decorative decor. The conga-drum shaped pedestal vanity with a Ronbow sink in the half bathroom ratchets up visual appeal.
Newly installed sparkling quarter-inch white oak floor boards in all the “living” rooms and in the stairwell (the lower level corridor is tile) and an air conditioning unit plus two recently replaced decks are a few of the recent improvements.
The flush-mount, wood-burning fireplace with a granite surround is a beautiful focal point in the spacious living room. A wall of glass sliders topped by huge transom windows accesses a deck offering up-close-and personal vistas of the ever-changing marina and impressive sailing vessels passing by.
As for the formal dining room which is two steps up and “separated” by a knee wall, views are always on the menu. Seating 10-to-12 people is very doable in this suburban-size space.
The kitchen comes with a long, long list of bragging rights. Attractive upper (with both wood and glass front doors) and lower cabinetry accented with a tumbled tile backsplash offers ample storage – as does a deep pantry closet. Under-cabinet lighting is another convenience.
In addition to an L-shaped counter (with a granite top), this kitchen has an interestingly shaped granite-topped center island that seats four. A desk/bar area includes a beverage fridge and can provide extra prep space. GE Monogram stainless steel appliances (dishwasher, four-burner electric stove and refrigerator) add sheen. Plantation shutters insure privacy while scoring high on good looks.
Flexibility is another major component of this home depicted on the lower level. Ideal for an au pair or as a guest room, study or home office, the front bedroom easily accommodates a queen size bed. For an instant multi-purpose room, install a Murphy bed. Plantation shutters are an elegant touch; the double closet a practical one.
The flush-mount wood-burning fireplace with a granite surround in the step-down family room/den is a sleek sophisticated attraction. A Nuvo home theatre system that includes surround sound – located in all the rooms – provides multi-sensory entertainment. Dramatic sunsets against the Zakim Bridge and city skyline can be experienced inside and out from a full wall of glass pane sliders (with matching sidelights) that open to a deck the width of the room.
A full bathroom (it sits between these two rooms) features a fully tiled step-in shower with a built-in bench and textured frosted glass sliding doors that increase the versatility of the entire level.
So does a full-size stackable washer and dryer in the nearby large utility room. Several sets of cupboards, including a space to fold clothing, are another plus.
Size, as in very big, is a shared feature of the two bedrooms on the upper floor. The front bedroom, for example, which easily handles a king-size bed, also has two double closets. One has open shelving; the other customized hanging spaces.
The adjacent full bathroom that is exceptionally large has a tile floor and a tub/shower combination.
Still, the master suite is an oasis with a magnificent view 24-7 that includes fabulous sunrises via an expansive window wall. Two custom floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases (with open shelving and cabinet space) along one wall are good-looking and practical - great for art/decor displays, books and extra storage.
A huge walk-in closet/dressing area around the corner has custom inserts for open shelving and dedicated hanging spaces. For added convenience, a single sink vanity is in the dressing area. Then an even bigger and deeper walk-in closet is outfitted with custom drawers and more hanging space.
A door with a full glass frosted/textured insert leads to the stylish bathroom. An oversized spa-like step-in shower, which is fully tiled, has a built-in bench and multiple body sprays. The controls are directly opposite the sprays so staying dry while turning on the shower is very doable. A wall-mounted faucet is over the ceramic vessel sink on a granite countertop.
Outside amenities are numerous, too, including the option for seaside walks to neighborhood restaurants and cafes. Covered parking is included, and access to public transportation is very convenient. The water shuttle operated by the MBTA runs between Flagship and Long wharfs seven days a week – it’s a seven-minute trip.