The main living area on the middle level in Unit 23 has a lovely flow-through layout featuring hardwood floors, contoured walls and ceilings, specialty lighting, plus lots of windows with inspiring views.

Waterfront living can’t get any sweeter than a copious harbor-side unit at Constellation Wharf in Charlestown. With more than 2,650 square feet of living space spread over three floors, two private decks and two deeded parking spaces, this elegant home was sold on Dec. 30 for $1,620,000.

This gem was originally listed through Karen Colombosian of Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Myles Couyoumjian of the Colombo Group and sold through Michael Albano of Weichert Realtors® - Metropolitan Boston Real Estate.

The main living area on the middle level in Unit 23 has a lovely flow-through layout featuring hardwood floors, contoured walls and ceilings, specialty lighting, plus lots of windows with inspiring views.

A recently remodeled bright and airy U-shaped gourmet kitchen showcases a stainless Bosch range, dishwasher, wall oven and beverage cooler as well as a Samsung French door refrigerator, lots of white cabinets, including a pantry with roll out drawers, and lustrous quartz countertops with a decorative backsplash. Eye-catching wavy lighting hangs above the peninsula with seating for two or three people. A breakfast nook overlooks the serene views of passing ships in the harbor.

A pretty chandelier sits over the table in the adjacent dining room with space for a buffet or china closet.

The step down living room features a wood burning fireplace to warm the new residents on a cold winter’s eve, track lighting to highlight their art work and a wall of windows with a sliding glass door to provide lots of natural light as well as exquisite views of the marina, harbor and city skyline. The slider opens to a nicely sized private deck for seaside entertaining.

A half bathroom, adorned with a marble vanity and marble floor, sits nearby.

The upper level is dedicated to rest and renewal. The spacious master bedroom has a wall of closets with sliding doors large enough to discreetly hide a mounted television when not in use beside the rods and racks for clothing and accessories. The adjacent wall of windows provides a dance of twinkling city lights at night that adds to the ambiance.

The luxurious bathroom features a prettily tiled, oversized walk-in shower with a fixed shower head plus a hand-held shower wand plus a marble vanity with lots of cabinets and a linen closet.

A hallway leading to the master bathroom includes a long marble-topped vanity and an oversized customized closet, while the hallway between the master suite and the second bedroom is brightened by a skylight and adorned with another linen closet.

On the lower level, lovely French doors open to a family room that also has a fireplace with a white mantle surround and a wall of glass with sliding doors opening to another private deck with more impressive views of the harbor.

The third bedroom is nicely sized and has a picture window with picture-perfect views.

As with the other recently remodeled bathrooms, the lavatory on this level has a marble-topped vanity and a tub/shower combination. There is also an area for a full size washer and dryer.

A lighted crawl space under the stairs is outfitted with carpet and insulation to keep everything clean and dry – a perfect location for storing luggage, sports equipment, holiday decorations and/or other paraphernalia.

There’s a lot of curb appeal at Constellation Wharf. In addition to the ever-changing harbor views, there are colorful plants and shade trees lining the property. A thin ledge against the dwelling provides a place for the home owner to place colorful plants and ornaments and seasonal decorations can be hung on the wooden front door on the entryway to welcome everyone home. A stunning stained glass side-light window beside the door creates a dazzling display inside the nicely-sized tile-floored foyer. There is plenty of space to grow seasonal produce and fragrant flowers on the upper and lower decks, if desired.

Constellation Wharf is a (pet) friendly, active, gated community with a 24-hour security guard and designated parking for residents and guests, located on Pier Seven in historic Charlestown Navy Yard that includes 30 acres of Boston National Historic Park, the USS Constitution and Museum, and seasonal activities and events at The Anchor Boston along with services at Mass General Institute of Health Professions & Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Unsurprisingly, Charlestown encompasses a lot more than Constellation Wharf and the Charlestown Navy Yard. Beautified with parks, enriched by harbors and seasoned with history, Charlestown sits between the Charles and Mystic rivers, just north of the hustle and bustle of the city, yet close enough to enjoy the cultural and social opportunities that Boston has to offer - if one should want to leave the quiet oasis of this self-contained peninsula.

Charlestown offers a variety of educational, social, spiritual and cultural programs throughout the year to satisfy the diverse families who reside there.

Charlestown has both public and private schools for children and youth. Cambridge College is a private, non-profit college offering degree programs, while Bunker Hill Community College offers an array of classes - both for credit and non-credit - as well as concerts, art galleries and public forums for community enrichment.

The Charlestown Branch Library, the Charlestown YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of America, The John F. Kennedy Family Service Center, Boston Centers for Youth and Families – which include the Charlestown Community Center, Golden Age Senior Center and the Clougherty Pool (seasonal) – and several houses of worship round out the experiences for all ages.

A plethora of parks, playgrounds and athletic fields sprinkled around the area – some of which include Paul Revere Park, City Square and Thompson Square parks, the John Harvard Mall, Charlestown Veteran’s Memorial Park; Charlestown High School Athletic Field; and Barry, Ryan, Rutherford Union and Edwards playgrounds – co-mingle with the multiple day care centers, pet sitting businesses, and health and fitness centers. An abundance of cafes, coffee shops and restaurants, plus Whole Foods, pharmacies and convenience stores are among the other favored amenities.

Families also enjoy walking along the Freedom Trail and Harborwalk, peppered with historical sites and plaques with famed names, which meander through the neighboring communities where tantalizing food and shopping frenzies, sporting events and concerts, marine life and other fun can be found at exclusive restaurants and shops, TD Garden, the New England Aquarium, Boston Children’s Museum, the Museum of Science and other places in the nearby West End, North End and Waterfront districts.

Getting around Charlestown and beyond is easy. In addition to pedestrian treks, residents can use the Bluebikes (public bicycle sharing) and/or take the water shuttle to Long Wharf and the Financial District plus Logan Airport. The MBTA buses go to North Station and beyond, which connect to the MBTA and Amtrak trains. Easy access to Route 93 is also nearby.

For more information about other homes for sale, contact Karen Colombosian of the Colombo Group at 617-519-6453 or or Myles Couyoumjian of the Colombo Group at 978-604-7055 or