Stunning waterfront executive townhouse in Charlestown


A dazzling townhouse located at Pier 7 on the Charlestown waterfront will please even the most discriminating homeowner with its design, details and dividends.

With a like-new feel due to the impeccable care and renovations the owners have put in over the years, Unit 42 at 42 Constellation Wharf is a chic tri-level+ condo boasting more than 2,500 square feet of living space, two private over-the-water decks and a price tag of $1,649,000.

This refined home features incredible views of the Boston skyline and Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge from all three floors of living space.

While there is a definite neighborly and welcoming feel as well as a quiet calm to this 64-unit development, the community has a concierge at the front gate to monitor visitors so that privacy and safety is always ensured.

This home has a garage and a private entrance with no need to be on the communal stairways. This is a perfect place to work at home, being so near to Downtown, Mass General Hospital, Boston Garden and Cambridge in an executive-size office with plenty of storage and group spaces. Business visitors can come and go without actually entering the home space.

The variegated tones of nautical blue, white and gray on the outside greet the residents and visitors upon arrival to a feast of Tuscany-like colors on the inside.

Residents and guests will be wowed by the gorgeous layout and views on the middle floor of the home. The open-floor design creates a beautiful space for entertaining while the architectural detail and décor adds to the ambiance.

Whether enchanting guests with culinary delights or simply preparing a family meal, the gourmet kitchen is a dream for any type of cook, designed with an eye toward aesthetics as well as efficiency.

Costa Esmerelda granite that covers the counters and center island, which has seating for two, and eye-catching backsplash coupled with the polished silver-tone cabinets and appliances create a sleek, contemporary space that is as gorgeous to look at as it is functional to use.

High end touches include SieMatic garage-door style cabinets, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, two wall ovens and a Gaggenau cooktop with four burners and a unique griddle in the middle.

When preparing meals, sliding drawers on either side and underneath the cooktop stores the spices, utensils, pots and pans ready at the cook’s fingertips. The two wall ovens handle the baking and broiling of entrees, breads and confections simultaneously without interrupting stove top cooking. The kitchen is spacious enough for a table and chairs for informal dining while the beverage rack and mini-frig in the island keep drinks close at hand.

With the abundant storage, a corner shelf unit for displaying anything from art to media equipment and wide windows that allow in natural lighting, this kitchen/dining area will be the envy of cooks and guests alike.

The elongated dining room has more than enough space for a large table and chairs to sit 10 people comfortably while enjoying conversations around a great meal with enough space for other incidentals.

A granite-topped buffet, separating the dining and living room spaces, is elegant enough to display an array of appetizing pleasures for guests while also storing china, crystal and other items for entertaining.

The step-down living room features a wood burning fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the water and across to the Boston skyline. Built-in cabinetry can highlight art décor and/or a television. Track lighting provides ambiance.

The primary suite, at one end of the upper floor, has a spacious bedroom with a wall of windows and a sliding door that opens to the second private deck - perfect for relaxing with a great book or just simply enjoying the maritime vista against the backdrop of the city skyline. A stunning and roomy walk-in closet tucked behind a pocket door is outfitted with shelves, racks and drawers to store all seasons of clothing while a long glass-topped sink vanity makes applying make-up and last-minute touch ups simple, conveniently eliminating the need to share or wait for the bathroom.

The closet leads to the en suite bathroom that has a twin glass-topped sink vanity and a wide glass-door shower.

At the far end of the hall on one side is another bedroom that has lots of space, two deep built-in drawers and two generously-sized closets. On the other side of the hall sits a linen closet and a full bathroom with a tub/shower.

The laundry facilities are conveniently located behind sliding doors in the hallway between the bedrooms, which eliminate the need for carrying clothes up and down stairs. This closet has a stacked washer/dryer along with upper and lower cabinets that supply storage and folding space.

One of the great things about this home during these days of COVID-19 where many people are working from home – this condo has two offices.

In 2004, the owners turned an empty loft space into an office. With windows just below the ceiling level and plenty of room around the built-in prerequisites, this office provides a quiet work area. This area could also make a nice craft nook.

The ground level has a large room with a wood-burning fireplace, gleaming hardwood floors and a wall of windows with a slider to the private deck overlooking Boston Harbor. There is also a full bathroom.

The flexibility of this space offers a variety of options to create a space that fits the needs of the new homeowner, including a bedroom, a family room, a home gym or media center or the current larger home office. It could also be used as a separate living space for an au pair, guests, parents or adult children returning home. With the multitude of options, there is one thing for sure: sitting on the deck is a great place to relax and renew while enjoying the harbor activity.

In addition to the private attached garage, a second parking space (along with plenty of guest parking) is also included.

Of course, using the car is optional when getting around the city since this home is in a prime location. There are private and public water taxis at the nearby piers and a free Mass General Hospital shuttle on First Street that goes to North Station as well as the hospital. Public bus service is close by and Blue Bikes are nearby as well.

Charlestown is also very walk-able to a plethora of local conveniences, including some very peaceful and attractive parks. And walking along the ocean is pure joy. One can easily get to the North End and beyond by following the Harborwalk and Freedom Trail or sidewalks to the North Washington Street Bridge

The location of this unit is right in the midst of the recently-completed state-of-the-art marina, making it an ideal spot for boat enthusiasts.

With restaurants such as Pier 6 and Brewers Fork; coffee shops, cafes and bakeries, including Style Café and Tatte Bakery; and parks, history and Boston (including Boston National Historical Park, Boston Navy Yard/USS Constitution, Bunker Hill Monument/Museum, Freedom Trail) at your doorstep, living at Constellation Wharf will be like having a taste of the suburbs, but with easy access to all the city amenities.

Contact Karen Colombosian at 617-519-6453 or Myles Couyoumjian at 978-604-7055, both with the Colombo Group at Douglas Elliman Real Estate, for a private showing. You can also take a virtual tour of the home at

The kitchen is spacious enough for a table and chairs for informal dining while the beverage rack and mini-refrigerator in the island keep drinks close at hand.


Address: 42 Constellation Wharf, Unit 42, Charlestown

BR/BA: Three bedrooms (or two bedrooms plus and executive office); three-and-a-half bathrooms

Size: 2,518 square feet

Price: $1,649,000

Taxes: $16,494 with residential exemption

Condo fee: $2,042 per month ($1,936 condo fee and $106 for parking space)

Total number of units: 64

Year built: 1987, renovations and upgrades 2001-2020

Features: Chef’s kitchen with SieMatic cabinets, Sub-Zero refrigerator, four-burner Gaggenau stove with electric griddle in the middle, two wall ovens, center island with beverage fridge, floor-to-ceiling windows; built-in cabinetry and track lighting in step-down living room overlooking water; buffet island between dining room and living room for serving and storage; primary bedroom suite; hardwood flooring with new carpeting on stairs and second floor; two wood burning fireplaces; large executive office plus loft office space; programmable thermostats; two over-water decks over-looking Boston Harbor and city skyline; attached one-car garage with floor-to-ceiling storage shelves; carport parking space; pet friendly building with dog park nearby.

Close by: Boston National Historical Park, Charlestown Naval Shipyard Park, Thomas Menino Park, Paul Revere Park, Harborwalk, Freedom Trail for walking, running and biking; activities and events at the USS Constitution, Museum, Bunker Hill Monument, Charlestown Branch Library; several eateries and pubs, PPM Food Service, Whole Food Market; Bunker Hill Community College, Spaulding Rehab, Mass General Hospital Children’s Center, Montessori School, child care; two full-service marinas, water taxis, Blue Bikes, public transportation, easy highway access. Also near the Financial District, the Cambridge Tech area, MIT and Boston Garden.

Contact: Karen Colombosian (617-519-6453) and Myles Couyoumjian (978-604-7055) of the Colombo Group at Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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The step-down living room features a wood burning fireplace, built-in cabinetry and floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the water and across to the Boston skyline.


This large room on the lower level has a wood-burning fire-place, a wall of windows with a slider to the private deck overlooking Boston Harbor and gleaming hardwood floors. Although it's the third bedroom, it can also be used as a home office or a family room, a home gym or media center - so many options for this wonderful space.