Great views, lots of amenities in this stunning Seaport home
When 22 Liberty Drive broke ground on Fan Pier in Seaport on Oct. 30, 2013, then Mayor Thomas M. Menino called it “the first of what we hope will be many residences combining access and proximity to the Waterfront with upscale city living.”
Upon its completion in December 2015, developer Joe Fallon of The Fallon Co. had a different, but equally optimistic take on it.
“What’s special about our product is there’s nothing like it and there won’t be anything like it again,” he told The Boston Globe the following January.
Menino’s and Fallon’s descriptions fit Unit 11F to a T. CBT Architects of Boston designed the 109-unit, 14-story condominium tower with a uniquely multifaceted fan-like glass façade that grants many units high window walls and roomy corner balconies overlooking a broad sweep of Boston Harbor with unprecedented proximity to the water.
Unit 11F takes full advantage of this design and location to offer unparalleled views of seagulls, sailboats and ships on the harbor and planes taking off and landing at Logan Airport. The views also include the Blue Hills and Harbor Islands in the background, the bustling Seaport shopping/dining/business district and sunrises that would stop a clock.
The interior design by HOK of St. Louis enriches this waterside wonderment with super-high ceilings, open-concept common areas, a sparkling new chef’s kitchen, designer carpeting and wallcovering, spa-like marble baths, copious closet/cabinet storage and other manifestations of Menino’s vision for upscale Waterfront living. This yields a light, airy feel that mirrors the openness of the harbor and a navigable layout that puts all spaces near each other.
And there’s nothing like the unit’s floor-through design that grants it three exposures ranging from sea to Seaport, reminding you of your proximity to it all.
The awe and wonder begin with a welcoming foyer, wallpapered in a gold-and-silver “tea paper” pattern honoring Boston’s transatlantic tea trade. On the right is a carpeted bedroom suite with twin double-door closets and a full marble bath for the convenience of coming home and jumping into bed.
The foyer widens into a gallery for art. This centrally accesses the kitchen and living-dining room, a marble powder room with ragged dark blue wallcovering, the library and another bedroom suite.
Two double-door closets, one with a Maxima stacked washer/dryer and side shelves, precede the new open kitchen with glossy white paneled cabinetry, state-of-the-art appliances and marble backsplashes and counters. The long central island counter has a deep sink with a retractable gooseneck faucet, wine cooler and a Miele dishwasher.
The pantry cabinet is convenience to the core: spice shelves hang on the insides of its doors, which pull out more shelves for dry/canned goods retrieval when opened.
The convenience continues with a Wolf microwave and oven with a warming drawer. There’s also a running marble counter with a Wolf f-burner gas cooktop, twin china cabinets flanking the vent hood, a lazy Susan corner cabinet with two pullout appliance-garage shelves and a Sub-Zero refrigerator with two freezer drawers.
The kitchen flows into the open dining room, defined by a curvy bronze chandelier dripping with glass and crystal-glass teardrop pendants, followed by the living room. This contiguous continuity allows all spaces to benefit from the sea, sky and sun views outside the living room window wall, where two columns form an extended bay for three-sided viewing of this sumptuous seascape. Encompassing Rowes Wharf, the New England Aquarium, the Boston Sailing Center, Old North Church, the Bunker Hill Monument, the Mystic-Tobin Bridge, the Blue Hills, Logan Airport and some Harbor Islands, this panorama also shows how convenient 22 Liberty Drive is to everything by land, by sea and by air (especially Rowes Wharf’s water-taxi shuttles to Logan).
A French door introduces the corner balcony where this vista can be enjoyed to the fullest in addition to a down-below view of the condominium’s public-access park - part of the Boston Harborwalk.
The carpeted library is fancily wallpapered in dark blue-green faux grasscloth, creating a tasteful atmosphere for a study, home office or family room.
On the right is another carpeted bedroom suite with real beige grasscloth walls, a column forming a corner bay with a view extending from Logan to the Seaport neighborhood, and a marble bath similar to the first bedroom suite’s bath.
Off the dining room is the primary bedroom suite. Carpeted and walled in pale green for a touch of a harbor hotel suite luxury, the bedroom boasts a columned corner-bay view of Logan and the islands with stunning southeastern exposure to rise and shine to every morning.
En route to the en suite bath are two walk-in closets facing each other, followed by a linen closet. The spa-like bath is dressed to the nines in marble: white marble for the floor, walls and a glass corner shower with fixed and hand-held shower heads; and Calacatta marble for the twin-sink vanity and the ledge surrounding the Kohler soaking tub with regular and waterfall faucets.
The building’s common amenities are just as awesome: a humongous multifunction club room with dining tables, lounges, a wide-screen TV, a kitchen and fresh coffee every morning. There is also a common deck with a breathtaking harbor panorama and a comprehensive fitness center with every piece of workout equipment imaginable. The marble lobby is welcoming with a fireplace lounge.
Residents also enjoy 24-hour concierge service, a canopied porte-cochère entrance feasible for vehicular drop-offs and pickups as well as international cuisine at the LoLa 42 in-house restaurant, rentable boat slips; and, of course, the waterview park.
Offered at $7.2 million, Unit 11F at 22 Liberty Drive is nothing like you’ve ever seen in seaside living, salubrious luxury and central location.
For more information, contact David Mackie of Coldwell Banker Realty at 617-480-6044 or David.Mackie@NEMoves.com.
Address: 22 Liberty Dr., Unit 11F, Seaport
BR/BA: Three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath
Size: 2,674 square feet
Housing type: High-rise one-level condominium
Price: $7.2 million
Association fee: $3,891/month, includes heat, hot water, gas, water, sewer, master insurance, elevator, landscaping, snow removal, refuse removal, exercise room, clubroom, air conditioning, management fee
Taxes: $54,527 (Tax Year 2021)
Parking: Two deeded garage parking spaces
Year built: 2015, renovated 2021
Total number of residences: 109
Features: High ceilings, recessed lighting, forced air heating, central air conditioning, hardwood floors, window walls and private balcony with sea views, automatic shades on all windows, open-concept living-dining room, chef’s kitchen with central island and gas cooking, private library, three bedroom suites, spa-like primary bath with large tub and walk-in shower, in-unit laundry, separate storage room
Building amenities: Elevator service, 24-hour concierge, resident fitness center and lounge/club room, common deck, canopied porte-cochère entrance, professional on-site management
Close by: Houses of worship, schools, shopping and dining, art galleries, public parks, walking-jogging trails, bike path, public transit, major highway access, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 10-minute walks to the South Boston Waterfront, Carson Beach, Marine Park and Castle Island
Contact: David Mackie, Coldwell Banker Realty