Impeccable Flagship Wharf penthouse brims with luxury

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Floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room and bedrooms allow light to flow in along with wonderful vistas of the water and the city.

Flagship Wharf and the area around it have a long list of accolades steeped in history, yet has been transformed into an exciting and diverse community. Once known as Building 197, this Charlestown location used to be the electrical shop for the Navy. Naval ships have been built, repaired and refitted around here since the days of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Now, the Charlestown Navy Yard is home to a diverse community who enjoy all of the excitement that the waterfront offers - from eating and boating, to playing and relaxing on the open green spaces. These amenities, combined with the proximity to downtown Boston, offer a relaxed, casual, and friendly living environment.

An immaculate penthouse condo in the prestigious Flagship Wharf is on the market and is calling you to be its new owner.

On a sunny day, the view includes ships at the Navy Yard, the Zakim Bridge and the TD Garden.

With breathtaking harbor views through the wall of windows in the living room and two exclusive-use terraces, imagine what it would be like to relax there with the iconic Zakim Bridge straight ahead, watching the boats traversing, the perspectives changing as the city lights begin to twinkle.

“I caught the sunset last night!” says Grace Bloodwell of Coldwell Banker Realty.

Bloodwell is marketing this 1,643 square foot, two-bedroom, two-and-one-half bath residence for $1,899,000.

She is very excited about this home, not just because of the magnificent vistas, but also for the refreshing layout and warm minimalistic design.

“It’s polished and sophisticated,” she explains.

With an open floorplan and timeless finishes, this place shines. The unit’s entry foyer is attractive, accented with marble. A pair of oversized double closets and a single one offers loads of storage.

Off the foyer, a tastefully-appointed powder room can be appreciated for its streamlined style, privacy and placement.

The dining room has space for a good-sized table underneath the modern chandelier.

Step into the open living/dining room where the hardwood floors have a satiny gleam. The dining area is accented by a striking chandelier. There’s plenty of space to accommodate a large table, so it’s ideal for people who enjoy entertaining.

A partial minimalistic-designed partition separates the dining and living spaces. While there is plenty of room for wall art to enhance the dining side, the living room section features a wood-burning fireplace on a tiled backdrop to cozy up to. A short protrusion can accommodate a plant or picture.

A partial divider separates the living area from the dining area. The living room side features a fireplace.

The eight floor-to-ceiling windows flood the entire space with natural light and inspiring views that encompass the Boston Harbor and City. On nice evenings, you can slip out and take a seat on the private balcony to catch the sunset while enjoying cocktails and dinner.

High-end appliances, granite counters and numerous cabinets make this chef's kitchen a standout.

A gourmet kitchen is on the list of many buyers, and this one is sure to delight. This expansive epicurean area is adorned with granite countertops, ample white cabinetry, a peninsula breakfast bar, and a corner sink and outfitted with the best-of-the-best appliances. These include a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Miele oven and steam oven, a smooth cooktop with vented hood, a Fisher & Paykel dishwasher and a two-zone beverage fridge.

The earth-toned flooring and backsplash tiling complement the rich warm color of hardwood flooring in the living areas.

Both bedroom suites are outstanding. The guest room is currently used as a den and study.

The primary bedroom is spacious, warm and inviting. Its pale gray carpeting adds softness and comfort underfoot. Artwork looks great on the neutral color walls, although it might not be necessary because the wall of windows/door frames an ever-changing picture of the sky and water over the adjacent balcony. A walk-in closet tends to the wardrobe.

The spa-like primary bathroom sports a soaking tub, a separate step-in shower enclosed by frameless glass doors and the comfort of a radiant heated floor.

The spa-like primary bathroom sports a soaking tub, a separate step-in shower enclosed by frameless glass doors and the comfort of a radiant heated floor. There’s plenty of cabinets and drawers to store all your bathroom necessities.

A laundry closet with a stacked Frigidaire washer and dryer and extra shelving sits nearby.

The second bedroom suite is bright and beautiful. It’s currently used as a study/den/guest bedroom. One of the walls is built-out with a desk, shelving and cabinetry to accommodate a good-sized TV, books and art objects. An adjacent wall of windows with a door opens to a balcony to enjoy the fresh air and beautiful views.

The en suite bathroom features a white vanity and textured flooring. Its tub/shower combo could be convenient for homeowners who have a baby or small child to bathe.

The views from this home are spectacular year round, but they're never better than on the Fourth of July. So, it’s now time to answer that calling so you can enjoy dinner or a cocktail while watching Boston’s fabulous fireworks from one of these home’s private balconies.

Contact Grace Bloodwell at 617-512-4939 or Grace.Bloodwell@nemoves.com soon for your exclusive showing.

The views from the unit's balconies at sunset are breathtaking.

DETAILS:

Address: Flagship Wharf, 197 8th St., PH 32, Charlestown

BR/BA: Two bedrooms, two-and-one-half bathrooms

Price: $1,899,000

Size: 1,643 square feet

Year built: 1989

Taxes: $14,267 (Tax Year 2022, includes residential exemption)

HOA fees: $2,608/monthly (includes master insurance, water, sewer, heat, hot water, elevator, exterior maintenance, landscaping, snow removal and management fee)

Building features: Professionally managed 11-story luxury condominium building on the waterfront in pet-friendly Charlestown Navy Yard, 24-hour concierge, fitness center with sauna, lounge/library, elevator, bicycle storage, secure underground parking garage with valet service

Home features: Exquisitely renovated penthouse residence with sweeping Boston Harbor and city views from two private terraces and walls of floor-to-ceiling windows; marble accented entry foyer with large closets and convenient powder room; chef’s kitchen outfitted with high-end appliances, plentiful cabinetry and granite countertops; living/dining area with fireplace; two gracious bedroom suites with full en suite baths; in unit laundry; two garage parking spaces included

Close by: Lively dining, shopping and entertainment in and around the Charlestown’s Navy Yard/Visitor Center, Charlestown Naval Shipyard Park, The Anchor, Pier 6 Boston, Boston Marina, Courageous Sailing, HarborWalk and Freedom Trail; MGH Charlestown Healthcare Center, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital; MBTA Orange line, MBTA bus to Downtown, MGH bus to North Station, water shuttle to Long-Wharf Aquarium, BlueBike stations, Routes 1 and 93

Contact: Grace Bloodwell, Coldwell Banker Realty, 91 Main St., Charlestown MA 02129

Phone: 617-512-4939

Email: Grace.Bloodwell@nemoves.com

Website: https://www.cbhometour.com/197-8th-Street-PH-32-Charlestown-MA-02129/index.html