Harbor Towers luxury home sold, but others are still available

BY WAYNE BRAVERMAN/STAFF WRITER
Unit 7B is an absolutely glorious home located in Tower One at 85 East India Row.

For anyone with a desire to enjoy luxury waterfront living at its very best, Harbor Towers is absolutely worth a visit.

Someone did make a visit to one of the homes that was for sale and decided to buy it. Unit 7B was sold on Feb. 28 for $1,495,000. We profiled this home earlier in the year with Ruth Ann Bowers of Douglas Elliman. Ellen Meyers of Coldwell Banker also shared in this listing. Bradford Rowell of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Boston is listed as representing the buyer.

The Harbor Towers complex is comprised of two high-rise buildings on India Wharf right at the edge of Boston Harbor in the Waterfront district. Harbor Towers has 624 residences ranging from one-bedroom units to spacious penthouses, many with magnificent views and private balconies.

Unit 7B, which was one of the rarely available B homes, is an absolutely glorious residence located in Tower One at 85 East India Row. This spacious unit has two bedrooms and three baths and offers 1,644 square feet of beautiful luxury living.

One of the many great features of this home is its location. This seventh floor corner unit boasts sensational views of the harbor from every room.

The previous owner did a fantastic job of renovating this gem of a home. The new owners will enjoy the hardwood floors, smooth ceilings, crown molding and an in-unit laundry with a stacked Maytag washer and dryer. A half bath was converted into a full bath with a walk-in shower.

On a nice day when we finally move beyond all the snowstorms, the new residents can step out onto the private balcony off the spacious living room and enjoy the great views of life on and near the harbor.

It is a joy to prepare meals in the upscale galley kitchen. Eating meals in the open dining room – living room area allows people to soak up and enjoy the picturesque views from the many large windows.

The master bedroom is a place to get a comfortable night of sleep and wake up to plenty of sunlight streaming through two large windows. The en suite bath is large and offers a delightful shower.

A second spacious bedroom also includes its own en suite bath with a shower-tub. An additional room can easily be converted into a third bedroom if needed.

Unit 38D is for sale

Even though 7B has been sold, there are still other homes for sale in Harbor Towers, including Unit 38D. Listed through Ruth Ann Bowers for $718,000, this home offers 752 square feet with one bedroom, one bathroom and lots of storage space.

Stunning southern views of the harbor are made more enjoyable from a vantage point of being 38 floors up. You will enjoy the rays of morning sun and the reflections of the evening lights over the growing Seaport skyline.

This home provides a lot of comfortable living space. While the white galley kitchen is inviting and easy to use, the 8-by-9-foot dining room is the perfect place to enjoy eating those scrumptious homemade meals.

No need for shoes in this home – there’s wall-to-wall carpeting. The 13-by-18 foot living room has large windows offering breathtaking views. The master bedroom is a sizable 11-by-15 feet.

Harbor Towers was designed by I.M. Pei, one of the 20th century’s more revered architects. Pei put a lot of thought and effort into creating these two magnificent 40-story palaces which is reflected not only on the outside but on the inside of each condominium as well. It’s no surprise that the units at Harbor Towers are in high demand.

Living at Harbor Towers is more than just a place to call home; it’s a luxurious life style offering a full array of amenities that include a marina, outdoor pool with barbeques/picnic area, 24/7 concierge service and security.

As http://harbortowersonline.org says, “This is convenient urban living with a community feel in a city that has become as attractive to residents as it is to professionals and office employees.”

Harbor Towers is close to many places people want to go, such as the Financial District, the North End, the Seaport district, the MBTA public transit, and Interstate 93 north and south, as well as I-90 east to Logan airport and points west. Parking is available in an adjacent garage, and water transportation is also nearby.

There’s plenty of enjoyment to be found within walking distance of Harbor Towers with many restaurants and stores as well as some of the nation’s premier tourist attractions such as the New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and the Freedom Trail.

Harbor Towers itself has what is described as two “front doors” – both the beautiful harbor and the newly completed Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, a 30-acre corridor of parks and open space that replaced the Southeast Expressway, now deep out of sight underground.

A promenade around Tower 1 on the water’s edge is a link of the 47-mile Boston Harborwalk that frames its waterfront neighborhoods.

To learn more about Harbor Towers, contact Bowers at 857-472-3439 or email Ruthann.bowers@otisahearn.com.

Address: 85 East India Row, Unit 7B, Waterfront

BR/BA: Two bedrooms, three bathrooms

Size: 1,644 square feet

Date sold: Feb. 28

Sale price: $1,495,000

Unit features: Unobstructed views of Boston Harbor. Improvements include hardwood floors, smooth ceilings, crown molding, an in-unit laundry and third full bathroom. Two bedrooms have en-suite baths.

85 East India Row, Unit 38D, Waterfront

BR/BA: One bedroom, one bathroom

Size: 752 square feet

Price: $718,000

Association fee: $714 per month

Taxes: $5,405 (Tax Year 2018)

Unit features: Wall-to-wall carpeting, white galley kitchen, ample amount of storage and stunning views of the Seaport skyline.

HARBOR TOWERS DETAILS:

Year built: 1970

Number of units: 624 over two buildings

Harbor Towers features: Expansive outdoor pool area with barbeques. Garage parking for rent. Full services and amenities include 24-hour doorman, professional on-site management, visitor and drop-off parking.

Close by: Financial District, the Seaport, North End stores and restaurants, highway access to the Massachusetts Turnpike and Rt. 93, New England Aquarium, Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, the Quincy Market, the Boston Harborwalk, South Station and public transportation.

Contact: Ruth Ann Bowers, Douglas Elliman, 84 Atlantic Ave., Boston. Phone: 857-472-3439. Email: Ruthann.bowers@elliman.com

Website: https://elliman.com/real-estate-agent/ruth-ann-bowers/27503

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