Beautiful Waterfront condo on Rowes Wharf now available

BY CINDY BAILEN/CORRESPONDENT
With harbor views from every window, the unit's wrap-around vistas become part of the décor.

If the Greenway is in your front yard and Boston Harbor is in your back yard, chances are you reside at Rowes Wharf. Noted for its beautiful 60-foort stone arched entrance to the Waterfront, Rowes Wharf has the honor and privilege of being the first condo development in the city.

It also has been graced with a welcoming and renewed lobby. The sophisticated, yet comfortable furnishings and maritime color palettes give the design a gorgeous, contemporary and refreshed feel. And it’s the perfect introduction to Unit 309 - an immaculate end unit with the largest single-floor floor plan in the building.

This two-bedroom and two-and-one-half-bath home with nearly 2,000 square feet of lavish living space is on the market for $2.995 million, listed with Carmela Laurella and Dave Costello of CL Properties.

One step into the entry foyer of this spacious, strikingly-laid out home and all eyes are inexorably drawn toward the windows.

“It’s the view,” says Costello.

From this floor level, you can see the harbor from every window.

The voluminous 900-square-foot living-dining space was clearly made with entertaining in mind. Large oval columns not only help delineate cozy spaces, but also add architectural interest. With the flexible floor plan, the homeowners have many options as to where to place the furniture and what type of and how many pieces to use.

For instance, the current owner placed the dining table by a wall in full view of five sets of windows. Perhaps the new owner might choose to place the table in the corner where two sets of windows meet, thus creating an intimate space for waterfront dining, akin to eating in a seaside restaurant with great food and awesome views.

The walls have deliberately been left neutral to accommodate any decorating scheme - from minimalist to traditional - and to allow the unit’s wrap-around vistas to become part of the décor. “You get great sunrises over Logan,” Costello says, pointing to the airport. “And the moon pops up, too.”

Neutral walls also accentuate the beautiful gleaming hardwood floors that flow throughout the home.

Right behind the current dining area, a spacious, spotless eat-in kitchen is illuminated by a large window. It’s the perfect place to sit and enjoy the view while enjoying breakfast.

The white appliances fit flush among the white cabinets and the textured laminate countertops, creating a seamless look. Home chefs will be delighted with the Electrolux induction cooktop that has precision temperature control that goes far beyond what gas or electric stoves can provide. The GE Profile double wall ovens, side-by-side refrigerator and dishwasher make cooking, storing and cleaning easy.

Just off the kitchen is a laundry/utility closet with a stacked Maytag washer and dryer.

A few steps away comes a fabulous guest suite with a special feature that could make any company ask for a lengthy stay. Not only is there a wall of glass that catches the gaze to the harbor views, the glass is actually a set of French doors that open to a private balcony. On a picture-perfect day, guests just might decide to relax and spend the hours enjoying the views.

Oh, and there is also a closet large enough to accommodate all the clothes and accessories your guests might bring along with them.

The full guest bathroom is just across the hall. The bath/shower combination has a white tile surround, a white vanity with a beige stone countertop and wallpaper that adds a dash of color. There is also a large mirror on one wall, a medicine cabinet on another and a low-profile water-saving toilet.

At the far end of the unit is the generous master suite, rendering oodles of privacy. The bedroom has plenty of space for a king-sized bed, pre-requisite furniture and a sitting area. Two large picture windows, each flanked by sidelights, offer outstanding views.

Costello notes that all the windows in Rowes Wharf open all the way, unlike newer buildings. “On a beautiful day, you can open them up and let the breezes in,” he says.

Another wall has a small window in a niche that looks out onto the balcony. It might be fun for the new owner to install glass shelving, creating a vanity or dry bar.

Like every excellent master suite, this one has an en-suite bath. It’s well-appointed with a deep soaking tub, a glass-enclosed corner shower and a double vanity topped with another beige stone counter.

The suite also has a dressing area with a walk-in closet. The mirrored doors visually double the size of the space. This area also has a second egress leading out to the hallway.

On the walk back to the unit’s foyer, notice the coat closet and check out the powder room. Its stone floor, low-profile toilet and pedestal sink are pleasing elements for you and your guests to enjoy.

This unit has a layout that makes sense, views that are unbeatable and other outstanding amenities that aren’t inside. This home also has two garage parking spaces and a private storage area.

Residents can also take full advantage of all of the amenities that the five-star Boston Harbor Hotel has to offer, such as room and maid service. The staff at Rowes Wharf is famous for taking good care of the residents, including 24-hour security and handling local and worldwide reservations and other personalized services. The front desk concierge has worked there for 30 years.

The full-service Health Club and Spa has been completely remodeled. While the Spa offers a fabulous selection of rejuvenating, relaxing and restorative spa treatments, nail salon and waxing services, the 24-hour fitness center offers the latest in fitness equipment, personalized training services, group classes and a 60-foot lap pool, sauna and steam room. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or juice in the morning and fruit throughout the day.

You and your guests can enjoy food and spirits at the Rowes Wharf restaurants and bar or take hubway bicycles, located at the front door to explore the city.

Address: 20 Rowes Wharf, Unit 309, Waterfront

BR/BA: Two bedrooms, two full baths and one half bath

Size: 1,973 square feet

Year built: 1987

Price: $2.995 million

Taxes: $27,532

Condo fee: $4,098/month

Features of building: A luxury, full-service 24-hour concierge building, professionally managed by Barkan Management, with doorman, and valet or self-parking spaces in garage, Wi-Fi in common areas; access to Boston Harbor Hotel services including the Rowes Wharf Health Club and Spa, room and maid services, on-site Marina.

Features of unit: Light-filled condo with harbor views from every window; spacious, flexible layout; bright eat-in-kitchen; bathrooms with stone counters; powder room and coat closet in foyer; private balcony off the guest bedroom with views of the harbor and the city; in-unit laundry; two garage parking spaces; private storage.

Close by: The Rose Kennedy Greenway, Financial District, Faneuil Hall, the North End, the Harborwalk, New England Aquarium, and the Seaport District. MBTA Blue and Red lines, commuter rail and AMTRAK at South Station, Route 93, Massachusetts Turnpike and Logan Airport

Contact: Carmela Laurella, President, CL Properties, 617-797-2538 or Dave Costello, Senior Vice President, CL Properties, 617-905-7996 at 112 Union Wharf, Boston MA 02109.

E-mail: carmela.laurella@clproperties.com or dave.costello@clproperties.com.

Web: www.CLProperties.com

Office phone: 617-624-9700

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