Live at the water’s edge in this Rowes Wharf townhouse

CINDY BAILEN
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Decorative painting has transformed the ceiling in the dining room into a slice of the summer sky.

When your backyard is Boston Harbor and every window in your home reveals the water, you may be living in a wonderful duplex townhouse at Rowes Wharf on the Waterfront.

If you’ve lived in Boston for a while, you undoubtedly recognize the iconic arch that identifies this Waterfront landmark.

The views from here are iconic as well.

“You feel like you can touch the sailboats,” says Jeffrey Goldman of Coldwell Banker Residential.

Goldman is listing the unique corner end unit TH7 for $3,900,000. It has its own front door off the pier, giving it a sense of privacy that makes it feel almost like a single-family home. Of course, you could enter or exit through the main corridor, which is very convenient in inclement weather. The whole complex is connected, so you would never have to go outside if you didn’t want to.

When you walk through the unit’s front ingress, you’ll enter through the foyer and admire its ceiling detail and French door. A double closet offers a place to hang coats, store off-season items or provides space for other items.

The home’s expansive dining area is on the left. It’s a lovely spot to have dinner with family and guests. The current owner has a table that seats six people arranged close to the wall of windows and a crystal chandelier adds polish.

The ceiling has been decoratively painted to resemble a beautiful blue sky with wispy clouds floating through it. It looks so much like the real thing that it’s almost as if the roof opened up above you.

With two balconies, one off the living level and one off the guest bedroom, this unit makes a strong connection with Boston Harbor.

After dinner, everyone can repair to the private 30-foot balcony to enjoy after-dinner drinks and catch some sea breezes.

The adjacent living area is long, airy and bright. It has richly colored hardwood flooring in cherry that extends throughout the first level. Light pours into the room through another big wall of windows. Large marble structural columns that run vertically through the building add architectural interest here.

The water views are incredible from the living room. It's a wonderful space and the marble columns add architectural interest.

These spaces are entirely versatile and the next homeowners can arrange them in any way that suits their taste and furnishings.

Right off the living and dining areas is a granite and stainless steel kitchen with a side-by-side refrigerator, a pair of wall ovens, a smooth cooktop, a vent hood and a dishwasher.

The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and granite countertops with a breakfast bar on the peninsula. An office area makes it easy to get work done while cooking dinner.

Light wood cabinets coordinate with the granite counters and a peninsula seats two people for a quick breakfast or lunch.

There’s built-in storage just right for a modest wine collection and an office area with a desk built in. Imagine setting up a laptop there and catching up on your email while enjoying the delicious aromas emanating from the yummy dinner cooking.

A powder room on this floor is convenient when entertaining guests.

The spacious den on the second level of this duplex is a great place to relax and watch TV.

The stairway to the home’s second level rocks an attractively patterned carpet. At the top of the stairs, you come to a large den/family room with light flooding in through a row of windows. This open space is the place for informal entertaining, a spot to sit and watch TV with friends and family.

The bedrooms are on opposite sides of the family room and each has a wow factor.

The primary bedroom sports a curved wall of windows with amazing water views.

The primary bedroom is a double wow. Its curved wall of windows is something you’ll rarely find anywhere else. And its stunning marble bathroom was a relatively recent renovation with multiple body sprays inside a frameless glass shower enclosure, a double vanity and for a luxurious touch, radiant heat in the floor.

This stunning marble bathroom was a relatively recent renovation with multiple body sprays inside a frameless glass shower enclosure, a double vanity and for a luxurious touch, radiant heat in the floor.

Off the guest bedroom, there’s another wow: a private balcony - the ideal place to watch the water in the harbor change from gray and moody to breathtaking blue. The guest bathroom offers a tub/shower combination and large-scale subway tile on the wall.

Also on the second floor, the laundry room is outfitted with a Whirlpool washer and dryer pair.

This residence has an excellent layout and one of the most spacious floorplans in the building. The views are unbeatable: it’s all water as far as the eye can see. Whenever you want to, you can take in the vistas from your two private outdoor spaces.

But some of the best amenities aren’t inside the home. The townhouse includes a deeded garage parking space, so you can take advantage of valet parking or self-park.

Entering the lobby at Rowes Wharf shows right off that this is a special place. Rowes Wharf residents have access to the same services as hotel guests.

The five-star Boston Harbor Hotel is next door and Rowes Wharf residents have access to the same services as hotel guests. They can order room service from one of the hotel’s restaurants or even request maid service from the hotel. The fitness center is well-equipped and residents are welcome to use it.  

Moreover, the staff at Rowes Wharf is known for taking good care of the residents, treating them with kid gloves. There’s a 24-hour concierge, professional management, and a doorman. They’re all there to ensure that people who live in the complex have everything they need, all the time.

If you’ve lived in Boston for a while, you undoubtedly recognize the iconic arch of Rowes Wharf that identifies this special Waterfront landmark.

DETAILS:

Address: 20 Rowes Wharf, TH7, Waterfront

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

Price: $3,900,000

Built: 1987 with extensive renovations in 2011

Size: 2,350 square feet

Taxes: $37,724 (Tax Year 2020)

Association fee: $3,380 per month

Building features: A full service 24-hour concierge building with on-site professional management; garage with valet or self-parking; Rowes Wharf fitness center and fine dining.

Unite features: BrightWaterfront condo with direct access from pier or main corridor. Water views and modern finishes. The living room, dining area, family room and primary bedroom feature walls of windows. Versatile layout permits homeowners to create their own decorating vision. Two outdoor balconies. Kitchen with granite countertops, peninsula breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, wine storage and office area with built-in desk. Cherry hardwood floors. First floor powder room. Two bedrooms with attractive bathrooms. Large den/family room on second floor. Laundry in unit. One garage parking space, valet or self-park.

Nearby: Financial District, Harbor Walk, North End, Rose Kennedy Greenway, New England Aquarium, Faneuil Hall, MBTA Blue and Red Lines, commuter rail and AMTRAK at South Station, Logan Airport, Route 93 and Massachusetts Turnpike

Contact: Jeffrey Goldman, Global Luxury Specialist, Coldwell Banker Residential

Address: 142 Commercial St., Boston, MA 02109

Phone: 617-840-8332 (mobile)

Email: jeff@homesboston.com

Website: https://www.coldwellbankerluxury.com/property/20-rowes-wharf-unit-th7

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