Enjoy wonderful views in luxurious Harbor Towers condo
Wake up to water. Soak in the sun. Sit in the cityscape. Harbor in the water view. Plunge in the pool. Take a walk on the Harborwalk. Sail on the sea. Soar in the sky. Helm to the Harbor Islands. Come home to Harbor Towers.
All of these pleasures and more await you in and around Unit 32G at 65 East India Row in Harbor Towers, which is celebrating 50 years of luxury Waterfront living for those wanting to be on the sea and in the city simultaneously.
Built in 1971 from a poured-concrete modernist design by Henry Cobb, architect of the iconic John Hancock Tower and the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse (both visible from the unit), this 40-story twin-tower condominium broke new ground in high-rise habitation in Boston, arranging its units in a pinwheel configuration around a central service core to grant all residents corner exposure on the sea and city from dawn to dusk to dark.
The zipper-like stacks of round-ended balconies that scale each tower’s corners allow the units private patios that supplement the sights with scents of salt-sea air.
Unit 32G has all of the above, courtesy of horizontal double windows that allow the living room and bedroom sunny seascapes and cityscapes, enjoyable to the fullest on the balcony patio right off the dining room. The windows roll six inches outward for cross-ventilation and allow peace and quiet when closed.
Their sights can be seen immediately upon entering this 32nd-floor unit, courtesy of a fluid floor plan and an open foyer with a polished parquet floor accessing all spaces equally.
The foyer has space for a buffet table or credenza, and it accesses a granite-floored powder room boasting a dark-stained wood vanity with a stainless steel sink and a round-edged granite counter that matches the kitchen cabinets and counters.
The foyer first introduces the open-ended kitchen via a granite pass-through bar cut into a curved wall. For food-service convenience, the bar looks onto the Thermador four-burner gas range with a Bosch microwave/vent.
Granite counters angle outward like wings from the range - in the spirit of the seagulls and airplanes outdoors. Facing this is a granite wall counter incorporating a Bosch refrigerator with water/ice dispenser, a deep sink with retractable faucet and disposal, a Bosch dishwasher and a variegated glass-tile backsplash.
The kitchen’s open-endedness allows it convenient connection to the open dining room that has a Shaker-inspired cherry dining-room set that, along with most of the other furniture in the unit, is for sale.
A slider extends the entertainment to the balcony patio for morning coffee or evening cocktails by the sea and the city lights, sheltered by the balcony above. The dining room comes with a closet and can be closed off as a guest bedroom or home office with a private patio. (The patio furniture and rug are included in the unit’s price.)
The living room, painted aqua in the spirit of the sea, catches spellbinding sunrises over a seaside panorama encompassing Spectacle Island, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Corita Kent’s painted gas tank, the Blue Hills, the Waterfront and Financial District, the Rose Kennedy Greenway, City Hall, Cobb’s Hancock Tower and the Moakley Courthouse.
A built-in bookcase and a Ralph Lauren carpet of New Zealand wool complete the scene.
The corridor from the foyer to the bedroom passes a wide coat closet, the marble-floored bath with a tub/shower combo and a closet that can be plumbed for a washer and dryer.
The bedroom has generous space for a king-size bed with nightstands plus a home-office workstation. The bedroom’s harbor panorama extends further to include the end of a Logan Airport runway as a reminder of the unit’s proximity to air travel, courtesy of a water-taxi shuttle to Logan from neighboring Rowes Wharf. Muted green walls and carpeting freshen the bedroom’s atmosphere.
Another green atmosphere serves all Harbor Towers residents: a lawn for sunning or tree shade, abutted by a seasonal heated outdoor pool with a full-time lifeguard and patio space for grilling and lounging with neighbors.
In the public arena is an abstract sculpture, “India Wharf Project,” made in 1972 by David von Schlegell. It comprises four stainless steel slabs - each one half on the ground and half slanted, two towards the harbor and two towards the city. In this way, they seem to motion you towards the rich maritime and urban amenities before you as sculptural abstractions of sails angling in the wind on the harbor, planes taking off from Logan, seagulls taking wing or the lawn’s sunbathing chairs.
And what an abundance of amenities they introduce! Waterside attractions include the New England Aquarium, Harbor Islands cruises, instructed sailing at the Boston Sailing Center, parks and recreation, scenic trails along the Harborwalk and the Greenway as well as seafood restaurants galore.
Landside offerings include innumerable shopping and dining options at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Downtown and in the Seaport District; live performances at Quincy Market; Boston history rejuvenated at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and along the Freedom Trail; and bounties of locally sourced produce and seafood every Friday and Saturday at the Haymarket and every day at the indoor Boston Public Market.
Offered at $975,000, Unit 32G at 65 East India Row puts not only the best of Boston, but virtually all of the city at your doorstep - on the land, on the sea and in the air.
For a showing of the unit by appointment only, contact Tia Zaferakis of Jack Conway Cityside at 617-699-6268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Address: 65 East India Row, Unit 32G, Harbor Towers, Waterfront
BR/BA: One bedroom, one full bathroom, one half bath
Size: 1,206 square feet
Housing type: One-level condominium
Floor: 32nd floor
Condo fee: $1,337/month, includes heat, hot water, gas, water and sewer, master insurance, security, swimming pool, laundry facilities, elevator, exterior maintenance, landscaping, snow and refuse removal, air conditioning, management fee
Taxes: $6,313.06/year (Tax Year 2021)
Parking: Garage parking for rent next door or on-street permit parking
Year built: 1971, renovated 1981, 2004 and 2018
Number of units: 324 (69 percent owner-occupied)
Features: High ceilings, recessed lighting, hardwood floors, two-zone central air conditioning and heat-pump heating, corner exposure, panoramic Boston Harbor and city views, private balcony patio with furniture and rug included in the offer, granite open kitchen with gas cooking and stainless steel appliances, Ralph Lauren rug of New Zealand wool in living room, carpeted bedroom, all other furniture for sale separate of the offer
Building amenities: Elevator, common laundry, common reading room off lobby, mail room, seasonal pool with grilling area and full-time lifeguard, full-service concierge with dry-cleaning drop-off and pick-up service, doorman, outside gate security attendant, professional onside management, snow and refuse removal, pet-friendly
Close by: Houses of worship; shopping and dining; public parks including Rose Kennedy Greenway and Boston Harborwalk; walk/jog/bike trails; marina; Boston Harbor and Harbor Islands cruises from Rowes Wharf and Long Wharf; Boston Sailing Center; New England Aquarium; public transit; major highway access; water-taxi service to Logan Airport; short walks to Seaport District, Financial District and Downtown Crossing
Contact: Tia Zaferakis of Jack Conway Cityside
Virtual tour: http://tours.photoconnor.com/65eastindiarowunit32g