A condo on the water at Flagship Wharf, Charlestown

“Picture yourself in a boat on a river with tangerine trees and marmalade skies…”

— The Beatles

But if a houseboat hasn’t enough homeland security for you, then picture yourself in a flagship on a harbor — Flagship Wharf at the Charlestown Navy Yard, where green trees, calm seas, blue skies and brick walks welcome you to the world every morning. Unit 419 at Flagship’s 197 Eighth St. address offers just that, and a whole lot more, for $860,000.

This 1,738-square-foot, 2-bed, 2-bath unit lets you really drink in the harbor waters and watch your ship come in — especially from its private 185-square-foot deck with direct, dramatic, dreamworld Boston Harbor views encompassing the Financial District, the Waterfront, the Navy Yard and East Boston.

Paralleling the openness of the seas and skies is the open floor plan of Unit 419. The hardwood floor incorporates the living and dining areas, the kitchen and the entry hallway in one fell swoop. Thus the sky’s the limit on how creatively you can arrange your space and entertain your guests.

Open to the dining area via a half-wall counter ledge, the kitchen conveniently lines its classic custom cabinetry, Corian countertops and stainless steel appliances along facing walls for optimum food-prep and wash-up efficiency.

The master bedroom reprises the living-dining room’s long, wide, high hall form for a spic-and-span experience of light and space with lots of room for the furniture of your fancy.

Other features to suit your fancy are:

*a marble master bath;
*a second bedroom/study with fireplace;
*in-unit laundry;
*ample closet/storage space;
*a water-source heat-pump heating/cooling system supplemented by perimeter electric radiation for considerable savings on utility bills;
*a sprinkler/alarm system that automatically notifies the Boston Fire Department when activated;
*two deeded valet garage parking spaces in a 516-car garage;
*six elevators;
*a common in-house fitness center;
*24-hour concierge;
*a common waiting room for the nearby water-taxi shuttle to downtown Boston, Logan Airport and other destinations.

    Designed by The Architects’ Collaborative, Flagship Wharf won a 1990 award from the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association for DePaoli Mosaic‘s terrazzo-floored lobby, which incorporates a compass design in homage to the area’s maritime history.

    And history comes alive all around you. Steps away are America’s oldest commissioned naval warship, the U.S.S. Constitution (“Old Ironsides”); the U.S.S. Constitution Museum, which details the history of the old ship and its maritime era through colorful exhibits; and the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile walk along the historic Charlestown and Boston sites that played pivotal roles in the founding of our nation, including the Bunker Hill Monument, marking the site of the Battle of Bunker Hill on June 17, 1775.

    Local establishments include Tavern on the Water, Navy Yard Bistro, historic Warren Tavern, and Flagship’s own Style Cafe.

    For more information on Unit 419 at 197 Eighth St., or to arrange a private showing, call one of CondoDomain’s Boston agents at 617-314-7704. To meet our agents, visit http://boston.condodomain.com/meetus

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