A ship-shape condo at Charlestown Navy Yard

An 1899 shipbuilding facility at 42 8th St. in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard was handsomely renovated into 367 residential units in 1981 by Anderson Notter Finegold, Inc., who rechristened it Parris Landing. Master designer Philippe Starck added the finishing touches in 2006.

Now you can benefit from this architectural masterwork at a reasonable price in the condominium’s Unit 5213, offered at $475,000. Strategically located in Building 5, the 932-square-foot, 2-bed, 2-bath unit has southwestern exposure and an enviable view of the grassy courtyard.

The carpeted living-dining room takes advantage of the old building’s large windows for light, its cathedral shipbuilding space for a high-ceilinged open floor plan, and its exposed brick for historical memory.



The dining area connects directly to the kitchen through a pass-through wall opening over the sink for food service and cleanup convenience. The ship-style galley kitchen lines up black granite counters, classic paneled cabinetry and state-of-the-art appliances conveniently along facing walls, accenting the space with a hardwood floor, ship-deck style.

The exposed brick walls give the carpeted bedrooms ship-cabin coziness, while the Starck color palette brings the spaces into the contemporary realm.

A 2,800-square-foot fitness center is one of many high-end building amenities at Parris Landing. The others include a conference and resident club room, a 24-hour concierge, professional on-site management and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Beyond the pool and courtyard are the great pedestrian neighborhood of history, restaurants and recreational amenities the Charlestown Navy Yard became following its closing in 1974. Steps away are the U.S.S. Constitution, a.k.a. Old Ironsides, America’s oldest commissioned naval warship; the USS Cassin Young, a destroyer that served in the Pacific Theater during World War II; Charlestown Naval Shipyard Park; Tavern on the Water; the U.S.S. Constitution Museum; and numerous water taxis and shuttles to Logan Airport, Boston Harbor and the Harbor Islands.

For more information on Unit 5213 at 42 8th 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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