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The Basilica

106 13th Street, Charlestown MA


First constructed as a ship-building facility, the Basilica has been made over into a luxury apartment building boasting many beautiful and historic architectural features. The brick building is located at the end of the Charlestown Navy Yard and was originally built in the 1920s. In 1998, the building was remodeled for residential use and has become one of Boston's most popular upscale communities. The Basilica is professionally managed and features 92 luxury condominiums.

The Basilica offers the utmost in convenience to residents thanks to its location along Boston's waterfront. Renters and condo owners can catch ferries to Downtown Boston and Logan Airport just minutes from their homes. The area also boasts two full-service marinas. Those residents who enjoy heading out on the water for sailing trips will find that doing so is easy thanks to The Basilica's convenient location. Though a historic building, the three-story structure does boast a modern elevator.

Of course, excellent amenities and design details are also a highlight of The Basilica. The community boasts both one- and two-bedroom apartments that are ideal for professionals and families alike. Among the most prized of the building's features are private entrances for many residences. The building offers secured garage parking with at least one guaranteed parking space per condo. The community is also pet friendly.

In terms of design features, The Basilica was remodeled with attention to its rich history as a ship-building center. Today, residents still enjoy gorgeous, exposed brickwork in many private and common areas in the building. Arched windows and classic ship-building components are also visible throughout the building. The arched windows offer excellent natural lighting and a stunning view of the Boston Skyline while complementing the loft-style design of each condo.

Unique layouts are a key selling point of The Basilica, with residents enjoying the perfect combination of classic design and modern amenities. All kitchens and bathrooms have been updated to reflect modern design standards. Ample storage space is available in every unit to ensure that residents have plenty of places to store their belongings. The loft-style apartments are also ideal for entertaining and for hosting out-of-town guests.

The greater Charlestown area also boasts a wealth of amenities and attractions that residents of The Basilica can enjoy. Those who want to take in breathtaking sunsets and sunrises or enjoy a daily stroll can do so along the Boston Harborwalk. Easy access to public transit lines and major streets ensures that residents are free to travel throughout the greater Boston area without hassles.

Dining, shopping and entertainment venues are also a key feature of the neighborhood surrounding The Basilica. History buffs will enjoy the nearby Freedom Trail and the short walk to see the USS Constitution. Both cafes and upscale dining venues are also located in the immediate area. Of course, there are many locally owned shops in the immediate area as well. Shops, galleries and other entertainment venues in the area host a wide variety of special and community-oriented events that residents can enjoy year round.



Rental Information

One bedrooms start around $1,700
Two bedrooms start around $1,950