Listing of the Day
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Price: $9.995 million
Back Bay, Boston, is known for its remarkably well-preserved Victorian row houses. “It’s one of the most desired neighborhoods in Boston,” said listing agent Beth Dickerson of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty.
And here’s a chance to get into a row house that’s unlike any other in the area, as it’s actually two, combined by some of the design industry’s greatest talents, into one. “Each of the row homes were originally built as single-family units in 1860,” Ms. Dickerson said.“
In 1990, a developer had the opportunity to purchase both homes and create five individual condominiums. Guy Grassi and Bunny Williams combined two of those (units 1 and 3)” into one large, extra-wide unit, which is what’s up for sale now. The remodeled condominium is 45 feet wide.
“The buyer who is most fit for this home is someone who loves to entertain and someone who loves Old World character with a modern twist,” Ms. Dickerson said.
The two combined units are now one seamless apartment, with a parlor, a second floor, and garden-level floor that offer 5,410 square feet of living space. There could be anywhere from three to six bedrooms, depending on how the buyer chooses to use the spare rooms. There’s a garden patio and a rooftop deck, as well as a four-car garage.
Interior designer Bunny Williams is a force in the industry. Her designs on this Beacon Street home are a study of Old World elegance.
“The interior is very grand and distinct, with a sense of width that is rarely found in the city,” Ms. Dickerson said. “The home uses an abundance of different materials. Some of these include: very large moldings, gorgeous inlaid wooden floors, grand staircase railings, high ceilings, and gorgeous, one-of-a-kind fireplace mantels throughout. The variation of materials and attention to detail are what make this home so stunning.”
One of the coolest features of the home actually isn’t inside the home, it’s the outdoor space. “The rooftop deck has the very best views of the Charles River,” Ms. Dickerson said, “and can hold a party of 100 people.”
The garden level features a private stone terrace and landscaped garden. “This would be a great buy for someone who loves outside space, and maybe someone who likes to garden.”
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Back Bay is, “situated along The Charles River, and is near the Financial District, Harvard Square, and some of Boston’s best private schools. It is also a short distance to downtown and hospitals and Newbury Street, with access to all major highways. If you want convenience and charm in Boston proper, Back Bay is your place,” Ms. Dickerson said.
Agent: Beth Dickerson, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty
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