One of Boston's most beloved neighborhoods, Back Bay is bordered roughly by the Charles River on the north, the Public Garden on the East, Columbus Avenue on the south and Kenmore Square to the West. Boston's Back Bay is a historic district recognized for its high concentration of Victorian-era brownstones and brick townhouses.
This high-end neighborhood is also known for its broad, tree-shaded streets - including the famed Commonwealth Avenue Mall - the sprawling green lawns of the Charles River Esplanade and the world-class shopping on Newbury Street. Homes here run the gamut from pristinely kept 1-bedrooms to grand limestone mansions that run close to 10,000 square feet.
Architectural details vary as well, from the pressed brick and sandstone of the French Academic to the stained glass and wrought iron of the High Victorian Gothic, to the carved gargoyles at copper cresting of the French Chateauesque style.
What is Back Bay known for?
Best shopping: Newbury Street, Copley Place, The Shops at the Prudential Center
Most green space: Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Public Garden, Charles River Esplanade
Best jog: Charles River Esplanade
Elegant architecture: Victorian brownstones with inviting front stoops and small but well-tended gardens
Best 4th of July celebration: July 4th Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
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Rental Price$2,750The price has recently decreased
MLS Number 72134819
FULLY FURNISHED...Available May 1....The Magnificent Vendome! A Landmark Condominium Building In The Heart Of Boston's Back Bay On Commonwealth Avenue. Built As Hotel Vendome, This Iconic White Facade Building Is Now Home To Luxury Condominiums. Rear Facing Home Offers Plenty Of Sunlight From The Large Windows. A One Bedroom - One Bathroom.This Unit Consumes About 700 Sqft Of Comfortalbe Living Space With Large Closets. The Vendome Offers 24 Hr Concierge, On Site Maintenance, Dual Elevators, Laundry Facilities & An Unparalled Back Bay Location On Commonwealth Avenue @ The Corner Of Dartmouth Street.Short Or Long Term Lease Options. Electric is included up to $100.00 per month. Basic Cable Tv and internet are included. Sorry No Pets Per Condo Rules Or Smoking.
Rental Price$3,800The price has recently decreased
MLS Number 72135258
Stunning 1 bedroom apartment in elegant building with beautiful period details, marble foyer, grand staircase and elevator. Located on the first block of Commonwealth Ave, this home is just steps to all Boston has to offer. This 2nd floor unit offers front facing views to the Comm Ave Mall, 13ft ceilings, sun-filled living room, and marble mantel. Rent includes heat and hot water. Available now. No pets please. Possible to rent furnished as well.
Listed by Jacqueline Cabral and Gabrielle Rundle of Donnelly + Co.
Rental Price$6,000The price has recently decreased
MLS Number 72135080
FULLY FURNISHED. Direct elevator access. Sunny penthouse with large private roof-deck. Skylights. Imported marble bathrooms. Designer-quality open kitchen. High cielings. Designer closet systems. Fireplace. Full sized staircase leads to private roof-deck. Rent includes all utilities. Garage parking available nearby at Back Bay Garage. No smoking. No undergraduates.
Listed by Geoffrey Gibbons of First Boston Realty International
Rental Price$2,750The price has recently decreased
MLS Number 72135290
Stunning front facing two bedroom one bathroom unit on the coveted Marlborough street in Back Bay. Professionally managed ELEVATOR unit includes heat and hot water. Access to to amazing unobstructed city views from a renovated spacious common roof-deck. Approximately 700 sq. feet. Graduate Students OK
Doesn't everyone deserve to watch sailboats go by from their living room? This classic Back Bay condominium offers an outstanding location and lovely views of the Charles River from every room. This enchanting home also presents vaulted ceilings, ornate period detail, hardwood floors along with an original fireplace in the living room. Sunlight spills through the large bay windows to flood 658 square feet of living space in this well maintained/professionally managed, elevator building with common laundry. Feel connected to Boston with endless dining, shopping and cultural enrichment opportunities minutes away from your doorstep.
Listed by Elizabeth Damon and Abbe Bonnevie of Boston Proper Real Estate
Located in one of the most coveted upscale buildings in the Back Bay, this oversized 1 Bed / 1.5 bath unit offers extra-large living / entertaining space with many closets and storage areas. This property features high ceilings, herringbone brazilian cherry floors, marble in baths and entry foyer, Poggenpohl cabinets with granite countertops, and top of the line stainless steel appliances in Kitchen,along with in unit washer/dryer. Enjoy the convenience of a fabulous Back Bay location, attentive concierge staff, and building amenities that include a club room with fireplace and full kitchen, daily coffee service, conference room & fitness center. A garage parking space is included.
Rental Price$2,800The price has recently decreased
MLS Number 72135488
sunny spacious one bedroom on desirable block of Marlborough St entry foyer with coat closet modern kitchen great counter and storage space room for small table glorious sunny entertainment size living room with decorative fireplace spacious bedroom full bath hardwood floors through out tall ceilings mint condition There is one full parking space included
Listed by Daniel A. Mullin and James Keough of Daniel A. Mullin Associates
This bright and sunny penthouse duplex is located on highly prized Marlborough Street and offers gracious living, outdoor space, and two tandem parking spaces! This home has a fantastic floor plan with well proportioned rooms, high ceilings on both levels, hardwood floors, and large windows in every room. The main living floor has an open kitchen/family room with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and an island with seating. This large room can accommodate dining and casual living. The formal living area has a wood burning fireplace, beautiful built-ins, and access to a large walk out terrace with stunning views of the Back Bay skyline. There is an office/study that is adjacent to the living room that could also serve as a third bedroom.The large master bedroom has two generous closets, a marble en-suite bath, and access to a walk out terrace. The second bedroom is well sized and has a wall of closets. In-unit laundry.Direct access to two parking spaces and deeded storage
Listed by Bill Gehan and Mary Palmer of Back Bay Office
100 Beacon promises luxurious city living with 24-hour concierge steps from The Esplanade and The Boston Public Garden. Renovated to the highest standards, this full-floor residence boasts over four thousand square feet with direct elevator access and stunning Charles River, Public Garden and City views. The spacious floor plan effortlessly incorporates gracious entertaining rooms including formal living and dining rooms separated by a double-sided gas fireplace, the high-end eat-in kitchen, handsome wood paneled library, den/media room and wet bar. The spacious master suite features corner exposure, two custom walk-in dressing rooms and a sumptuous, six-piece limestone bath. Three additional family or guest bedrooms all have en-suite baths. Exceptional storage and large laundry room complete this rare offering. Valet garage parking for two cars.
Listed by Tracy Campion and Fiona Romeri of Back Bay Office
Rental Price$4,500The price has recently decreased
MLS Number 72134355
A special property on Boston's most prestigious block! This one-of-a-kind home offers every amenity you could ask for - Direct elevator access to oversized and modern living. Spacious and dimensional family room with exposed brick, surround sound, and wood burning fireplace. Custom kitchen features SS appliances, quartz counters, and heated floors. Huge Master Suite with double closets and direct views of the Hancock and Prudential. No expense spared in the designer bathrooms! Formal dining. Private balcony. Tandem parking. Central AC. Laundry in unit. This unit has it all!! **email for ALL requests**. 12 month lease through May 31, 2018.
Listed by Adam Geragosian and Jeff Sutherland of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
Located in the heart of the Back Bay, this fifth-floor condo home has a rare floor plan with nearly 1100 square feet all overlooking the city skyline. Enjoy elevator access to this Pre-War, New York-style home with high ceilings and direct Southern exposure. A charming foyer welcomes residents in, and includes two large storage closets. The fully renovated kitchen features white Shaker cabinets, subway tile backsplash and an island with breakfast bar. The fireplace is the focal point of this completely open floor plan which is perfect for entertaining. The dining area fits effortlessly into the bay window. The bathroom has been fully gut-renovated with a custom vanity and Carrara marble accents. The bedroom is generously sized with a wall of closets and space to accommodate a desk. Enjoy the Fourth of July fireworks or views down Beacon Street from a large roof deck. A full parking space is included which makes this city condo incredibly accessible as a full-time home or pied a terre.
Listed by Paul Whaley/Charlie Ring Team, Charlie Ring, Iliyan Padinkov, Lilly Slatkin and Paul Whaley of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Newbury St.
Gorgeous corner 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom in boutique, 24 hour concierge building that offers privacy, on site management and garage parking. There are only 2 units per floor that can be accessed directly from the garage. This fantastic layout has a large master with 2 walk in closets on one side with 2 other nicely sized bedrooms on the opposite side. The kitchen is an open concept with living space and gas fireplace. There is an additional larger living and dining area as well. This home offers great space with tons of light and views of the Boston Garden. The location speaks for itself with the best of Charles St. in Beacon Hill, Newbury St. in Back Bay, the Esplanade on the Charles River, and Boston Garden and Common all within steps. The unit has hardwood floors throughout and is in fantastic condition.
Listed by Craig Lake of Luxury Residential Group, LLC
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