Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill Townhouse Spotlight

Offered exclusively by Campion and Company for $6,500,000, 90 Chestnut Street is one of Boston's rarest architectural treasures. View the Listing

Built in 1898 and extensively remodeled in 1926 on one of The Flat of Beacon Hills most desirable streets, 90 Chestnut Street is a 5-story townhouse of true historic distinction. The Federal Revival style home was built as the residence of Henry Davis sleeper, America’s first interior designer. This fashionable purveyor of taste has garnered much fame for homes he did for clients, such as Joan Crawford, Douglas Fairbanks and the Vanderbilts, but also for one of his own homes, Beauport, the Gloucester Harbor mansion that is now a national historic landmark. To this day, and in thanks to subsequent owners who have faithfully renovated, restored and maintained the magnificent property, 90 Chestnut remains full of decorative flourishes chosen specifically by the nationally noted antiquarian, collector, and interior decorator.

The entire 6,576 square foot house is a historic treasure, yet remains timeless in its ability to cater to modern lifestyles. The gracious floor plan splendidly incorporates formal and informal living and entertaining areas and offers 5 sun-filled bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms, all enhanced by a private elevator and spacious roof deck. Cleverly built-in storage and displays fill every nook and cranny of the home so that every inch serves an aesthetic and functional purpose. The floor plan also brings with it wonderful flexibility to be used as a single residence or two separate units—one a first and garden floor duplex, the other a 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor elevator triplex.

One step in the door and it is apparent that this Flat of the Hill home was constructed and finished in the finest manner. A gorgeous mahogany paneled reception room with a leaded glass curios cabinet offers a glorious first impression as to what the rest of the home has to offer. Take the elevator or climb the stairs to the living room floor and you step right into the heart of the home that is absolute elegance. This approximately 21’ by 39’ entertaining space is paneled floor-to-ceiling and features finely detailed carved pilasters and classical door casings. Built-ins abound, including bookcases, collectibles vitrines and a complete wet bar. A carefully lit oval skylight and corner fireplace finish this fine, perfectly symmetrical room.

Just beyond this living room is a home office or media suite complete with a bay-windowed seating area facing the hidden gardens of Beacon Hill. This space has its own half bath and a variegated marble fireplace depicting an Aesop’s Fable, the Wolf and the Crane, in carved relief, a fine example of how the home’s design evokes literary, as well as, historical themes.  

Up one flight of the curving staircase is the spacious family room and kitchen. The family room is a large, 20' by 21' space with additional skylights, a grand mantelpiece and graceful Adam-style detailing. The kitchen is accessed through a wonderful original butler’s pantry with zinc-lined sink, unique backlit windowed display case and a warm, hearth tile floor that continues into the kitchen. The eat-in kitchen features a beamed ceiling, antiqued pickled pine cabinetry, triple windows facing Chestnut Street at treetop level and direct elevator access. On the opposite end of this floor is another suite consisting of a fireplaced bedroom, bay windowed dressing area facing the gardens and a full bath.

On the fourth floor rests the master bedroom suite, which has a large mirrored bath with oversized Jacuzzi tub set beneath a skylight and exceptional closet storage offered by a large walk-in, additional closets and custom built-ins. The huge master bedroom with beautifully detailed fireplace and Juliet balcony is set below an oversized skylight with electronically controlled shades. Another bedroom suite with full bath on this level is currently used as a sun-filled home gym.

The home’s massive, private roof deck with wonderful city views is one level above and is easily accessible via a full, sky-lit staircase. It has been newly renovated by the current owners and is equipped with water, gas and electric.

The duplex suite on the first and garden levels is also enchanting, featuring an octagonal shaped entry foyer leading into a large living room. Currently in use as a formal dining room, it boasts beautiful garden-facing windows and countless architectural flourishes.

Adjoining this space is a bedroom suite that Henry Davis sleeper used for his own quarters. Downstairs is a large oval-shaped room detailed in a High Victorian Gothic style, off of which is a comfortable glass-ceilinged conservatory and bedroom with a full bath. The kitchen on this lower level includes a breakfast room set beneath glass block skylights to Chestnut Street that were completely and painstakingly restored to their original design.

This one-of-a-kind townhouse is complete with a parking space at the Brimmer street Garage.

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Architectural Treasures of Boston

Boston's streets are lined with countless properties of historical and architectural significance. In Beacon Hill, perhaps Boston's most historic neighborhood, 32 Lime Street is one such architectural treasure, featuring a second-floor great room of exceptional size and scale. The great room takes influence from 17th-century English design and includes a double height beamed ceiling, grand fireplace and large mullioned windows that admit a flood of light. The property is currently offered for sale by Campion and Company.

The Great Room at 32 Lime Street

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The house was built ca. 1914 by architect Richard Arnold Fisher, an architect responsible for many homes and apartment houses throughout Boston and New England. The house is a wonderful example of a simple re-working of older Adamesque Georgian motifs common to the Hill, as well a celebrated effort to eschew traditional scale. Perhaps inspired by the enthusiasm for the Arts and Crafts movement in Boston and the Bohemian artists’ colony thriving on the Flat of Beacon Hill, the work of Fisher and his contemporaries sanctioned more freedom in altering older buildings’ proportions, especially in regards to increasing light to the interior. Among Fisher’s best-known works were his residences on Beacon Hill. Primarily constructed during 1902 to 1915, the period in which he practiced alone, these homes included 36, 34, and his own residence, 32 Lime Street. Today the townhouse is owned by just the third owners since it was built.

 

Two full stories of copper- edged windows centrally aligned on the front facade of 32 Lime Street uniquely provide light to the neighboring row house, also designed by Fisher. 

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Official Website for 25 Beacon is now live!

Campion and Company is please to introduce 25 Beacon, Boston’s most prestigious new address directly overlooking the State House gardens and Boston Common. A boutique building of just six exquisite homes, 25 Beacon offers floor-through residences that are splashed with sunlight from three exposures. Superior design is matched by quality construction, superb craftsmanship, the latest technology and the finest finishes and fixtures. Luxurious amenities include an on-site garage with valet parking for two cars, 24-hour doorman, direct elevator access, dedicated storage rooms, bike storage, wine cellar and fitness room. To live at 25 Beacon will be to enjoy a Beacon Hill rarity: 21st century comfort in an 18th-century neighborhood. Unit 4 includes a private balcony.

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On The Market: Beacon Street Townhouse on the Flat of Beacon Hill

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On The Market: 74 Beacon Street, Beacon Hill.

THIS FANTASTIC BEACON HILL HOME IS AN INCREDIBLE TESTAMENT TO THE BEAUTY THAT CAN BE FOUND IN THE BOSTON REAL ESTATE MARKET.

This home overlooking the Public Garden is the result of a complete restoration done in magnificent taste. It offers incredible living spaces as well as two large decks and a garden.

74 Beacon Street, Beacon Hill At A Glance: Price: $13,950,000
     Year Built: 1828
     Living Area: 8,450 square feet
     Bedrooms: 6
     Bathrooms: 7 full, 1 half

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Featured Property: Beacon Hill Townhouse with Hidden Garden

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This ideal single family home on Chestnut St. exudes Beacon Hill charm. Built in 1824 by Cornelius Coolidge, this property has been completely modernized with the utmost attention to detail. The gracious floor plan features an open gourmet kitchen and family room connected to the formal dining room, magnificent double parlor with oversized pocket doors and full wet bar, gracious master suite with three closets and 5 additional family bedrooms, all connected by a sweeping elliptical staircase. Beautiful period details include stunning original fireplaces, antique hardware and elegant crown molding. The garden level features an enchanting landscaped patio and separate entrance to a large one-bedroom apartment/guest suite.

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DETAILS

Address: 4 Chestnut St., Beacon Hill

BR/BA: Six bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths, plus one bedroom, one bath on the garden level

Size: 5,342 square feet

Age: 1824; many recent updates

Price: $4,495,000

Taxes: $36,427

Features of home: Elegant townhouse with period details combined with modern amenities; formal dining room, living room and library; newly renovated gourmet kitchen and family room; crown molding and hardwood flooring; three-story oriel; eight decorative fireplaces; surround sound; updated forced hot air heating and air conditioning systems with three new air handlers and condensers; state-of-the-art Nest thermostat that can be adjusted remotely through an iPhone or an iPad; in-law apartment; landscaped courtyard.

Close by: The State House, restaurants, shops and galleries along Charles Street; Boston Common, the Public Garden and the Esplanade; easy access to MBTA Red and Green Lines, Storrow Drive, Route 90.

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Beacon Hill Times Featured Townhouse for Sale: 75 Hancock Street

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Featured Property: 75 Hancock Street, Beacon Hill

Expertly renovated with meticulous attention to detail, this one-of-a-kind townhouse with elevator offers the most luxurious family living directly across form the Statehouse on Beacon Hill. Six levels of superbly designed space have 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half bathrooms, including an au pair suite. The state of the art kitchen with butler's pantry opens to the family room and private landscaped garden, all directly accessible from Hancock Street. The gracious parlor level above is designed for ease of entertaining, with a full wet bar and additional outdoor deck. Other features of this spectacular home include luxurious marble baths, restored fireplaces, full laundry room, and top level entertaining room with lofted ceilings and additional wet bar. Finished with the highest quality of design, craftsmanship and materials.

Development Team

Developer: Boston Real Estate Collaborative LLC

Designer: Schranghamer Design Group

Architect and General Contractor: Haycon, Inc.

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One of five contiguous Greek Revival row houses constructed in the 1830s, 75 Hancock Street sits directly across from the beautiful Renaissance-style Brigham addition of the State House. While the home's initial construction pre-dates this extension of the capitol by approximately 60 years, the 5 bedroom, 5-full and 3-half bathroom property has just been fully renovated, masterfully incorporating state-of-the-art mechanicals and amenities, including elevator, audio/video pre-wiring, intercom and security systems and high efficiency heating and cooling systems remotely controllable via smart phone.

The building's classic Greek Revival façade--enlivened by beautifully restored cast iron fencing, railings, and balcony exhibiting alternating lotus and anthemion motifs--has been retained and restored to its former gloryThe interior of the building has been completely rebuilt incorporating classic elements of the original architecture and historic fabric, including moldings, paneling and original mantles, to preserve the timeless elegance of the property. The result is a splendid, 6,351-square-foot family home with all the conveniences Beacon Hill has to offer.

The main entry is comprised of refurbished double doors that open to a beautiful foyer boasting contrasting marble floors in a diamond pattern. The home has a side hall plan, and the winding staircase with curved handrail resides at the left of the entry. This gracious, historically replicated stairwell connects all levels, while the central elevator serves all but the uppermost floor.

As the main formal entertaining area of the home, this level is laid out with a double parlor floor plan, with classically proportioned front and rear living and entertaining rooms served by a central paneled vestibule with closet, powder room and walnut wet bar with hammered nickel sink and concealed under-counter Sub Zero refrigerator and U-line ice maker. Both parlors feature gas fireplaces and audio/video wiring. The rear parlor extends the full width of the home and includes three sets of French doors with transoms. Not only do these glass doors provide light and views into the home's rear garden, but they also open to a Juliet balcony connected to a 120-square-foot ell roof deck--a perfect layout for entertaining.

In addition to the home's elegant parlor entry, a separate door leads from Hancock Street to the garden level. The true heart of the home, the level has been thoughtfully designed with the needs of any family in mind. A spacious foyer and mudroom with hardwood floors and paneled walls connects to a closet and powder room, beyond which is the family room and kitchen. The wainscoted family room has been pre-wired for surround sound audio/video. The eat-in kitchen has also been wired for audio/video and incorporates top-of-the-line appliances, including Wolf six-burner gas range with pot filler, Sub Zero refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher with custom paneling matching the crisp white cabinetry. Cararra marble island, countertops and backsplash add to the room's timeless elegance, as does the classically inspired gas fireplace. Through the kitchen is the butler's pantry with farmhouse sink and additional Bosch dishwasher, followed by the au pair suite with marble en-suite bathroom and direct views of the landscaped garden.

From the kitchen, a folding door system creates an expansive opening to the private rear lawn and bluestone terrace, seamlessly providing for indoor/outdoor living. This enclosed, 385-square-foot space is lit by handmade brass wall lanterns and is also wired for audio/video. Down one more level is the finished basement with full-height ceiling and abundant storage space.

Private quarters make up levels two and three. The second floor includes the master suite with dressing hall, two particularly generous walk-in closets, and luxurious en-suite with double sinks, large soaking tub, walk-in rain shower and separate water closet with linen cabinet. This five-piece bathroom is finished in Cararra marble and its hex mosaic patterned floors are radiant heated. The bedroom itself is centered on a gas fireplace and has two windows overlooking the home's patio and garden. The front bedroom on this level features an original fireplace with fully restored mantel and its own walk-in closet and bathroom with shower/tub combination. This bedroom makes for an ideal nursery or could easily be incorporated into the master suite as an office or sitting room.

Two spacious family bedrooms and laundry room comprise the third level. Both bedrooms are centered on original fireplaces and offer walk-in closets and en-suite bathrooms. The central laundry room holds a stacked washer and dryer, deep sink and plenty of storage, which is supplemented by two nearby hall closets.

The top level of the home, with its roof pitched to a significant height, features an open and versatile layout. Designed as a family room/den and entertainment room, this level features audio/video wiring, a powder room and hidden wet bar with Cararra counter and under-counter Sub Zero refrigerator and ice marker combo. Stained solid oak ceiling beams add a loft-like element to this space, which is also highlighted by white painted exposed brick, built-in bookcases at the knee-walls and a 5'x10' decorative skylight with chandelier centered above the stair.

From top to bottom, inside and out, this home has been completely rebuilt with all new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, an entirely repointed exterior, new gutters, new roof, restored entrance entablature and historically accurate windows with new lintels and sills. Rental parking is also available a short walk away at both the Boston Common Garage and the 100 Cambridge Garage.


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Beacon Hill Townhouses for Sale: The Benjamin Mansion

New Kitchen Renovation at The Benjamin Mansion - 74 Beacon Street, Beacon Hill, MA

Before the Beacon Hill home's redesign, the kitchen was located on the garden level. The new kitchen, now located on the dramatic parlor level, seamlessly connects to the grand dining and living rooms with direct Boston Public Garden views.

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Kitchen Features:

  • Oversized Marble Island
  • La Cornue Range
  • Top-of-the-line Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Curved Wall of Original Lead-lined glass windows overlooking the home's private outdoor patio
  • Antique In-wall Safe

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Complete with elevator, this 6-level Beacon Hill townhouse features a grand double parlor, 6 bedrooms, au-pair suite, gym, wine cellar, private garden, two spacious roof decks and heated infinity rooftop lap pool. A true gem among historic Boston properties, this unparalleled home includes one deeded outdoor and one garage parking space.

 

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