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.
Developer: Boston Real Estate Collaborative LLC
Designer: Schranghamer Design Group
Architect and General Contractor: Haycon, Inc.
Exclusive Sales: Tracy Campion | Campion and Company
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.