Title /blog/category/boston-neighborhoods/?format=rss A blog feed. en-US Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:01:05 -0500 Over-Ask in 2017: Back Bay https://www.campionre.com/blog/posts/2018/01/09/over-ask-in-2017-back-bay/ <p>Back Bay remains one of Boston&#39;s most desirable residential neighborhoods, as evidenced by the number of transactions that take place at or above a property&#39;s asking price.</p> <p>On average in Back Bay during 2017....</p> <ul> <li>All studios traded <em>2.3% above asking price</em></li> <li>All 1-bed condos traded&nbsp;<em>0.5%&nbsp;above asking price</em></li> <li>All 2-bed condos traded <em>0.5%&nbsp;below asking price</em></li> <li>All 3-bed condos traded <em>2.5%&nbsp;below asking price</em></li> <li>All 4-plus-bed condos traded <em>6.1%&nbsp;below asking price</em></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp;By price point...</p> <ul> <li>Condos that closed between&nbsp;$500,000 and&nbsp;$1,000,000 traded <em>0.9% above asking price</em></li> <li>Condos that closed between&nbsp;$1,000,000 and&nbsp;$2,000,000 traded <em>1% below asking price</em></li> <li>Condos that closed between&nbsp;$2,000,000 and&nbsp;$3,000,000 traded <em>2.6% below asking price</em></li> <li>Condos that closed between&nbsp;$3,000,000 and&nbsp;$4,000,000 traded <em>2.6% below asking price</em></li> <li>Condos that closed between&nbsp;$4,000,000 and&nbsp;$5,000,000 traded <em>4.8% below asking price</em></li> <li>Condos that closed above&nbsp;$5,000,000&nbsp;traded <em>5.6% below asking price</em></li> </ul> <p>All condo types in Back Bay sold for 99.5% of asking price in an average of 48 days. In 2016, for comparison, condos&nbsp;sold for 98.5% of asking price in an average of 59 days.</p> <p>Multiple offer&nbsp;scenarios and bidding wars are likely to remain a common&nbsp;occurrence for those looking to&nbsp;purchase in Back Bay, particularly for properties in&nbsp;or below the $1M -&nbsp;$2M range.&nbsp;</p> <p>Source: MLS</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="416 Marlborough Street, Unit 3. Sold over asking price by Campion and Company." src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/6119/blog/overask%20by%20campion2.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 334px;" class="featured"></p> <p><em>416 Marlborough Street, Unit 3. Sold over asking price by Campion and Company.</em></p> Boston Real Estate News Boston Neighborhoods Market Reports Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:01:05 -0500 New Construction Luxury Developments in Boston https://www.campionre.com/blog/posts/2016/12/06/new-construction-luxury-developments-in-boston/ <h3>Campion and Company is Boston&#39;s Leading Luxury Sales Office, and the&nbsp;Exclusive Listing Agent for numerous developers throughout the City.&nbsp;</h3> <p><a href="http://www.campionre.com/Boston-luxury-real-estate/">Contact us</a> to learn more about our new development offerings.</p> <hr><p>Five-Star Luxury at Boston&#39;s Tallest Residential Tower:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.campionre.com/luxury_buildings/four-seasons-hotel-and-private-residences/">Four Seasons Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.campionre.com/luxury_buildings/four-seasons-hotel-and-private-residences/"> <img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/One%20Dalton_River%20Skyline%20Hero_100716.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 300px;"></a></p> <hr><p>Stunning Views of the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Downtown Boston: <a href="http://www.theboulevardboston.com">Boulevard on the Greenway</a></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/BLVD%20Boston%20interior.jpeg" style="width: 600px; height: 360px;"></p> <hr><p>Classic Elegance in Beacon Hill:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.campionre.com/luxury_buildings/beacon-hill/25-beacon/">25 Beacon</a></p> <p><a href="http://25beacon.com/"><img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/2209_Dining.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 337px;"></a></p> <hr><p>Boutique Building on Commonwealth Avenue in Back Bay:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.campionre.com/listing/72021021/380-commonwealth-avenue-unit-4-boston-ma-02215/">The&nbsp;Residences at the Harvard Club</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.campionre.com/luxury_buildings/the-residences-at-the-harvard-club/"> <img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/380_CommonwealthAve_4_380commexterior.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 400px;"></a></p> <hr><p>Modern Design and Amenities in Fort Point:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.10farnsworth.com">10 Farnsworth&nbsp;</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.campionre.com/luxury_buildings/10-farnsworth/"><img alt="" class="featured featured featured featured featured featured featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/10%20farns%20bed.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 336px;"></a></p> <hr><p>Boutique Building on Marlborough Street&nbsp;in Back Bay:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.campionre.com/luxury_buildings/four51-marlborough/">Four51Marlborough</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.campionre.com/luxury_buildings/the-residences-at-the-harvard-club/"> <img alt="" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/1199EDW%20451%20Marlborough%20Street%2C%20Kitchen.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 337px;"></a></p> Fort Point Boston Real Estate Campion & Company Exclusive Listings Beacon Hill Boston Neighborhoods Luxury Buildings Boston Waterfront New Construction & Developments Luxury Homes & Condos Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:12:32 -0500 One Dalton: Renderings https://www.campionre.com/blog/posts/2016/10/28/one-dalton-renderings/ <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.campionre.com/luxury_buildings/four-seasons-hotel-and-private-residences/"> <span style="font-size:16px;">Four Seasons Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston</span></a></p> <p>Visit the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.onedalton.com" target="_blank"><strong>Official One Dalton Website</strong></a>&nbsp;to request more information or to sign up for news and updates.</p> <p>Campion and Company is the exclusive sales and marketing agent for Four Seasons Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston.&nbsp;<a href="/contact-us"><strong>Contact us</strong></a>&nbsp;if you have questions or would like to schedule a private showing.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="One Dalton Boston" class="featured featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/01_CLOSE%20UP%20AERIAL%20HERO.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 286px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="One Dalton Boston" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/INTERIOR%20RESIDENTIAL%20LOBBY_VIEW%2001_Revised.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 225px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="One Dalton Boston" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/50TH%20FLOOR%20LOUNGE_VIEW%2002_Revised.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 225px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="One Dalton Boston" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/One%20Dalton_Tree%20Lined%20Street%20Hero_100716.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 753px;"></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="One Dalton Boston" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/One%20Dalton_River%20Skyline%20Hero_100716.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 255px;"></p> Boston Real Estate Campion & Company Exclusive Listings Back Bay Boston Neighborhoods New Construction & Developments Luxury Homes & Condos Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:10:29 -0400 One Dalton Video Released https://www.campionre.com/blog/posts/2016/10/28/one-dalton-video-released/ <p style="text-align: center;">Visit the <a href="http://www.onedalton.com" target="_blank"><strong>Official One Dalton Website</strong></a> to request more information or to sign up for news and updates.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://onedalton.com/#"><img alt="" class="featured featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/One%20Dalton%20Video.png" style="width: 600px; height: 381px;"></a></p> Boston Real Estate Campion & Company Exclusive Listings Back Bay Boston Neighborhoods Luxury Buildings New Construction & Developments Luxury Homes & Condos Fri, 28 Oct 2016 09:10:43 -0400 Spectacular Sales: Back Bay Townhouse https://www.campionre.com/blog/posts/2016/09/20/spectacular-sales-back-bay-townhouse/ <h2><strong><img alt="" class="featured featured featured" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/197%20Marlborough%20St.jpg" style="width: 250px; float: right; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; height: 385px;"></strong>An Elegant Home from Top to Bottom</h2> <h3><strong><a href="http://wickedlocalbostonhomes.com/2016/09/boston-real-estate/custom-designed-boston-townhouse-is-top-single-family-sale/"> Boston Homes</a> feature by Marilyn Jackson</strong></h3> <p>When the developers purchased the Back Bay townhouse at 197 Marlborough St. in April 2015, they planned to convert the lodging house to two luxurious condominiums.</p> <p>However, those plans changed about seven months ago when a buyer decided it would be an ideal single-family home that would reflect understated elegance. The $12,000,000 purchase was completed Sept. 9.</p> <p><a href="/realestate/agent/bill-gehan/"><strong>Bill Gehan</strong></a> of Campion and Company Real Estate was the listing broker for this property, and <a href="/realestate/agent/tracy-campion/"><strong>Tracy Campion</strong></a>, who heads the firm, was the selling broker.</p> <p><br><strong>Read more:&nbsp;<a href="http://wickedlocalbostonhomes.com/2016/09/boston-real-estate/custom-designed-boston-townhouse-is-top-single-family-sale/#ixzz4KoNLLY7P" target="_blank">Custom-designed Boston townhouse is top single-family sale</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/Boston%20Homes%20197%20Marlborough.pdf"> Download a PDF</a>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Boston Real Estate Campion & Company Exclusive Listings Campion & Company News Back Bay Boston Neighborhoods Luxury Homes & Condos Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:09:44 -0400 Featured Property: Beacon Hill Townhouse with Hidden Garden https://www.campionre.com/blog/posts/2014/06/20/featured-property-beacon-hill-townhouse-with-hidden-garden/ <p><a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/files/2014/05/boston-homes-masthead2.png"> <img alt="boston-homes-masthead2" class="alignnone wp-image-281 featured" height="41" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/files/2014/05/boston-homes-masthead2-300x37.png" width="327"></a></p> <p><a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/files/2014/06/4-Chestnut-St.-exterior-242x300.jpg"> <img alt="4-Chestnut-St.-exterior-242x300" class="alignnone wp-image-370" height="434" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/files/2014/06/4-Chestnut-St.-exterior-242x300.jpg" width="350"></a></p> <p><em><strong><a href="http://wickedlocalbostonhomes.com/2014/06/boston-real-estate/refined-beacon-hill-townhouse-has-a-hidden-garden/" target="_blank">READ THE FULL STORY IN BOSTON HOMES</a></strong></em></p> <p><span style="color: #222222">This ideal single family home on Chestnut St. exudes Beacon Hill charm. Built in 1824 by Cornelius Coolidge, this&nbsp;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.</span></p> <p><a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/files/2014/06/4-Chestnut-St.-garden.jpg"> <img alt="4-Chestnut-St.-garden" class="alignnone wp-image-369" height="232" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/files/2014/06/4-Chestnut-St.-garden-300x198.jpg" width="350"></a></p> <p><strong style="color: #1c1c1c">DETAILS</strong></p> <p><strong style="color: #1c1c1c">Address</strong>: 4 Chestnut St., Beacon Hill</p> <p><strong style="color: #1c1c1c">BR/BA</strong>: Six bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths, plus one bedroom, one bath on the garden level</p> <p><strong style="color: #1c1c1c">Size</strong>: 5,342 square feet</p> <p><strong style="color: #1c1c1c">Age</strong>: 1824; many recent updates</p> <p><strong style="color: #1c1c1c">Price</strong>: $4,495,000</p> <p><strong style="color: #1c1c1c">Taxes</strong>: $36,427</p> <p><strong style="color: #1c1c1c">Features of home</strong>: 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.</p> <p><strong style="color: #1c1c1c">Close by</strong>: 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.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline"><strong><a href="http://www.campionre.com/listing/71677469/4-chestnut-street-boston-ma-02108/" target="_blank">VIEW THE LISTING</a></strong></span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline"><strong><a href="http://www.campionre.com/neighborhoods/beacon-hill/" target="_blank">VIEW ALL BEACON HILL PROPERTIES FOR SALE</a></strong></span></p> Campion & Company Exclusive Listings Beacon Hill Boston Neighborhoods Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:06:01 -0400 Experience Boston with FlipKey's New Virtual Walking Tour https://www.campionre.com/blog/posts/2014/06/06/experience-boston-with-flipkey-s-new-virtual-walking-tour/ <p><span style="color: #000000"><a href="http://www.flipkey.com/" style="color: #04a7e3;text-decoration: underline" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000000;text-decoration: underline">FlipKey</span></a>, a vacation rental marketplace acquired by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tripadvisor.com/" style="color: #04a7e3;text-decoration: underline" target="_blank"><span style="color: #000000;text-decoration: underline">TripAdvisor</span></a>,</span> recently launched virtual tour&nbsp;where travelers can experience the sites and feel of destinations prior to their actual visits. The first guide features Boston. Click the image below for the interactive experience.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.flipkey.com/boston-vacation-rentals/g60745/virtual-tour/" rel="http://www.flipkey.com/boston-vacation-rentals/g60745/virtual-tour/" target="_blank"><img alt="FlipKey Boston Virtual Tour" class="alignnone wp-image-349 featured" height="235" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/files/2014/06/Screen-Shot-2014-06-06-at-9.12.51-AM-1024x526-300x154.png" width="458"></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>More than just a visual tour, these guides provides brief&nbsp;histories and other useful information about the city landmarks.</p> Boston Neighborhoods Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:03:15 -0400 Boston Parks Ranked 3rd Nationally https://www.campionre.com/blog/posts/2014/06/02/boston-parks-ranked-3rd-nationally/ <p>The&nbsp;<span style="color: #008000"><a href="http://www.tpl.org" style="color: #04a7e3" target="_blank"><span style="color: #008000">Trust for Public Land</span></a></span>&nbsp;just released its 2014 ParkScore Index, <span style="color: #008000"><a href="http://parkscore.tpl.org/rankings.php" target="_blank"><span style="color: #008000">rating the park systems of 60 of the largest cities in the U.S</span></a></span>.. Boston--and its nearly 5000 acres of park space--took home third place, just behind Minneapolis and New York (and tied with San Francisco and Portland).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="img-caption aligncenter" id="attachment_328" style="width: 400px"><a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/files/2014/06/IMG_1717.jpg"><img alt="IMG_1717" class="wp-image-328 featured" height="310" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/files/2014/06/IMG_1717-300x232.jpg" width="400"></a> <p class="img-caption-text">Boston Public Garden</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="color: #000000">"Boston&#39;s open spaces have always been a priority for our neighborhoods," said Mayor Martin J. Walsh.&nbsp; "I&#39;m pleased with our ranking and I know we will continue to strive to have the nation&#39;s number one park system.&nbsp; I&#39;m proud that we are a leader in access to parks, with 97 percent of residents living within 10 minutes of a park, allowing Bostonians the opportunity to easily enjoy our public open spaces."</p> <p style="color: #000000">ParkScore ratings are based equally on three factors: park access, which measures the percentage of residents living within a 10-minute walk of a park (approximately &frac12;-mile); park size, which is based on a city&#39;s median park size and the percentage of total city area dedicated to parks; and services and investment, which combines the number of playgrounds per 10,000 city residents and per capita park spending.</p> <p><strong><span style="color: #008000">Boston Park Facts from <a href="http://parkscore.tpl.org/city.php?city=Boston" target="_blank">ParkScore Index</a>:</span></strong></p> <ul class="details" style="color: #006990"><li><span style="color: #008000">Park acreage:&nbsp;<span id="cityinfo_parkacres">4,916</span>&nbsp;acres</span></li> <li><span style="color: #008000">People served per park acre:&nbsp;<span id="cityinfo_peopleperparkacre">129</span></span></li> <li><span style="color: #008000">Oldest park:&nbsp;<span id="cityinfo_oldestpark">Boston Common</span>, est.&nbsp;<span id="cityinfo_oldestpark_est">1634</span></span></li> <li><span style="color: #008000">Largest park:&nbsp;<span id="cityinfo_largestpark">Franklin Park</span>,&nbsp;<span id="cityinfo_largestpark_acres">393</span>acres</span></li> <li><span style="color: #008000">Most-visited park:&nbsp;<span id="cityinfo_popularpark">Boston Common</span></span></li> </ul><p><a href="http://parkscore.tpl.org/map.php?city=Boston" target="_blank"><strong>Click Here to Explore the Interactive ParkScore Map for Bosto</strong>n</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://parkscore.tpl.org/ReportImages/Boston_MA.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here for More Boston Park Information</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Campion & Company News Boston Neighborhoods Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:58:51 -0400 Boston Neighborhood Map breaks down the Top 10 Countries of Birth for Foreign-Born Population https://www.campionre.com/blog/posts/2014/06/02/boston-neighborhood-map-breaks-down-the-top-10-countries-of-birth-for-foreign-born-population/ <p>The cradle of American independence, Boston has become a city rich in ethnic and cultural diversity. Boston&#39;s international real estate market reflects the city&#39;s character, with increasing numbers of foreign buyers taking advantage of opportunities to invest in this global hub.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>https://twitter.com/CampionRE/status/473471145350402049</p> <p><a href="//twitter.com/CampionRE/statuses/473471145350402049">June 2, 2014</a> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8" type="text/javascript"> </script>"&gt;<img alt="Boston Neighborhood Places of Birth" class="alignnone wp-image-314 featured" height="1013" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/files/2014/06/Boston-Neighborhood-Places-of-Birth-649x1024.jpg" width="649"></p> <p><span style="color: #353535">Above: BRA staff produced a <a href="http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/news-calendar/news-updates/2014/05/30/bra-gis-division-map-featured-in-prudential-skywal"> map of the top 10 countries of birth among the foreign-born population for each of Boston&#39;s neighborhoods</a> using infographics</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Boston Neighborhoods Mon, 02 Jun 2014 11:20:49 -0400 Beacon Hill Times Featured Townhouse for Sale: 75 Hancock Street https://www.campionre.com/blog/posts/2014/05/22/beacon-hill-times-featured-townhouse-for-sale-75-hancock-street/ <p><a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/files/2014/05/logo_beacon-hill-times-300x55.jpg" rel="http://beaconhilltimes.com" target="_blank"><img alt="logo_beacon-hill-times" class="alignnone wp-image-295 size-full featured" height="55" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/files/2014/05/logo_beacon-hill-times-300x55.jpg" width="300"></a></p> <h2 style="font-weight: 400;color: #2b2b2b"><span class="address">Featured Property: <a href="http://www.campionre.com/listing/71681754/75-hancock-street-boston-ma-02114/"> 75 Hancock Street, Beacon Hill</a></span></h2> <p style="color: #222222">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&#39;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.</p> <p><strong>Development Team</strong></p> <p>Developer: Boston Real Estate Collaborative LLC</p> <p>Designer: Schranghamer Design Group</p> <p>Architect and General Contractor: Haycon, Inc.</p> <p>Exclusive Sales: <a href="http://www.campionre.com/agents/Tracy-Campion/" title="Tracy Campion">Tracy Campion | Campion and Company</a></p> <hr><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Before:</p> <p><a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/files/2014/05/75-Hancock-MIT-Libraries.jpg"> <img alt="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mit-libraries/3385242282/in/photostream/" class="alignnone wp-image-299" height="400" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/files/2014/05/75-Hancock-MIT-Libraries-231x300.jpg" title="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mit-libraries/3385242282/in/photostream/" width="309"></a></p> <p>After:</p> <p><a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/files/2014/05/75Hancock031-copy.jpg"> <img alt="75Hancock031 copy" class="alignnone wp-image-298" height="443" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/files/2014/05/75Hancock031-copy-199x300.jpg" width="295"></a></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline"><strong><a href="http://www.campionre.com/listing/71681754/75-hancock-street-boston-ma-02114/"> View additional photos of the Beacon Hill Townhouse for Sale Here</a></strong></span></p> <p>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&#39;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.</p> <p>The building&#39;s classic Greek Revival fa&ccedil;ade--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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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&#39;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.</p> <p>In addition to the home&#39;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&#39;s timeless elegance, as does the classically inspired gas fireplace. Through the kitchen is the butler&#39;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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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&#39;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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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&#39;x10&#39; decorative skylight with chandelier centered above the stair.</p> <p>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.</p> <hr><p><img alt="75 Hancock St Beacon Hill" class="alignnone wp-image-294" height="916" src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.usmre.com/4965/blog/files/2014/05/75-Hancock-St-Beacon-Hill-803x1024.jpg" width="718"></p> Boston Real Estate Campion & Company Exclusive Listings Beacon Hill Boston Neighborhoods Thu, 22 May 2014 11:07:44 -0400