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The Boston Courant

Real Estate Guide


74 Beacon Street by Lise S. Beane

Setting and Location One of the most elegant and exciting single-family homes in Boston The Benjamin Mansion is located on the flat of Beacon Hill overlooking the 24-acre Boston Public Garden. This palatial, sixstory granite townhouse at 74 Beacon Street is set amidst a long row of attached townhouses on the southern slope of Beacon Hill leading up to the famous gold-domed State House. Designed in the Greek Revival style with British Regency influence by renowned American architect Asher Benjamin (1773-1845) and built in 1828, it enjoys a sunny, southern exposure in front, fine northern exposure in back and lovely eastern morning light in its breakfast room, patio garden, dining room, master bedroom, as well as on its large side terrace and rooftop pool deck. A Spectacular Mansion What sets this stately townhouse apart from others is its extraordinary restoration. A top talented team went to work reviving the mansion's inherently fine architecture, which had been updated over time. They created stunning interior spaces complete with world-class luxuries and savvy SmartHouse technology. From its French Chateau La Cornue dual fuel range in the kitchen on garden level to its infinity-edge, chemical-free, heated pool

and cedar deck on the roof, this 8,450square-foot mansion offers smart buyers a seamless blending of some of the best worlds and times. The Ultimate In-Town Family Home This ultimate in-town family home with an elevator has six bedrooms, six full bathrooms, three powder rooms and eight working fireplaces. It offers a family plenty of privacy, but also grand places to entertain in style, both inside and out. Rooms are large, well proportioned and sumptuously finished to create a varied, but beautifully harmonious atmosphere throughout. A grand entertainment-size, doubleparlor living room has twin fireplaces, ornate raised panel molding, ceiling trim and arched French doors opening to twin front Juliet balconies. Other highlights of the principal rooms on the entrance floor are a china room with a dome-vaulted

gold leaf ceiling, an original Aesthetic style Victorian dining room from 1880 with baronial size fireplace and gently curved leaded glass windows, and a substantial butler's pantry. The garden level below features an au pair's suite, an extensive kitchen with a pantry and the best quality appliances, a breakfast bar and breakfast room, a wine cellar, a mudroom and a garden patio. Upstairs on the third floor are a bedroom with an en suite bathroom and an enormous romantic master bedroom suite. It features a blue silk damask themed master bedroom with two walk-in wardrobe closets, two cedar storage closets and an en suite marble master bathroom with a crystal chandelier, a glass steam shower for two and a deep soaking tub set before a bay window. ÂşThe fourth floor features a handsome oak-paneled library overlooking Beacon Street with an adjacent fully outfitted wet

bar, a stylish powder room, and a sensational family home theater/media room with French doors opening to a terraced roof garden for parties or lounging. The fifth floor has two large bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and a full laundry room. The sixth floor has a bedroom, bathroom and exercise room. On the roof is the lap pool deck. The recently restored townhouse has quarter-sewn oak floors and high ceilings throughout, 30-zone high-velocity air conditioning, and six-zone radiant heat under the floors. It includes two easily accessed parking spaces on back Byron Street and a space in the Brimmer Street garage. This magnificent townhouse is offered at $14,950,000 by Sprogis & Neale and Campion & Company. For a tour, call John Neale at 262-1504 or Tracy Campion at 236-0711.

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Home Loans Manager 617.236.1555 Joseph Smith Our mortgage professionals will keep you informed every step of the way so there are no surpri...