On a crisp winter morning we walked down the perennially charming Beacon Street, in Boston’s Back Bay, to view a piece of real estate that has been home to dignitaries, families and rock stars over the years. The tree-lined street an architectural gem in Boston, as are the homes in Back Bay, with their rich architectural detail and feeling of permanence. As we cover home features, it is becoming clear that homes with unique elements and a history have lasting value and immediate connection with their new owners. Such is the case when you walk into 206 Beacon Street, a property listed by Melanie Olinto of COMPASS Real Estate.
Walking into the spacious great room the eye goes to a dramatic fresco painting and you immediately feel the sense of history mixed with modernism. The current owner has art by Banksy and Andy Warhol amidst classical wall moldings. The space is light-filled and generous in size, as it has played host to events from chic galas to impromptu rock concerts from Aerosmith’s Joe Perry who is said to have been a former resident. Through the kitchen, a glass door leads to a private deck overlooking the Charles River. The nearby footbridge takes you directly to the Charles River for a morning run, while the Public Garden is two short blocks away.
With this property, the bones are there, and the space can be customized to go in a direction to best fit its new owner who will find inspiration in the rich history and prime location of this home.
What we love: Perfectly situated in Boston’s Back Bay
Close to: Charles River, Public Garden, Beacon Hill and Newbury Street shopping
Key feature: Ceiling artwork and detail, also the deck providing outdoor space in the city
Details: 3 Beds; 2.5 Baths; 2,007 SF; Private Deck; Tandem Parking