Bathed in Beauty

Tucked away deep inside this Beacon Hill townhouse condo is Boston’s sweetest en suite.

By | Boston Magazine |


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Apparently, the sharing economy has reached the upper echelons of homeownership. Consider this 3,857-square-foot triplex in an 1852 Beacon Hill townhouse. The condo offers the posh amenities of Public Garden–side living without the burden of basement-to-roof responsibilities. Its developers, PEG Properties & Design (the Modern II, Chevron on Tremont), are known for taking high-end risks. They purchased this unit in 2004 and created a top-of-the-line interior—400-bottle stone wine cellar, paneled library with coffered mahogany ceiling, and smart-house technology—designed to be turnkey ready. Luxe bells and whistles aside, what we truly covet is the en suite master bathroom, finished in black-and-white marble. The oversize glass shower doubles as a steam room, but the centerpiece is the gorgeous claw-foot tub fit for a king—or, you know, the filthy rich.

Address: 88 Beacon St., Apt. 3, Boston
Stats: Four bedrooms, four full baths, one half bath, five fireplaces, three parking spaces
Listing Price: $7.25 million
Listing Agent: Robb Cohen, Boston Distinctive Properties, 617-962-0142,


Out with the five-minute shower, in with the bathroom oasis (these classic accents will help).


Jonathan Browning “Kalmar Krems” sconce, $1,162, the Bright Group.


David Iatesta “Saladin” tarnished-silver mirror, $4,410, Studio 534.


Michael S. Smith “For Loft” chrome-plated faucet set, starting at $1,845, Salem Plumbing Supply.


“Highgate” chrome-plated brass-and-porcelain shower control valve, $250, Waterworks.


“Etoile” chrome-plated brass towel rack, $2,157, Waterworks.


“Sake” bath soak, $80, and “Hesperides Grapefruit” soap, $15, both Fresh.


“Hotel Classic” cotton bath mat, $65, Frette.


Chrysalis “Split Honeycomb” glass mosaic, starting at $68.78 per square foot, Ann Sacks.


“Ricamo” cotton towels, starting at $165, Frette.

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