On The Market: 40 South Russell Street #1, Beacon Hill
There’s no question that Boston offers its fair share of history, but that shouldn’t mean sacrificing the latest appliances and features for historical appeal. “When you walk in it has the Beacon Hill charm, but it has all the up-to-date amenities,” says Otis & Ahearn listing agent Frann Bilus of this condo at 40 South Russell Street.
This traditional space is typical of the classic appeal of Beacon Hill, but was converted to condos in 2006 and completely renovated throughout. With these updates, the property doesn’t need any additional work. The owner added features including architectural details and down lighting, which gracefully divide the space.
Beyond the look, all the systems in the house are new. With radiant heat throughout, including radiant floor warming under the tiles on the entire lower level and a gas fireplace with stone hearth, this home has a cozy, inviting ambiance.
While the beds and baths are excellent (both bathrooms even have towel warmers), it is the common space that truly sets the home apart. “The living and dining areas are exceptional,” says Bilus, and fabulous for entertaining. This amount of space is rare in a home of this size, according to Bilus, so you won’t have to trade the urban location for room to breathe.
Just down the block from a Whole Foods, with two MBTA stations within a half-mile, this property is in an ideal location, too, especially for those who work in the Financial District (but don’t want to deal with a messy commute). Bilus explains that the condo is centrally located and within a comfortable walk of practically anywhere in the city, including the Waterfront, Financial District, and the North End. This condo offers convenience and charm for anyone looking to settle down in the heart of the city.
40 South Russell Street, #1, Beacon Hill
Prop Type: Condo
Year Built: 1899 / renovated in 2006