On the Market: 257 Commonwealth Ave., #5

Antique French oak flooring and an entryway skylight make this new Back Bay listing a true standout.

Provided by Sotheby’s Realty

257 Commonwealth Ave, #5
Price: $4,585,000
Size: 3,136 square feet
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 3

In an 1886 residential building designed by McKim, Mead, and White, prominent architects at the turn of the 20th century responsible for the design of the Boston Public Library, a two-story penthouse is on the market for just under $4.6 million.

The entrance to the condominium includes a skylight and a curved staircase with contemporary details. After opening to a spacious dining area with built-in storage, the first floor features a clean-lined kitchen and leads into a living room, where a stone fireplace becomes the focal point. Throughout the home, flooring is made of reclaimed, antique French oak, and Blue Heaven stone from Belgium. The unit includes a patio on each floor, and a two-car garage.

“I don’t think that this home’s sense of light and openness can be captured by the pictures,” says listing agent Lois Kunian. “The light oak floors, set in a herringbone pattern, make for a very airy, spacious home, and the entryway skylight adds to the feeling.”

For information visit gibsonsothebysrealty.com or contact Lois Kunian, 617-947-1155.

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