On the Market: 257 Commonwealth Ave., #5
257 Commonwealth Ave, #5
Size: 3,136 square feet
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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