You Can Live Across the Street From Louisa May Alcott’s Former Home
21 Pinckney Street, Boston
Size: 1,884 square feet
As a 22-year-old living at 20 Pinckney St. on Beacon Hill, Louisa May Alcott’s first book was published. She’s most well-known for Little Women, but Flower Fables was released in 1854. The facade of her former home is pictured below.
This week, a house across the street from Alcott’s historic residence hit the market. For the voracious reader, writer, or both, the lemony clapboard home at 21 Pinckney St. could be yours for a cool $2.1 million.
With a sweeping center staircase, two fireplaces, and plenty of antique built-in shelving, the house is surely grand, but could use a few updates. The home’s garden has also been a stop on the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill tour. Books, gardens, and 19th-century architectural details—three requirements met on a dream home checklist.
For information, contact Sally Brewster, Brewster & Berkowitz R.E., brewberk.com.
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