On the Market: One of Commonwealth Avenue’s Grand Dames

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Photo provided by Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate

27 Commonwealth Avenue #27
Price: $8,799,000
Size: 4,407 square feet
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 4 full, 2 half

This exquisite Second Empire-style home on a sunny corner of Commonwealth Avenue is nothing short of palatial. Considered one of the street’s grand dames, the home is a Back Bay icon. It’s also the only house in the neighborhood with a large corner yard and a set-back side entrance. The bird cage-like entryway leads to the parlor level, which includes a library, grand dining room, formal living room, family room, and kitchen. Outside, there’s a private garden and two parking spaces in an underground garage.

Built in 1861 for shipping merchant and U.S. Congressman Samuel Hooper, the home (and adjoining 25 Commonwealth Avenue) has served as headquarters for the British War Relief Committee in the 1940s and as a dorm for nurses at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1996, the property was converted back to residences—residences now selling for almost $9 million.

For information, contact Tracy Campion, Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate, campionre.com.

grand dame commonwealth avenue

Photo provided by Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate

grand dame commonwealth avenue

Photo provided by Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate

grand dame commonwealth avenue

Photo provided by Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate

grand dame commonwealth avenue

Photo provided by Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate

grand dame commonwealth avenue

Photo provided by Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate

grand dame commonwealth avenue

Photo provided by Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate

grand dame commonwealth avenue

Photo provided by Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate

grand dame commonwealth avenue

Photo provided by Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate

grand dame commonwealth avenue

Photo provided by Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate

grand dame commonwealth avenue

Photo provided by Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate

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