Buy Jack Welch’s $20 Million Beacon Street Mansion
As General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt settles into his new digs on Commonwealth Avenue, another local GE abode has just opened up.
Once home to former GE CEO Jack Welch, the ivy-clad mansion at 40 Beacon Street hit the market on Wednesday. The elegant bowfront home overlooks the Boston Common. It has a grand total of 22,261 square feet of living space, boasting 13 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. There’s a ballroom, a wine cellar, and plenty of room for entertaining. Outside, the property offers a 1,300-square-foot roof deck, a private garden terrace, three garage parking spaces, and six off-street parking spaces.
The impressive estate was built in 1821 as twin townhouses for prominent merchants Daniel Pinckney Parker and Nathaniel Appleton. Later, Appleton’s daughter would marry poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow there. The Women’s City Club of Boston was headquartered at the house from 1914 through the 1990s.
40 Beacon has been pre-approved for redevelopment options, including the creation of four luxury units. The property is listed at $20 million by Colliers International.