Here’s Your (Rare) Chance to Own a Boston Maisonette
If you’ve never heard of a maisonette, we can’t blame you. There aren’t a whole lot of them in Boston, but there is one for sale if your curiosity is piqued.
The three-bedroom condo at 200-202 Beacon Street is one of the most unique properties in the city. With a price tag of $9,995,000, the place is also one of the most expensive in town.
By definition, a maisonette is a two or three-story home contained within a larger building. It has its own separate entrance on street level, unlike a traditional apartment building. Translated from French as “little houses,” maisonettes are, to be frank, pretty awesome. But as Curbed notes, they’re chiefly popular in cities like New York and London, not the Hub.
This rare 5,410-square-foot Back Bay maisonette has been on the market since September with no bites. It was built in 1890 and converted to a condo spanning two units in 1994 by architect Guy Grassi. Alongside designer Bunny Williams, the duo transformed the maisonette into the whimsical dwelling it is today.
It has three levels that house a library, an impressive formal dining room, and a 40-foot long living room with views of the Charles. Outside, there’s a garden patio and a rooftop deck.
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