On the Market: The Quintessential Comm. Ave. Mansion
25 Commonwealth Avenue, Back Bay
Size: 7,554 square feet
Baths: 4 full, 2 half
This Back Bay icon for sale is exquisite both inside and out. The more than 7,000-square-foot grand dame is located on the first block of Commonwealth Avenue (and is on the sunny side, to boot). That means natural light streams in through all of the home’s 32 windows, which offer views of the Comm. Ave. Mall. The house boasts 15-foot ceilings in the living room, a private patio, a library with ornate woodwork, five fireplaces, two laundry rooms, four garage parking spaces, and a private elevator that opens to all four levels.
The single-family residence adjoins the home at 27 Commonwealth Avenue. The buildings were constructed in 1861 for shipping merchant and U.S. Congressman Samuel Hooper. They’ve 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 into several impressive residences.
For information, contact Jeannemarie Conley, Compass, compass.com.
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