On the Market: A Century-Old Landmark On Beacon Street
The building replaced a home where Isabella Stewart Gardner once lived.
150 Beacon Street #3, Boston
Size: 3,543 square feet
If you purchased this more than $7 million condo for sale on Beacon Street, you’d be living atop the same plot of land that Isabella Stewart Gardner did almost 160 years ago.
Her grand townhouse at 152 Beacon Street was a wedding present from her father, after her marriage to Jack Gardner in 1860. It’s where the couple began amassing their extraordinary art collection. But in 1902, when Gardner moved to the Fenway—to the home that now houses her museum—she requested that her house number, 152, never be used again.
Soon after, a cotton machinery manufacturer named Eben Draper purchased the house from the Gardners. He demolished the building and erected the mansion that stands there today. Its address is 150 Beacon Street, rather than 152.
The three-bedroom condo now for sale inside 150 Beacon Street is steeped in historical elegance. An elevator whisks you directly to massive third-floor home, where there’s a formal dining room, chef’s kitchen, and a living room with soaring ceilings, a gas fireplace, and a wet bar. Best of all? The riverside abode has windows looking out to both Beacon Street and the Charles.
For information, contact Donahue Realty Group, Keller Williams Realty, duncandonahue.kw.com.
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