On the Market: A Lovely Loft-Style Condo in Back Bay
From the floors to the ceilings to the window shutters, wooden accents beautify this brownstone abode.
124 Beacon St Unit 6F, Back Bay
Size: 922 square feet
Two minutes from the edge of the Public Garden, housed in a mid-rise brownstone, with an interior that artfully combines original traits with luxurious updates—it must be Back Bay.
This front-facing one-bed not only resides in one of the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods, but through its arched front door is a plethora of interesting elements that make this spot stand out from the Back Bay pack. For one, the whitewashed wooden ceilings and brick walls date back to the home’s 1899 construction. Wooden shutters also call back to the good old days, and bedeck all of the windows.
The planked canopy opens up halfway through the living room, highlighting a massive black marble fireplace feature that soars to the top of the tall ceiling. A lofted space—ideal for use as an office, studio, or expanded bedroom—looks over an intricate banister into the living area. A row of recessed lights illuminate a wall of wide built-in shelves on one side of the loft, perfect for showcasing collected art or organizing a personal library. The bedroom occupies this elevated level as well, though lace-like wood panelling screens the room from the floor below, providing privacy and a beautifully delicate accent.
Stride down the curved staircase and through the arched doorway that sits at its foot to arrive back on the main floor. A breakfast bar connects the den to the kitchen, which boasts mullion cabinets and stainless appliances. A green marble appointed bathroom rounds out the unit’s synthesis of airy ease and dramatic details. Central air also outfits the pet-friendly abode—all that’s left is to sit back and enjoy the summer.
For information, contact Keith Shirley and Valerie Post, Engel & Volkers Boston, postshirleyteam.com
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