On the Market: A Tony Beacon Hill Townhouse
Not every home can claim a private roof deck and speakeasy.
6 West Hill Place, Beacon Hill
Size: 4,000 square feet
Tucked between Charles Street and the Charles River, this Beacon Hill building is the pinnacle of privacy: The brick facade forms an almost complete circle, enclosing its own cul-de-sac. Though it was constructed in 1890, the attached single-family has been renovated in recent years, and it shows.
Starting in the tapered two-wall kitchen, a double oven, pot-filler faucet, apron sink, and custom cabinetry that masks the dishwasher and refrigerator make bopping around the kitchen work triangle a breeze. A fireplaced dining room offers a sophisticated space to enjoy the efforts of your cooking, with a wet bar situated perfectly for a pre-dinner aperitif, and a brass and quartz light fixture centered on the ceiling that looks like a chic ring of flames.
Wide planks of hardwood and recessed lighting continue into the library (not to be confused with the separate living room), where another fireplace and two walls of gray-blue built-ins break up the all-white walls and ceilings. The bedrooms feature perks including river views and fireplaces, while the five and half bathrooms boast fixtures such as a freestanding sink, herringbone tiling, and an ornate chandelier.
The home’s coolest characteristics, though, are located at the very top and bottom of the property. Up on the private roof deck, heat lamps, an extensive built-in grilling station, and picturesque Charles River vistas craft the ideal entertainment setup. At the end of the night, the basement offers its own cool factor: A hidden bottle-lined door opens from the wine cellar into an exposed-brick lounge, creating an exclusive speakeasy space—the password is up to you.
For information, contact Craig Brody, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Warren Residential, berkshirehathawayhs.com
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