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On the Market: An Airy and Many-Mirrored Brownstone in the South End

These bright and breezy digs boast five floors of living space.


Photo by Briggs Johnson via Compass

116 Pembroke Street, Boston
Price: $4,895,000
Size: 4,172 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 5

If you’re looking for some clarity in the new year, this South End townhouse is the ideal place to, well, reflect. With more than 4,000 square feet (and five floors, plus a roof deck), it offers ample space to spread out and have some room to yourself, without having to pack up for the ’burbs. Just outside the front door are all of the charming streets, pocket parks, and restaurants of the South End, while even more shopping and larger green spaces can be found across the Back Bay border, just a block away.

Even better for reflecting are all the mirrors, of course—the dozens of reflective cabinet and closet doors that double as storage, which give the entire home an ethereal, spacious feeling. In the kitchen, for instance, pale clean-lined cabinetry and a blueish glass-tiled backsplash cast a soothing spell on the room. And through a glass door, a rear deck makes room for open-air dining on warmer nights.

As if the marble fireplaces, oversized light fixtures, columned foyer, and lofty ceilings weren’t enough, the many mirrors amp up the opulence, too. Take a peek at the master bedroom, where the shiny panes of the custom-designed closet make the carpeted dressing area feel all the more plush.

It’s not all buttoned-up luxury, though. If all of those mirrors have you thinking of Alice and the looking-glass, check out the parlor level bathroom, where a many-colored wallpaper depicts countless framed etchings of rabbits. Tongue-in-cheek-reference or just a cheeky design choice? Either way, it proves that this luxe and breezy property has more to offer than meets the eye.

For information, contact Melanie Olinto, Compass, compass.com.

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Compass

Photo by Briggs Johnson via Compass

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