For Sale/Rent

On the Market: A Five-Floor Beacon Hill Townhouse with a Private Roof Deck

This level of luxe comes with its own elevator, plus an entire main bedroom floor.


Photo by National Floor Plans & Photography

4 Otis Place, Boston
Price: $8,500,000
Size: 4,500 square feet
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 4 full, 2 half

You’ll spot this ivy-covered townhouse tucked on a private street in the “Flat of the Hill” section of Beacon Hill, surrounded by other brick beauties. When you’re standing on that shrouded fifth-floor rooftop deck and gazing out towards the Charles, though, flat will be about the furthest thing from your mind. Here, it’s all about luxe living and penthouse dreams that soar so sky-high that this pad comes with its own elevator—along with that $8.5 million price tag.

Start closer to Earth at the first floor, where the grand staircase leads the eye up to the second level, though you’ll want to explore the wood tones of the living room with its fireplace and the cozy sitting room nook with a custom window seat, which is awaiting new life as a library. Or, pen those best-sellers yourself in the first-floor office with its handsome wood-paneled walls and fireplace.

Start planning the post-pandemic bashes you’ll throw on the second floor, which is tailor-made for entertaining thanks to its open floor plan. Sip drinks in the living room while the fire flickers in the fireplace and you and your guests gaze at the streets below. Then, dish in the dining room with its custom wet bar with a tile backsplash for after-dinner cocktails. The traditional details of molding and panels flirt with the more modern style, especially in the sleek kitchen with its stainless steel hood and minimal cabinets.

Here, you’ll have to think bigger than a main bedroom: The entire third floor is your own personal hotel within the home. Unwind in the bright bedroom with its custom storage that cuts the clutter and separate seating area tucked by the windows. Past the walk-in closet and full laundry room awaits the behemoth of a bathroom, a gleaming masterpiece with double vanities separated by a custom window seat. The hardest decision is whether to settle in for a long soak in the free-standing tub or let the lure of the rain shower lull you into a trance of tranquility.

The fourth floor boasts two bedrooms, including one mini suite with its own bath and dressing room. And the crowning achievement of the fifth floor? The warmer weather can’t get here fast enough to lounge in the sun-drenched living room, shake up a cocktail at the wet bar, and head to the roof deck where you can toast the whole night away while you enjoy some people watching in the streets below.

For information, contact Glenn Forger, Olde Forge Realty, 4otisplace.com.

Photo by National Floor Plans & Photography

Photo by National Floor Plans & Photography

Photo by National Floor Plans & Photography

Photo by National Floor Plans & Photography

Photo by National Floor Plans & Photography

Photo by National Floor Plans & Photography

Photo by National Floor Plans & Photography

Photo by National Floor Plans & Photography

Photo by National Floor Plans & Photography

Photo by National Floor Plans & Photography

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