On The Market: A Single-Family in Beacon Hill with Red Brick Cathedral Ceilings
This home's brick-lined living room and high ceilings give a contemporary feel to the historic structure.
16 Charles River Square, Beacon Hill
Size: 4,318 square feet
Baths: 4 full, 1 half
If your vaccine appointment is scheduled, it could mean a big lifestyle change coming up: Pretty soon, you’ll be ready to start entertaining guests inside the house. But you’ll need the perfect space for hosting your post-pandemic bash. This single-family home on Beacon Hill boasts historic charm while offering a hosting space better than you could imagine even in the deepest depths of social distancing.
Located in a U-shaped cul-de-sac, this Georgian Revival was part of the early 20th century development of Beacon Hill. Architect Frank A. Bourne wanted to preserve the single-family home while casting aside monotony, so each home he designed in the area has slight differences from the next, usually in the window design. But the brick exterior and arches help this home maintain the stately look associated with Beacon Hill.
This home stands out from its neighbors on the inside, too. Enter on the first floor to find a mudroom, foyer, dining room, and kitchen with a cozy breakfast nook. The lower level is home to an au pair/in-law suite with its own entrance. On the second floor is the main bedroom and bathroom, an office with original 1908 wood panels and the home’s focal point: an oversized living room entirely lined in brick with cathedral ceilings. The high ceilings make the room feel spacious while the brick walls help give the space a quintessential Beacon Hill feel. Look up and you can spot a glimpse of the top floor, which has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and rooftop access for even more entertaining options.
Beyond access to views of city skylines, this home was designed for easy access to the then-new Esplanade. The Boston Common and Public Garden are also just steps away. Want to get away? This home comes with two parking spaces, and you’re a short walk from the Charles MGH Red Line station.
For information, contact the Megard Whitney Team, William Raveis Real Estate, raveis.com.
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