On the Market: A Beacon Hill Townhouse Overlooking Louisburg Square
An indoor greenhouse, an au pair unit, and an Instagram-famous cobblestone alley (#acornstreet) make this property the apotheosis of genteel luxury.
92 Mount Vernon St., Beacon Hill
Size: 6,876 square feet
Bathrooms: 5 full, 2 partial
As far as impressive Boston views to wake up to everyday, it doesn’t get much better than overlooking Louisburg Square in Beacon Hill. An area known for its history, exclusivity, prestige, and price, it’s been home to several notable residents past and present, including Little Women scribe Louisa May Alcott, Contagion author Robin Cook, and, famously, John Kerry and Teresa Heinz. It’s a beautiful sight to behold in every season, and one that—when coupled with all of the amenities 92 Mount Vernon St. has to offer, including a private garden and greenhouse—delivers a luxurious (and envy-inducing) living experience in the heart of the Hub.
Constructed in 1835, this gorgeous Greek Revival–style townhouse boasts 6,876 square feet of space. Inside you’ll discover lavish finishes and expansive dimensions amid the elegantly renovated residence, which includes 6 bedrooms and 7 baths (5 full, 2 partial), plus an elevator. The entry floor provides an inviting introduction to the home. There’s a formal living room ideal for entertaining and a library perfect for quieter pursuits, along with cozy fireplaces, pocket doors, spectacular architectural moldings, and a plaster ceiling of close to 12 feet that features intricate decoration. There’s also a sizable eat-in kitchen with private garden views—it lies adjacent to the formal dining room with a conveniently located butler’s kitchen nearby.
Meanwhile, the entirety of the second floor is reserved for a master suite, which is designed for complete comfort with an opulent bathroom, a sitting room, and bountiful built-in closets. On the top floor is a two-plus bed and two bath au pair/rental unit with a two-story artist’s window showcasing those Louisburg Square views. It pairs perfectly with a deck that also highlights the cityscape.
For some quality time outside the home, the private garden offers you a serene slice of paradise. (Side note: The enclosed greenhouse is an equally peaceful spot). Owners also enjoy a formal entrance off of Acorn Street—one of the most photographed alleyways in the U.S.—along with the obvious benefits of living in Beacon Hill—amazing shops, restaurants, walking and jogging trails, museums, the park, and more. When you want to venture away from the neighborhood, public transportation is convenient and close, while weekend escapes to the Cape are breeze as well, with highway access nearby.
For more information, contact the Rebecca Davis Tulman and Leslie Singleton Adam Team, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, www.gibsonsothebysrealty.com.
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