A very special feature of this home is the fabulous oasis of Montgomery Park - one of South End's hidden gems.
One of the largest and most stately single-family homes in the South End is now available.
Molly Schoeck of Engel and Volkers listed this superlative one-of-a-kind home at 625 Tremont St. for $5,575,000. Boasting 5,614 square feet of luxurious living space in 18 impressive rooms on six floors, this home hosts six bedrooms, six full baths and a powder room. This is truly a bargain considering a single-family home this large and magnificent would cost a lot more if it was located in Back Bay or on Beacon Hill.
A very special feature of this home is the fabulous oasis of Montgomery Park - one of South End’s hidden gems. Located in the heart of the South End, surrounded by tall fences and the buildings that block the view of wandering eyes, only the residents of the homes on all four streets that boarder the park have access to the peace and solitude of this precious green space.
The Victorian-style dwelling, originally built in 1865, was converted from multi-units into a single family home in 2014, restoring many of the old-world elements that put this home in a class by itself back when it was first built.
Of course, this home also has all the modern conveniences that the savvy buyer has come to expect.
The perfect blend of the old with the new – the impeccable craftsmanship of the wood detail, exquisite finishes, dark-stained hardwood floors, 12-foot-high ceilings, skillfully-restored stained glass windows, trendy chandeliers and multiple marble mantles, to name a few – take center-stage throughout this lovely home.
The first floor introduces an open-concept layout – perfect for family gatherings and entertaining friends. The spacious bow-windowed living-dining room is bright and cheery with a touch of elegance. Sitting on opposite ends of one wall, two exquisite white marble-etched surrounds embrace the black arched fireplaces.
A 1960s chandelier gracefully hangs over the spot waiting for the placement of a large table and chairs - a perfect area to enjoy family meals together. A large pocket door with etched glass separates the living-dining room and the kitchen.
The kitchen is reminiscent of the olden days when families gathered around the hearth sharing stories while smelling the aromatic flavors of home cooking,
The kitchen boasts high-end stainless steel appliances that include a Wolf four-burner stove and oven (with a Broan professional vent) and a large Sub-Zero refrigerator. While the under-lighting reflects the colors in the stained glass front cabinets, pendants over the suitably sized island add additional ambiance. The island conveniently hosts a Viking Professional convection oven, a sink and plenty of storage space as well as seating for three.
On the other side of the island, shelves line the wall to display collectibles in a cozy sitting area. Natural wood floor molding and window trim complement the original intricately etched white marble surround fireplace.
Kids are going to love the second floor – a treasure trove of delights in their very own en suite.
The bedchamber showcases a fireplace, a sitting area with lots of shelves (perfect for coloring, playing games or reading) and a large walk-in closet loaded with space for clothes and lots of toys.
The bathroom highlights a walk-in shower and a large towel closet hidden behind a jumbo mirror. The kids will also enjoy stepping out onto their own balcony.
The third floor suite was designed with the man and woman of the house in mind. While the bedroom has large his and her custom-built cedar walk-in closets found behind mirrored doors, the suite comes with his and her bathrooms, as well.
The lady will enjoy the ambiance of the textured marble floor, brass fixtures and faux wallpaper that feels like leather and the convenience of the large marble walk-in shower, a long floating marble vanity and a large linen closet.
The man will also enjoy many of the same elements in his private bath. The different colors of the bathrooms complement each other well.
An additional room, complete with plenty of built-in shelves and more faux wallpaper, is a flexible space to be used as desired, perhaps as an office, sitting room, a nursery or hobby center.
The suite also has its own laundry area.
On the fourth floor, you’ll discover a well-appointed entertainment area, complete with its own mini-kitchen, gas fireplace and seating areas. Contoured ceilings with skylight, custom built-in shelves, fitted window seat, a chic chandelier and great views of the Montgomery Park and Tremont Street are additional bonuses.
Last but not least on the upward journey through this home is a grand roof deck with amazing views of the South End and the city skyline. There’s plenty of room for tables and chairs plus a Bar-Be-Que grill to round out the experience.
But wait, there’s still more downstairs. On the street level floor, there’s a mudroom, equipped with a long row of coat hooks and plenty of floor space to line up outer footwear along with a large coat closet. A powder room sits close by to take care of last minute necessities before and after travels. An egress under the front steps provides an easy exit.
Built-in shelves and drawers hidden behind a long flowing curtain sit in a bedroom on this level with an en suite bathroom.
On the floor below is the garden level. Since it has an entrance to the outside world, this area can be an extension of the main home or be used as a studio apartment or guest quarters. The large room, with an en suite bathroom, has a kitchenette, a large cedar closet and space for a bed or pullout couch, to create a sitting area.
This level also has plenty of storage space and a laundry area with a large side-by-side Electrolux washer and dryer plus plenty of shelves and a sink to make washday easier.
Since the residents are entitled to use Montgomery Park, a secured extension of outdoor space, it would be only fitting to share some details about this beautiful resource, which has been managed by the residents of the surrounding streets since its creation during the Civil War.
The Montgomery Park Association handbook says, “Eliphalet Baker, who purchased and developed the land behind his residence at 607 Tremont St., built the houses bordering the park on Dartmouth, Montgomery and West Canton streets in the early 1860s… In 1865, shares in the park were sold to the new homeowners of the 36 buildings that surround it…”
Lovely seating areas with an abundance of colorful trees and plants and a fountain that attract birds and butterflies are discriminately placed around the focal point of this park – a large 150-year-old beech tree – the only surviving ingredient of a formal garden that was tended by a paid caretaker.
It’s a very special experience to be living at “625 Tremont – On the Park,” so be sure to call Molly Schoeck of Engel and Volkers today for your personal viewing.