This absolutely stunning four-story townhouse, originally built in 1869, perfectly blends 1,837 square feet of old-world upscale living with modern amenities. It is listed by Sally Brewster of Brewster and Berkowitz Real Estate for $2,850,000.

One of the most prestigious neighborhoods to call home, not only in Boston, but in the entire country, is without a doubt Beacon Hill. Although real estate listings on Beacon Hill have been scant over the last few months, all savvy homebuyers will be interested to know that 2 Mt. Vernon Square is not only available – this elegant and beautiful home is definitely worth your time and consideration.

This absolutely stunning four-story townhouse, originally built in 1869, perfectly blends 1,837 square feet of old-world upscale living with modern amenities. It is listed by Sally Brewster of Brewster and Berkowitz Real Estate for $2,850,000.

This classical flavor is savored the moment you step through the stately front door into this Victorian beauty. The first floor boasts fir and oak wooden surfaces while the upper three levels feature chestnut.

Lots of nooks and crannies, high ceilings and contoured walls with large windows, custom built-ins, elegant staircases and six interesting fireplaces are a few of the charming characteristics celebrated throughout.

The first floor features a lovely country kitchen which hosts a GE five-burner stove and oven, KitchenAid refrigerator and Bosch microwave surrounded by plenty of cabinetry and sparkling Carrara marble counters. A raised gas fireplace with a marble surround adds charisma while enjoying the breakfast bar with seating for two.

Displaying collectibles on pretty custom open shelves above closed cabinets adds extra elegance. An over-sized slider door opens to the private brick garden patio for extended ambiance and outdoor dining.

There is an abundance of storage and provision areas – from the adjacent pantry to the large coat closet and built-in benches in the entryway to the utility closet and powder room nearby.

Classical architectural beauty continues on the second floor. The front-facing living room has large windows – perfect for gazing out onto the splendor of Mt. Vernon Square – and an exquisite marble surround fireplace with pretty sconces above. The handsome chair rail, trim and chestnut floors are all reminders of 19th century grace. A large wet bar with marble counters is a perfect place to prepare refreshing drinks.

The spacious and sun-filled formal dining room features a fireplace with a marble mantle and custom built-in shelves and cabinets to display beautiful glassware and fine china.

The third floor was designed with rest and relaxation in mind. The sunny library showcases a beautiful arched fireplace with a marble mantel bordered by custom twin bookcases, awaiting a collection of attention-grabbers. The south facing windows offer a picturesque view – very European in nature, complete with vintage homes, a longstanding church and age-old trees. A versatile space, this room could easily be transformed into a bedroom.

When ready for a restful night of sleep, head to the master bedroom suite. This haven has two sets of closets and an en suite bathroom with a steam unit.

Additional cabinets and shelves line the hallway that separates the two rooms.

The top floor boasts multiple skylights where you can enjoy streaming sunshine and starry nights. Both bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, while the hallway between the bedrooms entertains three closets, a counter with storage and a stackable washer-dryer.

All the 19th century panache intermingles with a host of modern efficiencies, such as two-zoned HVAC, a rapid recovery hot water heater and an intercom/phone system. Parking your vehicle is easy with a spot right at the front door.

Located in a quaint area of the flat of Beacon Hill, Mount Vernon Square is like a world unto itself – a quiet wooded haven – found in the heart of the bustling city. In addition to the private garden patio, this home also shares in the delights of a community garden – comprised of beautiful plants and colorful flowers. The home’s garden is often admired by many during the popular Beacon Hill Garden Tour.

Compliments might be given to Gertrude Beals Bourne, a dedicated gardener and one of the founders and first president of the Beacon Hill Garden Club back in the early 1900s. The organization helped residents to, “turn the open spaces behind their houses from laundry yards and privies into beautiful gardens,” according to

As you stroll along the street, you will notice a quaint-looking house, originally built in 1840, showcasing sunflower carvings under the eaves. Ms. Bourne and her husband, architect Frank Bourne, lived at 130 Mount Vernon in the early 1900s. One of her watercolor paintings is a pre-World War I piece titled “The Artist’s Studio—Sunflower Castle,” which depicts her third floor studio, designed by her husband, in their aptly named home. The Sunflower Castle’s garden is also included on the Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill, and the legendary painting is vested in the collection of Historic New England.

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These are just a few exemplary reasons why people enjoy living on the extraordinary Flats of Beacon Hill. There are also lots of popular shops and diverse restaurants in the area plus access to the MBTA’s Green and Red lines.

To learn more about the 2 Mt. Vernon Sq. and to schedule an appointment to see this beautiful home, contact Sally Brewster at 617-367-0505 or 617-869-3443. If you want to move into one of the city’s most desirable and interesting neighborhoods, this home offers a perfect opportunity to do so.