The sparkling new condos, which offer two to four bedrooms with two to three bathrooms, are listed with Glenn Forger of Olde Forge Realty. Each unit was designed with a front to back floor plan. The 28-foot-wide homes afford excellent sunlight.

Nothing but the shell of a beautiful brownstone with a fascinating backstory remains unchanged after a recent major gut-renovation. This six-story dwelling has been tremendously transformed into three luxury homes that offer a unique and comfortable lifestyle.

The Residences at 361 Beacon Street defines elegance and the prestige of living in one of the most beautiful sections of the historic Back Bay.

This building was originally constructed in 1872. It was one of the houses built in the area for investment banker Henry Chapman Wainwright for speculative sale, according to Back Bay Houses ( He also owned 363 and 365 Beacon St. The first resident was attorney and author Richard Henry Dana Jr.

According to Back Bay Houses, “As an attorney, he was prominent in the legal defense of people involved in the protection of fugitive slaves. He served as U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts from 1861 to 1866, and in 1867-1868, served with William M. Evarts as counsel for the federal government in the proceedings against (Confederate President) Jefferson Davis for treason.”

The building was converted into three apartments in 1938 and then five apartments the following year. That expanded to six apartments in 1975.

During the current renovation, the entire building has been updated with new electrical wiring, plumbing, sprinklers, HVAC and a wide variety of amenities that include parking in a fully enclosed garage as well as four heated outdoor spaces. The garage has a turntable to make getting out to the street much easier. A new state of the art direct private stop elevator makes getting home easy and safe.

The sparkling new condos, which offer two to four bedrooms with two to three bathrooms, are listed with Glenn Forger of Olde Forge Realty. Each unit was designed with a front to back floor plan. The 28-foot-wide homes afford excellent sunlight.

Among the amenities that the new residents will enjoy are custom millwork, high ceilings with recessed lighting and crown moldings, lustrous hardwood floors, luxurious kitchens and elegant bathrooms as well as gas log fireplaces with custom mantels.

Residence Three, which is an amazing penthouse triplex, offers 3,960 square feet of living space encompassing the top three floors of the building. This spacious home includes four bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths as well as four private decks and is listed for $8,300,000.

The third floor of the building begins the first level of this large palace. This is where you will discover the private chambers, including the absolutely spectacular master suite.

The generous master bedroom has three large windows facing the old world charm of Beacon Street and a very large walk-in closet.

The spacious en suite bathroom has a delightful soaking tub, a large walk-in steam shower with three wall-mounted and hand-held fixtures and a marble vanity with two sinks. The bathroom is wired for TV and has heated floors.

Just outside the master bath is the laundry closet that is large enough for a side-by-side washer and dryer.

A second large bedroom on the opposite end of this floor has access to a large exclusive deck – one of four in this home. The adjacent room can be used as the third big bedroom or can be re-purposed if desired. Each of these bedrooms has a large closet.

The shared bathroom has a tub-shower and a linen closet.

Heading up to the fourth floor, you will encounter a very large, open and beautiful living space. A beautiful architectural ceiling defines the individual areas. In the middle of this sprawling room is the very functional kitchen. This space boasts a six-burner Wolf cooktop and oven, a wall oven and a Sub-Zero refrigerator, white custom cabinetry and Calacatta marble counters. The large island features a sink, two-drawer refrigerator and dishwasher.

On either side of the kitchen are the living room and dining area. Each clean, fresh and inviting space has a large gas fireplace edged with classic shelves and cabinets, reminiscent of this home’s past. An alcove that can accommodate a television or decorative display sits above.

The living room has glass doors that open to another deck – this one also looks out onto Beacon Street.

The top floor hosts a massively large media-guest room with a full bath, the third gas fireplace, custom-built wet bar and Murphy bed, access to a large private rear roof deck and an outdoor grill prep area on the extra-large private front roof deck.

This penthouse comes with two parking spaces and four heated outdoor spaces.

Residence Two, which occupies the first and second floors, has 3,194 square feet that includes three bedrooms, two-and-half baths and two parking spaces. This home is listed for $5,800,000.

This deluxe home mirrors the configuration, design and generous amenities that the Penthouse boasts (minus the third level media-guest room and multiple decks). The first floor (parlor level) entertains the sprawling kitchen-living-dining space and the second floor features the bedrooms, bathrooms and laundry closet.

One of the unique features of this duplex is the abundance of beautiful front and rear floor-to-ceiling bay windows. Another exclusive characteristic are the six rear private Juliette balconies.

Residence One is still a work in progress.