When going inside this fully restored treasure, you will discover that all six of the luxury condominiums homes have been designed to provide all the comforts of modern living while holding true to the historic context of the building and the neighborhood.

The Lydon, sitting on the site of a historically rich, culturally sophisticated legacy, provides a new and exciting level of residential style and refinement in one of the most beautiful iconic and venerable sections of the Back Bay.

According to backbayhouses.org, the original building at 401 Beacon was a townhouse constructed around 1867. It has been home to many interesting people, including journalists, a former partner in the company that once owned the Boston Herald, a broker and a retired cigar store owner.

Frances V. Emerson bought the home in 1898 and not only lived there, but also operated, along with Elizabeth F. Thayer, a private girls’ finishing school. Mary Elizabeth Church and Miriam A. Bytel bought the property in 1905 and continued to operate the school.

The building was replaced in 1927 with a new five-unit apartment house designed by architects Eisenberg and Feer for William I. Schell, trustee of the Schell Realty Trust.

On July 16, 1986, the property was converted into eight condo units – the 401 Beacon Street Condominiums.

In 2018, the exclusive building was masterfully renovated and graced by exacting gorgeous detail.

When going inside this fully restored treasure, you will discover that all six of the luxury condominiums homes have been designed to provide all the comforts of modern living while holding true to the historic context of the building and the neighborhood.

Wide open floor plans range from a studio to a four-bedroom duplex. It’s no wonder why The Lydon is the perfect place to call home.

Residents of this new building enjoy the convenience of being steps from all the fabulous designer retail stores, best restaurants and wonderful outdoor areas such as the Charles River Esplanade Park, Commonwealth Avenue Mall and the Public Garden.

Georgantas Design and Development, the same folks who brought the city the eye-catching and popular Chevron condos in the South End, are behind this wonderful 401 Beacon’s conversion.

Step into the building from the picturesque charm of tree-lined Beacon Street and you will be greeted with an ingenious layout, finishes of the highest quality and unrivaled entertaining spaces. Daily conveniences are attended to with ease at The Lydon, thanks to a full time concierge, automatic valet parking and direct elevator access.

One of the great new features added to 401 Beacon St. is the parking garage under the building. This is like nothing else in the area – totally automated. Just drive in and a computer-coded system will lower your car, turn it around and park it. Then when you are ready to go back out into the world, your car will be raised and ready to drive away.

There are still three single-floor homes to consider at The Lydon. This week, the focus is on Residences 2, 3 and 4. These homes each have the same floor plan and features, but are on different levels of the building. Each offers 2,840 square feet of living delight with views of the outside world on four sides. They each include three bedroom as well as two-and-a-half baths. Rene Rodriguez of Cabot & Company has listed Residence 4 for $6,600,000.

Looking at Residence 4 gives a prime example of what each of these homes have to offer. Get off the elevator on the fourth floor and head right into your new home. The unit vestibule has a very refined and inviting feel to it, enhanced by detailed wood paneling. This residence, like all of The Lydon homes, is beautifully designed with custom crown molding and hardwood flooring.

The common living space is open and expansive – perfect for quality time with the family and friends.

One of the special features in the living-dining area is a large Valor L1 linear two-sided natural gas fireplace with Murano decorative glass fuel bed, a reflective glass liner, and 3.5-inch brass powder-coated surround trim. It’s surrounded by marble and granite Corteccia Quartzite.

On the other side of this magnificent two-sided floor-to-ceiling fireplace is the splendid light-filled kitchen. Among the standout features are the many solid wood cabinets with edge detailing and the Dolce Vita polished countertops.

The appliances will also bring a big smile to the family chef. There’s a large 36-inch five-burner Gaggenau cooktop with a griddle, vented to the outside. The freezer sits next to the Gaggenau refrigerator which has auto-adjustable shelves. There’s plenty of space to store lots of food and supplies, thanks to the large walk-in pantry. The kitchen also has a sizable island that includes a microwave, wall oven and a Sub-Zero beverage center.

Need some quiet space? No problem. To the right of the living area is a smaller sitting room-den. Just slide the multi-paned glass door-wall closed for extra peace and solitude.

When ready for a great night of sleep, head to the bedroom side of this home. The master suite has more than enough room – sufficient for a king-sized bed and prerequisite furniture plus a sitting area. Three large windows with two exposures make it easy to enjoy the fine views of the outside world and wake up to the morning sunlight. There are also not one, but two large walk-in closets that can easily be customized just the way you want them.

The en suite bathroom features a wet room with a great Wyndham Ursula 59-inch soaking tub and a walk-in double-head shower with an Oasis shower glass panel. All the shower controls are programmable to get the water pressure and temperature just the way you want it.

The counters and heated flooring are natural quartz composite. The vanity with two sinks has a gorgeous walnut base finish.

The second corner bedroom includes two closets and the third bedroom can easily fit a queen-sized bed. Two those bedrooms have easy access to a shared full bathroom that has a double vanity and tub-shower and linen closet.