The Lydon at 401 Beacon St. sits on the site of a historically rich, culturally sophisticated legacy and provides a new and exciting level of residential style and refinement that judicious homeowners are seeking.
There’s still a chance to buy a home in one of the hottest new Back Bay luxury buildings, located in one of the most beautifully iconic and venerable sections of the Back Bay. The Lydon at 401 Beacon St. sits on the site of a historically rich, culturally sophisticated legacy and provides a new and exciting level of residential style and refinement that judicious homeowners are seeking.
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 a private girls’ finishing school with Elizabeth F. Thayer. 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, christened as the 401 Beacon Street Condominiums.
In 2018, the building was masterfully renovated and The Lydon at 401 Beacon Street debuted, graced by gorgeous detail. Georgantas Design and Development - the same folks who brought the city the eye-catching and popular Chevron condos in the South End - were behind this outstanding conversion.
Step into this exclusive 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.
All six of the luxury condominium homes – ranging from an intimate studio to a four-bedroom duplex, each with a unique open floor plan – along with the well-appointed common areas in this fully restored treasure - have been designed to provide all the comforts of modern living while holding true to the historic context of the building and the neighborhood. It’s no wonder why The Lydon is the perfect place to call home.
Residence 1B is one of the two remaining homes on the market. This delightful home offers 878 square feet of pure high end living space with two bedrooms and one bathroom. This home is listed with Rene Rodriguez of Cabot & Company for $1,299,000 – an extremely affordable price for this level of luxury.
Conveniently located on the same floor as the lovely lobby, you can head right for your front door without waiting for an elevator or climbing a lot of stairs.
Upon opening your front door, you will discover that this residence, like all of The Lydon homes, is beautifully designed with a desirable open floor plan, custom crown molding, hardwood flooring and all the great features that are found in the larger units.
The common living space is spacious and open – perfect for quality time with the family and friends. The corner living/dining room and kitchen has three windows, offering a stream of natural light and picturesque views. There is plenty of room for furniture arrangement to create space for relaxation, entertaining and dining.
The impressive kitchen includes many standout features, including solid wood cabinets with edge detailing and the Dolce Vita polished countertops. The appliances will also bring a big smile to the family chef. The large Miele induction cooktop includes a griddle and plays well with the Miele wall oven and microwave. The roomy Gaggenau refrigerator has auto-adjustable shelves, offering additional convenience. The bar, with seating for two or three people, has a sink for easy clean up.
Need some quiet space? No problem. On the other side of the kitchen is a peaceful room away from the more active common living space. With a jumbo walk-in closet, this can be used as a second bedroom or as a den-sitting room-study-hobby room.
When ready for a restful night of sleep, the master bedroom at the end of the long hallway is waiting to take you to dreamland. The bedroom has more than enough room – sufficient for a king-sized bed and prerequisite furniture. There’s also a large walk-in closet.
The sunny, spa-like bathroom features a relaxing 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 has a gorgeous walnut base finish.
A utility closet in the hallway holds a stackable washer and dryer.
Daily conveniences are attended to with ease at The Lydon, thanks to a full time concierge, doorman, direct elevator access and automatic valet parking.
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 for you to drive away.
Residents of this new building also enjoy the convenience of being near all the fabulous designer boutiques, captivating galleries and tantalizing restaurants. Appealing outdoor areas such as the Charles River Esplanade, Commonwealth Avenue Mall and the Public Garden are beautiful nearby oases offering rest and renewal as well as lively cultural and social events throughout the year. The stately 19th century brownstones and rowhouses are endorsed with significant cultural and educational institutions such as the Boston Public Library, Trinity Church and Copley Square.
The Back Bay is also conveniently located amidst the Fenway and Longwood neighborhoods - lined with educational institutions, museums and galleries, Fenway Park and the medical arena as well as the Theatre District.
Residence 1B at The Lydon is a great home for a single professional, a young couple, down-sized empty nesters or someone who wants an in-town place when coming to the city.