Stunning Beacon Hill townhouse beautifully renovated
Beacon Hill is exuberant on a sunny spring morning with yellow flowers in every window box, parents pushing baby strollers, dog walkers corralling their charges and groups of business people bearing coffee cups. It’s a wonderful place for a walk and an even nicer place to live.
On Revere Street, right near the corner of Charles Street, a stunning townhouse is ready for its next owners. It makes a terrific impression from the street with an oriel projecting from its second story, a shining front door and black shutters contrasting with the brick exterior.
Once you step inside, you see what makes the property exceptional. A gut renovation three years ago left this four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath single family looking like a dream home: sleek and modern with an open layout, stunning finishes and carefully curated details.
Lisa Macalaster of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is listing this home at $3,375,000.
“Everything can happen here,” Macalaster said of the first floor double parlor, which is open and filled with light.
Tapered columns provide architectural interest near the front door. Crystal chandeliers illuminate the space in the evening. Dark stained hardwood floors gleam. It’s the perfect place to relax in front of a gas fireplace with a stone surround, a black wooden mantel and custom built-ins. Hung over the fireplace, an antiqued mirror is a splendid addition.
The current owners have furnished the first floor dining area with a dark wooden table, and a loveseat and two chairs for seating guests. Since the space was created for entertaining, it’s no surprise that the adjacent powder room is artistic in design. Its glass sink and black floor look dramatic and sophisticated.
Take the steps up one flight and prepare to be dazzled. When there’s a kitchen like the one in this house, you can’t help but speculate about the outstanding meals that the homeowners must prepare.
Top of the line appliances include a six-burner Viking range with a dark wood clad vent hood; a SubZero fridge with a glass door to display everything within; and a quiet and efficient Bosch dishwasher.
Shiny white Poggenpohl cabinets extend up to the ceiling.
“It’s got a lot of cabinet space, but it’s so clean-lined, you don’t notice how much,” said Macalaster. Juxtaposed against the sleek cabinets, the stone backsplash is a sensation. The farmhouse sink in hammered metal provides another great texture.
The T-shaped wooden island is topped with honed charcoal gray granite and it seats four. Three overhead pendant fixtures light up meals served here. In nice weather, dinners on the deck or patio might be the rule.
This level is an open space with a family room at the front, ideal for watching TV while lounging on the sectional sofa. In this part of the home, it’s hard to know what to admire first, the south-facing bay windows or the gas fireplace with white surround and rustic wood mantel. A huge wall mirror on the opposite wall reflects it all.
The home’s third floor is a bedroom level. At the front of the house is a bright, spacious bedroom with its own fireplace. The bedroom at the back is quiet and private. A Jack and Jill bathroom connects the two rooms. Hexagon tiles on the floor and subway tile in the shower give a timeless look to this bath.
Convenient to the bedrooms, the laundry room offers a full size stainless steel Electrolux washer and dryer pair.
The entire top floor of the house is the master suite. It has the look and feel of a boutique hotel. Three nine-over-nine pane windows at the front flood the bedroom with morning light, along with views of skyscrapers and church steeples. A built-in dresser and two good-sized closets make sure the homeowners have plenty of room for clothes.
Located behind a rustic wood and metal barn door, the master bathroom is spa-like. Its main attraction is an oversized shower with six body sprays and steam. Riverstone on the shower floor must feel good underfoot. The countertop is gray, and the porcelain tiles blend whites and grays, connecting everything in the room’s design.
Come all the way down to the garden level, which has a separate entrance, so it could function as an au pair or in-law suite. Take a look at the home’s fourth bedroom, currently used as a home office. It features warm wood shelves, built in desks, and lots of cabinetry. There’s a deep closet under the stairs, allowing for additional storage.
The bathroom on this level is unique with a stone vessel sink sitting atop a wooden vanity. The tile in the shower resembles stone.
Amenities that you might not notice enhance the quality of life in this house, such as the Nest thermostat and Sonos sound system. At once contemporary, rustic and elegant, the home is located on a picturesque Beacon Hill street that is convenient to everything, and filled with life.
Address: 103 Revere St., Beacon Hill
BR/BA: Four bedrooms, three and one half baths
Year built: 1899
Size: 2,353 square feet
Features of home: Gut renovation of gracious Beacon Hill townhouse with spacious rooms, remarkable finishes, oriel with bay windows on second floor, dark stained hardwood floors, and gas fireplace. Cook’s kitchen with Poggenpohl cabintry and unique island. Master bathroom with an oversized shower with six body sprays and steam. Deck and patio. Additional in-law or au pair suite on garden level with private entrance. Gas heat. Central air conditioning. Laundry in home. Nest thermostat. Sonos sound system on first three floors.
Close by: Restaurants and shops of Charles Street, nearby green space of the Public Garden and Boston Common. The Statehouse. Easy access to MBTA Red and Green Lines. Convenient to Storrow Drive and the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Contact: Lisa Macalaster, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 84 Chestnut St., Boston MA 02108.
Details for 103 Revere St.