Newly renovated townhouse offers the best of Beacon Hill

This patio offers plenty of privacy and has a gas line, making it easy to cook outside.

Beacon Hill is one of the most desirable and sought-after neighborhoods in Boston. Quiet tree-lined streets, the distinguished rows of beautiful homes and the perfect location that allows for easy access to many of the places and activities that make the city so special are among the big attractions to calling this area home.

Rebecca Davis Tulman of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – The Hammond Group has listed a perfect recently gut-renovated townhouse for sale. 26 Garden St. is a gorgeous four-bedroom, three-and-half bathroom home on the market at a just-adjusted price of $2,199,000.

One of the great things about this unit is that the new owners will have plenty of options on how to use many of the 10 rooms. There is plenty of space to work with here in this single-family home - 2,352 square feet of luxury delight.

It’s located in a section of Beacon Hill that has an abundance of single-family homes, six alone in the area of this one.

This home was originally built in 1900. The total renovation certainly added many updates, but the redesign also beautifully pays tribute to the home’s past.

The staircases are circular, but wide enough and angled in such a way to making going up and down easy.

Each of the five floors offers something exciting and different.

For one thing, there is a street-level side door leading from the outside to a place to leave behind wet-muddy shoes and boots. Step down into a dug out living room that has a built-in television. This could also be used as a dining room.

The formal living room on the next floor up is a delight with plenty of space and comfort. One of the highlights is a beautiful 35-pane curve bay window. It’s the only window not replaced during the renovation – a wise decision given the classic design.

The kitchen is a pure delight. It’s white with sparkling black granite countertops. The appliances are all top-of-the-line. There’s a four-burner Thermador gas stove, oven and dishwasher, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and Carrara subway tile work backsplash. There’s also a handy island, perfect for eating near where your meal is prepared.

For more formal dining experiences, there is a dining room that looks down on the wonderful patio. This room could easily be used as a family room if desired. The chandelier adds an extra measure of class to the space.

The outdoor patio is a great place to spend those nice days and nights. It will be easy to cook outdoors on the gas grill that is hooked to a line coming from the house.

This patio has a fence, high enough to enjoy the gardens in privacy.

The large master bedroom suite occupies its own floor. Two large windows are perfect for enjoying the great afternoon sunlight that shines in. There are plenty of closets for storing far more than just a wardrobe.

The en suite bath is a delight. Radiant heated flooring will keep your feet warm on those soon-to-come freezing cold winter days. There’s also a double vanity and a large and inviting marble shower.

Go up to the next floor to find two more bedrooms. No worries about where to put things here either with more large closets. Both bedrooms have the original ceiling beams. These were once dark colored, but are now a dazzling bright white. Views from up here are great, capturing the beauty of the area.

There is a shared bathroom with a radiant heated floor and a tub. Unlike most of the tubs made today, this one is not plastic.

On the top floor is found another bedroom that could easily be converted into an office. Once again, this space offers some excellent views of the outside world.

There is another bathroom, offering a glass-enclosed shower.

The laundry area is also on this floor.

Throughout this entire home, it won’t take much to switch around rooms to use them as a den, living room, dining room or office. There’s plenty of flexibility to be creative and turn this home into whatever works best for you and your family.

Some additional features include integrated sound built in for the two social floors. There are also two zones of heating and cooling. The plumbing, heat and electrical workings are new and there is central air. The windows and doors are insulated. Flooring throughout this beautiful home is hardwood, except in the bathrooms.

Ask about possible garage parking.

Location is one of the great things about living on Beacon Hill. Shopping for food is easy with Whole Foods within an easy walk out the door. The State House, Boston Common and the Public Garden as well as numerous restaurants, antique and specialty shops and art galleries are all within reach as is the Freedom Trail. Close by are the Park Street and Arlington Street MBTA stations and, by car, Storrow Drive, Route 90 and Route 93 are only a short drive away.

Address: 26 Garden St., Beacon Hill

BR/BA: Four bedrooms; three full bathrooms; one half bathroom

Size: 2,352 square feet

Price: $2,199,000

Taxes: $ 15,695 (Tax year 2017)

Year built: 1900

Features: Exceptional newer single family home new construction with four bedrooms plus family room/den, three-and-a-half baths, and lush patio in desirable Beacon Hill. Intimate, inviting formal living room with gorgeous 35-panel bay window. Bright chef’s kitchen with an eat-in island offers Sub-Zero/Thermador appliances, Carrara subway tile work and many well-designed custom features. Flexible floor plan allows one to customize den/formal dining spaces. Master offers generous proportions, occupying entire second floor. Sunny luxurious marble bath, radiant heat flooring, Waterworks fixtures.

Nearby: The State House, Boston Common and the Public Garden; restaurants, antique and specialty shops and art galleries along Charles Street; the Freedom Trail, the Black Heritage Trail; easy access to Park Street and Arlington Street MBTA stations and, by car, Storrow Drive, Routes 90 and 93.

Contact: Rebecca Davis Tulman, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – The Hammond Group, 66 Beacon St., Suite 22, Boston


Phone: 617-510-5050 (mobile), 617-904-3002 (direct), 617-904-2000 (office)