Newly renovated townhouse sold on Beacon Hill

BY WAYNE BRAVERMAN/STAFF WRITER
26 Garden St. is a gorgeous four-bedroom, three-and-half bathroom home.

Beacon Hill welcomes new home owners. 26 Garden St. was sold on Jan. 22 for $2,150,000.

Rebecca Davis Tulman of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – The Hammond Group was the listing broker and Kathryn Gustafson of Redfin Corp. represented the seller.

This newly gut-renovated gorgeous townhome has 10 rooms, four bedrooms and three-and-half bathrooms. With 2,352 square feet of luxurious living, the new residents will have plenty of options on how to creatively utilize this space in this delightful single-family home.

Located in a section of Beacon Hill that has an abundance of single-family residences, six alone in the area of this one, this building was originally built in 1900. The recent redesign was resourcefully executed, effectively integrating contemporary features while paying tribute to the home’s past.

Each of the five unique floors offers excitement and versatility, allowing the new residents to create the spaces that work best for their lifestyles. The wide and perfectly angled circular staircases allow for ease and safety while ascending and descending.

The street-level side door leads to an entryway that keeps all the necessities organized and readily available. No more tracking the elements through the home with a shoe tray or losing keys with a convenient key holder. Stepping down into a lower level room that currently has a built-in television can be used as a family room or easily transformed into a dining room, an office or hobby room.

The formal living room on the first floor offers plenty of space and comfort. One of the highlights of this room is a beautiful 35-pane curve bay window. Although all the windows were replaced during the renovation, this window was preserved – a wise decision given the classic design.

The U-shaped kitchen is gleaming white with sparkling black granite countertops and Carrara subway tile work backsplash. The appliances are all top-of-the-line. A four-burner Thermador gas stove, oven, dishwasher and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. The island makes a perfect seating area for morning breakfast or an informal lunch.

The outdoor patio, with direct access from the kitchen, is a great place to spend those nice days and evenings that will hopefully be arriving soon (please – no more nor-easters this year…). With spring and summer right around the corner, the new residents will have fun entertaining on the patio. Using the gas grill will be fast and efficient with the gas lines coming from the house. This patio has a fence, high enough to enjoy the soon-to-bloom gardens in privacy.

The room off from the kitchen is extremely versatile and has windows overlooking the patio. The chandelier adds an extra measure of class to the space, while enhancing a formal dining room experience. The room could easily be used as a family room, if desired.

The large master bedroom suite occupies the second floor. Two large windows are perfect for enjoying the great afternoon sunlight. There are plenty of closets for arranging seasonal wardrobes and paraphernalia.

The en suite bath is a delight. Radiant heated floors will keep feet warm on chilly days and nights. There’s also a double vanity and a large and inviting marble shower.

There are two additional bedrooms with large closets on the third floor. The original ceiling beams were once dark colored, but are now a dazzling white to lighten and brighten the room. Views from this floor are great, capturing the loveliness of the area.

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

The top floor room can be used as a guestroom, an office or an artist’s haven. Once again, this space offers some excellent views of the surrounding community. The bathroom has a glass-enclosed shower.

The laundry room is also on this floor.

Some additional features include integrated built in sound system on the two social floors. The home is energy efficient providing two zones of heating and cooling with central air along with insulated windows and doors. The plumbing, heat and electrical fixtures are new. Flooring throughout this beautiful home is hardwood.

This home also has an option for garage parking.

Location is one of the attractions of living on Beacon Hill. Whole Foods is within walking distance for all your food and supplies. The State House, Boston Common and the Public Garden as well as numerous restaurants, antique shops, specialty boutiques 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

Selling price: $2,150,000

Date sold: Jan. 22, 2018

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.

Listing agent: Rebecca Davis Tulman, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage – The Hammond Group, 66 Beacon St., Suite 22, Boston. To learn about more listings, email her at rebecca.davistulman@nemoves.com or phone 617-510-5050 (mobile), 617-904-3002 (direct), 617-904-2000 (office). Also visit online at https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/ma/boston/agent/rebecca-davis-tulman/aid_160993

Selling agent: Kathryn Gustafson of Redfin Corp.

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