Amazing one-of-a-kind 20-room townhouse in Back Bay
If you’ve always thought that a truly fabulous single-family home can only be found in the suburbs, you ought to see this amazing 10,200-square-foot dwelling on a swanky street in the always popular Back Bay. It has every comfort a 21st century family could desire with generous living and entertaining areas, bright bedrooms for everyone, gorgeous bathrooms, tons of outdoor space and places to park four cars.
An elegant townhouse, from the exterior, the brick bow-front at 410 Beacon St. resembles many other handsome buildings in the neighborhood. But once you step into the home’s foyer and see the light streaming through the half-round window and admire its subtle contemporary wall covering, you’ll realize that this home has a welcoming modern aesthetic.
Tracy Campion of Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate is listing this 20-room dream house for $15,990,000.
Renovated in 2015, it has been exquisitely designed and skillfully constructed to maximize style and function on each of the six levels. Every aspect is top-of-the-line.
Start your visit at the kitchen. It’s sleek. Most appliances are concealed behind paneling. There’s a tall Sub-Zero refrigerator, a six-burner Viking gas range, a convection microwave also by Viking, an Electrolux wall oven and an Asko dishwasher.
Storage for every kitchen necessity is plentiful in a wall of handleless cabinetry. A pair of large pendant light fixtures illuminate the oversized island, which has room to seat seven people. A toasty fireplace ensures that the kitchen is a comfortable place to relax, even when it’s not mealtime.
On a nice day, everyone can hang out on the adjacent deck, enjoying the view of the Charles River.
The kitchen opens into a very large family room, featuring a dramatic light fixture, au courant charcoal gray walls and a gas fireplace with a marble mantel. This space is wonderful for gathering with family. It could be decorated so that it’s casual or formal. Picture it as a dining space with a round table in the middle of the room or a long rectangular table beside the bow windows facing Beacon Street.
A high ceiling lends volume to the powder room on this level.
Climb up a flight of stairs or take the elevator (yes!) to the second floor to reach the entertaining level. At the top of the steps, a built-in wet bar is flanked by two sets of massive beverage refrigerators. There could be no better place to show off a serious wine collection and to serve special guests.
On the side of the house facing Beacon Street, the library is bright and charming, completely unlike an old school library. The wallpaper here is patterned with books, but due to the pale neutral colors, the initial impression is a print of abstract rectangles. It’s a place to converse with friends in front of the fireplace and it would also make an amazing home office.
A spacious living room is the place to host parties. Fill it with seating – there’s plenty of space. A wall accented with warm wood holds the TV, hung right over the long contemporary fireplace. By day, enjoy the views of the Charles River through the trees. By night, lights sparkle across the river on the Cambridge side.
The powder room on this level has a long, attractive vanity.
The third floor of the home is a bedroom level with an au pair suite. It’s a getaway at the end of the day, rocking a kitchenette with a Sharp microwave and a Liebherr fridge, a living room facing Beacon Street, and a cozy bedroom with room for a double bed by the window.
The full hall bathroom has a shower with frameless glass doors, hexagon floor tiles and a glossy vanity with an integrated sink.
A smaller bedroom on this floor is staged with a daybed and a TV - a quiet spot to take it easy, or it could possibly serve as an office or study.
There’s a guest suite down the hall offering bay windows and river views. With its feeling of privacy and an en suite bathroom sporting a double vanity and a modern graphic tile floor, it feels like a suite in a boutique hotel.
A laundry room with a full-sized Electrolux washer and dryer rounds out the third floor.
The fourth floor is the family level with lots of light flowing in front and back. Four good-sized bedrooms have built-in desks and organized closets. One of the full baths has an oversized trough-style sink with three sets of faucets - perfect for small children. The bathtub is deep with large-scale subway tiles on the surround and graphic wave patterned tiles on the floor.
Another bathroom on this floor is en suite to a back bedroom. It also features a deep soaking tub. The wall features light gray subway tiles and pale blue floor tiles are laid in a floral pattern.
The entire fifth floor is the primary suite and it’s a haven for busy parents.
Walls clad in warmly stained wood accent the sleeping area. Opposite the king size bed is a wall that conceals two walk-in closets.
The sitting area is furnished with a built-in daybed - a comfortable spot to kick back, watch TV and enjoy a glass of wine. Two very private landscaped decks are located off the bedroom, each serving as a retreat from a bustling household.
Looking and feeling like a spa, the main bathroom is stunning. Glass doors enclose a wet room holding a shower and a fabulous soaking tub. The main vanity has two sinks, and a smaller vanity provides a place to sit and apply makeup.
Take the elevator down to the garden level, where there is a large home gym with mirrored walls. After a serious cardio session, workout clothes can go straight to the laundry room on this floor, which has a Whirlpool top-loading washer and dryer. Clean up in the full bathroom, which has a long sink and a shower with glass doors. The gym has its own door leading to the outside, so your trainer can come in without walking through the house.
Also on this level, there is a media room/playroom and a mudroom with a long bench, cubbies and hooks for coats.
Outside is the home’s garage with parking for two cars. Two other cars can park in spaces behind the house. A private courtyard with a basketball hoop provides a fun place for family members to blow off steam.
This exceptional home is ideal for a family with 20 rooms ensuring plenty of space for everybody’s needs. And, of course, all the pleasures of Back Bay living are right outside the front door.
Address: 410 Beacon St., Back Bay
BR/BA: Eight bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two half baths
Built: 1886 with extensive renovations in 2015
Size: 10,200 square feet
Building features: Exceptionally renovated 1880s bowfront building with beautiful details including bay and bow windows, dark hardwood floors and four fireplaces. Full floor high-end kitchen and family room, a second level of superb entertaining spaces. Eight bedrooms, six full bathrooms and two half baths. Top floor primary suite with spacious private balconies front and back and an extraordinary en suite bathroom. Several private outdoor spaces. Au pair suite. Media room/playroom with access to mudroom. Home gym with a door to outside. Two fully-equipped laundry rooms. Six-floor elevator. Private garage and four parking spaces.
Nearby: Shops, restaurants and cultural attractions of the Back Bay, houses of worship, The Esplanade, Charles River, MBTA Green Line, Orange Line and commuter rail at Back Bay station, easy access to Storrow Drive, Massachusetts Turnpike, and Route 93.
Contact: Tracy Campion, Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate, 172 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116
Phone: Office - 617-236-0711, Mobile - 617-203-6176