JUST LISTED: Bold Back Bay Townhouse Overlooking the Charles River
August 13, 2019
Tucked inside a corner Brownstone on the coveted riverside of tree-lined Beacon Street, this sophisticated townhouse is anything but common in Boston.
The owner, a father of three teenagers, envisioned open, clean interiors that were “cool” enough for his children and their friends, but left the details up to interior designer Dee Elms. As opposed to clinical white contemporary rooms, Elms combined bold accents and bespoke touches with an inviting domestic setting to create a space reminiscent of the 1861 building’s history. The home’s stylish spirit is announced immediately in the entry hall, where the fluid brushstrokes of hand-painted Porter Teleo wallpaper in the nearby dining room instantly catch one’s eye. In the living room, appreciation for finish and detail is apparent everywhere, from the riveted brass and marble fireplace to the black walls threaded with silver. The deep window seat provides ample room for guests. From the light-filled breakfast nook in the eat-in kitchen, savor a cup of coffee as you take in views of the Charles River. The marble island is surrounded by sleek black cabinetry and punctuated by a sleek waterfall of Calacatta marble.
One of the most remarkable things about the home is how it blends family comfort with luxury, striking the perfect balance of beauty and utility. There is the glossy storage wall in living room, which serves as closet space for the owner’s son when he stays overnight; then, there is the stunning expanse of marble and glass in the serene master bath, appointed with a custom-designed double vanity and soaking tub by Italian manufacturer Agape. The balancing act between practical and sensational is evident throughout.
134 Beacon Street #201 is located one block from Boston’s Public Garden and enjoys two additional bedrooms, a wet bar, laundry area, and two direct access parking spaces. The building is professionally-managed with onsite weekday super and staff from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
3 Bedrooms | 3 Full, 1 Half Baths | 2,842 Sq. Ft. | Offered at $6,850,000