Back Bay Home of the Week: 304 Commonwealth Ave., Unit 1

This spectacular property reaches deep into architectural periods and Massachusetts history.

This dramatic limestone mansion was exclusive designed in 1895 as the residence for T.B. Williams, a member of the Boston Board of Trade. This notable address was published in The American Architect in 1896 and is listed on the Massachusetts State Register of Historic Places. Renowned architect Julius Schweinfurth was the chief designer on the project and was celebrated for his classic turn-of-the-century mansions as well as the Wellesley College quadrangle.

This magnificent estate was beautifully restored and converted into three condominiums in 2009 and Unit 1 is currently on the Back Bay real estate market. This three bedroom duplex was impressively renovated to preserve the best materials and designs that signify this home's era with state-of-the-art systems and fittings to create the perfect eclectic home.

The elegant front foyers accented with a coffered ceiling and panel detail leads to a grand living room with an elevated ceiling, a baronial fireplace with a red marble hearth and curved windows with restored stained glass transom panels that provide scenic views of the tree-lined Commonwealth Ave. Mall. A set of pocket doors separates this room from the gourmet chef's kitchen that is fully equipped with a Carrara marble subway backsplash, professional Viking refrigerator, cooktop, double ovens, a serving pantry and an egress to a balcony with a gas line for outdoor grilling. The majestic octagonal dining area offers the perfect setting for formal entertaining and holiday gatherings with its English style carved fireplace made with quarter-sawn oak and a Verona marble hearth. Three steps lead to the luxurious fireplaced master suite with three floor-to-ceiling windows accented with plantation shutters, a walk-in closet/dressing room and a full bath with a jetted tub, dual vanity, large, seated shower, heated towel rack and marble flooring and surfaces.

The lower level contains a lovely family room with double window exposure, a laundry area with a Miele washer and dryer and two en-suite bedrooms, each with a deluxe bath, and to complete the available square footage of this home is a fireplaced office.

This property is conveniently located on a prime stretch of legendary Commonwealth Avenue in one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Boston. This residence, during its original construction, and today, represents the best of Back Bay living.



Location: 304 Commonwealth Ave., Unit 1

Price: $3,650,000

Rooms: 7

Bedrooms: 3

Baths: 3 full, 1 half

Living Area: 3,270 sq. ft.

Units in Complex: 3

Parking: 2 car garage parking

Listing Agent: Tracy Campion, Campion & Company, 617-851-3506



If you are a realtor or a home owner selling a home and want to be featured in an upcoming Home of the Week, please email Michele Taranto at m.taranto@aol.com.


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