Back Bay Home of the Week: 78 Beacon St.

This luxurious mansion in the heart of Back Bay offers the best of Boston's historical architectural past and progressive future.

Yes, there really are ideal homes in the Back Bay where a family can grow and explore all that the City of Boston has to offer and provide adults with elegant entertaining options. This magnificent Flat-of-the-Hill mansion at 78 Beacon St. not only presents an array of period details and historical features, it boasts diverse room accommodations with over six bedrooms, an au-pair suite, a media room, a roof deck and a balcony. Entertaining will also be seamless and elegant with its soaring ceilings, incredibly spacious room dimension, 11 fireplaces and a sensational chef's kitchen finished with premier, state-of-the-art materials and appliances.

This 163 year-old vintage Victorian offers 14 spectacular rooms with incredibly spacious dimensions and oversized windows overlooking the legendary Boston Public Garden. The formal living room is filled with traditional period accents from the trey ceiling to the extended moldings to the geometric wainscoting to the ornate fireplace mantel. The formal dining area has been superbly designed in rich, warm woods in the architectural ceiling, fireplace and wall panels and striking stained glass. Virtually every space within this home presents these exceptional features, even down to the foyer, hallways and stairways.

The gourmet eat-in kitchen is an inviting space for any level cooks and provides the perfect relaxed setting for family members and guests to comfortably congregate before, during and after meals. It offers dual indoor seating options in a charming casual dining area and a breakfast bar at the center island and a wall of French doors that open into the enclosed garden for al fresco dining.

The six bedrooms and six full and two half baths have been luxuriously designed to provide the ultimate in comfort for its residents and their guests and fireplaces to softly illuminate a natural glow while relaxing after a long day of working or sightseeing. Even the private roof deck supplies bonus amenities, such as a fireplace, lighting and a flat screen tv.

It will likely take years for residents to fully absorb and discover all the beauty and details that have been preserved and enhanced to this beautiful mansion, but honestly, once residents have settled into this grand property and taken advantageous of its beneficial location within the heart of Boston, they will never want to give it up.


Location: 78 Beacon St.

Price: $10,750,000

Rooms: 14

Bedrooms: 6

Baths: 6 full, 2 half

Fireplaces: 11

Living Area: 7,878 sq. ft.

Parking: 1 full direct access, 1 rental

Listing Agent: Beth Dickerson, Gibson Sotheby's International Realty, 617-510-8565



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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