4/5 Byron Street
4/5 Byron Street
4/5 Byron Street offers one of the finest living experiences in Boston within the $6 million range. This building was originally constructed in 1890 by Graham Gund. With only two condos in the building, you'll benefit from having a floor plan that dwarfs what many people have in single-family homes. In addition to deed street parking, there is also a two-car garage.
Opportunities to enjoy the fresh air abound with several decks attached to the building. The rooftop is an ideal place to go, and even has its own garden. From here, you'll have a perfect 360-degree view of the city. With three big bedrooms, four full baths, and another half bathroom, you'll wonder how you ever lived without all this space. An elevator provides fast access to all of the condo's levels.
An advantage of the open living area is the fact that it has many of the characteristics of a loft. Skylights and tall windows that face south let in more daylight than you could ever imagine. The main living area spans two stories and has one of most unique architectural styles you will ever see. Balconies with a grid motif offer additional gathering space for your most important life events. The fireplace and motif accent walls help make your living area the star of your home.
One feature that stands out in the master suit is its abundance of bay windows. The garden deck is a nice, private place for you to enjoy morning coffee. A dressing room makes getting ready in the morning or for a special event very easy. The marble bath in the master suite has a very exquisite look that you will enjoy. An office space, built in a loft style, is another handy feature. If you have housekeeping or other staff that live with you, this condo offers convenient quarters that give everyone necessary privacy.
Was constructed in 1890 of brick and stone, has three stories and is situated in the distinguished Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston. Nearby are Boston Public Gardens, Phillips Street Park and Fisher College. Over the years, the building has been the subject of massive renovations, one in 2005 and another in 2009 resulting in two spectacular condos. Below the roofline are three round windows giving the building a very distinctive façade. An unusual feature is the shared, heated garage with exclusive, assigned parking and direct access to a private elevator. Allocation of parking spaces depends on the number of vehicles. Large basement, storage area, over 1,000 sq. ft. plus deeded on street parking. The HOA fee includes water, sewer and master insurance and differs for each unit.
These homes are located close to public transportation, shopping, and parks with walking and jogging trails. Tufts Medical Center, Churches, private and public schools are just a few of the other facilities close by. Units have central A/C, gas forced air heating, hot water by natural gas, and insulated Georgian windows fitted with blinds or drapes.
Condo number four is a second floor home and entry is by an antique-style wooden door with an arched architrave. Flooring is parquet throughout the living and dining areas and carpeting in the bedrooms. The layout consists of an extra large living room 22ft. x24 ft., a dining room 14 ft. x 14ft. and a family room 16 ft. x 23 ft. with built-in storage shelving on one wall.
The sumptuous, carpeted master bedroom, 14 ft. x 22ft., has a full, en-suite bathroom and French doors opening onto a balcony. Two outsized double closets extend along one wall. Bedroom two is 12 ft. x 15ft. and bedroom three is 13 ft. x 14 ft. also with a full en-suite bathroom. There is an additional one full bathroom and half bathroom situated within the unit. A luxurious kitchen and fully equipped laundry room make up the remainder of the 2,842 sq. ft second floor home.
Condo number five is the larger of the two homes and the entry is by double, oak doors set back from the sidewalk under a brick archway. The interior of this 5,323 sq. ft. residence was designed by renowned architect Graham Gund and is elegant and modern. It shares the same heated, parking garage with unit number four and also has deeded on-street parking. This intricately designed home is on three levels, has accent, paneled walls and multiple decks. The original 19th century, beamed ceiling remains, but it has been tastefully brought up to date with a new design and recessed lighting. A private elevator serves all three floors and ascends to a relaxing, rooftop “Zen” garden and a huge deck with commanding views of the city. All bedrooms have extra large windows; some have glass doors leading to one of the balconies, all of which have grid-motif balustrades. Bathrooms have lavish fittings and consist of bathtubs, vanities and free standing shower stalls, one of which is an angled, corner shower stall.
The first floor has a 12 ft. x 14 ft. bedroom and an additional 9ft. x 13ft. room that can be used for employed help.
The third floor accommodation comprises of a 20ft. x 23ft. living room with fireplace that flows into a split level13 ft. x 19 ft. dining room, both of which have south facing windows, recessed lighting and skylights. There is an extra 13 ft. x 12 ft. room, which has been used as a media room, and a second room that could be utilized as a gym as well as a stylish, open lattice 26ft. x 13 ft. gallery supported by four pillars. The luxurious 15 ft. x 13ft. kitchen completes the third floor space. It has tile flooring and a large chef’s range with a vent hood and a casual dining area with French doors. Other appliances include a wall oven, refrigerator/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. There are hookups for a washer and connections for a gas dryer. Situated beneath large windows is a span of custom cabinetry and exquisite granite counter tops. A large kitchen island has extra storage cabinets.
An imposing, winding staircase connects all three floors. The 14 ft. x 20 ft., bay-windowed master suite dominates the fourth floor and features a dressing room and a garden deck. A massive walk-in closet has shelving and hanging space galore, as well as nooks for extra storage. The en-suite bathroom has a double vanity and a sunken, Jacuzzi bathtub with marble surrounds and marble floor. A free standing, marble-walled steam shower/sauna is situated in one corner. To complete the fourth floor is a 16ft x 12 ft. room that can be used as a home office or recreational room.
No description can portray the opulence of these magnificent, contemporary homes. Once you view them, you will settle for nothing less. The vicinity, all the amenities, the style, grace and sumptuousness of these condos can only be found in a few other Boston homes.
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