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The Whitwell

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32 Derne St.


Beacon Hill

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The Whitwell is a newly constructed boutique-luxury building situated in the beautiful historic Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston. The refreshed and improved building boasts six floors that offer 15 spacious condominiums and includes three penthouses. Additional common areas provide even more interior and exterior space. From the historical design details on the brownstone exterior to the impeccably decorated front entry foyer and residence lobbies with marble floors and plush carpeting, designer lighting fixtures, and carefully selected furniture, the newly renovated building is the very definition of elegant splendor. The residences are spacious and attractive with a variety of layouts and thoughtful details. With a lower number of residences in the building, you are ensured a small and exclusive community. These condos offer you the opportunity to live in one of the most popular neighborhoods in Boston with every bit of luxury and convenience you could hope for.


The building is a transformation of Suffolk University’s Fenton Building at 32 Derne St., on the corner of Derne and Hancock. Originally built in 1880 and occupied by a printing company for most of its history, the building was converted into university classrooms and office space in 1975 that housed several departments until its sale in 2014. As a residential neighborhood this reversion of the building to residential boutique-luxury condominiums was a welcome change, and construction was completed in late 2016. The new construction gutted the interior to update the building to accommodate high-end family living. The building offers access to the best of both worlds – the neighborhood’s small shops and restaurants and the benefits of the larger city, while you live in full-service comfort.

The development and design team focused on providing spacious and luxurious living accommodations, cosmopolitan design and materials that offer all the comforts and conveniences needed in a contemporary home, and a classic sophistication. Special attention was paid to honoring the unique details of the original building and the aesthetic history of the predominantly residential neighborhood. The developers have restored the façade to its previous grandeur and designed interiors that combine classic refinement with contemporary features and conveniences. The moment you walk into the front lobby you are enveloped in striking contemporary design with first-class materials. Located in the prestigious Beacon Hill area, life in this development provides access to all of the important cultural, social, and professional opportunities Boston has to offer.


On-site concierge and doorman service is offered in the building to meet all of your needs and add to the sense of elite living. This full service building can help simplify your busy city life, providing support that helps your family enjoy your best possible lives or offering an oasis for the hard-working professional from the hectic world. An underground garage with direct elevator access provides secure and private parking that keeps residents safe from the elements all year long. Residents are provided with two stacked parking spaces per condo.

One of the most appreciated amenities is the landscaped roof top terrace that is maintained for common use and offers a unique opportunity to take in the outdoor beauty of the city in sophisticated comfort. With fine furniture and impeccably designed gathering spots, the terrace is great for outdoor entertaining, getting to know your neighbors, or just having a safe and comfortable place out of doors to relax on a beautiful day away from the hustle of the city. The penthouses have individual terraces, offering all the traits of the communal terrace with the added bonus of privacy. The view from all of the terraces is of the charming neighborhood in the immediate vicinity and the Boston cityscape, giving residents the best of cultivated urban living.

Private sizable laundry facilities with the finest appliances are included in each residence for your convenience. The building features central heat and air for comfortable living in all weather conditions, and the large windows give an abundance of natural light all year long. The HOA fee covers additional services that include the water, sewer, maintenance, landscaping – including continual upkeep and updating of the roof top social terrace, and snow removal. Your beloved pets are always welcome in the building.


Each condo offers a coveted single floor residence with two, three, or four bedroom suites and 12-foot ceilings throughout. Layouts range from 1,853 to 3,250 square feet, so you can select the size and style that best meets your needs. A variety of open floor plans are provided, each highlighting craftsmanship, convenience, and large windows that offer extraordinary natural light with a view over the picturesque Charles River and State House. There are three extra-spacious penthouses with private terraces, but currently two have been combined into one penthouse that is an extravagant 6,270 square feet on two levels. The split-level penthouse offers six-bedroom suites, a full seventh bath, and private terraces on both levels.

Bedroom suites include floor-to-ceiling windows with electric blinds option, attached private luxurious bathrooms, and impressive walk-in closets. Hakewood seven-inch hardwood oak floors fill each condo, and bathrooms feature heated Calacatta marble floors. Bathrooms also have glass doors on marble walled spacious walk-in showers, contemporary fixtures throughout, and double sinks/vanities with extensive storage drawers and cabinets underneath.

Kitchens include custom cabinets with excellent storage and organizing space, Quartzite topped islands and countertops, Wolf ranges, and large built in sub-zero refrigerators. The high-end luxury appliances and thoughtful design make the kitchens suitable workspaces for the finest chef, but convenient and uncomplicated for everyday use. The open floor plan design flows from the kitchen to family dining area and living room, contributing to a convenient and attractive space to share family time or entertain guests. Gas fireplaces in the living rooms furnish clean and simple to operate additional warmth and beauty in the colder months. Each condo also includes an additional half-bath/powder room, a family room, and a study/office area as well.

The open floor plans offer a variety of options to fit your needs, and afford creative options for interior design to create a home according to your tastes and preferences. With simple classic design of excellent craftsmanship as a canvas, you can put your own stamp on your new home if you wish. The reliably refined design provides you an elegant lifestyle with no effort necessary if you prefer a move-in ready option.

The Whitwell delivers a comfortable, convenient, and elegant lifestyle with access to everything great Boston has to offer.

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