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Historic Townhouse in Beacon Hill Up for Sale for a Whopping $5.2M

A townhouse in Beacon Hill is in a prestige location that overlooks the iconic Public Garden of the City. It has lots of historic details. In fact, the townhouse dates back to 1820. Another fact is that this particular property is up for sale right now for $5.2 million.

Located in the idyllic 34 West Cedar Street, the townhouse spans 4,158 square feet and boasts a total of 15 rooms. It also has nine fireplaces, a wine cellar with a capacity of 1,200, and a roof deck. All of these things will be awarded to the buyer of the Greek revival property.

The Neighborhood

Beacon Hill remains to be one of the most cherished neighborhoods in the city. It is the home of the main location of the Massachusetts government where the State House has been proudly standing for centuries now at its pinnacle. On the southern part of the community, it is bordered by the Boston Public Harden, the well-known Emerald Necklace, and the Boston Common that spreads 50 acres.

Beacon Hill has the Cambridge Street just around its northern part, which serves as the home of the number one ranked hospital in the nation, Massachusetts General. On the eastern part of the neighborhood, The State House can be found, while the banks of the Charles River and Arlington Street are on the west.

Split into two, Beacon Hill is divided by the delightful village shops along Charles Street. In this part of the community, there are a number of townhomes that are at least 150 years old. These elegant homes that have been around since the 19th and 20th century are currently known as the Flat of the Hill.

The neighborhood has always been known for its historic architecture, where there are brick sidewalks, gas-lit streets, and townhouses earing a federal style. There are also high-end antique shops and boutiques, particularly along Charles Street. Beacon Hill also has Acorn Street, which is dubbed as the most photographed street in all of America. The gilded dome of the Massachusetts State House and the Cheers bar make this place so famous for locals and tourists alike.

Considered to be one of the best neighborhoods for celebrating Halloween, Beacon Hill has a history of selling luxury properties that typically have a historic significance. They range from mid-priced real estate to astounding costs for condos, single family, and multi-family homes.

The 1820 townhouse is just one of the properties for sale in the area. It is priced at $5.2 million and features lavish facilities and amenities. There are also other properties to check out in the area. One of them is yet another apartment that is also located on West Cedar Street. It is not for sale but is available for rent. Unit 41 of a Beacon Hill Apartment in 81 West Cedar Street asks for $2,500 monthly. The unit is spacious and comes with a newly renovated bathroom and kitchen.

The same apartment unit has more than 620 square feet of living space. It is conveniently located just one block away from the Massachusetts General Hospital, and it also provides easy access to public transportations. Although the area seems a little busy, it is on the quiet side of the street where it is always sun-filled.

Other features of the apartment unit include a wide eat-in kitchen that has new stainless steel appliances, such as a dishwasher and a microwave. The tenant can choose to dine either at the breakfast bar or the dining area of the place. To complete the space, one bedroom and a huge living room are included in the property. The living area is so spacious that it can be converted into another bedroom.

There is also plenty of storage space, as well as hardwood floors, heater, and hot water, which are all included in the rent. The building is smoke-free, and pets are not allowed.

More Options to Watch Out For

Aside from the townhouse and the apartment unit mentioned above, Beacon Hill has more selections for serious homebuyers. In fact, there are about eight open houses, and they are all under $1 million. Although Beacon Hill is protected by some restrictions for preservation, some of the homes offer modern facilities with a touch of classic architecture.

First is the house in 15 River Street, Beacon Hill which asks for $949,000. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom with the whole property totaling to 778 square feet. In this part of the neighborhood, the homes get plenty of sunlight. For those looking for a bright place to live in, along with views of the historic Public Garden and the community, this condo may just be one of the best choices.

Another is a studio apartment that asks for $728,000 only. It is generous in space, and the unit offers a breathtaking view of the Arboretum as it is just close to it. This property is situated at 8 Whittier Place. In 11 Irving Street, there is another open house every Sunday and is priced at $499,000. It has one bedroom and one bathroom with a total square footage of 407. The living room area provides ample of space that even allows full-sized pieces of furniture to enter and be used without problems.

A remarkable property that is up for sale in Beacon Hill is at 1-3 Chestnut Street, with an asking price of $895,000. The one bedroom and one bathroom property is situated in a momentous elevator building. It is just a few minutes away from the Boston Common, Public Garden, and the Financial District.

Finally, the 4 Smith Court garden duplex home is also up for sale for just $995,000. It comes with one bedroom and one and a half bath with a total land space of 1,055 square feet. It is newly constructed, and although it has a classic feel to it, it provides ample living space that resembles contemporary details, along with a custom kitchen, a patio, and a private deck.

Even More Townhomes

Just in 2016, another property was up for sale. Just like our main townhouse above, this one was also built in 1820. However, it was not as expensive as the townhouse, which was located at 63 Johnston Street in the West Roxbury neighborhood asked for $725,000 for its closing price.

It was a single family colonial that farmhouse had a charming barn that stood out among the row of houses, triple deckers, and brick apartment buildings. The colonial property had three bedrooms and one and a half bathroom with 1,966 square feet of space. It was truly full of ancient details including vaulted ceilings, antiquated fireplace, exposed brick, hardwood flooring, and barn-board walls. The home, although had a traditional composition was not without modern amenities, including updated bathrooms, in-ground swimming pool, and stainless steel appliances.

Compared to the above-mentioned property in West Roxbury, a townhouse in Beacon Hill with four bedrooms and three and a half bathroom as well as four fireplaces was listed for $4.5 million. Located at 92 Pinckney Street, the property halted the buying process and switched to renting first.

Spanning more than 3,300 square feet, this particular apartment is now asking for $12,500 per month. Before its availability starting the first of September 2017, it was first asking $14,000 monthly at the beginning of August. The changing prices may be a sign that there is room for negotiation, which potential renters can take advantage of.

Unlike the first townhouse, this one comes unfurnished although it was renovated only recently. This Beacon Hill property has a modern interior even though the bones of the building date from the 1820s, just like the West Cedar Street townhouse.

For those still searching for similar properties, there is another one that sits on Beacon Hill, but it is quite pricey. The townhouse is currently looking for buyers willing to spend $9 million. However, the lavishness of the property makes the asking price just right for its features and amenities.

This specific property comes with a spacious roof deck and has a total of eight rooms with five fireplaces scattered all over the townhouse. It is situated at the Back Bay-Beacon Hill border at 33 Beaver Place and spans 4,664 square feet. The spread has been around since 1899 and already has modern amenities. It has a two car garage as well as four full bathrooms. Currently, it is one of the most expensive listings ever in the city of Boston, particularly with single-family properties.

In the recent years, Beacon Hill has seen an increase in its home sales. In fact, compared to last year, it jumped 60% with $420,000 average home sales. The homes are valued at $1,066 per square foot, which is a huge hike from last year’s $995. When it comes to the median sales price, one bedroom properties have decreased in prices with 3.1% reduction. However, from two-bedroom to four-bedroom properties, they all increased with 272.2% as the highest, which is for the four-bedroom homes.

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