The former Beacon Hill home of a famous Boston architect

This mid-rise unit on Chestnut Street has a brand new kitchen with dining area and a sunny living room with a fireplace.


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142 Chestnut Street, Unit 8/9, Beacon Hill
Price: $3,590,000
Cut: 2,077 square feet
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms : 2 complete, 1 partial

Sometimes you can learn a lot about a house by finding out a bit about its history. And given what we know about this Beacon Hill condo, it must be good. This Chestnut Street mid-rise unit is the former home of famed Boston architect Henry Forbes Bigelow, who worked with the Winslow, Wetherell and Bigelow Company to design civic and residential buildings throughout Massachusetts. The home of a professional interior designer? Sign us up.

The size of the unit will amaze you. With over 2,000 square feet of living space, this home exceeds what you would typically expect from a Boston condo. With the square footage of this home, you’ll find a living room (facing the front of the house to take advantage of an abundance of natural light), a home office, and a brand new eat-in kitchen with built-in cabinetry. measure, wet bar and high end appliances. On the upper level of the home, you’ll find the home’s two bedrooms, including a well-appointed master suite that reaches the heights of luxury with an oversized walk-in closet and sumptuous marble bathroom.

This particular unit located on one of Beacon Hill’s most desirable streets was inspired by a classic Venetian palace, according to its realtor, and is built in a Spanish Renaissance style. Throughout the home, you’ll find dazzling details like herringbone-patterned hardwood floors and a gorgeous stone fireplace in the living room. Although its roots come from a bygone era, the home spares no contemporary luxuries, from its in-unit laundry room to the shared courtyard that provides much-needed outdoor living space. It’s no wonder this place served as Bigelow’s primary residence for years.

For more information, contact Tracy Campion, Campion & Company Fine Homes Real Estate, campionre.com.

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