Back Bay

Back Bay

Neighborhood Description

Boston’s Back Bay is a historic district recognized for its stately Victorian-era brownstones and is one of the most scenic residential areas in Boston. Back Bay is mostly a mixture of condominiums, single families, and rental apartments. Newbury Street has long been home to Boston’s most upscale retail shops and restaurants. Initially conceived as a residential-only area, commercial buildings were permitted from around 1890, and Back Bay now features many office buildings, including The John Hancock Tower, Boston’s tallest skyscraper.
Back Bay borders the Charles River and the Boston Public Gardens. The Esplanade along the Charles provides residents with picturesque walking, running and biking trails. The Boston Public Garden was the first public botanical garden in America and remains one of the most beautiful landmarks in Boston. The Commonwealth Ave Mall was among Boston’s first planned public spaces. Construction began in 1856 that lasted through the Gilded Age (1870’s – 1900). Inspired by the elegant tree-lined boulevards of Paris, this picturesque street was built to promote health and wellness.

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The Ayer Mansion is the only Tiffany-designed home in the world. Standing five stories on both Commonwealth Ave and Marlborough St, this is a rare opportunity to match a buyer’s vision with a uniquely modern design. Designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, the sleek, pale façade with bright mosaic detail challenges the Boston streetscape as much now as it did at its unveiling in 1902. Entering the great hall, the eye is drawn to the tall fireplace, vaulted ceiling and up the imperial stairs under the proscenium arch of Tiffany mosaics tiles. At the top of the first landing and seen from the foot of the stairs, a trompe l’oeil Greek temple reflects unusual depth and light. With designs in place and an award-winning team of developers and architects assembled, this private residence will offer its next occupant the opportunity to reimagine this livable work of art. With each floor ranging in size from 2700sf to 3000sf, the conceptual redesign accommodates 6 bedrooms, 13 baths and 3-Car garage. $14,995,000 Active

395 Commonwealth Boston, Massachusetts

23 Beds 12 Baths 15,000 SqFt 0.110 Acres

Contemporary luxury meets exceptional historic details in this exquisite Back Bay Townhouse! With over 10,000 SF of impeccably renovated living and entertaining spaces, this property is in a class of its own! With exceptional views of both the Charles River and Back Bay Skyline, this home comprises 7 bedrooms and 6 full, 2 half baths and has graciously proportioned rooms and a thoughtful layout. The designer chef’s kitchen with top of the line appliances opens directly onto a spectacular deck and patio, allowing for easy “indoor/outdoor” living. The top floor primary suite has multiple private patio spaces and a stunning skylight, bathing the spaces in natural light. The spacious gym has an attached full bath. The high level of sophisticated craftsmanship, elevator, 1 car garage (w/ 2 outdoor deeded spaces) and intricate details throughout, make this home a rare find indeed! This home is ideally situated in the heart of Back Bay and is in the center of everything Boston has to offer! $14,950,000 Active

410 Beacon St Boston, Massachusetts

7 Beds 8 Baths 10,255 SqFt 0.080 Acres

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