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59 Mount Vernon St Boston, MA
$ 6,600,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#72784190
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountySUFFOLK
  • CityBoston
  • AreaBeacon Hill
  • Zip02108
  • StyleGreek Revival
  • Year Built1837
  • Taxes$ 82001
  • Price$ 6,600,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage6860
  • Lot Size3,485 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
George Ballantyne with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty.
Data Source:
Property Description

A paragon of timeless beauty with a rich heritage, this admired landmark residence built in 1837 presides atop picturesque Mount Vernon Street on the crest of Beacon Hill, benefitting from the southerly sunlight and large, lush garden that graces its grand Greek Revival frontispiece. Designed by architect Edward Shaw for prominent merchant Adam W. Thaxter, Jr., this rare jewel has been carefully restored and enhanced as a comfortably refined home of extraordinary character, notable for its splendid details and graceful ensemble of living/entertaining rooms. Striking Ionic pilasters adorn the bow-front sitting room. Other highlights include 14 fireplaces, double parlors, a dramatic curvilinear staircase, and top-floor octagonal observatory room commanding 360-degree city vistas. Opening to a captivating garden terrace, the dine-in gourmet kitchen is bright and airy below a peaked skylight. Served by an elevator, the home offers a versatile layout with the bedrooms on various levels.

Price History
2/10/2021 Listed $7,350,000
4/28/2021 7% - $6,900,000
5/12/2021 5% - $6,600,000

General Features

Amenities Public Transportation, Shopping, Tennis Court, Park, Walk/Jog Trails, Medical Facility, Conservation Area, Highway Access, House of Worship, Private School, Public School, T-Station, University
Appliances Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Microwave, Indoor Grill, Refrigerator, Freezer, Washer, Dryer, Washer / Dryer Combo, Vent Hood
Basement Yes
Cooling Zones 3
Electrical Equipment/Features 110 Volts, Circuit Breakers, 200 Amps
Energy Features Storm Windows, Storm Doors, Prog. Thermostat
Exterior Features Patio, Storage Shed, Professional Landscaping, Sprinkler System, Decorative Lighting, City View(s), Garden Area
Fireplaces 12
Flooring Tile, Vinyl, Wall to Wall Carpet, Marble, Hardwood, Stone / Slate
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 1
Heat Zones 3
Heating Forced Air, Hot Water Baseboard, Radiant, Gas
Interior Features Security System, Elevator
Lead Paint Unknown
Parking Features On Street Permit
Road Type Public
Roof Slate, Rubber
Sewer City/Town Sewer
Square Feet 6860.00
State Massachusetts
Style Greek Revival

Interior Features

Basement Features Full, Unfinished Basement, Exterior Access
Cooling System Central Air
Family Room Description Fireplace, Closet/Cabinets - Custom Built, Flooring - Wall to Wall Carpet
Hot Water Natural Gas
Kitchen Description Ceiling - Cathedral, Closet/Cabinets - Custom Built, Flooring - Wood, Dining Area, Countertops - Stone/Granite/Solid, Kitchen Island, Exterior Access, Remodeled, Stainless Steel Appliances, Gas Stove
Laundry Description Closet/Cabinets - Custom Built, Flooring - Vinyl
Total Bedrooms 6

Exterior Features

Exterior Brick
Garage Spaces 1
Lot Description City View(s)


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 02108

AVG $9.51M
AVG $70,834
AVG 262
Year Built
AVG 1859

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