The first homes built on Beacon Hill in the late 18th century were in the Federal style, before the iconic row houses of the 19th century caught on.
So it’s no wonder 1 Pinckney Street stands out.
According to the National Park Service, 1 Pinckney Street is, along with its fellow wooden Federal style homes at 5 and 7 Pinckney Street and a brick home at 43 South Russell Street, among the oldest homes in the neighborhood.
Built in the late 1700s the house is now up for sale.
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See inside 1 Pinckney Street:
The home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a cozy 991 square feet of living space. Listing agent Danielle Bing also mentioned that it has original pine floors and windows that face both Pinckney and Joy streets, along with an entrance on each of those streets.
The National Park Service explains its history:
“Dating to at least the early 1800s and possibly as early as 1791, 1 Pinckney Street may have originally been part of 5 and 7 Pinckney Street‘s east ell. The western half of the “shop’’ ell was evidently replaced by the brick building at 3 Pinckney Street (1833). Measuring two bays along Pinckney and three bays along Joy Street, 1 Pinckney rises two stories from a stone basement (barely visible on the Joy Street facade) to a flat roof.’’
“At one point it was a store,’’ Bing said. “There was an apartment upstairs and they eventually broke through.’’
There is also an extra 400 square feet in the basement that people have used as a large storage space.
1 Pinckney St. is listed for $1,200,000 and has a brick fireplace, a galley kitchen, a second floor with a master bedroom, pine floors and custom-built shutters. There are also exposed beams on the ceiling and built-in shelving.