The Burrage Mansion is one of the Back Bay’s grandest properties, attracting residents ranging from titans of business to former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. And now the football star’s former three-bed, three-and-a-half bath unit is officially on the market for $6,995,000.
The French Chateauesque-style mansion was built in 1899 as the winter home of attorney and industrialist Albert C. Burrage, who commissioned architect Charles Brigham to build him a home “that would be a reflection of his personal wealth and success as an entrepreneur.” Brigham adorned the exterior with nearly 50 dragons and gargoyles, 30 cherubs, and lion, eagle, and human heads carved into the elaborate stonework, according to historic documents.
Step inside the massive bronze entry doors to the stunning marble lobby, one of the very few landmarked lobbies in the city of Boston, Campion said. Adorned with intricate mosaic floors, coffered ceilings, and beautiful stained-glass windows that depict a Spanish sailing fleet, Brigham used only the highest-end materials and craftsmanship to design the property.
The 3,422-square-foot unit, which comprises the entire second floor of the mansion, is just as regal as the museum-like lobby, but with the welcoming qualities and genuine comfort of a family home.
“When you’re inside, it really has great detail, but it’s not as overwhelming as the foyer,” Campion said. “It feels like a home.”
In addition to a formal living room that’s filled with natural light, there’s a comfortable family room with a fireplace and an informal dining area overlooking Commonwealth Mall. The family room sits next to a kitchen with an island that seats four. The primary bedroom suite has its own fireplace, while the adjoining marble bath offers a deep soaking tub. The library features walls of built-in bookcases, and back when Brady lived there, it used to house his trophies, Campion said.
The unit also comes with two full garage parking spaces, which are highly coveted in the Back Bay.
While Burrage Mansion was owned as a single-family home until 1947, the space went on to accommodate a variety of medical facilities for several decades, including the Boston Evening Clinic. Brady purchased the second-floor unit in 2004 for $4,125,000 million, and sold it in 2008 for $5,285,000, according to property listings. But no matter the owner, everyone who goes near the famed property is dying for a glance inside. In fact, another unit in the building was used during the filming of 2019’s “Little Women” remake.
“Everyone always wants to see the inside,” Campion said. “It’s definitely a trophy property.”
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