Nothing gold can stay, Robert Frost once wrote, and that is certainly true for this condo listing with a commanding view of the Statehouse’s distinct golden dome.
21 Beacon St., Apt. 9I hit the market Feb. 9 for $949,000, and was snapped up recently by an offer with contingencies. In 861 square feet, the unit offers shared living room and kitchen spaces, two bedrooms, and two full bathrooms.
Step through the front door and you’ll be standing right across from the restored living room window that shows off that view. Located on the top floor, the home also supplies glimpses of Back Bay, the Boston Common, and the Charles River.
The L-shaped kitchen includes an electric range, wood cabinetry, and a breakfast bar. One of the bedrooms has been converted into what the listing refers to as a “Zoom room,” outfitted with foam panels to absorb sound. The other comes with a coat of green paint and an en-suite bathroom. The home also features high ceilings and parquet floors.
Just one floor above is a common roof deck, where residents of the Beacon Hill mid-rise can sit and enjoy panoramic views of the city. Apartment 9I’s future owners will also have access to the building amenities, such as concierge service and elevators.
21 Beacon St. was constructed in 1899 and was formerly known as the Hotel Bellevue. It may be most famous as a former residence of JFK; the late president rented a two-bedroom suite in the building in the 1940s. Before the hotel was built, the land held the home of James Bowdoin, who served as the governor of Massachusetts between 1785 and 1787.
Brian Graham of Leopold & McMasters Realty has the listing.
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