Luxury Home of the Week: For $6.45m, a Beacon Hill address where Nathaniel Hawthorne lived

Buying Home of the Week Luxury Beacon Hill Boston
54 Pinckney Street Boston exterior
54 Pinckney St. was built in 1833. Kerry Howell Photography

The cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill have been known to house a few famous authors over the years, from Sylvia Plath to Henry David Thoreau. Now you have a chance to dwell where Nathaniel Hawthorne did.

54 Pinckney St., a five-level, 3,825-square-foot Federal-style home, hit the market Sept. 7 for $6,450,000. Built in 1833, the property has been updated with new shutters, lighting, paint, a sound system, and wallpaper. There are five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and two half bathrooms. Sitting on 0.03 of an acre, the home also offers a private patio in the back. The Moving Greater Boston Team at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Warren Residential has the listing.

The first floor is home to the dining room and kitchen, each with a fireplace. The kitchen features countertops and backsplash of marble, white cabinets, an island, and a door to the brick patio. A powder room with playful French terrier wallpaper completes the floor.

Up the curved staircase, the second floor includes a living room and library connected via a pocket door. The latter space gets a modern touch with a dramatic coat of navy paint and a sleek wet bar.

The upper two floors are reserved for the sleeping quarters, each outfitted with new closet systems. The primary suite encompasses the entire third floor, including a bedroom with a fireplace, a walk-in closet, laundry room, and a bathroom with a double vanity, standalone shower, and a heated floor. There are three bedrooms on the fourth floor, including one with an en-suite bathroom featuring a shower/tub combination under a skylight.

The home’s lower level offers a patio entrance, full bathroom, laundry room, and eat-in kitchen.

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Correction: A previous version of this story gave an incorrect date for the construction of this home. It was built in 1833. regrets the error.