Constructed in 1827, this enchanting residence with a glorious past in desirable Beacon Hill features the latest modern conveniences yet still retains its 19th-century charm, thanks to a loving restoration.
28 Chestnut Street, Boston, Massachusetts
A mongst Boston's Beach Hills historical houses sits 28 Chestnut Street, an impeccably preserved 19th Century Federal-style home that delivers savoir-faire with noble prominence. In 1827, architect Jesse Shaw, a family member of Robert Gould Shaw, built the now famed property. Robert Gould Shaw, depicted by Matthew Broadrick in the blockbuster Glory, was the commanding officer of the first all-black regiment to fight for the Union during the Civil War. The property is said to be part of the Underground Railroad and includes a bunker accessed through the basement. This history alone makes this property unique; however, the lineage continues. In the day, the dining room was a speakeasy or "Gentleman's Club," with a separate entrance onto the street. Several notable residents called 28 Chestnut Street home from the Heinz family to the Hollywood icon George Hamilton's family. Now empty nesters, the current owners are looking to downsize and pass the torch to a new ménage.
The home itself is equally as impressive. The five-story, five-bedroom, six-bathroom residence is unusually wider than the similar homes in the area and provides over 6,500-square-feet of exquisite living space. "Walk in from your two-car garage through the private deck and into your bright eat-in kitchen with gorgeous family and formal dining rooms,” describes Beth Dickerson, Listing Agent with Gibson Sotheby's International Realty. "Head upstairs to the sunny Parlor level for your formal living room, music room, and a large library with all original detailing. The top 3 floors contain the home office and master retreat with a sizable walk-in closet, spa-like bathroom, and fireplace for those chilly New England winters. The top two floors contain four bedrooms, gym, and living area with plenty of space."
With the notable combination of its prime locale, amenities, size, history, and impeccable preservation, 28 Chestnut Street now stands as one of the most stunning houses in Beacon Hill.
28 Chestnut Street, Boston, MA, is offered at $10,750,000.
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Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
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