Tag Archives: Beacon Hill
About a year ago I did a shoot over on Byron Street for my friend Dusty at DNA Architecture. It was a fantastic home and here is the latest project he has done over on Chestnut Street. I absolutely love it and to see 2 garage parking spots in this location is pretty unheard of. Its also on the market for 6.695 Million
125 Mt. Vernon Street. The Old Charles Street Meeting House.
I was looking at new listings yesterday and this one popped up. I have to say I have yet to see this, but it looks pretty unique and unlike anything else that usually comes up in Boston. It looks like it could use some updating, but how much is the question. You are definitely paying for location and history, but at $1225 per sf, we will have to see if it gains that $4.9 million asking price.
Before seeing this listing I did not know of the history of this building, but it is definitely rich with everything Boston history is all about. Wikipedia and iBoston have a good brief history description of this home and gives a little insight into the 1980’s restoration and renovation.
All photos are from MLS and the listing is offered by Bruce Mclean of Coldwell Banker.
To view more stats you can look at my websites list information here
25 Walnut Street (Beacon Hill)
$8000 / Month
Furnished One of a kind Duplex just steps away from Boston Common. This is a large 2 bedroom with Office and brick vaulted media room. There is a formal dining area, large formal living room. Both bedrooms are large and the master has its own en-suite bath. Other features are 3 working fireplaces, storage closet, wine closet, private patio and private entrance. The furniture is as good as it gets. Pets Possible.
This is a photo I took of a new listing I have coming on for rent (more details later). I am pretty much over the term “man cave” so I am calling this the “man vault”. I love it! It’s so gothically dark and awesome. I want it.
More Details to Follow.
Beacon Hill Video
Here is a decent video that shows off some of Beacon Hills greates features. It a video done by Nashua Video Tours and it is to promote the Beacon Hill Business Association According to their website, this is their description:
“Who We Are
The Beacon Hill Business Association (BHBA) is a not for profit organization of more than 150 businesses on Charles Street, Cambridge Street and along the side streets of historic Beacon Hill in the center of Boston. BHBA community activities include the Harvest Moon party, the Holiday Stroll, Bi-annual Cleanup Days, Taste of Beacon Hill, Sidewalk Sales, Window Decorating contests, support of Halloween festivities, networking events and crime watch activities.”
Beacon Hill is a great neighborhood and this video (although a little dated already)gives a good insight to the history and the community that so many people love.
Online Garage Parking Resources
This weeks blog idea was to compose a bunch of garage parking options for downtown boston. I reached out to my “Twitterverse” aboout garage options someone suggested I check out Primospot.com . This is a great tool for Parking Spaces in the Downtown Boston neighborhoods. It has a lot of garages that i never heard of, but as for a real estate needs they list a lot of hourly and overnight parking lots, but don’t necessarily have many listed with monthly rates (which is what residential people are looking for). Since I do a lot of business in the South End, Beacon Hill, Back Bay, I noticed that they were missing out on a few good parking options, and some of the pricing on the list didn’t truly reflect the real pricing. I think it’s a fairly new site so over time this could iron itself out.
A few other big resources of parking in Downtown Boston garages are Pilgrim Parking and Central Parking. These 2 companies manage a large percentage of parking garages in Boston.
According to Pilgrim Parkings Website, they manage about 26 parking garages and have them all over the Greater Boston areas. Since they manage the site and all their rates and locations, I would assume all rates are fairly up to date. There are a few garages that are missing on Primospot.com that are on pilgrims site.
Central Parking Systems is a massive company that manages parking spaces all over the country. They manage some of the larger garages like the Prudential Center and Boston Common and post deals on their website
- “Reverse Commute Price” this is a really good option for some residents. This is the option that reduces the price by restricting garage usage. If you are a 9-5er, this is a great option to look into because the times you cant use the garage are usually 8-6 and you get weekends as well. Some garages give “sick days” but you have to look into that.
- Don’t wait till January to get a “winter parking spot. Nobody likes digging their car out of the snow and yes, its a smart thing to get a garage space for the winter to avoid the hassle of winter (if you can afford it). The only issue is that everyone else is thinking the same way. Don’t wait for the 1st big storm to hit because it might be too late and the garage (closest to you) might not have any monthly spaces left. This tends to happen more with the smaller garages like at Atelier 505 on Tremont. I’ve had many clients miss out due to a full monthly parking capacity.
- Do your research. Parking is all about demand and availability. Prices can sway heavily and if you are willing to walk an extra few blocks or so, you can save a bunch
This month I will be featuring other parking options around the city, including alley parking options which is an entirely different story.
Yesterday i did a photo shoot for this 2 bed plus office. Its a newly renovated penthouse duplex right on Beacon Street overlooking the Commons. I don’t think there could be a better view in Boston than this. There are 2 decks and the private roof-deck is amazing. This is going to be on the market for $7500
I did a photo shoot for an agent friend of mine today. This is a nice 1 bed duplex right on Joy street in Beacon Hill. The livingroom, full bath and kithchen are located on the first level and the bedroom is on the upper level. This has a nice layout and a roof-deck with perfect Beacon Hill views of the adjacent streets and the State House. I think its priced well at $590k.
Well, its 60 degrees out and i’m thinking this is the last week of this warm weather. I thought I should post something that will make you go out on the esplanade and enjoy this weather.