An Affair To Remember

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Nick Churton of Robert Paul Properties’ London Office visits 77 Chestnut Street, a very stylish town house in Beacon Hill, Boston.

Broker: Robert Paul Properties

Agents: Paul Grover and Brian Dougherty

Oh I liked this. I was in the Beacon Hill area of Boston. We pulled off narrow and leafy Chestnut Street and swept, presidential style, into a private and generous covered parking court with herringbone brick and marble floors, and a grand open entrance area leading into the house. It was a Thomas Crown Affair moment (the original movie). A wood panelled lift glided between the five floors of this elegant, grown up town house. Up on the roof a deck, gallery and media room topped this top home.

Those very much in the know reckon this is a one-of-a-kind home close to some wonderful shops, galleries and restaurants in the center of Boston. Many well-known business, show business and senior politicians make this neighborhood their home. And yes, the Steve McQueen character in the movie had his home just a few of blocks away in Mt. Vernon Street.

Beacon Hill has three sections: the south slope, the north slope and the ‘Flat of the Hill’, which is where this beautiful house is situated. It is a neighborhood of Federal-style terraced town houses and is rightly famous for its pretty gas-lit streets with brick pavements.

Genteel, spacious, sophisticated, enviable and possessing great panache, this is simply one of the most gorgeous and refined places to live in Boston – one of the world’s great cities. Now that is an affair to remember.

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