Beacon Hill penthouse living at its peak

On the top floor and under the roof of this 1850 Beacon Hill brick rowhouse is a spectacular penthouse unit, which features a lofty atrium great room that defies 31 Mount Vernon St.‘s historical confines in every way, shape and form. Both the penthouse atrium and the unit’s top-of-the-hill location across the street from the State House will put you at the top of the Hub in luxury loft living.

“I can’t believe this is Beacon Hill!” you might say as you step into the great room of the 1,685-square-foot, 2-bed, 2.5-bath unit, which is offered at $1,425,000. This space is carefully configured so that the old hipped roof forms a cathedral ceiling and its dormers serve as skylights — a shining example of how “modern” a 19th-century home can be. The unit’s corner location gives it four sunny exposures to shed further light on this lofty living area. The gas fireplace is centrally placed for maximum diffusion of heat throughout the space.

The great room’s hardwood floor continues the lofty flow into the open kitchen. The stair to the upper bedroom level continues as a railed landing overlooking the new space while preserving its historical style.

The spacious kitchen is fully equipped with granite counters, state-of-the-art appliances, and classic cabinetry custom-designed to blend with the house’s historical details.

The master bath boasts a Carrara marble twin-sink vanity with stainless steel hardware, wainscoting tiled in a classic “Paris-Métro” style, and a deluxe standup shower.

The master bedroom’s corner exposure gives you a panoramic view of the State House’s yellow brick and limestone rear addition and one of its white marble wings, for a dignified view to wake up to every morning.

For more information on 31 Mount Vernon St.’s penthouse unit, or to arrange a private showing, call one of CondoDomain’s Boston agents at 617-314-7704. To meet our agents, visit

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