Classical class at The Waterworks at Chestnut Hill

The Whitehall at The Waterworks at Chestnut Hill

The 1901 Indiana limestone Beaux-Arts pumping station designed by Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge for The Waterworks at Chestnut Hill has been recrafted into The Whitehall, a 20-unit condo palace, by master architect Graham Gund.

The 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath penthouse unit WH PH4 at The Whitehall (2025 Beacon St.) exemplifies the building’s museum magnificence with its 2,646 square feet of flowing, light-filled space within the shell of preserved classical details.

The coffered, columned, arched building entry dignifies your homecoming.

The living room and the other common rooms have open floor plans, allowing you unusually creative room arrangement for a classical building.

The eat-in kitchen is fit for a grand gourmet with its granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, classic custom cabinetry, and continuation of the unit’s cherry floor.

The biggest advantages of the penthouse location are your private observatory tower and private roofdeck overlooking the sky-blue waters of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir and the breathtaking Boston-Brighton-Brookline landscape.

The Whitehall’s common amenities are unprecedented in classic luxury: concierge service, a fitness facility, a library/conference room, tennis courts, deeded garage parking spaces (two for Unit WH PH4), and, of course, the public fitness trail all around the Reservoir.

Furthermore, living at The Whitehall is living history. Dedicated in 1870 by the Metropolitan Water Board (forerunner of the MWRA), the Chestnut Hill Reservoir retains its historic pumping stations and carriage house, all converted to condos or a museum, with a new building, The Watermark, designed by DiMella Shaffer Associates in an architecturally compatible style. Arthur Vinal’s Richardsonian Romanesque High Service Station, built in 1888, retains E.D. Leavitt’s original steam-powered pumping engine, which was designated a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark in 1973 and will be the centerpiece of The Waterworks Museum. The grounds were laid out by the Olmsted Brothers, sons of Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of Boston’s Emerald Necklace and New York’s Central Park.

The one, two and 3 bedroom units at The Waterworks at Chestnut Hill offer a diversity of floor plans, ranging in size from 700 square feet to 7,000 square feet and in price from $500,000 to $5,500,000. For more information, contact our Real Estate Consultant, Todd Ochsner, at 781.346.9637 (cell), 617.314.7704 (office), or todd@CondoDomain.com (e-mail).

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