Luxury Single-Family Home in Bay Village, Boston
Surrounded by residences steeped in ambiance and historic charm, 52 Piedmont is a luxury townhome with a unique and storied past of its own. The structure, built as a carriage house in 1910, became a speakeasy in the 1920s before transforming into the Napoleon Club lounge in the 1950s, where it hosted numerous well-known names over the years.
Turned into a private residence in the early 2000s, 52 Piedmont has become a home sought after as much for its rich history as it has for its sleek style and modern conveniences. We love how the exterior and interior – so different in their design schemes – nevertheless harmonize exceptionally well.
Imagine living at this elegant 2,400 square-foot property, where you will waken each morning to the sun illuminating your third-floor bedroom oasis. Three generous windows let in plenty of light from their placement overlooking quiet, serene Piedmont Street.
This is a master suite decked out in the finest details, from the custom closets and sleek bamboo floors to the bedside reading lamps cleverly hung from the ceiling. Across the room, you’ll find a bright and airy full master bathroom, where you can welcome in the day at your own pace. We don’t know which is better, the expansive mosaic-tiled shower or the custom slab sink with dual faucets. This is truly a well-designed space!
In the evenings, slip into your private elevated soaking tub complete with custom tile decor and slip-resistant steps. Enjoy a glass of wine, your favorite paperback or simply close your eyes and let your mind be at ease.
On the first floor, you’ll find your foyer, gourmet kitchen, and elegant dining room. We can see you welcoming guests to your home, inviting them to sit around the dining table to enjoy a lavish meal. As they dine on gastronomic delights, perhaps avocado Caprese salad, mango ginger soup and grilled quail with Chianti-soaked cherries, they can’t help but admire the chandelier above their heads, the classy fireplace behind them or the corner shelves displaying your fine wine collection.
The kitchen puts its focus on minimalist design, with sleek cabinets, abundant storage space, and an in-wall oven unit. Since Miele is our favorite appliance brand, we adore the fact that 52 Piedmont already comes with a Miele five-burner gas cooktop.
We can’t get enough of the oversize sink, large peninsula counter, and smooth granite floors. And did we mention the built-in ladder for reaching the upper cabinets? Convenient and clever!
On the lower level, you’ll find a large media room with custom shelves and a catering bar. From hosting sports celebrations to family get-togethers, you’ll love the convenience of this space.
When you’re ready to head into Boston proper, grab your keys and open that door. It’s time to welcome in another glorious day. You’ll step outdoors and almost feel yourself slip back in time since up and down the street you’ll see gorgeous brick row homes and a stunning 1920s Renaissance Revival-style building across the way, once the home of the Boston Consolidated Gas Company.
Bay Village abounds with charming historical residences, with street after street full of Federal, Greek Revival, Victorian, Neoclassical and Art Deco architecture. If you love unique architecture, you’ll love taking walks down the tree-lined streets, where something new and beautiful reveals itself with great frequency.
Whether admiring the brightly painted front doors or the planter boxes with their gorgeous display of blooms, you could easily forget you’re in 21st century Boston. We can certainly attest to feeling as if you’ve stepped across a threshold and into the 1800s or early 1900s.
A short walk north to Boylston Street puts you at Boston Public Garden and the Boston Common. Each step you take in this public park takes you further into history since the Boston Common itself dates from 1634. And with 50 acres around you, you can walk beneath plenty of majestic trees, including leafy elms, oaks, beeches, and maples. Jog the trails, sit down and people-watch, set up a lively game of softball, or come for one of the many park events. This is a place where all are welcome.
Ready to return home to your lush abode? You’ll walk into the luxurious foyer, complete with ceiling spotlights and gorgeous bamboo flooring, and practically float up the stairs while admiring the custom balustrade panel with its intricate scroll design.
The second floor is where entertaining takes on new heights. One of our favorite rooms in the house, the living room meets and exceeds its name thanks to a soaring 20-foot ceiling, six expansive windows, and a sleek but cozy gas fireplace. Like ours, your eyes will likely be drawn to those stairs, which continue their gorgeous design up to the third-floor bedrooms.
Will you host dinner parties that later move upstairs for dessert and piano accompaniments? Perhaps you’ll start your event in the living room, where appetizers like Gruyere beignets, Brie tartlets, and spinach puffs make a delightful addition to a glass of Champagne. You’re sure to receive plenty of compliments for the elegant drop pendant chandelier near the stairs, along with the tasteful way you’ve decorated your home.
If you’d like to continue the festivities, take your guests up to your private roof deck. This space is not only perfect for entertaining, but it has one of the best city skyline views in the neighborhood. Look one way toward Back Bay and the South End, and another for views of the Theater District, Financial District, and historic Downtown core. Long after your guests have gone home, you can climb the stairs and sit out on your roof deck, drinking in the view of Boston at her finest.
This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of Boston’s history. This luxury single-family home in Bay Village, Boston, won't be on the market for long.
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