257 Commonwealth Avenue #3,Boston, MA 02116

$ 11,250,000|4beds|2baths|2half bath
    257 Commonwealth Avenue #3,  Boston, MA 02116
    MLS #:72150952
    Price:$ 11,250,000
    Baths:4 Baths (2 F, 2 H)
    Size:5,930 ft²

    257 Commonwealth Avenue #3

    • Condo Fee: $2,279 per month. 2017 RE Taxes: $82,994.06
    • Rare Parlor and 2nd floor home overlooking the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.
    • Quintessential Back Bay home, perfect for entertaining on a grand or intimate scale.
    • Palatial 900+ SF terrace with step out access from the living level.
    • Two full garage spaces. Keyed elevator. Central air. Professionally managed association.

    257 Commonwealth was built circa 1886 by McKim, Mead & White as a single family home for industrialist Alexander Cochrane. We're pleased to offer condominium residence #3, a rare parlor and 2nd floor home overlooking The Mall.  The parlor floor features the mansion's original public rooms - perfect for entertaining on a grand or intimate scale.  The centerpiece is the forty foot Great Hall.  Today it serves as this home's elegant entrance foyer, leading to an intimate fireplaced family room at the opposite end.  The drawing room, bay-windowed living room and dining room are also accessed from the Hall, providing a natural flow.  Full updated kitchen.  Powder room.  Palatial 900+SF private terrace.  The 2nd floor features a masterful entertaining salon with a full kitchen.  Powder room.  Bay-windowed library.  Master bedroom with a marble bath and large walk-in closet en-suite.  Three family bedrooms.  Adjacent full bath.  Additional features include massive pocket doors, soaring ceilings, stunning wood and plaster detail, seven fireplaces, C/A and keyed elevator.  Two full garage spaces.   Professionally managed 6-unit association.

    Local Schools

    School NameTypeDistanceGreatSchools Rating
    Kingsley Montessori School
    30 Fairfield Street, Boston, MA 02116
    (617) 226-4900
    0.08 mi
    The Newman School
    247 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116
    (617) 267-4530
    0.13 mi
    Snowden Int'L High School
    150 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
    (617) 635-9989
    0.3 mi
    Commonwealth School
    151 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
    (617) 266-7525
    0.31 mi
    Learning Project Elementary School
    107 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116
    (617) 266-8427
    0.39 mi
    EDCO Youth Alternative High School
    650 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215
    (617) 262-9562
    0.63 mi
    Fenway High School
    174 Ipswich Street, Boston, MA 02215
    (617) 635-9911
    0.67 mi
    Boston Arts Academy
    174 Ipswich Street, Boston, MA 02215
    (617) 635-6470
    0.67 mi
    William Mckinley
    90 Warren Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
    (617) 635-9976
    0.69 mi
    Carter School
    396 Northampton Street, Boston, MA 02118
    (617) 635-9832
    0.72 mi
    Park Street School
    67 Brimmer Street, Boston, MA 02108
    (617) 523-7577
    0.73 mi
    Quincy Upper School
    152 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116
    (617) 635-8940
    0.78 mi
    Advent School
    15 Brimmer Street, Boston, MA 02108
    (617) 742-0520
    0.8 mi
    Boston Adult Academy
    20 Church Street, Boston, MA 02116
    (617) 635-1542
    0.81 mi
    Edward M. Kennedy Academy For Health Careers (Hora
    360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
    (617) 373-8576
    0.82 mi
    Kids Are People Elementary School
    Po Box 15656, Boston, MA 02215
    (617) 266-0028
    0.88 mi
    Hurley K-8 School
    70 Worcester Street, Boston, MA 02118
    (617) 635-8489
    0.88 mi
    Blackstone Elementary School
    380 Shawmut Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
    (617) 635-8471
    0.91 mi
    Perkins Elementary School
    50 Burke Street, Boston, MA 02127
    (617) 635-8601
    0.95 mi
    Josiah Quincy Elementary School
    885 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
    (617) 635-8497
    0.98 mi
    Cathedral High School
    74 Union Park Street, Boston, MA 02118
    (617) 542-2325
    1.05 mi
    Cathedral Grammar School
    595 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
    (617) 422-0042
    1.05 mi
    Nativity Prep School
    30 Raynor Circle, Roxbury, MA 02120
    (617) 442-1993
    1.16 mi
    Community Charter School of Cambridge
    245 Bent Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
    (617) 354-0047
    1.17 mi
    Fletcher/Maynard Academy
    225 Windsor Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
    (617) 349-6588
    1.25 mi


    Tim is a Principal Broker for Marsh Properties.

    Tim began his real estate career in 1985 and is regarded as one of Boston’s top brokers in the $1+ million market for doorman and brownstone condominiums as well as single family homes. 

    His day begins early with a review of every new listing, price reduction and closing.  Getting a jump on the market puts his sellers and buyers in a leveraged position to take advantage of the market. 

    His keen knowledge of the Boston market and his negotiating skills honed over the last 28+ years are unmatched.  The result?  The majority of his enormous client roster is repeat and referral customers are from Boston and around the world!

    Every time Tim opens a door for his sellers they know the chance that he will convert that buyer to a sale is high.  Likewise, his buyers are confident he has uncovered the best possible properties for them and will accurately determine their correct values.   He is equally intent on preserving the firm’s reputation for practicing Brokerage with Integrity.  He will manage the sale or purchase with the same vigilant attention to detail that he helps runs the company.

    Over the last 28+ years, Tim has successfully guided his buyers and sellers through the ups and downs of Boston’s sometime volatile real estate market cycles.  For every purchase there will be a sale in a future market.  His experience arms him with keen advice such as choosing a neighborhood and timing the market down to the right features and amenities.

    Tim has sold countless doorman and brownstone condominiums and single family homes in every Boston neighborhood and in some of Boston’s most affluent surrounding communities.  His breadth of experience is without equal.

    Tim is a father of three and married to his business partner Cheryl Marsh. Together they have been one of the most successful husband and wife teams in Boston real estate.

    Tim Marsh<br />Broker/Owner

    Marsh Properties

    30 Newbury Street
    3rd Floor
    Boston, MA 02116

    (617) 716-0240

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