257 Commonwealth Avenue #3,Boston, MA 02116

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

    257 Commonwealth Avenue #3

    Features
    • 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.
    Remarks


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

    Broker/Owner

    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.


    http://www.257commonwealth3.com
    Tim Marsh<br />Broker/Owner

    Marsh Properties

    30 Newbury Street
    3rd Floor
    Boston, MA 02116

    (617) 716-0240

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