6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 8,450 square feet
Last night, the Boston Red Sox dazzled the nation with an incredible World Series victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and the city came alive with celebrations.
If you want to capture the magic of last night’s victory and live amongst champions full-time, look no further than Boston’s most expensive home – The Benjamin Mansion at 74 Beacon Street, listed for $13,950,000
A breathtaking townhome, 74 Beacon is touted as ‘the most outstanding townhouse restoration in Boston!’ Overlooking the Public Garden, The Benjamin Mansion is 8,450 square feet of elegance and luxury, from its palatial double parlors to its rooftop infinity-edge heated lap pool. With 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 3 powder rooms, 8 working fireplaces, ‘smart house’ wiring, and a large elevator that services all 6 levels.
Additional amenities include two large decks and a garden, a media room, library, home gym, deeded parking and a Brimmer Street garage space.
World Series trophy not included.
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Actor and comedian
3 stories, 2 bedrooms, 4,480 square feet
Chris Rock wants to be your landlord! The actor and comedian is looking for a tenant for his Brooklyn, NY townhome and you can move right in – if you have $7,950 a month to drop on the rental. Rock made a wise investment when he purchased the 4,480 square foot pad in the mid-90’s for $370,000. Now, similar-sized homes in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn are selling for more than a million dollars!
If you want to be Rock’s tenant and you got that kind of dough, you’ll be living in a limestone and brick townhouse with beautiful original details and modern amenities. The ground floor contains a two-car garage and a private apartment, ideal as guest quarters, with a large living room, a bedroom and a bathroom with a glass shower. The second floor is a massive open space with a half bathroom and a huge eat-in kitchen and dining area with brand new appliances. The top floor features a breathtaking master bedroom suite with a huge walk-in closet, a master bathroom with double sinks and an oversized terrace.
It’s clear from the listing photos that Rock and his family aren’t living full-time in this home, but they’re not too far away. They have a massive spread in the fancy schmancy town of Alpine, New Jersey, which is just a short drive from New York City.
Pablo Cuevas of Douglas Elliman is the leasing agent on the property.
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New York City
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The Single and Fabulous! Carrie Bradshaw's home on the beloved Sex and the City TV series
11 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 4,000 square feet, high ceilings, iconic facade
Carrie Bradshaw’s NYC apartment is now for sale! The apartment that has become an unofficial New York City landmark and a must-see stop for many NYC tour buses has just hit the market for $9,650,000. Think Carrie could have swung those mortgage payments on her journalist’s salary? Think again.
In the Sex and the City TV series, everyone’s favorite fashionista single gal lived in a rent-controlled Greenwich Village apartment. In reality, the famous front stoop is actually a five-bedroom, 4,000 square-foot home in the West Village. Located at 64 Perry Street, on one of the most coveted tree-lined blocks in the heart of the West Village landmark district, this spectacular, light-filled house sits on a deep lot with a large south-facing garden.
Rich in original details, such as herringbone wood floors with exquisite inlaid borders, 6 fireplaces with carved marble mantels and beautifully proportioned rooms with ornate crown and ceiling moldings, the home is waiting to be restored to its original grandeur – a job perfect for a real life Mr. Big.
Inhabited by only two families since construction in 1866, it was designed by architect Robert Mook, who also completed most of the other Italianate style townhouses on the block. A grand entry hall greets visitors on the parlor level with a sweeping staircase and a wide arched doorway leading to double parlors at the front and rear of the house, with 12 foot ceilings. No word on the closets.
Sotheby’s holds the listing.
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The creative force behind iconic American brand J. Crew
4,440 square-feet, 4 stories, 7 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
J.Crew president and creative director Jenna Lyons is selling her stunning and widely-published Park Slope townhouse. The stylish, well-decorated four-story 1880’s Brooklyn home once graced the cover of the now-defunct Domino magazine and a slew of other design-obsessed publications. According to Curbed, the sale of the townhouse is prompted by Lyons’ divorce from her artist husband Vincent Mazeau, with whom she bought the house with in 2004 for $1,300,000.
Now listed for $3,750,000, the spectacular North Slope townhouse, at 20’ wide with 4 stories plus a finished cellar, has been impeccably renovated to perfection. Every modern amenity has been added, while a complete restoration has preserved the integrity of the home’s original details. An open double parlor, beautiful (but not fussy) plaster cornices and medallions, aged pine floors, and 7 restored limestone mantels are just a few of the special details of this magnificent house. The casually chic home boasts 7 bedrooms, 3.5 luxuriously appointed baths, an eat-in cook’s kitchen with top of the line appliances, large private terrace off the master bedroom and a cellar that has been converted to a media room for entertaining. The ground-up renovation includes all new mechanicals, electric and plumbing, new rear façade and roof. The house has a landscaped, irrigated South facing rear garden anchored by a mature Dogwood tree. The property is currently set up as a 2-family residence with renovated garden rental apartment.
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