Boston is one of America’s oldest, most charming cities surrounded by the Greater Boston area, which is a unique mix of historic culture and innovation. Known for its rich history and architectural variety, today, the Boston area is one of the most desirable locations. Currently, the city is amidst one of its largest building booms yet, while walking down Beacon or Washington Street, you will still find Georgian and Federal Style homes.
The beauty of our city is in the preservation of rich history displayed in each of these fine homes. Despite these properties being in traditional Boston, they all have unique and distinct architectural varieties.
Like the Trinity Church in the Back Bay of Boston, Brookline is an area that is known for Romanesque Revival architecture, characterized by thick, roughly textured walls of warm-toned stone or brick. This stunning, French-inspired new construction in the Estate section of Brookline features soaring ceilings and custom wrought iron hand railings.
Beacon Hill’s cobblestone streets and brick rowhouses directly border the Boston Common and the Public Garden is prominently made up of Federal-style rowhouses. On a quiet street on prestigious Beacon Hill, this unique residence located at 5 Byron Street offers inspired modern living in artfully designed interiors by acclaimed architect Graham Gund. An architectural tour de force, the 2-story main living area combines monumental paneled accent walls, a fireplace and grid-motif balconies.
Although much of Boston’s old architecture and the Colonial tradition have been preserved, located just twenty minutes outside of the city, Belmont is made up of beautiful homes varying in style from Colonial or Tudor Revival to Mid-Century Modern. Often modern homes in Belmont and the surrounding area are characterized by large single-paned windows, roofs with slopes, and open floor plans. Peacefully secluded on 1.76 plus or minus acres in Belmont Hill, embraced by an 88 plus or minus acre wooded preserve, this serene country home is a refined adaptation of farmhouse architecture, melding the purity and precision of modern design with the warm traditions of a home.
One of the original colonial settlements, founded in 1639, Sudbury is just outside the city and has retained its quaint, bucolic feel. This 19-room hilltop estate evokes a 15th century Venetian villa with all the amenities and comforts of a luxury home today. Inspired by the architecture of the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum located in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood of Boston this beautiful estate grasps a sense of the intimate atmosphere in which the museum provokes.
Many thanks to our guest blogger, Michelle Atkins, Staff Copywriter at Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Boston, Westwood and Cambridge Massachusetts.