257 Commonwealth Avenue was built circa 1886 for industrialist Alexander Cochrane by the renowned firm of McKim, Mead & White - architects of the Boston Public Library and the East and West Wing renovations at the White House. The Cochrane House was developed into six private residences in 1985. Residence 3 is a rare and coveted combination of the entire parlor and second floors, connected by a grand elliptical staircase and overlooking the Commonwealth Mall. The parlor floor features the mansion’s original public rooms - perfect for entertaining on a grand scale yet comfortable for family living. The centerpiece is the forty-foot Great Hall. Today it serves as this condominium home’s elegant entrance foyer with room for a piano and a family room at the opposite end. The drawing room, bay windowed living room and dining room are accessed from the Hall, allowing for excellent flow. Adjacent full, updated kitchen. Powder room. Palatial and newly renovated 900+ SF private deck. The second floor offers a masterful entertaining salon with a full kitchen. Powder room. Library. Master bedroom with a marble bathroom and large walk-in closet en suite. Two-three additional family bedrooms. Adjacent full bath. Additional features and amenities include massive pocket doors, soaring coffered ceilings, stunning wood and plaster detail, seven fireplaces, central air, W/D and keyed elevator access. Two full garage spaces. Professionally managed Association.
Price: $10,500,000 Size: 5,930 Interior SF. 900+ SF Private Deck.
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