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211 Commonwealth Avenue, Back BayBoston, MA 02116MLS Number 71590709

  • Sale Price: $12,736,000The price has recently decreased
  • Listed at $14,995,000
Price Down Payment Interest Rate Years

Est. Mortgage: $/month

Federal 30-year interest rate: 4.37% last updated on 2019-02-14

This product uses the FRED® API but is not endorsed or certified by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

  • 11Bedrooms
  • 10Bathroom
  • 13398Square Feet
  • 0.15Acreage

Mason House was designed by architects Arthur Rotch and George Thomas Tilden and constructed circa 1883 for Mr. & Mrs. William Powell Mason. Under the stewardship of the Mason's daughter, Fanny Peabody-Mason, the property developed a rich history. Miss Mason was well known as an active patron of music in the United States and abroad. In 1891, the first of Miss Mason's regular music salons was inaugurated in the magnificent music room. From 1891 to 1948, Miss Mason played host to many of the world's greatest musicians, composers, conductors and luminaries. In 1998, the current owners purchased the property and conducted an extensive museum-quality renovation. Today, the residence offers formal reception rooms, a family kitchen and living room, a master suite, nine family/guest bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and au pair suite. The crowning jewel of this residence is the expansive roof terrace with panoramic city views. There is a fabulous walled garden and a heated garage for 5 to 6 cars.

Listed by Jonathan Radford of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Boston - Back Bay

Listing Sold by MGS Group Real Estate

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Marsh Properties
30 Newbury Street, 3rd Floor
Boston MA, 02116

Office: (617) 716-0240

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  • Garage6
  • Garage DescriptionUnder
  • Parking Spaces


  • Year Built1883
  • Property TypeAttached
  • Full Bath6
  • Bathroom10
  • Half Bath4
  • Foundation Size99999999
  • Master BathYes
  • FoundationOther (See Remarks)
  • Rooms18
  • Bedrooms11
  • Lead PaintUnknown
  • BasementYes


  • HeatingForced Air, Radiant
  • Heat Zones8
  • CoolingCentral Air
  • Cooling Zones8
  • WaterCity/Town Water
  • SewerCity/Town Sewer

Basic Information

  • Virtual TourClick Here
  • Date Listed10/01/2013
  • StatusSLD
  • Property TypeSF
  • Sale Price$12,736,000
  • List Price$14,995,000
  • Sale Date02/13/2014
  • MLS Number71590709
  • PricePerSqFt$1,119


  • Fire Places8
  • FlooringHardwood
  • Basement FeatureFull, Partially Finished


  • Exterior FeaturesDeck - Roof, Professional Landscaping, Sprinkler System, Garden Area
  • ExteriorBrick
  • Property StyleOther (See Remarks)

Water Body

  • WaterfrontNo
  • BeachfrontNo


  • Number of Photos23


  • Year Built DescriptionApproximate
  • Year Built SourcePublic Record
  • View Count43


  • Building Number211
  • NeighborhoodBack Bay
  • StreetCommonwealth Avenue
  • TownBoston
  • StateMA
  • Zip02116
  • Zip Code 41704
  • CountySuffolk
  • DirectionsCommonwealth Avenue between Exeter and Fairfield


  • Acreage0.15
  • Home Owners AssociationNo
  • Square Feet13398
  • Square Feet SourcePublic Record
  • Road TypePublic
  • Lot Size6474
  • Lot DescriptionOther (See Remarks)
  • MAIN SOAN0499
  • MAIN LOK95001


  • Amenities
    • Bike Path
    • Conservation Area
    • Highway Access
    • House of Worship
    • Marina
    • Medical Facility
    • Park
    • Private School
    • Public School
    • Public Transportation
    • Shopping
    • Swimming Pool
    • T-Station
    • Tennis Court
    • University
    • Walk/Jog Trails

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