Corner unit has a large living room w/ high ceilings, dining room, office, new kitchen w/granite counters & floors, luxury bathroom with blue pearl granite counter, vessel sink & marble floor, 2 nice size bedrooms w/custom closets, washer/dryer, 2 fireplaces, maple hardwood floors, central A/C, professionally decorated interior, storage and lots of sunlight.

The Barnes Mansion was built around the turn of the 20th century and was totally renovated and “gut-rehab’ed” in 1997.  It is a gorgeous, professionally managed building with beautiful period detail, a courtyard and an elevator.

Annual Taxes: $4,231/year (FY2013, net of residential exemption)
Condominium Fee: $425/month (2013, includes heat, A/C, hot water, insurance, maintenance, capital fund, etc.

Unit #1 Features

  • Corner unit (windows face Marlborough Street and Charlesgate East) gets lots of daylight
  • Large living room w/bowed area and decorative fireplace with blue pearl granite hearth and antique tile
  • Great bathroom with custom hardwood oversized vanity, blue pearl granite slab counter, glass vessel sink, waterfall faucet and marble tile
  • Small kitchen with granite counters & floors and brand new stainless steel appliances
  • Nice dining room
  • Master bedroom w/ two custom closets
  • Guest Bedroom w/large custom closet
  • Small Office which can be converted into a huge walk-in closet, baby’s room, small child’s playroom or 2nd bathroom
  • Full size custom front hall closet, custom pantry closet and custom linen closet along with built in shoe drawers
  • 60 square foot, half-height storage room accessible from unit
  • Individual secure storage area outside unit in building
  • Interior doors are white solid paneled wood
  • Central A/C and air-forced heat
  • Wired for high-speed (gigabit) internet access

Building Features – Barnes Mansion

The Barnes Mansion is a historic building with beautiful period detail

  • Very large common courtyard appointed with plants, benches, tables and chairs along with an herb garden for resident’s use
  • Professionally managed by the Copley Group with a full-time on-site superintendent
  • The Barnes Mansion was built in the early 1900′s and was totally renovated and “gut-rehab’ed” in 1997 with all new interior walls, floors, ceilings, wiring, fire suppression, plumbing, systems, carpeting, appliances, etc
  • The lobby has beautiful detail, an elegant working fountain and chandelier
  • The exterior is stone with copper detail around large bay windows
  • A nice sized common room, set up as a library and usable as a quiet place to get away,  dinner party overflow, children’s play or exercise
  • 1/2 bathroom in lobby
  • Modern, tiled over-sized elevator
  • Mostly owner-occupied
  • Waste room on each floor (no need to worry about trash day); optional recycling available

Location – Back Bay

The building sits on the corner of Charlesgate East and posh Marlborough Street in Boston’s luxurious Back Bay neighborhood

  • A few blocks from the Hynes Convention Center subway stop on the Green Line connecting the Back Bay to downtown and the suburbs of Brookline and Newton and many area universities
  • A block from the entrance to Storrow drive, a highway connecting the Back Bay to Interstate 93 and much of the area and a few blocks from the entrance to Interstate 90, connecting to Interstate 95, the western suburbs and all the way to Seattle
  • A block from the Charles River and the famous Esplanade.  The Esplanade features a large jogging/biking trail along the river, sailing, boat launches, evening entertainment (e.g., the Boston Pops) and picnic areas
  • A few blocks from the famous Newbury Street with high-end shopping, restaurants and outdoor cafes, the Prudential Center and Copley Square
  • A few blocks from Fenway Park, the home of the Red Soxs
  • A reasonable walk to MIT, Boston University, and Northeastern University and subway or bus ride from Harvard, Tufts and other area schools.
  • In one block, you can find Duex Ave, the Wine Cellar, a cupcake store, Indian food, Chinese food, two convenience stores and two dry cleaners.  Walk one more block and you can access Clio (one of the top 5 restaurants in Boston), the Elliot Hotel, the Mass Ave Tavern, the Harvard Club, and Petit Robert.


  • Whirlpool Duet front loading high efficiency washer & dryer
  • Stainless Steel Whirlpool Microwave (brand new)
  • Stainless Steel Whirlpool Gold Dishwasher (new)
  • Stainless Steel Whirlpool Oven/Stove (brand new)
  • Stainless Steel KitchenAid Refrigerator w/Icemaker (brand new)