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A Presidential Property:
A Home Built for John Quincy Adams

177 Commonwealth Avenue #5
177 Comm #5

Have you ever thought if it was possible to live in a historic American residence worthy of being a museum?


 Well that opportunity has come to fruition in none other than perhaps Boston's most desirable neighborhood to purchase Real Estate, the Back Bay. Commonwealth Avenue, with its beauty and grace seems to extend forever as one peers down the tranquil yet dramatic Commonwealth Avenue Mall. With trees that extend forever acting as a picture frame for the wide walking path and the historic Boston statues upon the beginning of every block, this truly is the ultimate pedestrian-friendly location to live.



177 Commonwealth Avenue, a strikingly beautiful building unlike any other, was built in 1882 in fact for none other than John Quincy Adams. Mr. Adams, of course the great grandson and grandson of the second and sixth President's of the United States, respectively, looked to hire an architect who could truly transcend the meaning of a rich, elegant and romantic mansion in Boston. Architect's Snell and Gregerson went above and beyond all prior expectations and created this awe-inspiring Gilded Age residence. Custom-built with a flare for the extraordinary, the sheer detail and workmanship throughout all of the ceilings, wood paneling and more certainly go unnoticed.


Within the grand manse that has been divided up into nine units since its construction, Unit 5 has now come on the market. 


A one bedroom with study or den, two bathroom home of considerable size, 1,695 square feet to be exact, this palatial listing has soaring ceilings and large windows that give it a great sense of size and space. With plenty of storage options and exclusive parking off the street, the incredible efficiency and convenience of this property in the bustling Back Bay is undeniable. Three fireplaces, warm wood tones and being on the highly demanded sunny-side of the street give this home the warm and cozy aura that the architects undoubtedly intended for. Being on the second floor of the 177 Commonwealth Address, the living room and dining areas are open and spacious which make it ideal for entertaining just as it was utilized for in the 19th Century.


Gibson Sotheby's International Realty's own Julie Harrison and Judy Pagano are the listing agents for this masterpiece of a home. Nestled in between Dartmouth and Exeter Street's in the Back Bay, the purchasers of this property will benefit from the close proximity they are graced with to the top restaurants and shopping destinations in the city, as well as to The Boston Common, Boston Esplanade and the Charles River; just to name a few.


For more information and photos of this property please look to the link at the base of this post. In addition, do not hesitate to contact either Julie or Judy at the following for further questions or to set up a showing:


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