• $12,500,000List Price
  • 8Bedrooms
  • 9Bathrooms
  • 0.08Acreage
  • 1880Year Built
  • 11,793Square Feet

A storied Back Bay location, 251 Commonwealth Avenue was built in 1880.The home has only had a handful of owners, and much of the original interior architecture and design remain intact. At 28 feet wide, the building has a commanding presence along Commonwealth Ave. Grand formal rooms are adorned with quartersawn oak paneling, carved fireplaces (16 total), and period lighting fixtures forged in bronze, crystal and brass. There are embossed ceilings, built-ins crafted from cherry, and a museum quality central staircase connecting the floors. The building measures 11,793 gross square feet*. Currently configured as four separate apartments, there is a brick and granite parking court for six vehicles in the rear. The parlor, second, and third floors are used as the current owner’s palatial private quarters. The other three apartments are single floor residences, and the penthouse includes a walk-out deck overlooking the city. Located on the sunny side w/ exceptional light.

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Basic Information

  • Bedrooms8
  • Mls StatusActive
  • Bathroom9
  • Listing Terms Contract
  • Parcel Number W:05 P:03395 S:000,3350032


  • NeighborhoodBack Bay
  • SubdivisionBack Bay
  • Address251 Commonwealth Avenue
  • Building Number251
  • CountySuffolk
  • StateMA
  • StreetCommonwealth Avenue
  • TownBoston
  • Zip02116

Property Information

  • Square Feet11,793
  • Building Area Source Owner
  • Living Area 11,793
  • Lot Size Square Feet 3,486
  • Lot Size Units Acres
  • Property Attached YN Yes
  • View YN Yes

Tax Information

  • Tax Assessed Value $3,551,900
  • Tax Year 2022
  • Taxes$38,645

Basic Information

  • List Price$12,500,000
  • MLS Number73034159
  • Modification Date09/19/2022
  • Property SubTypeSingle Family Residence


  • Acreage0.08


  • Cooling Central Air
  • Cooling YN Yes
  • Heat SystemYes
  • Heating Forced Air
  • Sewer Public Sewer
  • Water Source Public


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


  • Parking Spaces6
  • Parking Features Off Street, Deeded


  • Bathrooms Total Decimal 8.5
  • Full Bath8
  • Half Baths1


  • BasementFull, Finished
  • Building Area Units Square Feet
  • FireplaceYes
  • Fireplaces Total 16
  • FoundationOther
  • Garage Spaces
  • Patio And Porch Features Deck
  • Property StyleOther (See Remarks)
  • Rooms30
  • Year Built1880
  • Year Built Details Renovated Since, Unknown/Mixed
  • Year Built Source Public Records


  • Buyer Agency Compensation2
  • Date Listed09/08/2022
  • Farm Land Area Units Square Feet
  • Other Equipment Intercom

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Listed by Rene Rodriguez and Jack Lavanchy of Cabot & Company

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