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211 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116 View this property at 211 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116
211 Commonwealth Ave Boston MA 02116

Property Description

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.

Full Property Details for 211 Commonwealth Ave

  • Sold For: $12,736,000
  • Property Taxes: $127,287 (2013)
  • MLS ID: 71590709
  • Status: Closed
  • Type: Single Family
  • Updated: 6/16/2015
  • Added: 786 day(s) ago

Property History

  • 211 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA
  • Sold at $12,736,000 on 2/14/14
  • Listed at $14,995,000 on 10/1/13


  • Number of Rooms: 18
  • Flooring: Hardwood



  • Total Bathrooms: 10
  • Full Bathrooms: 6
  • Partial Bathrooms: 4


  • Total Bedrooms: 11


  • Exterior Features: Deck - Roof, Professional Landscaping, Sprinkler System, Garden Area


  • Garage: Yes
  • Garage Spaces: 6


  • County: Suffolk

Heating & Cooling

  • Cooling Type: Central Air
  • Heating Type: Forced Air, Radiant
  • Heating Fuel: Forced Air, Radiant

Structural Information

  • Architectural Style: Other (See Remarks)
  • Basement: Yes
  • Basement Desc.: Full, Partially Finished
  • Square Feet: 13,398
  • Year Built: 1883

Lot Features

  • Lot Size (Acres): 0.15
  • Lot Size (Sq. Ft.): 6,474
  • Frontage: Public
  • Zoning: RES

Financial Considerations

  • Tax Amount: $127,287
  • Tax Year: 2013

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— 211 Commonwealth Ave —

211 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116 (MLS# 71590709) is a Single Family that was sold at $12,736,000 on February 13, 2014. This property was listed by Jonathan Radford from our Boston-Back Bay Office. Want to learn more about 211 Commonwealth Ave? Do you have questions about finding other Single Family real estate for sale in Back Bay? You can browse all Back Bay real estate or contact a Coldwell Banker agent to request more information.

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