A Tiffany-intended residence is for sale in Boston’s Back again Bay.
The Ayer Mansion is the only identified surviving example of a home built from its inception by Louis Convenience Tiffany — an artist most effective identified for this perform in stained glass and Artwork Deco lamps — and it comes at a price: LandVest/Christie’s Global Genuine Estate has it detailed at $17,000,000.
And it also will come with a caveat: That price turns the important in the doorway to this 1902 bow-front Beaux Arts-impressed five-tale (additionally basement degree) mansion built for Boston service provider Frederick Ayer, a wealthy mill proprietor who headed American Woolen Co. But turning this gem into a home will demand a great deal much more, for the reason that despite the fact that it is on the National Sign-up of Historic Destinations, the creating was employed as a girl’s dormitory until 2020.
Nevertheless, the home has an stylish façade with dazzling mosaic element, and the ground floor and some spots on the second continue being in tact, with glasswork, wooden paneling, and fire surrounds of intricate element. The house is positioned on Commonwealth Avenue, with a second entrance backing onto Marlborough Street.
“There’s practically nothing like it in the world,” stated Ruth Kennedy Sudduth, vice chair at LandVest/Christie’s Global Authentic Estate.
To help prospective consumers reimagine the setting up, LandVest/Christie features renderings established by Hacin + Associates and Neoscape, a Seaport-dependent inventive agency, to reimagine the Ayer Mansion with 6 bedrooms, 12 baths, and numerous dwelling locations — from a eating area to a exercise area and from household workplaces to a visitor suite. There are also renderings for a terrace, a roof deck, and an underground two-vehicle garage.
The new operator would have the greatest of both worlds: historic preservation of Tiffany’s first style and the fixtures and the flexibility to make a bespoke present day household in the heart of Boston.
“When you imagine of a Tiffany lamp marketing for millions of bucks and this is a Tiffany household,” explained Sudduth. “It will choose deep pockets and creativeness, but it is a excellent canvas for someone to make a amazing lifestyle here.”
The Ayer Mansion is positioned at 395 Commonwealth Ave.
Listing agents Ruth Kennedy Sudduth and Greta Gustafson
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