Beacon Hill Architect's Studio with Private Roof Garden(34 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-4 nights
- Property type:Apartment
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Apartment, Studio + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)
Particulars: Top (4th floor) apartment has large sunny windows on all sides. Facing distant rooftops and the sky, you'll wake to birdsong and quietude in the Queen size mahogany custom built-in 'window bed' even tho you're in the heart of the city.
The Studio is beautifully appointed with high thread count cotton sheets, down pillows, silk/woolen blankets & German Batiste Down comforter. The fully equipped kitchen has white Italian dishware, All-Clad & Cuisinart pots & pans, fully restored vintage gas cooking stove, Miele dishwasher....in short, everything one needs to create a beautiful meal. (Wife was a former private chef - so the kitchen is a true 'cook's' kitchen!)
There's also a full size washer & gas dryer in the apt. The tiled, windowed bath has tub & shower w/ amazing water pressure; nickel fittings. An eclectic library and music collection & Vermont Castings gas stove to take the chill off cool nights complete the ambience of the Studio.
There is space for 2 yogis to comfortably practice in the central floor area in front of the fire..... The large antique desk faces East & granite kitchen counter provides comfortable dining for 4-6 or use as a 2nd work/planning space.
Plant-filled roofdeck overlooking the Charles River is private & available for our guests only. Take the time to pick some organic salad greens and tomatoes for an al fresco luncheon; Meditate, do yoga or simply sit and be present for the sun's rising or setting w/ cup of tea or glass of wine....Time will slow down to the extent you allow it to here....
All linens are line dried either on the roof or inside in inclement weather - all year round. The smell & feel is crisp & full of the sun's energy...We have not used the gas dryer in 7 years to further reduce our carbon footprint. (Of course, guests may use! Or try the inside clothesline with Grandma's wooden clothespins ~ )
Practical Bits: 5-10 minutes' walk to Boston's 'Red' or 'Green' Subway Lines (the 'T'), Charles Street fine dining, coffee shops, boutiques, flower shops, chocolatier, pastry shops, wine & liquor stores, etc; 10 minutes' walk through Beacon Hill to the new Whole Foods grocery store; 20 minutes' walk through the Boston Common & Public Garden to the shops on Newbury Street & Prudential Center.
15 minute walk to North End Yoga Studio for excellent Vinyasa Flow classes.
Remember to support our local organic farmers May thru October when the Farmer's Markets come to Copley Square & Government Center twice weekly!
Please Note: Our Architect's Studio is available for monthly bookings only & is booked for January, February, March, June thru September, 2014. Our nightly/weekly property is also located in Beacon Hill & we're happy to send along more information about that space. The 2 properties share the same esoteric 'vibe' as well as all amenities- high thread count down pillows to Italian dishware & All-Clad & Cuisinart pots & pans. The outdoor space is a courtyard w/ umbrella/seating & plants. Additionally, many of our testimonials are from guests who have stayed in our nightly/weekly property. Many thanks for reading all the copy!
Member since: 2008
- Max. occupancy 3
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 3 - Mar 23, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning $75
50% deposit upon booking; Balance due 1 month prior to arrival date.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: We're a husband/wife architecture, preservation & interior design team based primarily on Nantucket & in Boston & Asheville NC for the past 20 years. Creating sacred spaces is our passion ~ We believe that 'Home' is the Wellspring from which a balanced & harmonious life springs forth. Luxury without excess; tiny footprints; having 'enough…' Being mindful that everything is both useful and beautiful. Further, that Harmony on the Earth truly begins with harmony at Home. The energies & the Beingness of Home as partner inspires and informs our lives & our designs.
Why the Owner Chose Beacon Hill, Boston, MA, USA:
Beacon Hill is the heart of one of America's oldest historic districts & one of America's truly great walking cities. The collection of Federal architecture in Beacon Hill alone is one of America's treasures! Walking the Freedom Trail connects you to the Nation's pulse & the collective consciousness of hundreds of years of habitation in this great experiment of Democracy... A true sense of Community still exists in Beacon Hill; it's a village of 10,000 residents.
The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
The Architect's Studio is a Sanctuary of Peace & Serenity. There are many angels flying around! Elegant, green, luxury in 310 square feet...Your spatial awareness will morph in the Studio. Private Roof Garden views of Charles River & Boston skyline. Centrally located, within 10 minutes walk from 3 major 'T' stops; 5 minute walk to the new Whole Foods; 5 minute walk from Charles Street shops & fine dining; 15 minutes walk to the North End; 20 minute walk to Boston Public Library & Farmer's Markets May thru November. North End Yoga (home of 'Boston's Best Yoga Teacher,' 2010) is 20 minute walk thru Beacon Hill to the North End.
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Studio Floor Plan
East Window/Desk (Queen bed partially visible)
West Window Seat/'Sofa' w/ Twin Loft Bed Above (Ladder was moved during photo…)
Kitchen View ~ Washer/Dryer behind Woolen drape
Bathroom Built-in Linen Closet
Bird's Eye from the Loft ~
Private Roof Garden
Studio Overview (2014)
Mahogany Built-in Queen South Window Bed
Angels at Rest
West Window Seat/Sofa Detail
Gas Vermont Castings Stove
Long Views over Charles River looking West from Roof Garden
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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