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Week of June 9 - 15, 2007
N.E. Patriots’ QB Tom Brady
is selling his Back Bay condo
early three years after New England
Patriots’ star quarterback Tom Brady
bought one of the lavish condominiums at the Burrage Mansion on Commonwealth Avenue, he is selling the palatial
The 10-room residence has an expansive
living room with a fireplace – one of three in
this 3,412-square-foot domicile – a
library/office, a formal dining room, a master
bedroom suite with a sumptuous marble bath
and a large dressing room, plus two guest
bedrooms with full baths, a powder room, a
bar and a laundry room, all on one floor.
The home was listed at $5.39 million when
it went on the market about two weeks ago
and went under agreement in one day. Tracy
Campion, president of Campion & Company, was the exclusive listing broker and the
seller. She confirmed that the property was
under agreement but would not elaborate.
The sale won’t be close until this winter.
It includes two parking spaces in a belowground garage. Brady purchased the home
for $4.125 million.
The Burrage Mansion is one of the most
distinctive properties in the Back Bay, overlooking the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.
Built between 1899 and 1901 for Albert
Cameron Burrage, it was designed to look
like a French Gothic chateau reminiscent of a
castle in the Loire Valley of France. It boasts
steep gables, conical turrets, picturesque
dormers and decorated chimneys. The undercut sandstone carvings include scores of
dragons, griffins, cherubs, lions, gargoyles
and figurines.
As ornate as its exterior is the vestibule,
which has an ornate coffered ceiling, a mosaic floor, an elaborate fireplace flanked by
built-in leaded glass cases and a spectacular
carved marble staircase, which has a beautiful stained glass window on its landing.
Burrage was a lawyer, financier, horticulturalist and philanthropist who amassed his
wealth from legal fees and investments in
copper mines in the Midwest. He lived in
the home until his death in 1931. Interestingly, a smaller house stood on the site
before he tore it down to build this mansion
– for $200,000!
Four years ago, during its review of the
redevelopment plans for the mansion, the
Boston Landmarks Commission, in an
unusual move, declared that the great hall
and stairway on the first floor and the common hall on the second floor and its carved
wooden balustrade should be preserved and
not altered.
ELV Associates developed the condominiums, and the Grassi Design Group was the
architect. Interior designer Anne Becker of
Nantucket added just the right touch to create
a delightful home away from the limelight
and the football field.
— Marilyn Jackson
High ceilings and elegant crown molding surround this living space, which includes tall windows
and a carved fireplace above which is a plasma TV. There is also a window seat with a long view
of the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.
Next to the
formal dining
room is another
grand living area
with a three-bay
Paneled wainscot adds to
the elegance
of the home.
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