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Boston Real Estate and Beyond: Historic Homes

In addition to seeingtruly exceptional real estate in the Boston real estate market, as part of theSothebys International Realty network, Im also exposed to remarkable properties beyond Boston. For those who love historic homes, this post showcasessome lovely ones,here in Boston and around the world. Whether your dream historic home is in Boston or somewhere else, these homes courtesy of my Sothebys affiliates are remarkable.
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23 E ConcordStreet, Boston, MA

Boston, MassachusettsThis home is a picture perfect blend of a classic Boston Victorian brownstone with modern amenities and an open floor plan. This 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath duplex unit offers nearly 1,500 square feet of living space, and private off street parking. The gracious main entry is sunny and spacious and leads the way in to the main sleeping quarters.The large front bedroom is perfect for a second bedroom, nursery, and/or office. There's an over-sized, full bathroom with tiled tub, shower and plenty of storage. The master bedroom haswalk-through closets and an exquisite master bathroom.Downstairs is the perfect place for entertaining: an open floor plan with modern kitchen, dining area, half bathroom, and a huge living room with exterior accessto a private outdoor space perfect for a grill. There'sdirect access to an off-street parking space.This is an ideal South End location, close to many ofthe best restaurants in Boston.For more information and photos of this classic Boston brownstone home, click here. $1,059,000 

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Via Pietro Dazzi, Firenze, Florence, Italy

Florence, Firenze, Italy

This stunning Florence property is in the Monte Morello hills area. The villa dates to the 15thcentury, and belonged in the 19th century to Matilde Bonaparte and Russian Prince Anatolio Demidoff. It was then it assumed the final structure that is admired today.The building has three floors in the upstream, and a garden allItaliana on the lower side: on that front there is a nineteenth-century loggia with three arches on twin columns. This luxury apartment occupies half of the main floor, and is occupied mostly by elegantly decorated sumptuous rooms. The main entrance is located on the upper side, from which through a wide doorway it leads to a hall decorated with marble busts and a frescoed ceilings. From the hall through a monumental stone staircase you can reach the first floor's elegant door to the main hall, witha wonderful vaulted and frescoed ceiling with nineteenth-century motifs. This room leads to another equally great room and a terrace, which runs parallel to the hall, from which one gets a charming view of Florence and of the garden allitaliana that continues with the great lawn of the English park. The park consists of a green scenic spot of great beauty that serves as the main villas background. The other lodgings are used as sumptuous rooms and comfortable quarters in the home service, all renovated elegantly. Inside the apartment there are three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large kitchen, a studio and various utility rooms. All this is accompanied by big rooms on the basement floor.For more information and photos of this historic Firenze home, click here.$2,231,147


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Platnerska 87/7, Prague,Czech

Prague, CzechEnjoy a candlelit dinner on a terrace overlooking the Old Townin the City of a Hundred Spires. The pair of terraces built into the roof truly set this property apart. Enjoy unique views of the city, including the classic panorama found on most postcards; you can also take your breakfast whilst gazing at Prague Castle.Located just a few minutes from Charles Bridge, this homeoffers a mixof romance, history and modern living. This attractive duplex apartment occupies the sixth and seventh floors of acorner house. The current building dates from 1895, but the foundations were laid at a time when armorers in nearby workshops still made plate armor for the King of Bohemia's knights (hence the street name: platnr in old Czech is a smith specialized in making plate armor). Just open the door and you will find yourself surrounded by both the glorious past and the vibrant present of the Czech capital.This homehas a floor area of 2,600 square feet on two levels. There is a study, three bathrooms and a large bedroom; the living room alone, with its custom-made kitchen corner, totals approximately 1,100 square feet.The apartment underwent complex renovation in 2002, with the focus placed on the practical use of space. The bathroom is tiledin various kinds of marble such as green Italian, rose Portuguese, and Iranian, as well as the travertine flooring and the bespoke wooden furniture. The apartment is fully air-conditioned and equipped with a building-wide integrated security system linked to a central security station.For more information and photos of this Pragueproperty, click here.$1,473,486American Dollars 

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Count's Castle in Rua Duque de Caxias, Sao Paolo, Brazil

Sao Paolo,BrazilThis wonderful residence in the past belonged to a Count. With ample accommodation and greensurrounds, it hasa lot ofgarden, native centennial, and fruit trees. Living here is almost like living in Europe, because of the trees and the pleasant climate that natural vegetation surrounding the property and the neighborhood provides. The construction is very solid, made of stone and hardwood. All the woodwork and marble were brought from Europe.The property has an imposing living room with fireplace and passage to the large balcony, dining room, nightclub, wine cellar, an attic that is almost another home, library, games room, swimming pool, comfortable facilities for employees, and more. And in the garden is a great chapel. The location has easy access to the main avenues of the region, local businesses and is close to the best international schools in Sao Paulo. For more information and photos of Count's Castle, click here. $4,781,334American Dollars I can handle your real estate needs here in Boston as well as globally. As always, if you have questions about buying or selling homes in Boston or beyond, please call me at617-584-9790, orsend me an email via the linkbelow.


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