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Beacon Hill beauty has light and space

BY TODD LARSON
CORRESPONDENT

 

The outside appearance of 34 West Cedar St. hardly prepares the entrant for the explosion of light and space that goes through the roof – literally.

 

Built c.1835 from a Greek Revival design attributed to Cornelius Coolidge, this 4,158- square-foot, five-bedroom rowhouse typifies the Beacon Hill aesthetic at first glance: low-rise brick façade, brownstone sills and lintels, multi-paned sash windows with black louver shutters, granite foundation, recessed stoop entrance with paneling.

 

But a thorough, yet tasteful refurbishment by F.H. Perry has transformed it into a towering townhouse comprising five floor-through levels of living with characteristics of new construction: open floor plans, front-to-back sunlight, state-of-the-art kitchens and baths, private roof deck, and eastern, western and southern exposures. Yet this renovation was

 

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