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Magnificent Maison Vernon penthouse has new owner
Maison Vernon is the pinnacle of luxury living in Boston. With seven opulent homes at 39-41 Mount Vernon St., sitting on top of this gem of a palace is the penthouse that sold for $15,110,000 on March 29.

Maison Vernon proudly shares its stately position at the top of Beacon Hill with the Massachusetts State House, located right across the street. The famed golden dome sits picture-perfect from the front windows of this exemplary building.

Originally built in 1917, 41 Mt. Vernon St. used to be home to the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Beacon Press. It is this press that first published Sen. Michael Gravel’s edition of the legendary Pentagon Papers in 1971. Before then, it was headquarters of the New England Watch and Ward Society, which began as the New England Society for the Suppression of Vice.

An extensive and meticulous complete renovation of these brand new condominiums is melding the past with the present. The homes at Maison Vernon are brimming with the finest materials and craftsmanship, including hand-carved Italian marble fireplace mantles, imported French oak chevron herringbone floors, handcrafted French-inspired plaster moldings and imported Italian kitchens.

All the walls are insulated and the floors are among the most solid you will find in a residential building. It is a superior mix of wellcrafted modern European interiors with incomparable grand American architecture.
The building’s façade has been fully restored to its time-honored beauty. Stepping  into the stunning art-curated lobby tells people that this is an exceptional place. A custom- commissioned wrought iron and glass elevator carries residents and guests up to the phenomenal homes.

The sumptuous penthouse will boast a massive 4,025 square feet of living space with five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms on two floors.

The first level provides the proud new owners with a magnificent floor-through layout that includes three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, an open living-dining-family room, kitchen, balcony and a 50-foot-wide expanse of south-facing windows.

Some might say the crème-de-la-crème of the penthouse is to be found on the grassy rooftop. Here, the new owners will enjoy an incredible retractable glass-opening structure that will feature yet another floor-through kitchen-dining-living room with a master bedroom-bathroom suite. This space is surrounded by pure outdoor living – an impressive balcony with a full top-of-the-line outdoor kitchen and el fresco dining area adjoining a terrace for additional seating and entertaining, a hot tub and fire pit – culminating in breathtaking 360-degree views of the State House, Boston Common, Charles River and beyond.

This home also includes two valet garage parking spots.

This property was originally listed by Beth Dickerson of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty and purchased with Maria Ryan of Jacob Realty, LLC.

Unit 1A still available

It’s not too late to live on top of the hill. Unit 1A, the parlor and garden duplex, is the last residence available at Maison Vernon. Listed by Beth Dickerson for $2,995,000, this home offers 1,854 square feet of luxury living with two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths. Construction on this unit is expected to be completed later this year.

The parlor level will feature a flow-through kitchen-dining-living room with a 452- square-foot private terrace off the kitchen while the garden level will contain two bedroom suites with en suite bathrooms, an office, powder room and laundry room.

The large open chef’s kitchen in all of the Maison Vernon homes feature imported Italian cabinetry and Carrara marble countertops, with Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances finely selected and exquisitely integrated. There is a Wolf range-oven that has four dual-stacked gas burners and infrared charbroiler with professional- grade wall hood, a Sub-Zero over-under refrigerator-freezer, Miele built-in coffee machine, Miele 24-inch built-in microwave speed oven and Miele 24-inch dishwasher.

The dining-living room is a resplendent place to entertain family and friends. These south-facing, sun-filled rooms have an expanse of floor-to-ceiling arched windows on three exposures and beautiful hand-carved plaster moldings with LED cove lighting. The gas fireplace has an intricately hand-carved Italian marble mantle. The library nook adds an extra touch of class.

The pre-selected technology design with optional mirror LED televisions and invisible speaker entertainment and music system will make everyone living in today’s tech world thrilled. The pre-selected smart home system and home security system will put a smile on the face of all techies.

The master bedroom suite with large walkin closets is expansive, crossing the entire rear of property. The gas fireplace and breathtaking views of the city add ambiance.

The master bathroom includes floor-to-ceiling hand-selected Carrara marble, an imported Italian double vanity with two integrated sinks and countertop, tub-shower, heated floor and towel warmer.

The second bedroom suite with an en suite bathroom mirrors the master suite – although slightly smaller in size and it holds a single bathroom vanity. That suite is found on the opposite end of the floor separated by an office, powder room and laundry room with washer and dryer.

The list of amenities available for Maison Vernon residents is absolutely superb. There’s 24-hour valet parking, 24-hour concierge service, car service scheduling and resident storage areas. Dry cleaning, package, grocery, trash and other pick up/drop off services are also available from secure in-unit storage areas.

Unit maintenance scheduling includes deck treatment, marble polishing, appliance and HVAC maintenance.

Building and unit security is state of the art.

Resident will love the wine storage stocked with Sélection Maison Vernon: a unique collection of rare French wines and liqueurs exclusively sourced in France for Maison Vernon residents.

To learn more about Unit 1A and other luxury homes in the area, contact Beth Dickerson by phone at 617-510-8565 or email at or check online at and