Boston Architecture: The Burrage House

The Burrage House (named after the attorney, businessman, and philanthropist Albert C. Burrage and his family) is one of many distinctive properties that dot Back Bay’s Commonwealth Avenue.  The home which was initially constructed in 1899 is now divided into six condominiums each worth several millions of dollars and rent for $15,000+ a month.  Local football fans know that a few years ago Patriot’s quarterback, Tom Brady, called this home.

I’m so thankful that even if these are no longer single family homes, the city never allowed them to be torn down.  The Burrage House adds an element of elegance and ignites my imagination of what Boston must have been like 100+ years ago.  Below is a video of one of the condos which went up for sale earlier this spring and sold for more than asking ($4.35M). 

5 responses to “Boston Architecture: The Burrage House

  1. I’m really glad this wasn’t torn down. I love the way this house looks. It’s an awesome reminder of history.


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  3. Now that is quite a building!


  4. Now that is a funny comment. Its probably one of those priceless paintings which doubles as art or a television.


  5. Lacks a wide-screen tv.



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