BEACON HILL ARCHITECT'S STUDIO WITH PRIVATE ROOF GARDEN

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Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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BEACON HILL ARCHITECT'S STUDIO WITH PRIVATE ROOF GARDEN

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Apartment, Studio + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Welcome to our Studio, where sustainable design dances with elegance and exquisite detail in this lovingly handcrafted haven. Located in the heart of the gas-lamp lit district of Beacon Hill (Boston's most historic neighborhood) the Studio represents the owners' (a husband-and-wife design team) philosophy of walking softly on the earth while living passionately and luxuriously - yet, without excess or waste....the truest measure of 'being green'!!! Experiencing this well-designed small space provides clients & guests alike with a heightened spatial awareness of what is truly necessary to live well.

Particulars: Top (4th floor) apartment has large sunny windows on all sides. Facing distant rooftops and the sky, you'll wake to birdsong and quietude in the Queen size mahogany custom built-in 'window bed' even tho you're in the heart of the city.

The Studio is beautifully appointed with high thread count cotton sheets, down pillows, silk/woolen blankets & German Batiste Down comforter. The fully equipped kitchen has white Italian dishware, All-Clad & Cuisinart pots & pans, fully restored vintage gas cooking stove, Miele dishwasher....in short, everything one needs to create a beautiful meal. (Wife was a former private chef - so the kitchen is a true 'cook's' kitchen!)

There's also a full size washer & gas dryer in the apt. The tiled, windowed bath has tub & shower w/ amazing water pressure; nickel fittings. An eclectic library and music collection & Vermont Castings gas stove to take the chill off cool nights complete the ambience of the Studio.

There is space for 2 yogis to comfortably practice in the central floor area in front of the fire..... The large antique desk faces East & granite kitchen counter provides comfortable dining for 4-6 or use as a 2nd work/planning space.

Plant-filled roofdeck overlooking the Charles River is private & available for our guests only. Take the time to pick some organic salad greens and tomatoes for an al fresco luncheon; Meditate, do yoga or simply sit and be present for the sun's rising or setting w/ cup of tea or glass of wine....Time will slow down to the extent you allow it to here....

All linens are line dried either on the roof or inside in inclement weather - all year round. The smell & feel is crisp & full of the sun's energy...We have not used the gas dryer in 7 years to further reduce our carbon footprint. (Of course, guests may use! Or try the inside clothesline with Grandma's wooden clothespins ~ )

Practical Bits: 5-10 minutes' walk to Boston's 'Red' or 'Green' Subway Lines (the 'T'), Charles Street fine dining, coffee shops, boutiques, flower shops, chocolatier, pastry shops, wine & liquor stores, etc; 10 minutes' walk through Beacon Hill to the new Whole Foods grocery store; 20 minutes' walk through the Boston Common & Public Garden to the shops on Newbury Street & Prudential Center.

15 minute walk to North End Yoga Studio for excellent Vinyasa Flow classes.

Remember to support our local organic farmers May thru October when the Farmer's Markets come to Copley Square & Government Center twice weekly!

Please Note: Our Architect's Studio is available for monthly bookings only & is booked for January, February, March, June thru September, 2014. Our nightly/weekly property is also located in Beacon Hill & we're happy to send along more information about that space. The 2 properties share the same esoteric 'vibe' as well as all amenities, from high thread count line dried linens/down pillows to Italian dishware & All-Clad & Cuisinart pots & pans to Aveda shampoos/conditioner….The outdoor space is a courtyard w/ umbrella/seating & plants. Additionally, many of our testimonials are from guests who have stayed in our nightly/weekly property. Many thanks for reading all the copy!

Keywords: Condominium/Apartment

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Oh MY, where do I begin…? Your little apartment is utterly magical. I really didn’t want to leave … and I could be happy there for very long stretches of time, I fear ;-) It’s one of the quirkiest, loveliest and most charming little spots on the face of this earth. And it's imbibed with feelings of good cheer and warmth, you feel it immediately upon arrival, and at first I thought it was because so many of your personal things were blessing the place, and then I read thru the guestbook and I realized its really because there have been Sooo many guests who passed thru, felt the same, and left a little of their happiness & delight behind, you can feel ALL OF IT, can't you?;-) and we were there 2 days before we noticed that the place is entirely (and very cozily) heated thru ambient heat, passive solar and that charming little stove!! And as a returning Beacon Hill’er … it's just the fantasy Beacon Hill flat, couldn’t be more spot on if it were a movie set! Your design is genius – and I too am a fan of small spaces, in fact my hubby and I are in-process of renovating our house in Pasadena ( a 1500 sf 2BR cottage) and we fought the urge to rip it down and build a 2700 sf “new house” on the lot, and instead (emotionally) opted to do a gut rehab of the existing footprint, only adding about 150 sf by enclosing a patio, and keeping the original charm and whimsy of the house. (and when the bill comes in and it cost JUST AS MUCH to end up with a still-small-house … well we have tossed and turned on that one…) But now I feel oh-so-much better about that decision, as I know that DnA would approve (and now I think I need to hire you guys to consult on the interior finishes, because the level of creative detail in your BHill place is masterful!) So, lastly let me say that we must be kindred spirits, I found all my favorite books on your bookshelves, and my favorite music in your CD library. We enjoyed the Sarah Brightman, Carole King, Sondheim and Cole Porter tracts all week, and I had a cloistered afternoon on Friday by the fire rereading Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet … start to finish.
Mar 2009
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We're a husband/wife architecture, preservation & interior design team based primarily on Nantucket & in Boston & Asheville NC for the past 20 years. Creating sacred spaces is our passion ~ We believe that 'Home' is the Wellspring from which a balanced & harmonious life springs forth. Luxury without excess; tiny footprints; having 'enough…' Being mindful that everything is both useful and beautiful. Further, that Harmony on the Earth truly begins with harmony at Home. The energies & the Beingness of Home as partner inspires and informs our lives & our designs.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2001

Beacon Hill is the heart of one of America's oldest historic districts & one of America's truly great walking cities. The collection of Federal architecture in Beacon Hill alone is one of America's treasures! Walking the Freedom Trail connects you to the Nation's pulse & the collective consciousness of hundreds of years of habitation in this great experiment of Democracy... A true sense of Community still exists in Beacon Hill; it's a village of 10,000 residents.

The Architect's Studio is a Sanctuary of Peace & Serenity. There are many angels flying around! Elegant, green, luxury in 310 square feet...Your spatial awareness will

morph in the Studio.

Private Roof Garden views of Charles River & Boston skyline.

Centrally located, within 10 minutes walk from 3 major 'T' stops; 5 minute walk to the new Whole Foods; 5 minute walk from Charles Street shops & fine dining; 15 minutes walk to the North End; 20 minute walk to Boston Public Library & Farmer's Markets May thru November.

North End Yoga (home of 'Boston's Best Yoga Teacher,' 2010) is 20 minute walk thru Beacon Hill to the North End.

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Beacon Hill Architect's Studio with Private Roof Garden
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Beacon Hill Architect's Studio with Private Roof Garden
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Boston Greater Boston
5

Wonderful apartment in great location

  • 5 of 5
We couldn't have asked for a better location or a more darling apartment for our 4 night stay in Boston. Every detail was anticipated down to the coffee for breakfast. We have found that sometimes older apartments are lacking somewhere but not this one! Usually it's the shower that isn't up to par but not this one. Plenty of hot water. We so appreciated the restaurant recommendations and all of the little cards throughout the apartment that answered any question we might have had. We would definitely recommend it to our friends!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Beacon Hill Architect's Studio with Private Roof Garden
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Boston Greater Boston
Panama City Beach, FL
5

Boston Marathon

  • 5 of 5
The Salon nestled in Beacon Hill is perfect. Period! The location is superb and while we came to run the Boston marathon sleep and rest was essential. The unit is quite and the owners supply perfect bedding, linens and an oscillating fan to make for a peaceful and relaxing stay. We are particular when it comes to our espressos, salts/peppers, olive oils, dairy, hot cereals and other condiments. They even had Grade A maple syrup, which is what I needed the morning before the marathon with my breakfast. Needless to say, we felt right at home. We were even pleasantly greeted by Angus and Deb, whom we haven't seen in a while since our last sailing trip. They are a wonderful couple. We highly recommend staying here as the location to all the quaintness of Boston is around the corner. We'll never forget our time in the Salon - it was perfectly romantic, fun and we took care of business. Look no further! Book it!
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Beacon Hill Architect's Studio with Private Roof Garden
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5

Surprise Engagement

  • 5 of 5
Deb and Angus' Studio was like something out of a movie! Their description and pictures do not do justice to the beautiful, cozy, modern and peaceful studio. The apartment is so creatively designed inside that it suits two people very comfortably and provides more than guests could ever need for a stay. Deb's handwritten notes and tips throughout the apartment made it feel like home. Everything from the water pressure to the book collection on the shelves was perfect. We came to Boston for the CFA exam at the Convention Center and to enjoy the travel opportunity to a place we've never been. Little did I know at the time, my boyfriend Peter had planned to ask me to marry him while we were at the Planetarium at the Museum of Science. While things fell in place for his plan, Deb and Angus went above and beyond to make that night (and our whole stay) extra special. They were in town that weekend and stopped by the apartment to light us a fire, add fresh greens and flowers and drop off some celebratory champagne (The working fireplace is a HUGE added bonus!). After the engagement, we had the greatest pleasure of meeting Deb and Angus in person. Their spirit was immediately contagious! Their philosophy of simple, clean and yet elegant/rich living was so evident throughout the entire studio apartment; its something that we've tried to bring home with us and incorporate into our lives. Enough can not be said about the atmosphere of the Studio or its location in Beacon Hill. We could not be more happy with choosing to stay in historic Beacon Hill and choosing the Studio (we were actually in the "Salon" which is very similar). Besides being in the perfect location (especially to walk anywhere), Deb and Angus were the perfect owners. We would highly recommend the Studio. We could not imagine anyone being less than completely satisfied with choosing to stay here!
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Beacon Hill Architect's Studio with Private Roof Garden
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Boston Greater Boston
5

Heaven's nest!

Heaven's nest!
  • 5 of 5
Deb and Angus have put together the most romantic special place to stay in all of Boston. Their attention to detail is incredible. Everything was there that we needed. My husband and I love to cook and we could really put on a great dinner for 6. Yes the salon is small but it's perfect in every way. We stayed visiting our daughter at Emerson and she loved climbing the gorgeous stairs up to a loft with a gracious double bed. I especially liked the bath and used it often. My husband never wanted to get out of the shower that always had hot water and great water pressure. Truly the best place and the kindest most thoughtful people ever! Could not want for a thing there…..except to come again very soon :)
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Boston Greater Boston
Newport, RI, USA
5

Adorable and Magical!

  • 5 of 5
Deb and Angus did a fabulous job of turning this space into a real getaway! So tastefully decorated, the studio had us playing Louis Armstrong all weekend long! They even left us a bottle of Prosecco to welcome us! Right in the best part of downtown, perfectly located between the Freedom Trail, museums, Boston Commons and of course Newbury street shopping! Walking distance to everything you need and a great little Italian place "Grotto" less than a block a away. We'll definitely be returning. We've already recommended it to some of our friends!
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beacon Hill Architect's Studio with Private Roof Garden
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Boston Greater Boston
Oviedo, Florida
5

Sensational Salon

  • 5 of 5
If you are looking for an authentic Boston experience, staying at the Salon is a must! It is centrally located and you can walk absolutely everywhere, yet return to the quaint charm of the salon each evening. It is exceptionally clean, quiet, and comfortable. The owners' pantry was stocked with staples like tea, coffee, flour, butter, condiments, etc. And, the 2-minute walk to an organic grocery store was superb. Our family of three appreciated the very comfortable beds and hot showers with AMAZING pressure. We've rented many times through VRBO and highly recommend the salon.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Boston Logan
Car: not necessary
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Cleaning $75
Notes 50% deposit upon booking; Balance due 1 month prior to arrival date.
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Amenities

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Boston Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Private roof garden with views of Charles River, Restored vintage gas cook-stove, All - Clad & Calphalon pots & pans, Miele dishwasher, Italian linens, Scandia down pillows, Down comforter ~
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