December 20, 2018

One Pinckney Street

While walking around Boston's Beacon Hill, you may notice several houses that seem a bit are out of place. One such house is at the corner of Pinckney and Joy Street, it's 1 Pinckney Street.

One Pinckney Street

Eight Things I Learned about the 1 Pinckney Street House

  • The Townhouse was built in 1789 - making it one of the oldest houses on Beacon Hill (Other homes with similar age include 5 and 7 Pinckney Street and 43 South Russell Street)
  • To put it in perspective, the Massachusetts State House, which is barely visible from the house, was built in 1795.
  • The house was built before the brick row-style houses of the 19th century.
  • There is a downstairs entrance under the porch on Joy Street.
  • This one bedroom 2 baths house is 991 square feet of living on a lot size of 435 sq feet
  • At one point the first floor was a store and there was an apartment upstairs.
  • According to the National Park Service, at one time 1,5 and 7 Pinckney Street were all one property. They were split up around 1875, when 3 Pinckney street building was built.
  • The house was put on the market in December 2015 for $1,200,000 by Gibson Sotheby's International Realty. The house was sold for $1,150,000 in April 2016.

Note: This is a still a private residence house.

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