Burrage House Back Bay Boston

When we were in Boston this past summer (I do miss summer) we spent a lot of time in the Back Bay area where there were all manner of magnificent brownstone buildings.  This one made me stop in my tracks and just go – wow!  The Burrage House is named after attornery, businessman and philanthropist Albert Burrage and his family and was constructed in 1899.  It now is divided into six condominiums each going for millions of dollars with monthly rents going for around $1500 + a month. For the construction, Burrage used the finest materials-European marble, rare mahogany, stained glass windows and intricately designed mosaic tiles.  The exterior has nearly 50 dragons and gargoyles, 30 cherubs, 300 bibliophiles, and lion, eagle, and human heads carved into the elaborate stonework.  The mansion was a reflection of Burrage’s success as an entrepreneur and of his personal wealth. (info from http://www.otisahearn.com Real Estate)

It is one amazing piece of architecture to see and the inside (which I didn’t get to see personally but found on  YouTube) is breathtaking.  Must be nice is all I can say… 😉

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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography. www.imagesbytdashfield.com
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14 Responses to Burrage House Back Bay Boston

  1. bercton says:

    Great sculptured architecture!

  2. The Dose of Reality says:

    Oh, it’s gorgeous!! Love the second photograph with the lady walking her dog. The place looks like a castle, but that lady walking by just brings it into modern day. Cool! –Lisa

  3. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

  4. Excellent picture. Thanks for sharing!

    With Best Wishes from a Bostonian.

  5. You were nominated for the Sunshine Award.
    Have a nice day!

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