Floor Two
  • Main-entry Marble Foyer
  • Entire floor dedicated to Formal Entertaining
  • Palatial Formal Double Parlor
  • Juliet Terraces overlooking Beacon Street
  • Formal Dining Room w/ Stone Fireplace
  • Butler's Pantry
  • Cloak Room
  • Powder Room


Description
The main entry into the home is the parlor level with a marble foyer to greet guests. This entire floor is dedicated to formal entertaining. The double parlor has eleven foot ceilings, inlaid wood floors, two fireplaces, and two double French doors which lead onto Juliet terraces overlooking Beacon Street. This elegant parlor is palatial in size.

Curved double pocket doors lead through a china display area into the formal dining room. The dining room contains original wood paneling, an oversized stone fireplace, Fleur de lis lead glass windows, and the original light sconces. Tucked behind a hidden panel is an antique silver safe restored to working condition.

Behind a second hidden panel is a replicated butler’s pantry with leaded glass cabinet doors, glass shelving and antiqued hardware. The pantry unobtrusively contains such modern conveniences as two warming drawers, a sink with garbage disposal, dishwasher, refrigerator drawers and an icemaker... the perfect staging area for any spectacular catered evening. In addition, at the back of the butler’s pantry is a servants staircase leading down to the main kitchen.

Also along the main hall of the parlor level is a uniquely carved out statue display niche and a formal cloak room complete with a coat room and powder room. The powder room is a jewel box, mirrored from top to bottom.