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Chestnut Street House Thumbs Nose at Old Man Winter

This recently listed 6-BR, 5-BA, 5,342-square-foot townhouse in Beacon Hill seems a couple of months too late with its listing's promise of "perennial plantings" that "present one of the most luscious gardens in Boston..." Or is it just in time? With winter coming on like a bout of Red Sox recriminations, perhaps the promise of greenery at the other end will entice a buyer during the coldest months of the year climatically and real estate-wise. Otherwise, the house unfolds in typical Victorian elegance, with tall French doors, a formal dining room, built-in bookshelves and a chef's kitchen, plus the ability to play landlord: the ground floor can be a standalone one-bedroom with a private entrance. All yours for $4,995,000.

· Listing: 44A Chestnut Street [Zillow]
· Our Tuesday Townhouse archive [Curbed Boston]