Above is a shot snapped last week of the 148-year-old townhouse (or what's left of it) at 124 Chestnut Street, where owner Dean Stratouly has undertaken a predictably controversial renovation. Townhouses of such vintage are simply not redone in Beacon Hill—at least not to the extent that Stratouly, a real estate developer, is redoing this aged puppy. You can see a construction shroud over the gut renovation, and note the chute for detritus and debris in the shot below.
More on the renovation plans here. They're the real curtain-raiser, eh?
· Can Old Beacon Hill Buildings Ever Be Really Renovated? [Curbed Boston]
· At 124 Chestnut Street, Buyer Be-really-ware [Curbed Boston]
· Here's What a Gutted 148-Year-Old Beacon Hill TH Looks Like [Curbed Boston]
· Here Are the Newest Plans for 124 Chestnut Street [Curbed Boston]