The 991-square-foot, six-room townhouse at 1 Pinckney Street dates from 1789, the year George Washington became president and the Red Line started running. That makes the Federal-style property one of the older single-family residences in Beacon Hill.
It's that history and that location that likely led to 1 Pinckney's recent sale for $1,150,000 after six months on the market for $1,200,000 through Gibson Sotheby's. It is a tight squeeze—cozy might be the more operative word—though the townhouse still manages to come with all the charming trimmings, including a brick fireplace, exposed beams, pine-plank floors, and built-in shelves.
Kevin Currie of Kenmore Properties arranged the sale.