The bones of the 13-room, eight-fireplace Greek revival at 59 Mount Vernon Street in Beacon Hill date from 1837.
A glassed-in cupola crowns the pile, and there are 13-foot ceilings in the living room and ceilings even higher than that in the kitchen.
The spread—which also includes four and a half bathrooms and the potential for seven bedrooms—is on sale as of April 29 for $8.4 million through Nancy Tye at Coldwell Banker.
The 6,860-square-foot townhouse is the most recent in a spate of Beacon Hill palaces to hit the sales market. They include the 10-room, 5,738-square-foot 30 Chestnut Street, the 10-room, 2,935-square-foot 33 Branch Street, and the six-room, 4,068-square-foot 20 West Cedar Street.