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Weekend open house tour: Beacon Hill's old-world charm meets high-end finishes

Tour some of the most prestigious homes in the city, even the country

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This small neighborhood packs a big punch in terms of housing. Behind the brownstone facades lay some fantastically designed homes that combine old-world charm and with high-end finishes. It's an easy distance to the Boston Common, the Charles River, and the North End, and just all the best and finest the city has to offer.

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1. 132 Charles Street, #PH

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132 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114

Open house: Sunday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Price: $2,995,000
Size: 3-BR, 3-BA
Square footage: 2,408
The pitch: "This three plus bedroom three full bath home has been totally renovated to the highest standards and has three exposures which provides amazing light throughout."

2. 4 Smith Court, #5E

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4 Smith Ct
Boston, MA 02114

Open house: Sunday, 12-1 p.m.
Price: $2,495,000
Size: 3-BR, 2.5-BA
Square footage: 2,260
The pitch: "This grand penthouse duplex is located in a boutique building with five magnificent new construction homes in historical & convenient Beacon Hill location."

3. 31 Mount Vernon Street, #PH

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31 Mt Vernon St
Boston, MA 02108

Open house: Saturday, 12-1 p.m., Sunday, 12-2 p.m.
Price: $2,150,000
Size: 2-BR, 2.5-BA
Square footage: 1,685
The pitch: "Spectacular and sunny penthouse plus loft with four exposures in a meticulously maintained 100% owner-occupied brownstone, which was completely restored/renovated in 2011."

4. 38 South Russell Street, #4D

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38 S Russell St
Boston, MA 02114

Open house: Sunday, 12-1 p.m.
Price: $1,975,000
Size: 3-BR, 2.5-BA
Square footage: 1,580
The pitch: "This unique and stunning floor-through home offers contemporary living space with a separate den with access to a private deck."

5. 38 South Russell Street, #3C

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38 S Russell St
Boston, MA 02114

Open house: Sunday, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Price: $1,975,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square footage: 1,385
The pitch: "Special features include beautiful custom kitchen with high-end integrated appliances, white oak hardwood flooring throughout, raised gas ribbon fireplace, alarm system, abundant windows and natural light."

6. 145 Pinckney Street, #227

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145 Pinckney St
Boston, MA 02114

Open house: Sunday, 12-1 p.m.
Price: $1,550,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square footage: 1,210
The pitch: "Located on the second floor of a full service building, this unit has views of the Esplanade from all rooms."

7. 31 Myrtle Street, #2

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31 Myrtle St
Boston, MA 02114

Open house: Saturday, 12-1 p.m., Sunday, 12-1 p.m.
Price: $650,000
Size: 1-BR, 1-BA
Square footage: 655
The pitch: "High ceilings, fireplace, mantel, original hardwood floors and other period details enhance the feel of time and space in this floor through home."

8. 284 Cambridge Street, #2

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284 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02114

Open house: Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $649,999
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square footage: 718
The pitch: "Enjoy quintessential Boston appeal with high ceilings, exposed brick, and gorgeous dark plank hardwood floors throughout."

1. 132 Charles Street, #PH

132 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

Open house: Sunday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Price: $2,995,000
Size: 3-BR, 3-BA
Square footage: 2,408
The pitch: "This three plus bedroom three full bath home has been totally renovated to the highest standards and has three exposures which provides amazing light throughout."

132 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114

2. 4 Smith Court, #5E

4 Smith Ct, Boston, MA 02114

Open house: Sunday, 12-1 p.m.
Price: $2,495,000
Size: 3-BR, 2.5-BA
Square footage: 2,260
The pitch: "This grand penthouse duplex is located in a boutique building with five magnificent new construction homes in historical & convenient Beacon Hill location."

4 Smith Ct
Boston, MA 02114

3. 31 Mount Vernon Street, #PH

31 Mt Vernon St, Boston, MA 02108

Open house: Saturday, 12-1 p.m., Sunday, 12-2 p.m.
Price: $2,150,000
Size: 2-BR, 2.5-BA
Square footage: 1,685
The pitch: "Spectacular and sunny penthouse plus loft with four exposures in a meticulously maintained 100% owner-occupied brownstone, which was completely restored/renovated in 2011."

31 Mt Vernon St
Boston, MA 02108

4. 38 South Russell Street, #4D

38 S Russell St, Boston, MA 02114

Open house: Sunday, 12-1 p.m.
Price: $1,975,000
Size: 3-BR, 2.5-BA
Square footage: 1,580
The pitch: "This unique and stunning floor-through home offers contemporary living space with a separate den with access to a private deck."

38 S Russell St
Boston, MA 02114

5. 38 South Russell Street, #3C

38 S Russell St, Boston, MA 02114

Open house: Sunday, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Price: $1,975,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square footage: 1,385
The pitch: "Special features include beautiful custom kitchen with high-end integrated appliances, white oak hardwood flooring throughout, raised gas ribbon fireplace, alarm system, abundant windows and natural light."

38 S Russell St
Boston, MA 02114

6. 145 Pinckney Street, #227

145 Pinckney St, Boston, MA 02114

Open house: Sunday, 12-1 p.m.
Price: $1,550,000
Size: 2-BR, 2-BA
Square footage: 1,210
The pitch: "Located on the second floor of a full service building, this unit has views of the Esplanade from all rooms."

145 Pinckney St
Boston, MA 02114

7. 31 Myrtle Street, #2

31 Myrtle St, Boston, MA 02114

Open house: Saturday, 12-1 p.m., Sunday, 12-1 p.m.
Price: $650,000
Size: 1-BR, 1-BA
Square footage: 655
The pitch: "High ceilings, fireplace, mantel, original hardwood floors and other period details enhance the feel of time and space in this floor through home."

31 Myrtle St
Boston, MA 02114

8. 284 Cambridge Street, #2

284 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114

Open house: Sunday, 12-1:30 p.m.
Price: $649,999
Size: 2-BR, 1-BA
Square footage: 718
The pitch: "Enjoy quintessential Boston appeal with high ceilings, exposed brick, and gorgeous dark plank hardwood floors throughout."

284 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02114