Quick Hits Boston: A Haute Look Inside Maison Vernon

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Instead of looking to build up Boston’s skyline with yet another new high rise, Chevron Partners decided to take on a project in Beacon Hill that would honor the city’s rich history by renovating a historic property now known as Maison Vernon. With one of the highest per square foot costs, the Beacon Hill property features seven floor-through residences. The luxury project slated to be complete by the end of July is already more than 60 percent sold with each unit averaging $5.6 million.

Maison VernonPhoto Credit: Chevron Partners

“The vision in the Maison Vernon brand started when I saw the building,” said Marcel Safar, founding partner of Chevron Partners. “It’s located at the corner of Mount Vernon and Joy Streets near the State House. It was such a majestic, noble and grand building that was full of light. It hearkened to living in Paris, so as soon as I saw it, I knew. It was part of a portfolio other developers had looked at, but no parking was the biggest problem. The grandeur, beauty and construction are real elements of luxury, not parking.” (They solved the concerns by offering a 24-hour valet parking service and assistance with car service scheduling).

Maison VernonPhoto Credit: Chevron Partners

“The client we were targeting was someone looking for something new and fresh,” Safar said. “Our clients are looking for a high end property and love the history of Boston. Because Boston is a smaller city, it hadn’t become a first class city. We were looking to change that with the high end design and attention to detail we offer that is typically reserved for larger scale developers in larger cities. I grew up in Boston so I am passionate to see the city join the ranks of Paris, New York, Los Angeles and Milan as the center for innovative design. Boston has the American aristocratic richness of real estate stock so we were looking to combine that rich history with a modern design.”
Maison VernonPhoto Credit: Chevron Partners
Maison Vernon embodies the true essence of luxury living. From a custom commissioned wrought iron and glass elevator to an exquisitely designed European wrap-around staircase with grand residence landings and entrances, the haute property combines classic American grandeur with modern European design.
Maison VernonPhoto Credit: Chevron Partners
The red brick building accented by carved limestone is just steps from the State House and downtown Boston. For the ultimate in luxury, be sure to check out the 4,000-square-foot duplex penthouse that features an 845 square foot rooftop addition with motorized sliding glass walls and private terrace offering 360-degree city and river views.
Maison VernonPhoto Credit: Chevron Partners
Other luxury amenities include sprawling chef’s kitchens complete with two sinks and two dishwashers, Wolf, Subzero and Miele appliances, private terraces, 9 to 13′ high ceilings throughout, an art-curated lobby, hand cast plaster crown moldings, hand carved Carrara marble fireplace mantles (there are at least two fireplaces in each unit), imported French white oak Chevron Herringbone flooring and a 100-bottle Subzero wine refrigerator delivered direct to each residence stocked with Sélection Maison Vernon (a collection of French wines). Every luxe amenity has been considered here – Parisian paneled doors have invisible hinges and magnetic closures while heating vents and balcony railings are made of custom made cast iron. Each master suite comes complete with an en suite bath with heated floors, walk-in-closet and three-sided glass fireplace while living rooms offer 50’ wide, south-facing sun-filled areas with 11 windows.

Maison VernonPhoto Credit: Chevron Partners

“Chevron Builders is our own general contractor so we control every element of the project and manage every property we build,” Safar added. “Our flooring has a certain structure to it, but when we explain the efforts to source the materials from France or Italy to show the quality, I think it shows how serious we are about our product and that we really care about backing the quality of our products.”

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