King House // 1880

Located at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Fairfield Street in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, this MASSIVE townhome exudes wealth and prestige. The home was built in 1880 as the home of iron and steel manufacturer George Parsons King and his wife, Sarah Williams (Lothrop) King. The home was designed by architect William Whitney Lewis and took over a year to build, even with numerous skilled craftsmen. The Kings lived in the Hotel Vendome two blocks away while this home was being built. The brownstone and brick Victorian Gothic townhouse has its main entrance on Fairfield Street within an arched vestibule. The home remained a single family home through numerous later owners until 1979 when it was converted to six condominium units, all still with plenty of space.

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