Article by By Erika Ayn Finch for New England Home Magazine
The lead owner of the Boston Celtics and his family live large on Beacon Hill.
The apartment, which they purchased in 2017, serves as home court when the couple and their blended family of six are in Boston. Maison Vernon was originally constructed in 1917 by the Young People’s Society of Christian Endeavor as a printing facility, and no expense was spared, says John I. Meyer Jr., principal at Meyer & Meyer Architecture and Interiors, the project’s architect. Most notably, the building is fifty feet wide in a city where sixteen to twenty-two feet is the norm.
That, says Marcel Safar, a founding partner at Chevron Partners, is what prompted his firm to purchase and develop Maison Vernon in 2014. “No one wanted this building because it doesn’t have parking, but to us, its grandeur was so unique because its width is so rare for Boston,” says Safar. “Our clients use their spaces for everything from family gatherings to important functions, and those spaces become expressions of the client.” As for the lack of parking, twenty-four-hour valet service mitigated the issue.
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