Boston’s culture of disruption and innovation was in full force on Thursday, May 12th as artists, thinkers, and business leaders gathered at the unveiling of the Tiffany Ayer Mansion at 395 Commonwealth Avenue, an “evening of light and color.”
In conjunction with Christie’s major spring Tiffany sale, the Tiffany Ayer Mansion is listed for sale with LandVest | Christie’s International Real Estate. This evening was a first chance for many to get a look inside the only home completely designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.
“Brilliant design functions beautifully,” said Ruth Kennedy Sudduth, Vice Chair of LandVest. “The Tiffany Ayer Mansion was built for just this kind of glittering gathering. The pairing of the iconic designer, Louis Comfort Tiffany, with a contemporary team like Sea-Dar Real Estate, CNW Capital Partners, and Hacin + Associates, all at the absolute top of the craft of re-envisioning landmark properties, is an amazing opportunity.”
To reimagine the mansion as a great contemporary home, Sea-Dar Real Estate and CNW teamed up with Hacin + Associates Architects and Neoscape, a Seaport-based creative agency, to deploy a team of top designers and renderers to showcase the possibilities of a reimagined Ayer Mansion for refined current living. Those renderings were on display during the event for guests to picture the mansion’s next chapter as they toured the spaces.
“Boston has quietly reset to a much higher price level in the last several years,” said Jean Abouhamad, President/Principal-in-Charge of Sea-Dar Real Estate. “Purchase price is mostly, though not always, public. What is not public is how much people spend in addition to the acquisition. Just SEA-DAR alone has recently managed over a dozen residential projects in Boston neighborhoods around the Ayer Mansion with total investment ranging from $18 million to $50 million. So, the Ayer Mansion project fits, as it should, into that scale of property.”
“At LandVest, we’ve seen an appetite for these exceptional properties that new owners can make their own, while still respecting history and great design,” said Greta Gustafson, Director of New Development at LandVest. “This recent event shows the strong interest in this kind of property. While attendees were drawn in by the building’s bold style and backstory, it is the special Tiffany details like the trompe l’œil mosaic and the glass light fixture that hangs down 5 stories that set the Ayer Mansion apart.”