On this picture-perfect Monday, runners from around the globe take on the oldest 26.2-mile race in the world. Though most cheer while others run, Bostonians come together to observe Patriots Day and celebrate the glorious tradition of the 121st Boston Marathon. We take you along a less grueling route past the properties with the best view of todays action.
Starting at the outskirts of the race, this beautiful Wellesley home brings the outdoors inside with plenty of windows and sun-splashed space. The five bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom home sits on three acres of property, though still close enough to the road to allow for a glimpse of neon sneakers passing by. Start the morning early like the runners in the chefs kitchen, offering a dining area with custom Rocky Mountain alderwood cabinetry and Pennsylvania River Rock fireplace. Read more here.
Another Wellesley gem, this antique home has been renovated to offer luxurious features such as a full library, 3,000-bottle wine cellar, spa-like bathroom and yoga area. Stretch out your calves in the Bali-themed downstairs space before popping open some bubbly to celebrate the race. With other 5,000 square-feet of living space on an acre of land, this property offers plenty of space to entertain friends for the day. Read more here.
Located in the heart of coveted Newton Center, this beautiful colonial home offers the ideal space for a family viewing party. Conveniently nearby to Mason Rice and Newton Center playground, the day can continue outside from watching to playing. Inside, playtime can resume in the spacious renovated lower lever, or just about anywhere through the open-concept main floor. Read more here.
Moving into the heart of the race, Brookline, 49 Worthington road is perfectly situated in the Cottage Farm neighborhood, a National Historic District less than two miles from Back Bay. This striking home has undergone extensive architectural renovation to offer beautiful new features while retaining its historic touch. Enter through a marble reception hall with radiant-heated floors to reach the inviting tiered outdoor terrace, featuring ample outdoor space for cooling refreshments post-race. Inside, the elegant entertainment space is highlighted by bright white details luxurious amenities. Read more here.
This home offers the quintessential city experience for marathon viewing. A high-rise in the Mandarin Oriental, it comes with five-star amenities including 24-hour room service, spa club, restaurant and lounge, along with a doorman, concierge and all hotel staff aiming to please. The interior is completely renovated for a luxurious marathon experience. Read more here.
Trinity Place Penthouse on the 18th floor offers perhaps the best view of the marathon route. Looking over all of Back Bay, the luxurious condo offers a spacious 2,864 square-feet of living space with three bedrooms and three full bathrooms. The stunning space is highlighted by huge windows on each wall, letting it all the energy of the day. Read more here.