Friday, May 10, 2013

Beverly officials to tour re-developed, historic property in Centerville neighborhood

Prides Hill Condominium

Beverly city leaders and local officials will celebrate the redevelopment of Prides Hill, a 2.5-acre property on Hull Street that will include seven refurbished condominiums.

Local officials as well as Gary Palardy, principal of State Street Builders in Beverly, and Erminio Grasso, regional vice president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, will tour the area on Thursday May 16 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 85 Hull St. Attendees will end the night with a small celebratory event.

The newly developed property incorporates and preserves the unique architectural details and design elements of the original 1680 residence, which was once home to American composer and songwriter Cole Porter.

Features and finishes of the new condominiums include 14th century gold leaf doors imported from a monastery in Spain, floors made of crushed coral, and exquisite stained glass windows. The project will include a large common area that was initially built and used as the First Church of Beverly.

Prices for the units range from $299,900 to $700,000.