Part of owning a home is the excitement of decorating it with your art, but how great would it be if art was part of your home? 

An apartment on the market in Boston's historic Back Bay is a piece of artwork both inside and out. Located in a classic Back Bay brownstone, Unit 1 at 206 Beacon St. features a Picasso etching on its foyer door. 

This condo's appeal extends way beyond that initial eye-catching feature. Once through that art-adorned entrance, you'll be welcomed into an ornate living room that was formerly the parlor of the Spanish Consulate of Boston. 

That living room features cathedral ceilings, a 17th century Venetian fresco and "majestically ornate" period molding, according to the listing. Situated right on the Charles River side of Beacon Street, it also has a great view of the water, a wall of windows that flood in natural light, hardwood floors and a gas fireplace to stay cozy all winter long. 

Through the kitchen — which has granite counters and stainless steel appliances — is a private deck. If you dine outside during the summer months, you'll get an idyllic view of the sailboats on the Charles. 

For $2.4 million, this home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms in just over 2,000 square feet. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom, walk-in closet and laundry. The two additional bedrooms share a fully updated bathroom. 

This home is located just steps from high-end shopping on Newbury Street and exquisite dining in the South End, but for when you like to venture out further, direct access tandem parking is included. 

For more information on this listing, contact Melanie Olinto at melanie.olinto@compass.com