In nearly two decades in office, Mayor Thomas M. Menino has kept one address: a tidy 1½-story cape with green shutters on Chesterfield Street in Readville. It has a distinctly low-key suburban feel and features a gas fireplace the Meninos installed in the den for a touch of luxury.
Now Menino finds himself living in an opulent, Greek Revival mansion on one of the most desirable streets in Boston, atop Beacon Hill. The walls hold original portraits of famous faces from centuries past. The dining room, capable of receiving 60 for supper, has a display of Chinese porcelain on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts.