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Mayor Menino at home away from home

The recuperating mayor has set up shop in the Parkman House, a manse about as far from his Readville home as a man of the people can get

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.

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