Edward Darley Boit House, a Longwood Art History Hotspot, For Sale
Just a few doors down from the Longwood T Station sits a small but stately mansion where four girls, who became immortal figures in the art world, lived a century ago.
Located in the Longwood Historical District of Brookline Massachusetts, The Edward Darley Boit House, circa 1903, was designed by the renowned architectural firm of Peabody & Stearns for the late Edward Darley Boit, a prominent 19th Century Bostonian.
Built to exacting standards, the brick Federal Revival style mansion was also home for one of the John Singer Sargent’s most famous paintings, "The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit," now on permanent display in the New Wing of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
The Estate comprises a three-unit condominium, two of which are in the Darley House Mansion, and a third, single residence at the rear of the property. Extensive renovations have restored the home to its original splendor. Every opportunity has been taken to preserve the architectural and period detail of this historically significant property.
The primary residence, situated on the first and second floors of the mansion, is an expansive 6,000+ square-foot, five bedroom, four and one half bath, home with seven fireplaces.
Exuding grace and grandeur, the ground floor comprises the formal rooms – living room with French doors opening to a private terrace and walled-in gardens, library and dining room. Complementing the space is a magnificent reception hall, powder room, breakfast room, kitchen and butler’s pantry with silver safe.
Leading to the second floor is an elegant staircase, lounge landing with Palladian window. The second floor private family quarters includes a great hall, master bedroom, four family bedrooms and four baths.