Brookline Home of the Week: 273 Walnut St.

Magnificent circa 1879 property offers residents an opportunity to experience Brookline's rich residential history.

It's all in the details. It can be challenging to locate the craftsmanship, quality and features in modern-day construction that compare with the fabrication of an historical home. This majestic circa 1879 Stick-style home offers many and more of those unique and highly sought after characteristics and period architecture, from its distinguished exterior and throughout its interior constitution. Some examples of this distinctive construction include ten foot ceilings, wood inlay floors, marble fireplaces, built-ins and the use and preservation of natural materials.

A pair of wood French doors graciously lead guests from the spacious front foyer into a lovely 21 x 14 square foot living room with a fireplace adorned with an ornamental mantel. Coordinating doors also neighbor the entrance hall and introduce the 19 x 14 square foot fireplaced formal dining area. The third fireplace in the home is located in the 16 x 14 square foot family room that also boasts floor-to-ceiling custom cabinets. The 15 x 14 square foot eat-in kitchen is an open, fluid space with wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, granite surfaces and a versatile center island that includes a cooktop, sink and a breakfast bar.

Sleeping accommodations are beneficially distributed throughout three levels. The second floor includes a 15 x 14 square foot en-suite master bedroom, two additional bedrooms at 14 x 14 and 13 x 14 square feet, two full baths and a laundry area. The third story offers three bedrooms at 17 x 14, 11 x 14 and 14 x 14 square feet, a 13 x 14 square foot office and a full bath. The lower level would make an ideal au pair or in-law suite with its separate entrance and includes a renovated kitchen and bath.

An added bonus not included in the listed 4,167 square footage is a professionally-designed carriage house with two car bays and a versatile studio/work space above.

This home has been lovingly maintained by owners who value and appreciate the historic narration of Brookline's real estate. What this home now needs is new tenants who will understand and embrace the responsibility and the rewards.


Location: 273 Walnut St.
Price: $1,675,000
Rooms: 14
Bedrooms: 6
Baths: 4 full, 1 half
Living Area: 4,167 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 7,607 sq. ft. (.17 acre)
Listing Agent: Alan Cohen, Hammond Residential Real Estate, 617-796-6166


If you are a realtor or a home owner selling a home and want to be featured in an upcoming Home of the Week, please email Michele Taranto at m.taranto@aol.com.


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