This bucolic three-acre property offers a picturesque rolling wooded landscape dotted with mature trees and includes a stream-fed pond, waterfall and scenic views of Sargent Pond. Is this really Brookline? It's difficult to believe this estate is located minutes to Boston with this widespread pictorial waterfront and country setting.
This 52 year-old, 5,000 square foot farmhouse still portrays a gracious and welcoming ambiance, yet its extensive renovation seven years ago brought it up to today's standards and preferences while still preserving the spirit and character of its original design. The home is made up of nine spacious rooms with many original crafted details and durable materials. The front entry gracefully introduces guests with a bluestone floor and effortlessly leads the way to the formal and family functions of the house. The 25 x 17 square foot living room is warmly lined with wood paneled walls with built-in bookshelves and includes a wood-burning fireplace. The 19 x 18 square foot state-of-the-art kitchen reflects the perfect blend of rural and contemporary motifs with open shelving and an oversized center island with seating that also includes a soapstone farm sink. The 25 x 20 square foot great room presents a chalet setting with a vaulted, wood ceiling, oversized windows and a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace. This first level also includes a lovely 14 x 12 square foot dining room, a 14 x 12 square foot bedroom, a 12 x 10 square foot home office, an 18 x 13 square foot sitting room, a 36 x 8 square foot gallery with a wall of windows and exposed staircase and two full baths.
A large picture window overlooking Sargent Pond, a wood burning stove and exposed ceiling beams are the focal points of the 17 x 18 square foot master bedroom. This luxurious suite also includes a full, private bath with built-in cabinetry, a Jacuzzi soaking tub, double vanity and a tiled, glass shower. There is also an additional 15 x 13 square foot bedroom, full bath and laundry room on this level.
This property also offers a barn which would make an ideal private office, exercise room or hobby area and a two-car garage.
Future residents of this impressive estate need not sacrifice the culture and excitement of Boston for rural surroundings. This property is the perfect example that there are some properties that do have it all.
Location: 88 Cottage St.
Baths: 4 full, 1 half
Living Area: 5,152 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 136,098 sq. ft. (3.12 acre)
Listing Agent: Terrence Maitland, 617-357-8949, Nicole Monahan, 617-948-8038, Landvest
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