Brookline Home of the Week: 27 Colchester St.

This magnificent 109 year-old estate is a unique prospect not regularly presented on the real estate market.

What an rare opportunity to experience a slice of Brookline's history. This grand Federal Revival hosts two residences in the main house of the original Edward Darley Boit home. Built in 1903, this elegant home has been impeccably restored to its true grandeur and can lay claim as home to one of John Singer Sargent's most famous paintings, 'The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit.'

Occupying the first and second floors, this unit lives up to its historic reputation with over 6,000 square feet of living space and 11 rooms filled with period architecture and an historical spirit that simply cannot be duplicated. The first level offers a magnificent 23 x 30 square foot living room with oversized windows, decorative moldings and a fireplace with an ornamental mantel, earning its right as the focal point of the room.

The 21 x 25 square foot formal dining area places elegance as its main priority with more floor-to-ceiling windows another fireplace that places a warm glow throughout the room while the 21 x 23 square foot fireplaced library offers custom built-ins appropriately lining the walls with books and tempting residents to pause their lives between the pages. The 15 x 17 square foot kitchen has been remodeled with refreshing white as its canvas and has been accessorized with upgraded materials and appliances.

The second level lives up to expectations with sophisticated, spacious bedrooms, three with personal fireplaces, and four full baths.

While this exclusive property offers many majestic opportunities for sizeable entertaining, it also contains many intimate, private spaces where residents and a few guests can relax and visit. During warmer months, those occasions can be brought outside into the private, lush half acre grounds. Wherever owners choose to spend their time in this exceptional estate, their setting will be comfortable, warm and welcoming.

Location: 27 Colchester St.
Price: $3,275,000
Rooms: 11
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 4 full, 1 half
Living Area: 6,066 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 23,394 sq. ft. (.54 acre)
Listing Agent: Robin Allen, William Raveis R.E. & Home Services, 617-921-1019


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.

David Sanderson October 21, 2012 at 05:12 PM
When will there be an Open House?
Grahame Turner October 22, 2012 at 01:48 PM
As far as I can tell, from the site I usually check for open houses, there isn't one planned yet. I'll keep an eye out, so that if/when there is one, I'll try to include it in the House Hunt.


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