clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Perfect 1901 Gambrel Breathes Meaning to 'Country Charm'

New, 7 comments

Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd love to see what you've got.


Location: Brookline, Mass.
Price: $6,950,000
The Skinny: Many listings brag outright about being "charming," but few possess the goods to back up those claims. Here's a Boston-area number where "historic charm meets modern elegance," and many details throughout the six-bedroom home offer evidentiary support to the affirmative. The place was built in 1901 (charm) and recently expanded to 20 rooms and nearly 9,000 feet (modern); the pristine, updated kitchen (modern) sports a barrel-vaulted ceiling, beadboard, visible cabinet hinges, a curved breakfast nook with open shelving (charm), and a stone pizza oven (modern); the exterior features a mix of gray siding (modern) and stonework (charm), plus a gambrel-style roofline (charm). There's also a home gym, theater, 2,500-bottle wine cellar (modern), and, outside, "landscaped grounds complete with infield grass from Fenway Park" (charm). Truth in advertising's a great thing, sure, but is it enough to garner $6.95M?

· 125 Rockwood Street, Brookline, Mass. [William Raveis Exceptional Properties via Hooked on Houses]