On The Market: 9 Lawrence Road, Newton
While contemporary decor and modern floor-throughs are certainly popular in today’s market, one of the beauties of Boston real estate is the classic, historical colonial. This beautiful home has the traditional architecture that New England is known for, and a rich history to go alongside.
The property used to be part of a 150-acre farm, of which the town of Newton bought 110 acres to create the Hammond Park area. Originally owned by the president of the Massachusetts Horicultural Society, the gardens at the original Webster estate show the agricultural prowess of the first owner.
“The buyer of this house will be someone who appreciates the beautiful detail,” says Gibson Sotheby’s listing agent Angela O’Dowd. While meticulously renovated and maintained throughout the years, the owners have maintained all of the rich molding and detail. The grand ornamentation shows in features including the intricately detailed high ceiling in the living room, and the impeccably designed built-ins in the large dining room.
The spacious home with eight beds and 11 fireplaces is even larger than it appears, with 2,331 additional square feet of living space on the third floor of the home, over 15,000 square feet in total at the property. The original stone wall surrounding the property adds a stature to the home that this historically significant residence deserves.
9 Lawrence Road, Newton
Lot Size: 0.92 acres
Year Built: 1895
Living Area: 8,021 square feet
Bathrooms: 8 full, 2 half