On the Market: 291 Buckminster Rd., Brookline

by Loren Savini | December 29, 2014 8:00 am

photograph by Jeff Berardi

photograph by Jeff Berardi

Address: 291 Buckminster Rd., Brookline
Stats: Seven bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, 5,631 square feet
Listing Price: $3,500,000
Listing Agent: Michael Lyons, Prudential Lyons Group Real Estate, 617-901-4500, michaellyons.com.

Perhaps you’re looking for a Jacobean estate near Boston? Not to worry—an 1897 Fisher Hill manse, straight out of the English Renaissance, just came on the market. With its expressive parapets, red brick exterior, slate roof, sandstone corbels, and copper details, the house could easily be mistaken for a fancy prep school like Eton. But its somewhat foreboding exterior belies a surprisingly sunny interior featuring a modern Bulthaup eat-in kitchen, spacious enough for entertaining. The chic living room—with its white plaster bas-relief ceilings—feels light and airy thanks to large bay windows. (We’d keep the delicate pink and gold décor, too.) More apropos of the period are the home’s traditional gumwood paneled library, grand quarter-sawn-oak staircase, and nine fireplaces. A new deck, patio, and 2,144-square-foot finished basement offer even more gathering spaces. Additional perks include a game room, wine cellar, steam shower, Jacuzzi, hidden closets, and six parking spaces behind an automated wrought-iron gate.


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