On the Market: A Shingle-Style Estate in Brookline
180 Clyde St., Brookline
Size: 7,106 square feet
Baths: 5 full, 2 half
Built in 1896 for Louis Robeson, the former treasurer of the Appleton and Peabody Mills in Lowell, 180 Clyde St. was designed by Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow, Jr.—a graduate of Harvard and MIT, and at the time, a senior draftsman for H.H. Richardson, one of Boston’s most distinguished architects. The main residence sits on nearly two acres, with gardens originally designed by the renowned firm of Frederick Law Olmsted.
From Clyde Street, the driveway runs parallel to the main house and leads to a carriage house with four-car garage. A bluestone walkway leads to the home’s main entry.
Inside, a traditional vestibule with leaded glass windows opens to the main stair hall, featuring a chandelier and mahogany banister. Doorways lead to the home’s formal living and dining rooms—both featuring custom fireplaces. The great room has floor-to-ceiling wood paneling with concealed storage and pegged teak floors. In the kitchen, bright tile flooring is a standout.
The home’s second level includes the master suite as well as three additional family bedrooms. Three more bedrooms are located on the third floor, and an additional sleeping area is located in the carriage house apartment. The property also has a storage shed, a new underground sprinkler system, and a pool surrounded with a stone patio.
For information visit campionre.com or contact Tracy Campion, 617-236-0711.
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