Either-Or: A Brookline Townhouse vs. a New Hampshire Manse

This month, we compare a stately brick abode in Brookline with a recently sold waterfront home in the Granite State.

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36 Beals Street, BrooklineSale Price: $1,800,00060 Goodwin Road, Enfield, New Hampshire

1,932 square feet
Asking Price
Days on Market
6,371 square feet

There’s nothing like spending a wintry sunday afternoon unwinding at home, though where you decide to cozy up determines how much space you’ll have to spread out those pillows and blankets. In Brookline—on the same tree-lined street as JFK’s childhood home—a three-bedroom, 1,932-square-foot townhouse sold quickly, at $100,000 above asking price, thanks to an elegant living room for relaxing, a kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, and a lower-level craft studio outfitted with stylish storage solutions.

Roughly 130 miles north, on New Hampshire’s Mascoma Lake, a mansion three times the size spent six months on the market before it was eventually snapped up for nearly $200,000 below the asking price. Just in time for the coldest days of the year, its new owner will enjoy a paneled library with a fireplace for warming frigid toes—plus a lounge and in-home movie theater for the inevitable snow day.