The home where six-time Olympic medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman grew up is back on the market.
Raisman’s family originally listed their Needham home in 2013, after deciding to downsize to another house in town. It was then scooped up by high-end builder Speedwagon Partners, who completed a top-to-bottom renovation of the 9,000-square-foot manse. Now, the updated abode is for sale for almost $2.5 million.
Built in 1919, the English manor-style estate has a new gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances. The stately living and dining rooms boast fireplaces, as does the home’s private library. Upstairs, an ultra-luxe master suite offers another fireplace, custom closets, built-ins, and a spa-like bathroom, while a secret entrance on the floor above it leads to a home office.
There’s also a second not-so-secret home office on the third level, along with a game room, a sleek media room, and a wet bar. It’s the original basement, though, where all wannabe Olympians will hang out.
“We didn’t touch the gym [during renovations]—her gym in the basement where she started it all.” explains Gary Kaufman, the listing agent with Keller Williams Realty.
Aside from the mansion’s glittering makeover, there’s been one other major change since the Raismans lived there—it has a new address. The road, formerly part of South Street, was renamed Aly Raisman Way by the town of Needham. According to Kaufman, Raisman approved her eponymous street name change within the past year.
Raisman’s childhood home isn’t the only house for sale on Aly Raisman Way, either. Speedwagon Partners took a one-acre parcel from the Raisman’s original property to build a new home on it. A five-bedroom Colonial is now under construction on the new street, which has been dubbed “Needham’s finest new community” by Keller Williams.
You can peek at more photos of the Raisman family’s former abode below, and see the listing here.
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