For Sale/Rent

On the Market: A Craftsman-Style Manor in Brighton

It was built in 1912 for a distant cousin of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


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3 Commonwealth Terrace, Brighton
Price: $1,100,000
Size: 3,384 square feet
Bedrooms: 3
Baths: 2

Single-family homes on the market in Brighton can be hard to come by, nevermind well-preserved antique ones. This Craftsman-style manor for sale on Commonwealth Terrace is a rare find for many reasons, the most interesting of which is that it was built in 1912 for a distant cousin of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Situated on a hilltop corner lot just steps from Comm. Ave. (and the Green Line, naturally), the bungalow boasts plenty of privacy thanks to mature trees and plantings. A set of stone steps leads to the grand front porch, and around the corner, there’s a sizable driveway, a garage, and a fenced-in yard. Inside, period details abound, from crown molding and stained glass windows to stately wainscoting and wood-burning fireplaces. There are more modern features, too, like a newly updated kitchen, renovated bathrooms, and a new furnace.

The home stretches to a whopping 3,384 square feet—indeed rarity within city limits. There’s the potential for an in-law suite in the walk-out lower level, and up above, the master suite connects to a seasonal sunroom. It overlooks the street below, and would be the perfect reading nook, if you ask us.

For information, contact George Ballantyne, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, sothebysrealty.com.

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