On the Market: An Opulent Chateau in Brookline
A solarium, music hall, and seven fireplaces grace this Pill Hill mansion.
78 Upland Road, Brookline
Size: 6,767 square feet
Though many of Brookline’s stunning homes give off an opulent effect, this one might just take the crown. Built in 1877, this Queen Anne Revival style home has earned a place on the state and national Historic Registers, and its nearly 7,000 square feet of living space are almost as extensive as its history.
Parked in the middle of the neighborhood, the property reigns over Brookline’s Pill Hill with an epic brick facade and virtual acre of manicured land. Having completed a renovation in 2014, the home is outfitted with modern amenities, while still overflowing with antique grandeur. Upon entering, a massive foyer leads into a living room framed by ornate crown molding and a lofty fireplace—one of seven hearths in the home.
Just off the lounge, a long solarium with warm wood floors is the panacea for any wintertime blues, and the perfect spot for plants and people alike to bask in summertime sun. And for those perfecting their self-composed concerto, the first-floor music hall is the ideal venue for a debut. Towering arches and 18.5-foot ceilings should make for haunting acoustics.
Stairs at the front and back of the house lead to the upper floors, where several fireplace-bedecked bedrooms live, including a master bed with its own walk-in closet and full bathroom. Outside, park your six cars in the off-street parking spots and the ivy-adorned three-car garage. Then, take a walk around the fenced yard, covered with green lawn and stippled with fruit trees.
For information, contact Victoria Whitney, Hammond Residential Real Estate, hammondre.com
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