On the Market: A Huge and Futuristic Residence in Brookline
A helipad, five-car garage with a turntable, heated floors and counters, and nearly 10,000 square feet are just the beginning for this contemporary home.
55 Leicester St., Brookline
Size: 9,294 square feet
Superheroes, secret agents, and lovers of floor-to-ceiling windows, this futuristic home is about to make your day. The street-facing facade is made of brick and typical pitched roofs—the perfect way to affect normalcy—while the back is replete with glass and leaded copper, carved into a massive geometric structure that looks like someone’s top-secret headquarters.
Except instead of being sequestered away at some undisclosed location, this cool home lives on Leicester Street, just a block from Boylston and the Brookline Reservoir. The story goes that the site once belonged to a 1920s Tudor that the owners couldn’t destruct, so instead they converted it into the seven-bedroom brick and glass amalgam that anchors the acre of property today.
Inside, heated limestone floors, white walls, and countless recessed lights make the space feel like a modern museum, and the central floating staircase is a work of art on its own. Its angular architecture mimics the cutting-edge lines throughout the house. Most of the other stairwells are located within the seven bedrooms, creating designated lofts for offices, game rooms, and more. For a more straightforward approach, there is an in-home elevator.
Beyond a surprising exterior and bonus alcoves, suspiciously secret agent-like features populate the rest of the home, too. In the kitchen, where the counters are heated, an old safe door guards the pantry. The five-car garage boasts a turntable, to spin the car of your choice around and speed off into the night. And if the Lambo is just too slow, the massive roof deck—home to a hot tub—doubles as a helipad.
For information, contact Julie Harrison, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, gibsonsothebysrealty.com
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