For Sale/Rent

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.


Brookline contemporary home

Photo via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

55 Leicester St., Brookline
Price: $9,995,000
Size: 9,294 square feet
Bedrooms: 7
Baths: 9.5

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

Photo via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

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