114 Naples Road, Brookline
Size: 3,655 square feet
Walking up to the front portico, you might notice a sparkling addition attached to the left side of this Brookline house, tucked behind the leafy landscaping. The tiered yard is itself a hidden gem in the middle of the Graffam-McKay Local Historic District, a half mile outside Coolidge Corner. But the 350-square-foot conservatory, imported from England and covered wall-to-ceiling in elegant slices of glass, steals the show. The tiled floors are heated, so you can pad out there sans slippers to water your sun-loving houseplants and savor a cup of tea.
Head into the opaque-walled portion of the house, where dark oak floors, interesting light fixtures, and thick molding lay the groundwork for a sophisticated and stylish single-family. Through the conservatory’s glass door, the dining room boasts a fireplace on one side and a set of built-in shelves that hug the doorway on the other. Host a candlelit dinner party for whoever lives in the house—who says quarantine meals have to be drab?—and bring the empty plates back into the kitchen. There, two dishwashers make the task of cleaning up an easy one, and soapstone counters and a wide bank of windows ensure that the spacious eat-in is well-used.
That’s not the only kitchen in this home, though. Up on the third floor, a self-contained apartment features a cute cookery, bathroom with a laundry hookup, curved living space punctuated by dormers, and a bonus loft area. Whether you’re housing a friend, using it as an au pair apartment, or just need a space of your own, this home within a home situation is almost as hard to come by as an English conservatory in Greater Boston.
For information, contact Stacey Steck, Hammond Residential Real Estate, staceysteck.hammondre.com.
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