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On the Market: A Gleaming Renovation in Brookline

Looking for a home with a separate apartment, home office, and a playroom? This one has it all, plus a WineStation for a perfectly dispensed glass at the end of a long work-from-home day.


Photo by Jack Vatcher via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

178 Tappan St., Brookline
Price: $4,480,000
Size: 5,200 square feet
Bedrooms: 7
Baths: 6

It’s difficult to think of a box on a discerning house hunter’s wishlist that this Brookline home wouldn’t tick. Automatic sensors, so the light turns on for you as you enter the room? Check. A professionally landscaped, three-tiered backyard? Check. A home office, playroom for the kids, and a stellar chef’s kitchen? Check, check, and check. And none of that is by accident. Though the Colonial was built in 1889, contractor Jeff Souza and his team contemporized the estate through a laundry list of updates. The just-completed renovations included a gleaming kitchen, high-end bathrooms, oak floors, new plumbing and electrical work, and a completely redesigned garden-level guest apartment with two extra bedrooms. And from the Delft blue front door to the sculptural West Elm light fixtures installed throughout the residence, the rehab managed to keep the elegance and personality of the home intact.

Take a close look at the kitchen for an idea of the level of luxury this address provides. Originally cordoned off in the area now used as the dining room, the glossy, open-concept was relocated and revamped to showcase all of the following: Streamlined German cabinets from YGK with interior lighting, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, quartz counters and backsplashes, and the pièce de résistance—a Dacor WineStation that perfectly preserves, temperature-controls, and dispenses your wines of the week at the push of a button. Who says working from home has to mean no after-work happy hour?

For information, contact the Siu Fu Lau Team, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, gibsonsothebysrealty.com.

Photo by Jack Vatcher via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo by Jack Vatcher via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo by Jack Vatcher via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo by Jack Vatcher via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo by Jack Vatcher via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo by Jack Vatcher via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo by Jack Vatcher via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo by Jack Vatcher via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo by Jack Vatcher via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo by Jack Vatcher via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo by Jack Vatcher via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo by Jack Vatcher via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

Photo by Jack Vatcher via Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

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