For Sale/Rent

On the Market: A Cozy-Meets-Contemporary Two-Family in Brookline

Care to destress in the primary bedroom’s personal sauna?


Photo by Dave Ward

709 Hammond St., Brookline
Price: $1,945,000
Size: 4,688 square feet
Bedrooms: 8
Baths: 5.5

If the walls of your current digs feel like they’re closing in around you and you’re on the lookout for more spacious pastures: This Brookline habitat more than fits the bill. For one, it serves up 4,600-plus square feet of living space minutes from the Green Line. And for two, the four-story home is made up of two separate units, which you can occupy however you see fit. The lower section, outfitted with a full kitchen and accommodations of its own, has been in use as a day care center. But, the listing agent suggests, the new owners could seamlessly reinvent it as a sprawling office space, artist’s studio, or a well-proportioned in-law suite.

The upper-level duplex, featured in the photos below, synthesizes contemporary and Old World styles for a chic and cozy atmosphere. Vaulted ceilings in the living room give a whimsical edge to the antique bird cage pendant lights, which are filled with crystal ornaments. For those who love to spend winter nights cuddled up on the couch, the wood-burning stove in one corner makes that ritual even toastier. Behind it, a square of teal tilework supplies a fun dose of color while also acting as a heat reflector.

Through the wide doorway into the dining area, a more industrial chandelier sets the tone for the sleek adjacent kitchen and walk-in pantry. Custom built in Italy, the gray-brown cabinetry surrounds a kitchen island and raised breakfast bar, and conceals a suite of Miele appliances. Upstairs, the primary bedroom harbors a luxurious feature of its own: Next to the ensuite bathroom, a sauna provides a balmy refuge to warm up and unwind. Even the chilliest cold snap can be cured with an indulgent combo of a sauna steam session, a hot shower, and curling up by the hot wood stove with a mug of tea.

For information, contact Robert Ley, Coldwell Banker Realty, coldwellbankerhomes.com.

Photo by Dave Ward

Photo by Dave Ward

Photo by Dave Ward

Photo by Dave Ward

Photo by Dave Ward

Photo by Dave Ward

Photo by Dave Ward

Photo by Dave Ward

Photo by Dave Ward

Photo by Dave Ward

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