On the Market: A Cozy-Meets-Contemporary Two-Family in Brookline
Care to destress in the primary bedroom’s personal sauna?
709 Hammond St., Brookline
Size: 4,688 square feet
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.
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