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On the Market: A Sunny Brookline Cape Surrounded by Nature

Want your home to be an urban oasis? Set on nearly half an acre of land, this Chestnut Hill abode has a greenhouse and yard space for gardening.


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16 Payson Rd, Brookline
Price: $1,089,000
Size: 1,690 square feet
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5

Everyone wants a little calm, even people who thrive on the hustle of city living. For those looking for an escape within the city, this Chestnut Hill home offers that reprieve. This cheery yellow house set on nearly half an acre of land will make you feel like you’re in the middle of your own private nature retreat, while still being only steps away from shops and eateries.

Located on a 21,039-square foot lot, this South Brookline abode’s grounds are prime for gardening and enjoying nature. A large shed in the backyard offers storage for gardening tools and seed as you dig into the dirt at the first signs of spring. You’ll have a patio for sitting outside on beautiful days, and just off of that is a Koi pond where you can raise your own colorful fish. While New England weather is hardly conducive to gardening year-round, a greenhouse attached to the main home offers a weather-proof place for your plant babies so you can be surrounded by greenery even in the dead of a Massachusetts winter.

Inside this Cape-style home, you’ll find three bedrooms, one-and-a-half bathrooms, and an updated kitchen. The home has been upgraded throughout the years since its original construction in 1937 and boasts stunning features like a sunny family room with a cathedral ceiling and three walls of windows. Downstairs, a finished basement allows more space for recreation, as does a home office on the first floor.

If you’re still craving a space for privacy, set in the back of the lot is a studio. This loft space can be a quiet meditation space, a studio for a yogi, or even a painting room for a budding artist. Set high up on the grounds, it’s the finishing touch to what can be your own urban escape.

For more information, contact  Bell |Whitman Group, Compass Realty, compass.com.

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