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On the Market: An 1800s Brookline Home with a Sleek, Contemporary Interior

This Brookline home has been transformed into a luxurious, modern living space.


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33 Leicester Street, Brookline
Price: $6,600,000
Size: 6,556 square feet
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4 full, 1 half

You know how the old saying goes: never judge a home by its cover. Or something like that, right? Either way, the sentiment applies to this Brookline home. Built in 1895, this house in Fisher Hill has maintained its historic façade. On the outside, it resembles many New England homes with its columned entryway, blue-gray clapboard exterior, and white trim. But peek inside and you may be surprised by what you find. A detailed, high end renovation has transformed this house into a sleek, contemporary living space that takes into mind the desires of today’s homeowners.

Now more than ever, buyers crave open floor plans, space for work and play, and outdoor amenities in their homes. This place delivers. Enter on the first floor to find a family room, home office, open living/dining space, and a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, two dishwashers, and a window seat for gazing outside. Sliding glass doors off the kitchen open up into a meticulously designed backyard. A wood deck and patio overlook a heated in-ground lap pool with space nearby for lounging.

On the second floor, find four of the five bedrooms, all with custom-built closets. The main bedroom suite comes with a full bathroom featuring a free-standing tub and entire tiled room devoted to the shower. There’s also a second-story playroom and a laundry chute to make your least favorite chore a bit easier.

Head downstairs to the basement and you’ll find even more amenities: a fifth bedroom for guests with its own full bathroom suite, an exercise room, and a wine cellar. You’ll also be a quick drive away from Boston and Cambridge…but with all these luxuries at home, will you ever really want to leave?

For more information, contact Hilary Maddox, Compass, compass.com.

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