On the Market: A Picturesque Brookline Colonial with a Wine Grotto
Curious what exactly a "wine grotto" is? Read on.
146 Naples Road, Brookline
Size: 4,909 square feet
Bathrooms: 4 full, 1 partial
Every collector—whether their interest be books or those bug-eyed Funko figurines—knows the woe of running out of space for their collection. What to do in this case? Buy more shelves, clear out more space? Those of us who prefer to dabble in wine collection won’t have that problem in this Brookline home. It has space for 1,000—yes, you read that right—bottles in its temperature controlled wine cellar in the basement.
And that’s not the only impressive thing about this place. Built in Coolidge Corner in 1900, this Colonial-style home has been so well-preserved that it won an award for it in 2011, specifically for retaining the original character of the home’s porch and slate-roofed balcony. As if these features don’t offer enough outdoor living space, out in the backyard you’ll find an equally well-designed landscape designed with privacy in mind so you can enjoy the multi-level patio in peace.
The rest of the house has been restored with an equally thoughtful hand, maintaining period details with modern amenities. Here an eat-in kitchen with a Sub-Zero fridge, Wold stove, and giant island complements a formal dining room for enjoying meals, and a fireplaced sitting room for relaxing in afterwards. Today’s families will also delight in the first-floor home den, home office, and not one, but two primary bedroom suites, including one on the second level with two walk-in closets, a sitting area, deck, and spa bathroom.
On the lower level of this four-story home is where you’ll find the real magic though: There’s the grand recreation room for hosting relaxed parties. And then there’s the wine grotto: a custom-designed, temperature controlled wine cellar encased in glass doors with temperature control and enough room for 1,000 bottles. There’s a sitting space next to it as well, where you can enjoy your glass of Pinot and thank modern technology for allowing you to enjoy such amenities in a storybook-style home.
For more information, contact Sean Preston, Unlimited Sotheby’s International Realty, unlimitedsir.com.
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