On the Market: A Modern Industrial Belmont Farmhouse with a Fitness Wing and an Art Gallery
This 1.76-acre property’s scenic street inspired the James Taylor song “Country Road.”
275 Somerset St., Belmont
Size: 8,948 square feet
Bathrooms: 5 full, 2 partial
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For those seeking a luxury home that has everything you dream about in entertainment, accommodations, and wellness: 275 Somerset St. in Belmont is it. Because this single-family, modern industrial farmhouse—which was built in 2005, according to its listing, and sits on a lush, 1.76-acre lot—has all three. Plus, the property resides in a highly desirable Belmont Hill location—a location so desirable that this private home’s scenic street, which borders more than 80 acres of nature and wildlife trails, inspired James Taylor’s 1971 song “Country Road.” The fact that a skilled team of award-winning architects, builders, and designers who support sustainability, contemporary style, and timelessness worked on this house too is just an added bonus.
With 8,948 square feet of inviting space, five bedrooms, and seven baths (five full, two partial), 275 Somerset is primed for family living and hosting lots of friends. The ease of outdoor access and spectacular views of nature provide a big boost of warmth to the open-concept dwelling, which also features a show-stopping 18-inch fireplace with huge double-story glass walls. The kitchen comes well stocked for home chefs to share delectable meals over the large concrete island designed for gathering, while Bulthaup cabinets, sub-zero refrigerators, and Gaggenau appliances offer storage and top-notch utility. Also on this main level, you’ll find a separate glass corner office with outdoor area and an elevator that leads to the action-packed basement level.
The lower basement level is the home’s activity center. There’s a fitness wing with some serious perks for professional and amateur athletes alike, including: a pumped-up workout room with both media and sound; a mirrored hot yoga studio; a serene home spa complete with a soothing steam shower, revitalizing whirlpool bath, Japanese cold plunge, and massage room. Down the hall is a veritable entertainment wing, with a Bang & Olufsen home theater for cinema buffs and private screenings, a playroom, and an art gallery space with its own entrance.
We’d be remiss not to mention that two floors up, there’s a refined owner’s wing featuring three vaulted bedrooms with illuminating epoxy floors, furniture-quality built-ins, and individual sleeping loft spaces. Last but certainly not least on that top level is a family lounge, an ideal area for spending and savoring time together. Additional amenities for the home include geothermal cooling and heating to Lutron lighting, keyless entry, and a three-car garage.
Belmont—also known as “The Town of Homes”—is only three miles from Harvard Square and seven miles from Boston, and 275 Somerset itself is just a brief walk to two top-rated private schools, a private swim and tennis club, and the town’s charming center.
For more information, contact Sarah DeStefano, Belmont Homes Realty, www.275somersetbelmont.com.
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