The Brookline Classic Awaits You – Boston Herald

Of the notable residences on Fisher Hill Brookline, 172 Buckminster Road has quite the pedigree.

The circa 1890 Victorian was designed by Clarence Blackall, known for his work on Boston’s Colonial Theater, Wilbur Theater, and Lowell’s Sun Building. Blackall designed four houses on Buckminster, including one he lived in himself, each loaded with details that showcased his skills. Those Old World touches have been beautifully preserved at 172 Buckminster, and the seven-bedroom estate shines with its original woodwork and architectural details.

One of the most impressive spaces in the house is the expansive foyer and the original majestic staircase – it’s about making a grand entrance. Equally impressive are the living rooms and dining rooms, flowing spaces with oversized windows and doors, ready to host vacation meetings and formal business.

A substantial kitchen-diner with charming original built-in pantries opens via glass slides onto a terrace with a large seating area.

Five bedrooms and three full bathrooms as well as an office are on the second floor of the house, while the master suite occupies the third floor, as well as another sunny bedroom that can be used as a home office or den. On the lower level, a guest bedroom suite with a full bathroom and its own private entrance adds flexibility.

A terraced courtyard – meticulously landscaped – features a whimsical outdoor chessboard and plantings on nearly half an acre of land.

For more information on the property, which includes a detached two-car garage, contact Samantha Stumpo with NewBrook Realty Group, 617-510-3365.

Welcome showcase:

Address: 172 Buckminster Road, Brookline, MA 02445

Bedrooms: 7

List price: $ 4,249,000

Square feet: 5,600

Price per square foot: $ 759

Annual taxes: $ 25,115 in 2021

Location: exclusive and private Fisher Hill

Year Built: 1890

The evaluation:


Original architectural detail

Outdoor space

The inconvenients:

May want to update the kitchen

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