Prominently situated with its gated and set back placement on .7 acres of plush grounds on prestigious Chestnut Street, this Craftsman has been meticulously restored to meld the grandeur of yesteryear with today’s modern lifestyle. With +-6,000 SQFT of finished living space and the multifaceted and expansive lot, this home presents a unique opportunity for the discerning buyer.
Enter the home through the porte cochere into an elegant entry foyer with astragal moulding and a stately center stair with curved railings and grand ceiling height. The formal living and dining rooms have twin fireplaces and leaded glass millwork. Powder room, entertaining size coat closet, and access to a lovely 3 season porch complete the front half of the entry level. Walk down the hall past the sizable den/office with custom built-ins into the large open kitchen family room area. Stainless Sub Zero and a 6 burner, double oven professional grade Wolf stove highlight the custom kitchen, with its white shaker cabinetry, beveled edge granite counters, and large island, as well as an informal dining banquette. There is also a large butler’s pantry with sub zero wine storage, bar sink, and plenty of storage.
The 2nd floor has 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths and a full laundry room. The primary bedroom has 2 custom closets, a fireplace, and a large en suite with skylight, soaking tub, steam shower, double vanity and water closet. 2 spare bedrooms share the 2nd full bath and the 4th bedroom has another ensuite with a marble walk in shower. The ample laundry room has a sink and plenty of counter space and storage.
The lower level has a full mudroom with heated floor, a home gym, a large play/media room with 4 windows and plenty of sunlight, a secondary play/sports room, 2 large storage areas, additional laundry, and an au pair suite/5th bedroom with another bathroom and kitchenette. 4 zones of ductless HVAC in the lower level.
The gated and fully fenced in grounds are exceptionally private and there is a large patio with direct piped gas grill, hot tub, and outdoor TV. There are 3 main lawn areas (with irrigation), all with adequate space for games as well as a granite fire pit. The garage has a micro suite attached thereto that has another ¾ bath, kitchenette, heated floors, and central HVAC, making it an exceptional office or additional option for guests. The garage has plentiful storage and can fit 2 cars. There is also a parking area in the driveway for 5 additional vehicles.
The property abuts The Neighborhood Club, a private tennis/social club only for neighborhood residents, is a short walk to Peirce School, one of Newton’s most coveted elementary schools, and is a commuter’s dream with easy access to both I-90 and I-95, as well as the commuter rail just down the hill in the rapidly transforming West Newton Square with its plethora of restaurant and shops.
Property is offered at $3,475,000
Buyers must have flexibility to wait to move/close until August. Ideal scenario is close in +-60 days (buyer can lock in low rates) and seller lease back for 3-4 months (happy to leave 100K+ in escrow with buyer's ATTY). 3 young children so showings need ample notice. Broker is owner.