Hammond Fall 2023 Magazine

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FALL 2023


Brookline/Chestnut Hill 826 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill 02467 617-731-4644 | 617-332-8700



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NEWTON CENTRE ... Circa 1893. Stunning residence with views of Crystal Lake. Period charm throughout. Six bedrooms. Decks. 617-731-4644 ...$2,499,000

s we enter what we consider to be the Fall Market I thought I’d share some market observations:

Bidding wars (in some instances over 10 offers) are still prevalent in certain price ranges, usually moderate to mid-priced single-family homes that are priced in such a way as to attract a lot of interest. Much of the inventory in our market is skewed towards the higher price ranges. And buyer activity on these homes is active. Prices, although they can vary among our incredibly diverse sub-categories (i.e. condos, single-family homes, multi-family homes, attached homes, urban, suburban) are generally holding steady despite the spike in interest rates. This is very clearly driven by the very low inventory of homes available. And finally, as we enter a post-Covid environment, we see our urban markets rebounding.

David Ward Tom McMahon

If you are considering selling, this is a very good market to do so now or in early spring. Many of our clients who are going to sell this spring have already contacted us in order to have all the photography and home preparation completed in advance. If you are a buyer, it’s more important than ever to connect with a connected, knowledgeable agent here at Hammond to advise you and guide you through the process.

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Cover photo NEWTON ... Magnificent residence with views of Brae Burn Country Club.

See Page 14 top for full description. 617-731-4644



BROOKLINE, COOLIDGE CORNER ... One bedroom unit. 1.5 bathrooms. Balcony. Garage parking space. Amenities: 24-hour concierge, fitness center, pool. Near Longwood. 617-731-4644 ...$670,000

CAMBRIDGE, MID ... Gorgeous two bedroom unit with assigned parking. High ceilings. Renovated kitchen and bathrooms. Shared laundry. Near Harvard and Central Squares. 617-731-4644 ...$825,000

NEWTON, CHESTNUT HILl ... Towers of Chestnut Hill. One Bedroom unit. One and one-half bathrooms. Three parking spaces, one garage. Luxury building. Indoor pool. 617-731-4644...$599,000

BROOKLINE ... Top floor of 3-unit building. Two bedrooms. Updated eat-in kitchen. Bright living room with space for dining area. Central air-conditioning. In-unit laundry. 617-731-4644 ...$699,900 1



NEWTON ... Nonantum. 2021 construction. Bright two bedroom unit. 2nd floor. Spectacular kitchen with breakfast bar. In-unit laundry. Heated garage parking. Storage. Elevator. 617-731-4644...$925,000

BROOKLINE ... Off Beacon Street in Washington Square. Upper 1st floor. Oversized one bedroom unit. Nice layout. Lower level finished space. Freshly painted. Hardwood floors. 617-731-4644 ...$850,000

NEWTON, CHESTNUT HILL ... Towers of Chestnut Hill. Tastefully updated unit. Two bedrooms. Two bathrooms. Balcony. Garage parking space. Full-service building. Indoor pool. 617-731-4644...$799,000

BROOKLINE VILLAGE ... Across from Cypress Field. Top floor. Two-to-three bedroom unit. Two bathrooms. Tasteful renovations. In-unit laundry. Storage. Garage parking. 617-731-4644 ...$899,000


BROOKLINE ... Courtyard setting. Corner penthouse. 2017 extensively renovated. Three plus bedrooms. Two bathrooms. Wonderful kitchen. Enclosed porch. Storage. Parking space. 617-731-4644 ...$1,285,000

NEWTON UPPER FALLS ... Historic District. Thoughtfully updated and expanded. Contemporary features. Four bedrooms. Two and one-half bathrooms. Beautiful grounds. 617-731-4644 ...$1,100,000

NEWTON CORNER ... Updated residence with bright open floor plan. Two bedrooms. 1,168 square feet of living space. Nice yard with patio, gardens. 8,250 square foot lot. 617-731-4644 ...$999,000

WEST ROXBURY ... Beautiful 10 room residence. Three levels. Four bedrooms. Well-appointed kitchen. Handsome period details throughout. Deck. Level lot. Two-car garage. 617-731-4644 ...$1,199,000 3



NEWTONVILLE ... 2016 renovation. Five bedroom townhouse. 4.5 bathrooms. Kitchen with Wolf stove. Living area with 10’ ceiling. Lower level family room. Enclosed yard. 617-731-4644 ...$1,299,000

BROOKLINE, CHESTNUT HILL ... Ten rooms. Five bedrooms. Well-equipped kitchen. Open living area. 2.5 bathrooms. Nice backyard with patio. Baker School district. 617-731-4644 ...$1,500,000

BROOKLINE, COOLIDGE CORNER ... Three bedrooms. One and one-half bathrooms. Freshly painted. Juliet balcony plus porch. Great location near shops, Longwood. 617-731-4644 ...$1,100,000

NEWTON, CHESTNUT HILL ... The Fairways. Luxurious two bedroom townhouse overlooking golf course. Open floor plan. 2.5 bathrooms. Skyline views. Garage parking. 617-731-4644 ...$1,249,000


NEWTON HIGHLANDS ... Opportunity for developer or end-user. Rehab needed. SR3 Zoning. Three levels. Eight bedrooms. 2.5 bathrooms. 9000+ square foot lot. Garage. 617-731-4644 ...$1,375,000

NEWTONVILLE ... Two-family. First floor unit: two bedrooms. Second floor unit: three bedrooms. Fireplace. Built-ins. Seasonal porch. Yard. Many updates. Great location. 617-731-4644 ...$1,385,000

BROOKLINE ... Cottage Farm area. Three bedroom, two bathroom unit. Treetop views. Beautiful details. In-unit laundry. Assigned parking. Near Green Line, Longwood. 617-731-4644 ...$1,279,000

CHESTNUT HILL ... Elegant living at Allandale. Two bedrooms. 2.5 bathrooms. Bucolic setting. Garage parking. 43-acres. Amenities: heated pool, exercise room, tennis courts. 617-731-4644 ...$1,429,000 5



NEWTON HIGHLANDS ... Tree-lined street near Crystal Lake. The John B. Barnes House. Six bedrooms. 2.5 bathrooms. Beautiful architectural details. Nearly 16,000 square foot lot. 617-731-4644...$1,749,000

NEWTONVILLE ... Multi-Family. Updated. Fourteen rooms. Each unit: three bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, bay window, fireplace. In-unit laundry. Porches. Parking. Near Village. 617-731-4644 ...$1,450,000

NEWTON CENTRE ... Fantastic location. New construction. Bright open concept. Four bedrooms. 3.5 bathrooms. Living room with gas fireplace. 8,674 square foot lot. 617-731-4644 ...Price upon request

BROOKLINE, COOLIDGE CORNER ... Luxurious corner unit. Amazing light. Two bedrooms. Two bathrooms. Balcony overlooking Griggs Park. Garage parking. Elevator. 617-731-4644 ...$1,650,000


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A collection of

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for sale BROOKLINE ... See page 9 top for11property ... $3,750,000 BROOKLINE ... See page bottomdescription. for property description ... $4,500,000 11


NEWTON ... Extensively renovated Colonial Revival-style residence set on over an acre of private grounds abutting the Charles River. Walls of glass from the kitchen, living room, and primary bedroom transport one to a place of peace and serenity with woods and waterviews. Period details such as 10’ high ceilings and curved staircase, blend beautifully with the 2023 high-end renovation and stunning interior design. Highlights include a living room with marble fireplace, an open kitchen with breakfast area, and a spacious butler’s pantry leading to an elegant dining room, wet bar, and lovely home office/family room with built-in bookcases. The second level is comprised of a primary bedroom with a spectacular bathroom, three other bedrooms, and two additional bathrooms, one connected, and sun-filled office. The third floor suite has a kitchen, living/dining room, and bedroom for au pair or secondary guest suite. The lower level has a large playroom or gym. A large mudroom, off the entry, has direct access to the two-car garage. Auburndale shops and restaurants, public transportation, Massachusetts Turnpike, and commuter rail station to South Station are all close by. Call (617) 731-4644


WESTON ... Impeccably renovated to the highest standard, this magnificent limestone French Normandy-style residence features natural light cascading from soaring windows into a spacious open floor plan with vaulted/coffered ceilings and expansive doors to patios, infinity edge pool/hot tub/fire pit, and pool house/outdoor fireplace. Serene and private, the lushly landscaped grounds feature dramatic lighting, stone walls and access to conservation trails. Designer lighting, Rocky Mountain hardware, custom millwork, superior smart technology, and top amenities make this home as luxurious as it is warm and inviting. Features include a grand two-story foyer with sweeping curved staircase, gracious dining and living rooms, window-lined study, sun-filled chef’s dream kitchen, breathtaking family room with cathedral ceiling, and first floor bedroom with spa-like bathroom. Gorgeous second primary bedroom with deck, study, luxe his and her bathrooms plus three additional bedrooms and flexible homework/lounge area. Fabulous lower level rec room with wet bar, theater, glassenclosed wine cellar, and gym complete this fine property. Call (617) 731-4644

...$10,795,000 191 11


BROOKLINE ... Set in the Green Hill Estate area, this circa 1930 brick English Revival-style residence is well-suited for large scale entertaining as well as intimate gatherings with 6,738 square feet of elegant living space. The delightful reception/ sitting area, accented by three sets of French doors and fanlights, brightens the center of the home with light and seamlessly connects to a step-down living room, a romantic dining room, a warm library/den, and an eat-in kitchen with two sinks, dishwashers, and groceries elevator. The second level is comprised of six bedrooms, an office, and four bathrooms. The sun-filled third level contains three more bedrooms, a spacious playroom, and a bathroom. Secluded hilltop location of 1.28 acres enhanced by views of the city, mature trees, extensive lawns, and in-ground swimming pool with wonderful southern exposure. This fine property is tucked up behind the Brookline Reservoir Park and the Olmsted Historical site, yet minutes to everything Brookline and Boston have to offer. A private setting near area’s top schools, universities, Longwood Medical Area, Cambridge, and Logan International Airport. Call (617) 731-4644

BROOKLINE, CHESTNUT HILL ... A 2022 state-of-the-art renovation and custom built by Fallon Homes, this exceptional residence, in historic Chestnut Hill, offers exquisite living space and a well-landscaped beautiful level yard. There are five bedrooms, five and one-half designer bathrooms. The foyer is flanked by a living room with fireplace and dining room. The family room, with fireplace and built-ins, adjoins the open floor plan which includes a spectacular kitchen with high-end appliances, refinished cabinetry, and butler’s pantry. Mudroom and office are off the kitchen. The second level has four bedrooms with custom closets; a primary bedroom with custom closets and marble appointed bathroom; and laundry. The third-floor suite has an office area, living area, and bathroom. The basement is comprised of an entertainment room, bathroom, and three other rooms. A two-car garage with charging outlet and a security system are included. Near The Street and D-Line. Architectural plans by Blade of Grass are available for pool, hot tub and fire pit. Call (617) 731-4644





NEWTON ... Built in 2023, this magnificent property with its clean and modern construction, handsome brick facade, elegant luxury design elements, and a prime location on the Brae Burn golf course, offers a sophisticated living experience. A sampling of the key features includes an impressive 9,300 square feet of living space, providing ample room for comfortable and spacious living; a total of six bedrooms and six and one-half bathrooms; and a first-floor guest suite. The exquisite open floor plan is enhanced with a state-of-the-art kitchen, grand main rooms with high ceilings and beautiful, intricate moldings, and gorgeous views of the golf course. Outstanding amenities include a three-car garage, a heated swimming pool, an outdoor kitchen for entertaining and al fresco dining, and a golf simulator for the golf enthusiast. The lot spans a generous 28,000 square feet with expansive golf course views. Call (617) 731-4644


BROOKLINE, CHESTNUT HILL ... Beautifully set back on one-acre plus grounds in a prime Chestnut Hill location. Grand in style, this twelve room residence offers over 4,900 square feet of elegant living space with six bedrooms and five and one-half bathrooms. Built in 1935, period details adorn the interior making it aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The main level, which is well-designed for entertaining and offers both lovely views and access to the landscaped grounds, features an open kitchen/ family room, and a living room and a dining room opening to a beautiful terrace. The first floor also has a second terrace and an office. Five bedrooms are on the second level and one bedroom on the third level. There is a three-car garage. This property is in the buffer Heath and Baker School districts and convenient to The Street and The Shops at Chestnut Hill. Call (617) 731-4644


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NEWTON ... Waban. This magnificent English Revival residence is set on a sprawling three quarter acre spectacular lot with lush grounds overlooking the Brae Burn Country Club. A beautiful walkway to the stately front door opens to a grand foyer with an oversized living room with detail, fireplace, and access to sunroom/office; gracious dining room opening to contemporary kitchen; and family room. An elegant staircase leads to the second level with a substantial primary bedroom suite with fireplace, sitting area, bathroom, and closet; three other bedrooms; and two full bathrooms. The third floor has two bedrooms and a bathroom. The lower level, with private entrance, has a renovated guest or au pair suite with full bathroom and office. This exquisite home has a slate roof, lots of windows, hardwood floors, gas systems, and detached two-car garage. The manicured grounds are embellished with a patio, koi pond and waterfall, mature plantings and flowers. Near Waban Centre, the “T,” and Angier School. Call (617) 731-4644

BROOKLINE ... 5-year-old, south-facing attached 3,900 square foot townhouse located on a side street. Delightful, sunny open-plan first floor with 9-foot ceilings. Kitchen has dining area, marble island, breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances: wall oven, built-in microwave, wine fridge, 5-burner cook top. Mudroom to spacious grassy yard. Half bathroom. 2nd floor: junior suite has access to balcony, large walk -in closet, en suite bathroom with double vanity. Two more bedrooms, a bathroom, and laundry are on this level. 3rd floor: main bedroom, massive walk-in closet, and luxurious bathroom with soaking tub, heated floors, full shower, and double sinks. Office and deck on this level. Lower level with outdoor access: large family room with built-in sound system, large fifth bedroom with walk-in closet, and full bathroom. Utility room, and kitchenette. Multiple zones of HVAC. Blocks to Brookline Village, Brookline High School, Green Line, Coolidge Corner, and Washington Square. Feels like a single family. A rare find in a great neighborhood. Call (617) 731-4644





WEST NEWTON ... This magnificent residence is privately sited at the end of a cul-de-sac in stellar Brae Burn Country Club area. Built on a grand scale and perfectly appointed with exquisite finishes, open layout, 10’ and 11’ ceilings, oversized windows with beautiful views, three fireplaces, and a three-car heated garage. A 25’ high foyer is flanked by a large living room and a huge dining room. Spectacular chef’s kitchen, equipped with custom cabinetry, massive center island, butler’s pantry and Sub-Zero/Wolf appliances, flows into a breakfast room and a stunning family room with fireplace framed with built-in shelving. Wall of glass doors opens to two bluestone patios, including a covered patio with fireplace, and to exquisitely landscaped secluded grounds. Mudroom leads to the first floor en suite bedroom with separate entrance. Second floor features a grand main suite with fireplace, luxurious bathroom with heated floor, soaking tub, huge shower, two walk-in closets, and private deck; three gorgeous generously sized bedrooms with en suite bathrooms; and laundry room. Third level offers a home office, a gym, and a full bathroom. The lower level has the sixth bedroom, another full bathroom, and a media room. Call (617) 731-4644

...$3,990,000 NEWTON CORNER ... This exceptional residence, built by Royal Barry Wills, is located on prestigious Montrose Street in the heart of Newton and has stunning curb appeal. The vestibule, with a handsome double door, opens to the front hall which introduces the expansive living room with fireplace and picture window overlooking the magnificent grounds. Off the living room is a large office/library with walls of glass and a separate entrance. The light-filled dining room leads into the updated kitchen with white cabinetry, stainless-steel appliances, and soapstone countertops. The adjoining family room has a vaulted ceiling, lovely built-in cabinet, and French doors out to the yard. A mudroom and full bathroom complete this level. The skylit second level has five bedrooms, two of which are en suite, and three full bathrooms. Laundry is on this level. There is finished lower level space for a gym. The outdoor space is a showstopper with beautiful lawn, stunning in-ground swimming pool with hot tub, bar with grill, and pool house with full kitchen, dining room, living room, and bathroom. Truly a spectacular property set in a great location close to the Massachusetts Turnpike. Call (617) 731-4644

...$3,500,000 13


NEWTON ... (cover) This stunning residence, with a blend of classic elegance and contemporary charm, offers exquisite living space, both indoors and outdoors. The spacious foyer, with herringbone flooring, leads to an elegant living room with a fireplace and high ceiling, a family room with French doors that open to a beautiful patio, and a large dining room with lovely views of the 17th hole of Brae Burn Country Club. The kitchen is bright and modern with white cabinets, granite countertops, center island, and charming breakfast nook. The second level has a laundry room and four generously-sized bedrooms. The main bedroom suite is a luxurious retreat with a renovated bathroom appointed with double sinks, a steam shower, and Jacuzzi tub. There is a lovely hall bathroom on this level. The third floor has another bedroom and a full bathroom. The finished lower level, with outdoor access, has an office, exercise room, and half bathroom. The backyard is an oasis of rolling lawns. Close to major routes, Woodland “T” station, and shops. Call (617) 731-4644

BROOKLINE, COOLIDGE CORNER ... This stunning one-level unit located in the heart of Coolidge Corner, near the “T”, shops, cafes, and restaurants, provides 2,680 square feet of elegant living space and offers a wonderful layout for today’s living. The beautifully restored original woodwork, built-ins, crown moldings, and wood-burning fireplace add to the character and old-world charm of this special property. Among the features are four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large foyer, and a triad of spacious living room, dining room, and family room well-suited for grand entertaining. A huge eat-in kitchen was tastefully renovated in 2015, with custom high-end cabinetry, appliances, and granite countertops. Additional highlights include high ceilings with recessed lights, in-unit laundry, central air-conditioning and heating, a balcony, two tandem parking spaces, ample closet storage, and two additional storage units. The building has two elevators with easy access from the parking lot. Call (617) 731-4644





NEWTON, CHESTNUT HILL ... Quintessential Queen Anne features exceptional light and unusually generously-proportioned rooms. Abundant architectural detail includes artisan mill work, curved walls, and stained glass. The impressive reception hall, with circular window seating and fireplace, is a distinctive introduction to the main level. Well-suited for daily living as well as grand-scale entertaining, the first floor features an inviting living room and graciously-sized dining room with a fireplace. Windows abound in an expansive kitchen/family room combination that offers exterior access to a splendid stone patio and lush, level yard. Convenient mudroom offers multiple closets/pantry. The second floor is comprised of three full bathrooms and four outsize corner bedrooms including an en suite main bedroom with a fireplace. The third level offers two additional bedrooms/offices and a great room with a turret for varied use. The driveway and stairs are heated. The versatile out-building, with heat and air-conditioning, offers multiple use possibilities. Choice Chestnut Hill locale near Newton Centre shops, dining, and MBTA station. Convenient to Cambridge and Boston via the Massachusetts Turnpike. This property is in the Ward Elementary School district. Call (617) 731-4644

...$2,750,000 BROOKLINE, COOLIDGE CORNER ... In a stellar Coolidge Corner location, this architecturally striking four bedroom, three bathroom south-facing penthouse is filled with abundant light from three exposures. The expansive open floor plan offers stunning modern design, soaring ceilings, oversized windows, private 23’x17’ roof deck with views of Boston skyline, and direct elevator access, from two heated garage spaces, into the unit. Entry foyer opens thru a barn door to eight beautifully appointed rooms. The 2020 chef’s kitchen, with massive dining bar, opens to the large dining room with park views and flows into the spectacular two-story living room with fireplace. Three bedrooms, each with walk-in closets, and two bathrooms are in a separate first floor wing, along with ample, additional storage and laundry. Gorgeous staircase with glass railings leads to the second floor family room/office in the loft with park views. The grand main bedroom suite is a retreat with vaulted ceilings, huge windows, office/sitting area, large walk-in closet, spa-like bathroom with soaking tub and glass shower, and access to the deck. Professionally managed 2005 boutique building, 100% owner-occupied (as of September 2023). Call (617) 731-4644

...$2,550,000 15


NEWTONVILLE ... Built by an accomplished luxury home builder and their team of craftsmen, this home features over 4,200 square feet of decadence. A total of five bedrooms and four and one-half bathrooms with a sense of grandeur throughout. First floor impresses with 10’ ceilings, a sophisticated kitchen complete with custom sustainable cabinetry, waterfall countertops, walk-in pantry, and a full Thermador appliance package. Uninterrupted layout of dining, kitchen, family and living areas flow outside through expansive sliding doors. A must-have mudroom connects to the garage and powder room. Second floor provides 9’ ceilings, luxurious primary bedroom suite, an en suite bedroom with walk-in closet, two additional bedrooms that share a bathroom, and comfortable laundry room dressed with cabinetry. Finished lower level offers 9’ ceiling, large windows, an entertainment room for gatherings or relaxation, a bedroom, and full bathroom. Generous and fenced rear yard delivers privacy. Minutes to retail, schools, train station, Massachusetts Turnpike, Boston, and Cambridge. Call (617) 731-4644

NEWTON ... Light and bright, this stunning center-entrance Dutch Colonial-style house is located in sought-after Waban. The elegant foyer is flanked by a living room, with a gas fireplace, and an oversized dining room with a fireplace and handsome wainscoting. The custom chef’s kitchen has been renovated with top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinets, an Island, and includes a separate eat-in area and access to patio, mudroom, and two-car garage. Also on this level is a family room with custom plantation shutters. The second level has a luxurious primary bedroom with a gas fireplace, laundry, a well-equipped renovated bathroom, and walk-in closet; two other bedrooms; a renovated bathroom; and an office. The third level is comprised of a bedroom and renovated bathroom. Gleaming hardwood floors, replacement windows, updated gas systems, and central air-conditioning are among the outstanding amenities. This property provides a beautiful setting with manicured grounds, mature plantings, and magnificent hardscaping. Waban Center, the Angier School, “T” and major routes are all close by. Call (617) 731-4644 16



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Remarkable Opportunity. Remaining lots of 20-year-old subdivision for sale. Part of Apple Orchard Estates in Shirley. 48 lots on 30 acres had been approved and are being sold as one package with 13 acre Parcel “K” which is approved for an additional 100+ sewer connections (possible apartment building). Buyer will obtain new permits because wetlands have migrated since original approvals. Seller has a new plan for 37 lots on the 30 acres parcel that work with new wetland maps. $3,850,000 Utilities are located on Windsor Road. More information at AppleOrchardLots.com 17

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