Nick Churton of Mayfair International Realty enjoys a fine house in a wonderful wooded setting yet within easy reach of beautiful Boston, Massachusetts.
Broker: Robert Paul Properties
Agent: Robert Kinlin
Just 25 minutes but a world away from Boston, Massachusetts is what New Englanders call an estate. In the UK an estate is either a heavily built up area of densely packed houses or conversely an enormous house with hundreds or thousands of acres of farmland, woodland, moor or mountain – the sort of thing you see on Downton Abbey.
But in the US an estate can be a fine house set in just a few acres with some outbuildings which could include a guest house, garaging, etc. Always tight for space we in the UK might call this a hamlet! So for those seeking easy access to Boston and its fine airport, and who want a little realm of their own not far away but screened off from the city’s hurly-burly by trees rather than houses, then 105 Hill Street could be for you. Let’s check it out.
You may like some age and the build up of a few layers of patina in your house – this one dates back to 1905. And you may prefer it to have been brought bang up to date by leading New York architects like Basil Walter – this home has been brought bang up to date by Basil Walter Architects. You may want it set in over six acres – check, with a 3 bedroom carriage house – check, an additional 3 bedroom apartment – check, beautifully landscaped gardens – check, and a wine cellar – check. Naturally you would want it to be sumptuously comfortable and superbly equipped – check, check.
With 13 bedrooms this house is set up for a family with some serious living to do. It is only a shortish drive away from the fabulous beaches of Ipswich Bay and all the cultural facilities and business district of Boston – not to mention world-class educational establishments such as Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
If you are in the market for a substantial house which is convenient and makes a stylish statement – but in a subtle New England sort of way – then this estate at Hill Street is well worth a view.