Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
This historical 1916 home -- a copy of the Cotswold house of the surgeon general of London -- was reproduced here by the first woman graduate in architecture from MIT. It features large windows that flood the house with natural light and provide views of the private garden, high ceilings, and original architecture details. The mature trees of the private garden -- also a reproduction -- provide summer shade. You can c heck out the full set of photos of the house on our website: http://physics.bu.edu/~sulak/Carlton/Desktop.html The Cottage Farm National Historic District offers leafy suburban streets but also easy access to downtown Boston and nearby suburbs via 5 different stops on the MTA public transport, Storrow and Memorial Drives, and the Mass Pike, and many bike trails. Restaurants, shops, and Whole Foods are only a block away as are 3 parks and Hall's Pond Nature Preserve. Walk 10 min to Longwood Medical Area, 2 minutes to Boston University, and 15 minutes to Northeastern and MIT, or bike 15 min. to Harvard. You enter the first floor of this, our family home, into a large foyer surrounded by living and dining rooms (both with fire places), and a study with access to the patio (for summer dining) and garden, Off of the dining room is an enclosed porch for any summer meals should it shower. The kitchen area includes a butler's pantry, breakfast room, and mud room. A half bath completes the ground floor. Three bedroom/baths on the second floor sleep up to 6, each with its own tub and shower. One bedroom has a queen bed, one a double bed, and one with two twin beds. The two bedrooms and the study overlook the private garden with patio and fountain. All have AC and ceiling fans and have been freshly repainted. The house is fully furnished with hardwood floors, fine rugs, piano, many books, housewares and linens. You only need to bring your clothing when you move in. Wireless Internet and audio is available throughout the house, cable TV upstairs and down, and printer/copier/fax/scanner in the study. The house has a security system, which tenants are required to use. Washer and dryer are in the basement, and parking outdoor accommodates a car. In addition to being conveniently located to many colleges and universities and Longwood Hospitals and Mass General, we are close to the Charles River, which is great for walks and bike rides. You can even walk 10 min. to Fenway Park and watch the Red Sox play! NOTES: 1. In a separate area of the house, with a dedicated entrance and separate staircase, two small apartments (the turn-of-the-century) staff accommodations) are occupied by single professional women. 2. Utilities are based on actuals, but typically run $300 - $350/mo. 3. Cleaning is $185/week.
1 Month | Dates are flexible for this listing
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Cottage Farm Historic District
Boston | Newton | Cambridge
Comments: A centennial house in the center of the Cottage Farm National Historic District
Comments: The house is shaded and oriented for breezes in all directions, with ceiling fans in rooms. Electricity for a/c is extra. Payment in Euros also accepted.
If you are a plant lover, please water ours. Otherwise the housekeepers will do so weekly.
Comments: Please monitor increase automatic lawn sprinkler if very dry.
High Speed Internet
Cable or Satellite
Balcony or Patio
Comments: Parks within a couple of blocks; 1-2 blocks to 4 MBTA stations; central location.
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