In Brookline, leave no brownstone unturned - Metro US

In Brookline, leave no brownstone unturned

With warmer weather around the corner, a homeowner’s thoughts turn to the outdoors. That’s not always applicable with an urban condo, but one newly renovated Brookline brownstone offers residents a sizable private screened porch. The first-floor units also get exclusive use of a private gated garden area in front of the building, while the top floor units have roof rights.

The first of this pre-World War I building’s six units hit the market mid-February — and though outdoor access is a big draw, the main attraction is the interior, which has been meticulously renovated to retain ori-ginal features. A prime location by Coolidge Corner is a plus.

“The building is a classic Brookline brownstone through and through,” says listing agent Adam Umina of Metro Realty, which is not affiliated with this newspaper. “The developer wanted to keep all of the original charm and richness of the period by paying close attention to details.”

One particular feature stands out: The original stained glass windows were preserved.

“Matching stained glass was added to the transoms above the unit doors to enhance the look and feel of the building,” says Umina. “It is truly inviting and has a warmth about it that makes people really feel at home.”

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Unit 1, 1236 Beacon St.


This first floor two-bed, one-bath condo has a patio and garden area. The 1,100 square feet of living space includes separate dining and living rooms. The building has a common laundry area, exercise room and basement storage areas. There’s parking for rent and purchase. There is no elevator. The building is pet-friendly. List Price: $499,000. Monthly condo fee: $376 (includes all amenities except electric). Listing agent: Adam Umina, 617-921-5866.

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