Ever wonder what it’s like to live large in one of the nation’s oldest cities?
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Boston hosts some of the country's most iconic colonial landmarks, and also some of the most desired real estate in the country.
Though famous residents like Tom Brady and his wife Gisele Bündchen are listing their mansion in Brookline, Massachusetts for sale, their $39.5 million dollar property isn’t the only luxury spot on the market in New England.
Here’s what it looks like, and how much it costs to live it up on the water in the greater Boston area, courtesy of Compass properties:
6,800 sq. feet
The direct waterfront property about an hour outside of Boston hosts easy harbor access with plenty of lawn space and amenities to boot. Built in 1906, the estate showcases panoramic views of the peninsula, while providing an unmatched level of privacy next to downtown Cohasset. According to Compass agent Kevin Lewis, the property is one of the last grand Cohasset estates available on the market.
Custom tennis court
Boathouse & private dock
Outdoor heated pool with spa & pool house
9,982 sq. feet
This Eastern Point masterpiece literally hugs the water. The Stoneacre estate’s floor-to-ceiling windows make it seem as if those living inside are almost floating on the Boston blue. Nestled about an hour-and-a-half northeast of Boston, the property has its original wine cellar from the 1920s. According to the listing by The Bushari Team with Compass, "the space is fit for both intimate dinners and grand celebrations."
Original wine cellar
8,600 sq. feet
Living on the Cape never felt so historic: this property was built in 1747. Located little over an hour southeast of Boston, the woman who invented the chocolate chip cookie, Ruth Wakefield, once lived here. Count on a chef’s kitchen and plenty of dining room space to appreciate the meal. Listed by The Bushari Team at Compass, anyone enjoying the living space has access to "breathtaking water views from almost every window."
Heated outdoor pool and spa
Wetland nature trail
10,099 sq. feet
Not meant for the average commute, this Katama Bay home could serve as a getaway from the Boston lifestyle. Known locally as “Chappy,” architect Patrick Ahearn designed the home with an open plan, sitting on nearly 6 acres of private property. Bonus: the home is equipped with smart-home technology. Compass listing agent Jamie Curtis describes the soon-to-be-listed Martha's Vineyard location as one that provides "magical sunsets and extensive sandy beaches [that] combine to create relaxing outdoor environs."
Open floor plans
10,000 sq. feet
Also a bit of a drive south of Boston, and just over the border in Rhode Island, Seaward sits on about 45 acres of property located on the waterfront with two homes. Its former owners include the likes of businessman and real estate magnate John Jacob Astor, and later Jimmy Van Alen, the co-founder of the Tennis Hall of Fame.
Jeannemarie Conley, who is listing the estate, describes the outdoor space including an "alluring seaside infinity pool overlooks two private moorings providing water access to a secluded cove."