Beds: 5
Baths: 4 full, 1 half
Sqft: 6,747
Sqft lot: 35,287
Acre lot: 0.81
231 Days On Market

Courtesy of Thalia Tringo & Associates Real Estate, Inc., Thalia C. Tringo.

Status: Price Changed
Property Type: Single Family
Year Built: 1851
Neighborhood: Cottage Farm
Days On Website: 231
Where can you find a grand home w/the appeal of a country manor in a walkable urban location? In Cottage Farm, at 156 Ivy St. The historic Dexter-Hall House is sited on 8/10 acre abutting conservation land, walking distance to Fenway, hospitals, and Cambridge. Built in 1851 of Roxbury puddingstone and brick, w/slate roof and stone block foundation, it is replete w/beautiful architectural detail, including carved plaster moldings, exposed stone walls, and coffered ceilings. It was the lifelong home of Minna Hall, co-founder of Mass. Audubon, who developed her love of nature there. Blending original detail and thoughtful renovation, the home offers a large LR, formal DR, kitchen w/vaulted ceiling and breakfast nook, library w/custom built-ins, spacious master suite, 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, 2 studies, 5 fireplaces, and finished basement media room. Multi-zone hi-eff heat and C/A; 3-car garage w/electric car outlet. Walk to Green Line B, C, and D trains, Coolidge Corner, and BU campus.



  • City: Brookline
  • State: Massachusetts
  • ZIP code: 02446
  • County: Norfolk
  • Neighborhood: Cottage Farm


  • Price: $5,125,000
  • Listing ID: 72486281


  • 5 bedrooms


  • 4 full bathrooms
  • 1 half bathroom
  • Master bathroom
  • First bathroom dimensions: 4X8 feet
  • Bathroom - Half
  • First bathroom on First floor
  • Second bathroom dimensions: 15X14 feet
  • Bathroom - Full
  • Second bathroom on Second floor
  • Third bathroom dimensions: 8X9 feet
  • Bathroom - Full
  • Third bathroom on Second floor


  • 1851
  • 12 total rooms
  • 6,747 square feet
  • Yes square feet (including basement)
  • Gothic Revival
  • Color: Stone


  • 0.81 acres


  • Disclosures: Some Rooms Used As Bedrooms Do Not Have Closets. Property Has A Historic Designation And Is In A Historic District. Sellers Do Not Want To Review Offers With An Escalation Clause.


  • Tax ID: 28468
  • Tax year: 2019
  • Tax amount: 49324


  • Detached
  • Garage Door Opener
  • 3 garage spaces


  • Off-Street
  • Paved Driveway
  • 7 parking spaces


  • Basement
  • Full
  • Partially Finished
  • Interior Access
  • Bulkhead

Master Bedroom

  • Master bedroom dimensions: 23X15 feet
  • Master bedroom on Second floor

Living Room

  • Living room dimensions: 22X16 feet
  • Living room on First floor

Dining Room

  • Dining room dimensions: 16X24 feet
  • Dining room on First floor

Second Bedroom

  • Second bedroom dimensions: 12X17 feet
  • Second bedroom on Second floor

Third Bedroom

  • Third bedroom dimensions: 11X17 feet
  • Third bedroom on Second floor

Fourth Bedroom

  • Fourth bedroom dimensions: 11X15 feet
  • Fourth bedroom on Third floor

Fifth Bedroom

  • Fifth bedroom dimensions: 18X13 feet
  • Fifth bedroom on Third floor

Additional Rooms

  • Laundry room dimensions: 8X6 feet
  • Laundry room on Second floor
  • Library dimensions: 11x16 feet
  • Library on First floor
  • Office dimensions: 11x17 feet
  • Office on Third floor
  • Home office dimensions: 9x16 feet
  • Home office on Home office
  • Home office dimensions: 8x16 feet
  • Home office on Third floor
  • Bathroom dimensions: 7x5 feet
  • Bathroom - Full
  • Bathroom on Third floor
  • Media room dimensions: 15x31 feet
  • Media room on Basement

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156 Ivy Street
Brookline, MA 02446
City: Brookline

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