BROOKLINE ... Pill Hill. The Loring House. Designed in 1882 by the foremost architect of Shingle Style houses, William Ralph Emerson. The 6,988 square foot residence has undergone a superb renovation incorporating the finest elements of the present and maintaining incredible period details, with down-to-the-studs reworking of surfaces and systems. Located in the coveted Pill Hill neighborhood, this lovely home features a first floor with a grand entry hall of golden oak wainscoting, sweeping staircase, and fireplace. A gracious flow takes one to the large living room with glowing Venetian plaster walls, bay windows, and a fireplace with carved oak mantel; a library with built-in oak bookcases; and an octagonal oak--paneled dining room with leaded glass side board and a fireplace. The Poggenpohl-designed custom chef’s kitchen is an entertaining delight, featuring a spacious island with built-in steamer, a modern pantry with a second Miele dishwasher, slate floors, family area for dining or lounging, and preserves the original 1880s cast iron wood-burning stove as a charming detail. The kitchen includes a modern mudroom as well as doors opening to a back deck, with a hot tub, overlooking a professionally landscaped private garden – ideal for al fresco dining.
The second floor holds a large master bedroom with a fireplace, two walk-in closets, and a spa-like bathroom with custom built stone vanities, soaking tub, dual walk-in shower, and fireplace. Three more beautiful rooms, a full bathroom, and a separate hall sauna complete this level. The third floor has a spacious landing, two en suite bedrooms, study area and a gorgeous room for an office or bedroom. In total, the home features nine different, oak-carved working fireplaces, beautiful oak floors and closets galore.
Also on the property is a magnificent carriage house of 3,465 square feet that has been rebuilt and restored. The first floor with pine floors, original beams, and wonderful light from large windows, is open space for a gym, media room, entertainment hall or studio. There is also an office and a half bathroom. The second floor has a large airy guest suite with a full bathroom. It has all been temperature controlled to house collections with two zones of heat and air-conditioning. The rebuilt basement has great storage and gardening room space. A porte-cochere over the driveway leads to parking for several cars. This gracious home is in a wonderful neighborhood, with a tennis court, close to restaurants and other local amenities, and close proximity to the Longwood Medical Area, universities, and downtown Boston.
Offered at $3,800,000