Brookline MA Historic Homes

To be considered "historic," a property must have three essential attributes: sufficient age, a relatively high degree of physical integrity, and historical significance.

Age: A property must be "old enough" to be considered historic. Generally speaking, this means that a property must be at least 50 years old, although this is just a general rule of thumb. 

Integrity: In addition to having sufficient age, a property must retain its historic physical integrity. For a building, structure, landscape feature, historic site, or historic district, this means that the property must be relatively unchanged. Its essential character-defining features relative to its significance must still be present. For a traditional cultural property, integrity means that the site must be recognizable to today's affiliated cultural group, evidenced through tradition, and still used or revered in some way.

Significance: Finally, and most importantly, a property must be significant to be considered historic. 

  • direct association with individuals, events, activities, or developments that shaped our history or that reflect important aspects of our history
  • embodying the distinctive physical and spatial characteristics of an architectural style or type of building, structure, landscape, or planned environment, or a method of construction, or by embodying high artistic values or fine craftsmanship
  • having the potential to yield information important to our understanding of the past through archaeological, architectural, or other physical investigation and analysis.

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14 Fairbanks Street Brookline MA 02446
Open House

MLS Number 73076890

  • Condo
  • Next Open House: Sat 02/11 12:00 pm. to 1:30 pm.
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 1,920

This beautiful condo is located on the lovely Fairbanks street between Coolidge Corner, Washington Square and Brookline village. It is a completely renovated, elevated floor condo of Manhattan style pre-war building, offering timeless elegance combined with contemporary finishes. An open concept living room with custom built-in bookshelves, magnificent natural light from East and West, 9 foot ceilings, and central A/C. Stunning chefs kitchen with oversized quartz island, Wolfe, Sub-Zero, Miele appliances, and plentiful storage. Three generous bedrooms with spacious closets and two and half baths.  It also has a deck overlooking the tree lined garden patio for the owner's exclusive use. Fabulous location, minutes to Fairbanks Street T station, with access to local schools, restaurants/cafes, shops, parks, and medical facilities. Not to be missed!

Listed by Allison Blank and Emily Gloss of Compass

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172 Buckminster Brookline MA 02445

Brookline, MA172 Buckminster

Price$3,500,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 73076497

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathroom 6
  • Square Feet 5,107
  • High School Brookline High

Prestigious Fisher Hill neighborhood in Brookline. This home is set in a serene setting and sits set back on just under a half-acre corner lot. This classic 13-room home has over 5,100 sq ft of living space on 3 levels. There is great sunlight, generously proportioned rooms, high ceilings, oversized windows, and light hardwood flooring throughout. Two separate interior staircases. There are many updates throughout. Coveted full-size heated 2-car garage. Minutes walking to Runkle Elementary, Brookline High, Waldstein Playground, and T ( C and D lime) Easy access to Boston and Longwood Medical. This is your forever home.

Listed by Sheila White of Compass

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57 South Street Brookline MA 02467

MLS Number 73076185

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,993
  • High School Brookline High

Brookline,Chestnut Hill...Winter Magic! You will be inspired by distinctive architectural style, elegant brick/stone residence. Adorned with historically long lasting also eco-friendly terra cotta clay tile roof. Beautifully maintained and renovated to meet today's modern lifestyle. Entry to a gracious foyer open floor plan formal dining room front to back natural wood beamed ceiling living room with fireplace. Sun-plashed sunroom/family room with walls of windows .Gleaming oak floors /inlay through this home .A cozy retreat solarium off the dining room. Winter white custom designed kitchen stainless steel appliances breakfast bar.The first floor has a bedroom and full bath.Three generously sized bedrooms,two full baths on second floor. Main bedroom has a dressing room, full bath reading nook and walk-in closet. A bonus room office or fourth bedroom with built-ins. Lower level laundry with direct access to gardens and private patio. Location is convenient to Longwood Medical Center

Listed by Joan Barrett of Coldwell Banker Realty - Newton

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1678 -1680 Beacon Brookline MA 02446

Brookline, MA1678 -1680 Beacon

Price$7,495,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 73075992

  • MultiFamily
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 12
  • Square Feet 10,685
  • Parking Spaces 12

Dream investment! Rare once in a generation offering of two adjacent brick brownstone buildings (separated by a walkway that leads from Beacon Street to parking) with 12 +/- parking spaces in the heart of Washington Square, one of Brookline's most desirable locations and with the MBTA Green Line at your door and local and national retail and some of Greater Boston's strongest residential properties surrounding you. Each building has prime retail space on the first floor (1678 has gorgeous dental suite while 1680 has a stunning spa/salon undergoing a major gut renovation with a new 5 year lease), charming office spaces with high ceilings above (or potentially convert all upper to apartments), and a residential apartment on the top floor of each building. Upper floor spaces rented below market. Multiple fireplaces and much detail throughout. New roof done in roughly the past year at 1680 Beacon. A unique chance to own a legacy property in one of Greater Boston's most desirable markets!

Listed by Todd Glaskin and Gregg M. Leppo of Coldwell Banker Realty - Newton

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189 Babcock Street Brookline MA 02446

MLS Number 73075513

  • Condo
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 1,988
  • Neighborhood Coolidge Corner

189 Babcock located in Brookline's notable Coolidge Corner is like nothing you have seen starting with the gracious marble entry. This grand brownstone was renovated down to the studs. Unit 1 is a 2 bed/3 bath home + one of three units spectacularly designed with local designer Heather Vaughan. Containing high coffered ceilings, custom closets, beautiful woodwork, living room fireplace, bold tile and lighting. Each home has its own boutique feel and personality with unique finishes throughout. Along with its unbeatable location, this home comes with an expansive 14 ft private deck, designated yard space, offsite garage parking, and 200 sq ft of private finish-able space in the lower level. Perfect for a gym, storage, wine cell or office space. Outside your door take advantage of numerous parks, playgrounds, and trails nearby, as well as the quick access to public transit. There is something for everyone both inside and outside your front door

Listed by The McLaren Team, Amanda Erhard and Susan C. McLaren of Compass

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126 Longwood Avenue Brookline MA 02446

MLS Number 73075170

  • Condo
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathroom 1
  • Square Feet 345
  • Neighborhood Coolidge Corner

Rare opportunity to own a reasonably priced unit in prime A+ Brookline location! Coolidge Corner is your front door! Minutes to Trader Joe's, Green C & D lines, Longwood Medical Center, restaurants, coffee shops, playgrounds, Riverwalk and more. Beautiful & recently renovated, open concept loft-like studio/1 bedroom unit. High ceilings, gleaming wood floors and well-thought-out & designed. Perfect starter condo, pied-a-terre, or investment unit that is very quaint and cozy with its own private back entrance and 3 outside-facing walls. Kitchen and bathroom were recently renovated with energy-efficient appliances including washer & dryer, stainless steel fridge, induction stovetop, low-flow shower head and toilet. Very low condo fees, very energy efficient! Smart design opens up space and provides plenty of storage. Extra storage with bike rack in back room. Small, 100% owner occupied association.

Listed by Chuck Silverston Team, Chuck Silverston, Stewart Silvestri and Lauren Small of Unlimited Sotheby's International Realty

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21 Naples Road Brookline MA 02446
Open House

MLS Number 73074978

  • Condo
  • Next Open House: Sat 02/11 12:30 pm. to 1:30 pm.
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathroom 4
  • Square Feet 2,264

Located on one of Coolidge Corner’s most sought-after streets, this 4BD, 3.5BA upper-level duplex blends contemporary craftsmanship with bespoke finishes. Gut renovated in 2022, and thoughtfully designed by Urbaness, property offers 2,264SF of living space spread over 2 spacious levels. Flooded with natural light, enter into an open-concept floor plan designed for today’s modern living with high ceilings and crisp contemporary aesthetic throughout. Highlighted by sunny southern exposure, the stunning kitchen is equipped with high-end appliances, large center island, ample pantry storage, and rear deck. Dining area with gas fireplace and custom built-ins flows into comfortable living room. Primary Suite on main level features ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet. Half bath and bonus office space with deck complete level. The top floor features generous landing, 1 ensuite bedroom, 2 add’l bedrooms and 1 full bath. Ideal location steps from Coolidge Corner and Ridley School.

Listed by Hilary Maddox Team and Taylor Lattari of Compass

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15 Russell Street Brookline MA 02446

MLS Number 73074913

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathroom 3
  • Square Feet 2,674
  • High School Brookline

Set on a one-way, tree-lined street, with a park at the end of the block, this ten-room Arts & Crafts-style single family residence was built in 1923 and features architectural details inside and out. With over 2,670 square feet of living space, there are six bedrooms and three bathrooms. The main level features a spacious foyer leading to a living room with a fireplace, natural woodwork, and built-in cabinetry; a separate dining room; and an eat-kitchen opening to a lovely garden and two-car garage. A sunroom, bathroom, office, and sheltered entrance complete this level. There are four bedrooms and a bathroom on the second level, and another two bedrooms and bathroom on the third level. The basement is unfinished and offers many possibilities. This property is in the Florida Ruffin Ridley School district and offers excellent access to shops, restaurants, hospitals, schools, and transportation routes to Boston and Cambridge. Sold as is. Buyers to do their due diligence.

Listed by Eileen Strong O Boy of Hammond Residential Real Estate

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12 Fairmount Street Brookline MA 02445

Brookline, MA12 Fairmount Street

Price$3,200,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 73074875

  • Residential
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathroom 5
  • Square Feet 3,074
  • High School Bhs

This elegant property shows the beauty of nature from every window and doorway. Built in 1883 and a fine example of Shingle Style design, the house is approximately 3074 square feet and set on a beautifully landscaped lot of 11,339 square feet. It is surrounded by the Frederick Law Olmsted Historic Site and the countryside of Isabella Stewart Gardner's "Green Hill." Rich in detail and character, there is a multi-sided front parlor, fireplaces and scenic views from the recently reconstructed back porches. There are 5 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, spaces for home offices, comfortable living and gracious entertaining.The grounds have been preserved and enhanced with a pollinator garden, a pergola with roses and wisteria, gravel walkways and peaceful areas to sit and contemplate.Tucked away from others, but within easy access to all the amenities of Brookline and Boston, this is a special property.

Listed by Vicky Whitney and Blake Whitney of Hammond Residential Real Estate

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43 Ackers Avenue Brookline MA 02446

Brookline, MA43 Ackers Avenue

Price$3,150,000

Est. Mortgage: $/month

MLS Number 73074391

  • MultiFamily
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Bathroom 6
  • Square Feet 3,586
  • Parking Spaces 2

This luxurious two-unit residence has undergone a “to the studs” renovation delivering the utmost quality in a fantastic location. Designed and constructed by a premier local builder, each bright and spacious duplex unit offers 3-4 BRs, 2.5 BTHs and an open-concept main living area beaming with natural light that converges the living and dining spaces and expands into the chef’s kitchen. Featuring Thermador appliances, a waterfall island, abundant cabinetry, pantry storage and two decks to enjoy the outdoors. Handsome details throughout include custom built-ins, crown moldings, large windows and 4” white oak hardwood floors. Flexible bedroom layout allows for myriad family living needs. A bright and airy sitting area doubles as home office. Two off street parking spaces. Within yards of Heath Elementary School and Warren Playground, this property is near public transit, Cleveland Circle T's, and quick commute to Longwood Medical, Boston, Cambridge and the Chestnut Hill shopping centers

Listed by Michele Friedler Team, Michele Friedler and Marsha Marchant of Hammond Residential Real Estate

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