For Sale / Rent
Did we also mention that this home comes with an elevator and not one, but two swimming pools?
301 Waverly Avenue, Newton
Price: $ 9,500,000
Cut: 12,437 square feet
Bathrooms : 8 full, 3 partial
The Hopewell House in Newton is quite impressive from the outside only. A main house and a shed with a heated nine-car garage make up the 12,000 square foot property, which was built in 1920 by renowned architect George H. Sidebottom. With beige Roman bricks and a red-tiled hipped roof, the house is a classic colonial revival that occupies a place in the National Register of Historic Places. But this house is anything but old fashioned. With sauna, indoor pool and underground passage, it has all the comforts of this century, more than 100 years after its construction.
Let’s start with the main house. With nine bedrooms, eleven bathrooms, two dining rooms, and a library, this building could be considered the heart of the property, providing ample space for entertainment or quiet recreation. Its leaded glass ceiling verandas, five fireplaces and custom woodwork add a little flair to the four floors of the living space. And did we mention that you will have your own elevator to move between floors?
It’s not the only way to get around the house. The property also has a shed accessible from the lower level of the main house through an underground passage. This leads to the lower level of the shed, which includes an apartment with two further bedrooms and bathrooms.
Somehow, the underpass isn’t even the coolest thing on the lower level of the main house. Go back through the passage and find an indoor pool in the other wing with an adjacent sauna. As part of the house during its construction, the swimming pool is furnished in an art deco style which is a pure pleasure of the roaring twenties. Lest you feel like your options are limited, there is also another outdoor pool as well as a clay tennis court.
For more information contact Janvrin Demler, Coldwell Banker Realty – Newton, coldwellbankerhomes.com.
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