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Hidden Gem: America’s Oldest Car Collection

museum5-300x294The Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline is home to America’s oldest car collection. The museum was the idea of Larz and Isabel Anderson, a wealthy Brookline couple who embarked on a life of political service and philanthropy. In the late 1890s the Andersons would open the doors to their carriage house in Brookline to share their collection of American and European vehicles with the public.

The first vehicle the Andersons purchased was an 1899 Winton 4-hp Runabout. This vehicle is still on permanent display in the Museum. The Andersons purchased an automobile almost every year, acquiring a total of 32 brand new cars during their lives. Fourteen of these vehicles and many of the Andersons original horse drawn carriages are on display as part of the permanent collection.

The carriage house where the Museum is located LA car collectionwas constructed in 1888. It was inspired by the Chateau de Chaumont-Sur-Loire in France and designed by Edmund M. Wheelwright, a well-known Boston Architect. Today the Carriage House is on the National Register of Historic Places. A visit to the Museum not only includes the vehicles on display but the historic Carriage House as well as the beautifully landscaped grounds.

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Featured Rental: Beacon Street, Coolidge Corner – Brookline

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Exclusive Listing – Beacon Street, Coolidge Corner

Available Now, $2350/month

At over 900 sq.ft., this is one of the larger one bedroom rentals in Brookline, with a big living room, a separate dining room/office, a foyer that fits a table (the current tenant has the dining room as an office and a table in the foyer), and a really big bedroom. The unit has wood floors, plenty of closets, and high ceilings. There’s coin-op laundry in the basement and an off-street parking spot out back that’s included in the rent! Minutes to the green line, bus lines, and everything that Coolidge Corner has to offer, with all that makes Washington Square so popular the same distance in the other direction. The apartment is available for an August move-in, so you can avoid the craziness of September 1st.

To learn more about this Brookline rental, contact our rental department:
Phone: 617.264.7900
Email: rentals@unlimitedsir.com

About Life in Brookline

As close as Brookline is to Boston, it has managed to maintain its own identity. Brookline features a mixture of urban and suburban living, upscale shops and recreational parks, apartment buildings and large estates. It is also the home of many academic and scientific professionals who work at the nearby medical centers in Boston. Brookline has an overnight on-street parking ban which is unusual for such a dense area.

Among its many unusual resources, Brookline has its own working farm (with farm stand), the oldest country club in the nation, a town golf course, a park on a hillside overlooking Boston with an open-air skating rink and transportation museum, as well as numerous neighborhood parks and playgrounds scattered throughout the town. Its major retail centers, including Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village, Washington Square, Cleveland Circle and the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, are pedestrian-oriented shopping areas with a variety of stores, restaurants and malls.

Want to see more Brookline rentals? Visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

Featured Rental: Charming 3 Bedroom Apartment in Brookline

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Exclusive Rental: Lawton Street – Brookline

$3500/month, Available August 1st

Located on a tree lined residential side street on the outskirts of JFK Crossing, this unit will have newly redone hardwood floors as well as a new coat of paint before you move in! This is the kind of apartment that gives “charming” a good name: an oversized living room with decorative fireplace, full dining room plus breakfast nook with built-in’s, three bedrooms, one full bath and one half bath, and a private porch that overlooks the shared yard (also, there’s some garden space on the side of the house that’s perfect if you’ve got a green thumb). There’s free (shared) laundry in the basement plus tons of storage. One covered parking spot (garage without a door) is included in the rent. Close to Clear Flour Bakery, Bfresh grocery store, and many other stores and restaurants, plus everything that Coolidge Corner has to offer is only a couple of blocks away. Easy access to Longwood Medical and Harvard Square via the 66 bus and Downtown Boston via the Green Line.

To learn more about this Coolidge Corner rental, contact our rental department at:
617.264.7900 (Brookline), 617.522.2200 (JP), or 617.332.1400 (Newton) or send us a message at rentals@unlimitedsir.com

About Life in Brookline

As close as Brookline is to Boston, it has managed to maintain its own identity. Brookline features a mixture of urban and suburban living, upscale shops and recreational parks, apartment buildings and large estates. Along with offering both a city atmosphere and a feeling of being in the country, there is a wide mix of people in Brookline. It is also the home of many academic and scientific professionals who work at the nearby medical centers in Boston. Brookline has an overnight on-street parking ban which is unusual for such a dense area.

Among its many unusual resources, Brookline has its own working farm (with farm stand), the oldest country club in the nation, a town golf course, a park on a hillside overlooking Boston with an open-air skating rink and transportation museum, as well as numerous neighborhood parks and playgrounds scattered throughout the town. Its major retail centers, including Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village, Washington Square, Cleveland Circle and the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, are pedestrian-oriented shopping areas with a variety of stores, restaurants and malls.

Want to see more rentals in Brookline? Check out this Lawton Street rental here, or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Listing: Cosmopolitan 3 Bedroom Condo in Brookline

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Exclusive Listing: 134 Davis Avenue Unit 1 – Brookline

Offered at $975,000

Located in Brookline Village across from Emerson Park is this stunning 3 bed, 2 bath condominium home. This home features an open floor plan that flows from front to back. The living and dining rooms are both spacious and can be closed off from each other with the use of pocket doors. The Chef’s kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and breakfast bar is perfect for whipping up those culinary delights to be shared and enjoyed with all. All 3 bedrooms are gracious in size including the master with its own granite and marble bath which is simply stunning. Other features include a private outdoor patio perfect for entertaining or relaxation, central air, high ceilings, extra large storage, in-unit laundry and parking. This home is near all that the Village has to offer with its spectacular restaurants and shops. It is close to both the Brookline Hills and Brookline Village T stops as well as near Route 9. This unit is a commuter’s dream.

Listing Agent: Scott Goldsmith, 617.529.2434, scott.goldsmith@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on our exclusive listings here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in Brookline

As close as Brookline is to Boston, it has managed to maintain its own identity. Brookline features a mixture of urban and suburban living, upscale shops and recreational parks, apartment buildings and large estates. Along with offering both a city atmosphere and a feeling of being in the country, there is a wide mix of people in Brookline. It is also the home of many academic and scientific professionals who work at the nearby medical centers in Boston. Brookline has an overnight on-street parking ban which is unusual for such a dense area.

Among its many unusual resources, Brookline has its own working farm (with farm stand), the oldest country club in the nation, a town golf course, a park on a hillside overlooking Boston with an open-air skating rink and transportation museum, as well as numerous neighborhood parks and playgrounds scattered throughout the town. Its major retail centers, including Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village, Washington Square, Cleveland Circle and the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, are pedestrian-oriented shopping areas with a variety of stores, restaurants and malls.

Featured Rental: Sophisticated 5 Bed Single Family Home in Brookline

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Exclusive Listing: Clinton Road – Brookline

$9,500/month Available Mid-August to September 1st

Sophisticated Brookline Single Family residence for rent in the Runkle School district. Incomparable property with terrific light, flow, and detail, this 5000 + square foot house sits on a nearly half acre lot, including an incredible private, atypically large backyard that was reconfigured and is perfect for summer/spring barbecues and entertaining. Five full bedrooms plus two large offices, one with dividable guest room suite and four full bathrooms, plus two half bathrooms. There’s open chef’s eat-in-kitchen with perfect den/family area and a fireplace, a large dining room, and a spacious living room.  Attached 2-car garage plus two additional outdoor spots.  Close to all that Brookline has to offer including Green Line Train, Brookline High School, Maimonides, Shops, restaurants of Washington Square, Starbucks. Short distance to Runkle and Green Line.

To learn more about this Brookline rental, contact our rental department at:
617.264.7900 (Brookline), 617.522.2200 (JP), or 617.332.1400 (Newton) or send us a message at rentals@unlimitedsir.com

About Life in Brookline

As close as Brookline is to Boston, it has managed to maintain its own identity. Brookline features a mixture of urban and suburban living, upscale shops and recreational parks, apartment buildings and large estates. Along with offering both a city atmosphere and a feeling of being in the country, there is a wide mix of people in Brookline. It is also the home of many academic and scientific professionals who work at the nearby medical centers in Boston. Brookline has an overnight on-street parking ban which is unusual for such a dense area.

Among its many unusual resources, Brookline has its own working farm (with farm stand), the oldest country club in the nation, a town golf course, a park on a hillside overlooking Boston with an open-air skating rink and transportation museum, as well as numerous neighborhood parks and playgrounds scattered throughout the town. Its major retail centers, including Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village, Washington Square, Cleveland Circle and the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, are pedestrian-oriented shopping areas with a variety of stores, restaurants and malls.

Want to see more rentals in Brookline? Check out the Clinton Road rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

Featured Listing: Rare Coolidge Corner Single Family

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6 Elba Street – Brookline

Offered at $2,390,000

Ideally located on a corner lot between Coolidge Corner and Boston University, this Greek-Revival, brick Colonial home has been lovingly maintained and artfully blends classic details with modern comforts for today’s living. Surrounding the house is a generous brick patio, flower gardens and other mature plantings including a majestic Copper Beech tree. The first floor boasts a chef’s kitchen with high end appliances, oversized island and bountiful storage, a front to back living room and formal dining room, both with fireplaces. The second floor offers three nice-sized bedrooms, including a massive, front to back master bedroom with en-suite bath and fireplace. The finished lower level houses a home theater, kitchen, full bath, large laundry room and a workshop. Other highlights include high ceilings, central air and vacuum and one car garage.

Listing Agent: George Wood, 617.504.5433, george.wood@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 6 Elba Street here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About Life in Brookline

As close as Brookline is to Boston, it has managed to maintain its own identity. Brookline features a mixture of urban and suburban living, upscale shops and recreational parks, apartment buildings and large estates. Along with offering both a city atmosphere and a feeling of being in the country, there is a wide mix of people in Brookline. It is also the home of many academic and scientific professionals who work at the nearby medical centers in Boston. Brookline has an overnight on-street parking ban which is unusual for such a dense area.

Among its many unusual resources, Brookline has its own working farm (with farm stand), the oldest country club in the nation, a town golf course, a park on a hillside overlooking Boston with an open-air skating rink and transportation museum, as well as numerous neighborhood parks and playgrounds scattered throughout the town. Its major retail centers, including Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village, Washington Square, Cleveland Circle and the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, are pedestrian-oriented shopping areas with a variety of stores, restaurants and malls.

 

Featured Rental: 2 Bed Condo in a Beautifully Gardened Victorian

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Exclusive Listing: Thorndike Street – Coolidge Corner, Brookline

$2,900/month, Available Now

1st floor of a beautifully gardened Victorian home on a lovely, tree-lined street in Coolidge Corner. This unit is available for a June or July move-in.  2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, wood floors throughout almost the entire unit, large living-dining room combo, eat-in-kitchen with gas stove, pantry, new dishwasher , disposal, great cabinet space and NEW windows! There is storage and private laundry in the basement and a beautiful shared yard. Heat and hot water and off-street parking for one car plus snow removal are included in the rent.

To learn more about this Coolidge Corner rental, contact our rental department at:
617.264.7900 (Brookline), 617.522.2200 (JP), or 617.332.1400 (Newton)
or send us a message at rentals@unlimitedsir.com

About life in Brookline:

If Brookline, MA is on your radar as a potential place to live then it’s clear how much it has to offer for a quality lifestyle. In fact, a report conducted last year by Niche ranked Brookline as the best suburban community in the entire country based on livability. The high grade was based on things including safety, weather, schools, access to activities, jobs, transportation and housing.

The charming town of Brookline is hard to beat with its amenities, character and close proximity to Boston. As close as Brookline is to Boston, it has managed to maintain its own identity. Brookline features a mixture of urban and suburban living, upscale shops and recreational parks, apartment buildings and large estates. Along with offering both a city atmosphere and a feeling of being in the country, there is a wide mix of people in Brookline. From popular villages to grand homes in the shadow of The Country Club, Brookline makes for a great place to live.

Want to see more rentals in Brookline? Check out the Thorndike Street rental here or search for the rental of your choice here.

Coolidge Corner Arts Festival – June 3rd 11am-7pm

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Featured Listing: Stunning Renovations in Brookline Luxury Condo

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39 Fuller Street, Unit 39 – Brookline

Offered at $2,175,000

Located in the heart of Coolidge Corner is this fabulous five bedroom, three full and one half bathroom condominium home. This two-level luxury condo was completely renovated in 2015 and is larger than most houses. The home features more than 3,500 square feet of impeccable living space. The first level features an open living room/dining room floor plan with a lovely fireplace. The chef’s kitchen features high-end appliances and thoughtful finishes. Steps away is an additional family room leading to a private outdoor deck.

Outback are both the garage and outdoor parking spaces, along with the cozy yard area perfect for a swing set. This level also has a guest suite and an additional bedroom with potential as a home office, nursery, or gym. In addition, the second level features three more bedrooms, including a stunning master suite with a beautiful master bath. Additional features in this luxury condo include second floor laundry hookups, central air, hardwood flooring throughout, a security system, and an irrigation system to keep the grounds looking beautiful.

Listing Agent: Scott Goldsmith, 617.529.2434, scott.goldsmith@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 39 Fuller Street here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.

About life in Brookline:

As close as Brookline is to Boston, it has managed to maintain its own identity. Brookline features a mixture of urban and suburban living, upscale shops and recreational parks, apartment buildings and large estates. Along with offering both a city atmosphere and a feeling of being in the country, there is a wide mix of people in Brookline. It is also the home of many academic and scientific professionals who work at the nearby medical centers in Boston. Brookline has an overnight on-street parking ban which is unusual for such a dense area.

Among its many unusual resources, Brookline has its own working farm (with farm stand), the oldest country club in the nation, a town golf course, a park on a hillside overlooking Boston with an open-air skating rink and transportation museum, as well as numerous neighborhood parks and playgrounds scattered throughout the town. Its major retail centers, including Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village, Washington Square, Cleveland Circle and the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, are pedestrian-oriented shopping areas with a variety of stores, restaurants and malls.

New Development Spotlight: 54 Harvard Avenue – Brookline

Showcasing the height of luxury in new construction in Brookline and Greater Boston, let’s explore an exclusive new development from our local network.

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54 Harvard Avenue is a new condo development being built between Coolidge Corner and Brookline Village. This association will consist of three turnkey homes each featuring 4+ beds, 3 full and 1 half baths with direct unit elevator access from the 2 car garage. The state of the art Chef’s kitchens will feature high-end appliances and finishes and an oversized island. The open living room and dining room layouts are very spacious, perfect for relaxing or entertaining.

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In addition, Units 1 and 2 will both have step down family rooms and private patios. Unit 1 will have a private fenced-in yard as well. Each unit will also have a 2 story wall of windows allowing natural light to flow throughout. An additional outdoor parking space, central air, gas fireplace, laundry hookups, private storage and state-of-the-art construction are just a few other reasons to call 54 Harvard Avenue home.

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Harvard Avenue’s new construction in Brookline is strategically located and thoughfully designed. Boston’s urban amenities and appeal are close at hand, while the home itself is tucked away on a tranquil, picturesque avenue. Please call for the two finish options and highlights sheet, as there are too many to mention here. Available for occupancy in fall of 2017!

About life in Brookline:

The charming town of Brookline is hard to beat with its amenities, character and close proximity to Boston. From popular villages with great restaurants and shopping to grand homes in the shadow of The Country Club Brookline makes for a great place to live.

Listing Agent: Scott Goldsmith, 617.529.2434, scott.goldsmith@unlimitedsir.com

View more information on 54 Harvard Avenue here or visit unlimitedsir.com for more available homes.