Historic Pill Hill Abolitionist’s House Hits Brookline Market at $2,850,000


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Originally built in 1864 by the Philbrick family, well-known Brookline builders and abolitionists, 195 Walnut Street in the “Pill Hill” district of Brookline Village has been recently renovated in collaboration with the Brookline Historical Commission. This newly-modernized property is on the market for $2,850,000. Beneath a slate mansard roof, the home has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 4,400 square feet of living space divided into four levels. This Civil War-era brick home rests on a 9,466 square-foot lot. The main level living room offers original hardwood floors and french doors that lead to a mahogany deck. The second-floor master suite includes a marble walk-in shower with a bench and a soaking tub. Not be outdone, the third floor also boasts a suite, complete with a full bath. Additional features include high ceilings, an original stone fireplace complete with refinished wooden mantel, high-end kitchen appliances, and a finished lower level.


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