Luxury Home of the Week: For $10.95m, a classically pretty Newton home with a modern renovation

Buying Home of the Week Luxury Newton
70 Suffolk Road Newton MA exterior
This Chestnut Hill estate's amenities include a greenhouse and a squash court. Boston Virtual Imaging, LLC

A recent restoration and preserved historical details make for one elegant Newton mansion.

Built in 1928, 70 Suffolk Road includes five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, and 9,100 square feet of living space. The property has an elevator and features details such as arched doorways and exposed brick. Maggie Gold Seelig of MGS Group Real Estate LTD listed the home for $10,950,000 on Oct. 14.

The first floor of the brick Georgian Colonial offers a foyer and great room, as well as an open layout encompassing the dining area and one of the home’s three family rooms. The latter boasts built-ins, big windows, and a fireplace, and it flows into a kitchen with sleek black cabinetry. A door on the opposite end of the room leads to the second family room; this one comes with a wine refrigerator, built-ins, recessed lighting, and a stunning navy blue ceiling. Another highlight of this floor — one the new owners will appreciate as winter sets in — is a sunroom, where floor-to-ceiling windows usher in rays that reflect off the glossy floor.

Upstairs in the primary suite, the bedroom and dressing room have fireplaces, and the marble owner bath comes with double vanities, a steam shower, and a freestanding tub. Three additional bedroom suites, a laundry room, and another family room complete this level. The third floor has a playroom, bedroom, and storage space.

There’s a squash court, gym, full bathroom, mudroom on the lower level that isn’t included in the square footage total, as well as an attached three-car garage.

The Chestnut Hill property occupies 3.47 acres and abuts roughly 60 acres of conservation land. The property’s grounds feature a greenhouse, patios, a pond, and wetlands.

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