Throughout Arlington, there are several historic properties tied to the Hornblower family. Now one of the crown jewels of that collection is on the market for $3,625,000.
Built in 1875, the Edward T. Hornblower House at 30 Academy St. is a six-bed, five-bath (three full, two half) home located on nearly three-quarters of an acre in the heart of historic Arlington. The Stick-Style Victorian, which has three floors, is reached by a winding cobblestone drive.
Inside the 5,672-square-foot home, every detail has been carefully considered, from the light-filled living room that overlooks the gardens to the marble mantels over many of the fireplaces. (There are six in total; however, some are decorative.) The kitchen, with its dark wood features, has extensive built-in storage and a comfortable breakfast space. The elegant formal dining room connects to a sunroom.
Max Dublin of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, who has the listing, cited “the grandeur, the high ceilings, and the details on the first floor” as some of the most outstanding features of the property.
Climb the ornate central stairwell to the second floor, where you’ll find the bright primary suite, which offers a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a soaking tub and dual vanities. There are two additional bedrooms on the second floor, as well as a laundry room.
On the third floor, you’ll find three more bedrooms, one of which serves as a den.
Outside, a working fountain connects two yards, and the stone patio is ready for summer gatherings. The detached two-car garage has been modernized with electric chargers and offers a finished room upstairs.
Another Edward T. Hornblower House is located next door, at 28 Academy St.. Hornblower was known for his investment firm, Hornblower & Page, and his son, Henry Hornblower, co-founded its successor, Hornblower & Weeks, which financed American automobile companies like General Motors.
Last year a unit in the Henry Hornblower House, now known as Addison Corner Condominiums, sold for $525,000.