Less than a week after being hired as the head coach of the Las Vegas Knights, former Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is getting ready to leave Boston behind.
Cassidy, who was abruptly dumped from the B’s earlier this month, is listing the Winchester home he and his wife, Julie, bought in 2017 for $2 million, according to MLS data. The couple chose the home for their family after searching high and low for the perfect plot to add a backyard hockey rink to — a luxury that may be hard to recreate in the Sin City heat.
The six-bedroom, five-bathroom house hit the market on Monday for $2.9 million. The 4,805-square-foot home, located at 53 Hutchinson St., looks much the same as when the Cassidys first moved in, though it’s undergone a handful of upgrades since, according to Andersen Group Realty, the team listing the home. The yard is now two-tiered, separated by a retaining wall and planters, perfect for even the busiest gardener thanks to a drip irrigation system. The lower level features a spacious stone patio with a gas fire pit and outdoor kitchen with barbecue grill.
Inside, all the lighting fixtures are updated, and new automated light switches and thermostats allow residents to adjust both from their phones. There are also stereo speakers throughout the home, and a surround sound system in the family room.
It’s these subtle details throughout the home that give it a modern yet unostentatious air, particularly in the living room, which features a coffered ceiling, a fireplace with a stone surround, French doors that let out onto the patio, and a wet bar with a sink, wine rack, and wine refrigerator tucked into the corner.
Granite counters and a white subway tile backsplash make for a clean look in the kitchen. White paneling on the stainless steel refrigerator allows it to blend in seamlessly with the wall of white cabinets, and a stacked double oven fits in neatly beside it.
Upstairs, the primary suite features a tray ceiling and custom built-ins in the upgraded his and hers walk-in closets. A double-sided fireplace services both the bedroom and en suite bathroom, which has a marble floor, a tiled shower with overhead and hand-held shower heads, a soaking tub, and a double-sink vanity with a stone counter.
The other bedrooms each have wood floors and walk-in closets, save for the one bedroom on the first floor.
The lower level serves a home gym, with synthetic flooring and a mirrored wall with a ballet bar. A two-car garage provides space for parking the car — or, perhaps, a Zamboni, should the new owners wish to keep the seasonal backyard rink alive.