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This $4 million Brookline home is like nothing you’ve ever seen before

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Amidst the traditional architectural styles often seen in Brookline lies 23 Leicester Street – a home that looks more like a piece of contemporary art.
Amidst the traditional architectural styles often seen in Brookline lies 23 Leicester Street – a home that looks more like a piece of contemporary art. via MLS

Amidst the traditional architectural styles often seen in Brookline lies 23 Leicester Street – a home that looks more like a piece of contemporary art.

The five-bedroom, six-bathroom, 7,019-square-foot home is listed for $4,350,000 and is in Brookline’s Fisher Hill neighborhood.

As the Brookline Historical Society notes, the home, built in 1902 by a Harvard Graduate School of Design-based group called The Architects Collaborative, wasn’t always that unusual. The Fisher Hill neighborhood is filled with large homes and was developed by Frederick Law Olmsted.

“You will find other houses on Fisher Hill which are similar interpretations of Italian Villa architecture,’’ the Brookline Historical Society writes.

It was the renovation about 80 years later that put the “modern stamp’’ on the home.

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See inside 23 Leicester:

“It is the grand polychromatic entrance gate that makes the house a striking landmark. This is the work of Cambridge architect Tom Larson and it was built in 1980,’’ writes the Brookline Historical Society. “While not historic, the architect has attempted to call upon motifs found in the house to embellish this property.’’

Brent Markus, a landscape architect, did the home’s landscaping, which is also unique.

23 Leicester Street is not without its luxury. The home has two private terraces, a formal living and dining room, a casual dining area with access to an outdoor deck, and a family room with 20-foot ceilings. Oh, and don’t forget the sauna, massage room, gym, indoor lap pool, and a hot tub.

There’s an open house Wednesday October 28, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.