Where can you find a grand home w/the appeal of a country manor in a walkable urban location? In Cottage Farm, at 156 Ivy St. The historic Dexter-Hall House is sited on 8/10 acre abutting conservation land, walking distance to Fenway, hospitals, and Cambridge. Built in 1851 of Roxbury puddingstone and brick, w/slate roof and stone block foundation, it is replete w/beautiful architectural detail, including carved plaster moldings, exposed stone walls, and coffered ceilings. It was the lifelong home of Minna Hall, co-founder of Mass. Audubon, who developed her love of nature there. Blending original detail and thoughtful renovation, the home offers a large LR, formal DR, kitchen w/vaulted ceiling and breakfast nook, library w/custom built-ins, spacious master suite, 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, 2 studies, 5 fireplaces, and finished basement media room. Multi-zone hi-eff heat and C/A; 3-car garage w/electric car outlet. Walk to Green Line B, C, and D trains, Coolidge Corner, and BU campus.
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