90 Hull Street, Newtonville, MA 02460
6 Bedrooms, 3.5 baths, .53 acre
Sold for $1,420,000
90 Hull Street is a notable Craftsman-style Colonial located on an impressive half acre corner lot. This gracious home beautifully inhabits the land–much like a country manor would, yet is located less than a half mile to lively Newtonville Center, with many shops, dining, and the Commuter Rail close by.
When you enter the arched entry into the foyer, you will be in awe of the abundant period details including double-wide crown molding, beamed ceiling, and other impressive features. This home and the surrounding grounds fit together in a harmonious and comfortable way.
The front to back living room offers natural light throughout the day from upgraded windows. Light streams in and illuminates the beautiful fireplace mantel. Sliders open to a South facing pergola covered patio to enjoy a late afternoon breeze. The classic dining room features Mission-style woodwork with plate rails, a built-in hutch with leaded glass doors. Sliding doors open to a long bluestone terrace for dining al fresco.
Enjoy morning coffee in the updated kitchen with stone counter tops, stainless steel appliances, radiant heat, and a butler’s pantry with second sink. A beautiful greenhouse window offers a northern view of the green fields of Newton North.
First floor also includes a “Tea Room” (which could also serve as a spacious home office), and a powder room.
Second floor includes a Master Suite with Arts and Crafts’ style fireplace, a full bath and sauna, and a walk-in closet, plus three additional good sized bedrooms with large closets, a family bath and three additional linen closets.
This beautiful home also features an electronic gate opening to a long driveway and two-car garage.
Our Story of 90 Hull
Our house search has always been driven by providing the best opportunities and education to our children and quality and diversity of life to us. We lived in Brookline for many years until that house got small for our growing family, and we wanted to have our parents nearby.
That’s when we found 90 Hull Street and fell in love with the house and large yard, neighborhood, the library, community and boundless opportunities for our children, parents and us.
We took classes and started keeping bees, giving nature tours to our children and their classmates. The teachers liked the observation hive, the students were fascinated and everybody loved french bread with butter and honey at the end of the tours.
Being busy and stressed out high tech professionals we longed for a ‘calm’ down to earth, wise farmers life. We’ve built the coop and bought chickens to keep fresh eggs and teach our children the cost and benefits of labor. After all, how many people know or think what lays behind the egg when they make a sunny side up? We kept bees and chickens for over 15 years, teaching our children the laws of labor, marketing and wholesale (they were selling eggs and honey), profit and donations.
We had 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 rabbits and many friends from all over the world stayed with us while visiting Boston.
The commute to Boston downtown is only 15-20 min by car or commuter rail.
Newton North has community access to it facilities such as the track, fields. pool, tennis courts and community education classes.
The neighborhood community is warm and supportive. We communicate often and ‘watch’ for each other when on vacation. The neighborhood is safe and secure – 2nd best and safest place to live in USA for several years.
The town jacket on 90 Hull street shows the land was purchased and building started in 1912 by Frank A. Day. Day middle school is named after him. The building permits show that the house was completed in 1916 by his wife. The rectangular section added to the southwest (nicknamed ‘the grotto’) was added at a later date.
The original construction was set up with servants’ quarters on the third floor with a separate staircase. There was a wash sink in the 2nd to 3rd floor stairway and stairs into the kitchen. There was a bell system in the house. The brass plate under the living room table is the last remaining example. The servants’ stairs into the kitchen were closed off in a previous remodeling of the kitchen. We turned them into a stair closet. Odd but useful. The original kitchen had a wood oven where the pot/pan rack is. The second flu is no longer in use.
The current garden plantings are all perennial gardens. There are multiple varieties of Iris, lily, aster, decorative grasses, vinca, hosta, backberry, lilly of the valley, phlox, butterfly bush, peony, lilac and more. The arbors in the back are kiwi plants, but do not produce fruit. There are several mulberry trees.
This is a beautiful home for your beautiful memories.
~Natalie and Edward Bagdonas, Home Owners, 90 Hull Street
Call me at 617-797-9497.