5 Beds
4.5 Baths
6,747 SqFt
0.81 Acre Lot
35,287 Sqft Lot
Status Active
Property Type Single Family
Price Type
Year Built 1851
Neighborhood Cottage Farm
Days on Website 89

Property Map

$5,995,000 – 156 Ivy Street, Brookline, MA 02446

Street View

Courtesy of Thalia Tringo & Associates Real Estate, Inc., Thalia C. Tringo.


The historic Dexter-Hall House, sited on nearly an acre abutting conservation land, has the feel of a grand country manor – but is less than a mile from Fenway Park and Cambridge. Minna Hall, co-founder of Mass. Audubon, grew up in the house and developed her love of nature there. Built in 1851 of Roxbury puddingstone and brick, with slate roof and granite block foundation, it is replete with beautiful architectural detail, including sculpted marble mantels, carved plaster moldings, exposed stone walls, and coffered ceilings. A lovely blend of original detail and thoughtful renovation, the home offers a living room, formal dining room, kitchen with vaulted ceiling and breakfast nook, library with custom built-ins, spacious master suite, 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, 2 studies, 5 fireplaces, and finished basement media room. Central air, multi-zone hi-eff heat, and 3-car garage with electric car outlet. Walk to Green Line B, C, and D trains, Coolidge Corner, major hospitals, and BU campus.

Property Details and Features


  • City: Brookline
  • State: Massachusetts
  • ZIP code: 02446
  • County: Norfolk
  • Neighborhood: Cottage Farm


  • Price: $5,995,000
  • Listing ID: 72486281


  • 5 bedrooms


  • 4 full bathrooms
  • 1 half bathroom
  • Master bathroom
  • First bathroom dimensions: 4X8 feet
  • Bathroom – Half
  • First bathroom on First floor
  • Second bathroom dimensions: 15X14 feet
  • Bathroom – Full
  • Second bathroom on Second floor
  • Third bathroom dimensions: 8X9 feet
  • Bathroom – Full
  • Third bathroom on Second floor


  • 1851
  • 12 total rooms
  • 6,747 square feet
  • Yes square feet (including basement)
  • Gothic Revival
  • Color: Stone


  • 0.81 acres


  • Disclosures: Some Rooms Used As Bedrooms Do Not Have Closets. Property Has A Historic Designation And Is In A Historic District. Sellers Do Not Want To Review Offers With An Escalation Clause.


  • Tax ID: 28468
  • Tax year: 2019
  • Tax amount: 49324


  • Detached
  • Garage Door Opener
  • 3 garage spaces


  • Off-Street
  • Paved Driveway
  • 7 parking spaces


  • Basement
  • Full
  • Partially Finished
  • Interior Access
  • Bulkhead

Master Bedroom

  • Master bedroom dimensions: 23X15 feet
  • Master bedroom on Second floor

Living Room

  • Living room dimensions: 22X16 feet
  • Living room on First floor

Dining Room

  • Dining room dimensions: 16X24 feet
  • Dining room on First floor

Second Bedroom

  • Second bedroom dimensions: 12X17 feet
  • Second bedroom on Second floor

Third Bedroom

  • Third bedroom dimensions: 11X17 feet
  • Third bedroom on Second floor

Fourth Bedroom

  • Fourth bedroom dimensions: 11X15 feet
  • Fourth bedroom on Third floor

Fifth Bedroom

  • Fifth bedroom dimensions: 18X13 feet
  • Fifth bedroom on Third floor

Additional Rooms

  • Laundry room dimensions: 8X6 feet
  • Laundry room on Second floor
  • Library dimensions: 11×16 feet
  • Library on First floor
  • Office dimensions: 11×17 feet
  • Office on Third floor
  • Home office dimensions: 9×16 feet
  • Home office on Home office
  • Home office dimensions: 8×16 feet
  • Home office on Third floor
  • Bathroom dimensions: 7×5 feet
  • Bathroom – Full
  • Bathroom on Third floor
  • Media room dimensions: 15×31 feet
  • Media room on Basement

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