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 405

Property Map

$5,125,000 – 156 Ivy Street, Brookline, MA 02446

Street View

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


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.

Property Details and Features


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


  • Price: $5,125,000
  • 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: 2020
  • Tax amount: 52218


  • 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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