Updated Brookline manse impresses

What happens when you take an imposing, circa-1881 Brookline Victorian and give it a meticulous and downright swoon-worthy gut renovation?


From the moment you arrive at 14 Allerton St. in Brookline, you’re whisked away into another world. Sited on an expertly landscaped half-acre designed to maximize privacy and quiet, the property maintains classic grande-dame good looks with superior craftsmanship and an attention to detail of the latest custom builds. It’s the best of both worlds, and only 10 minutes from the Back Bay.

Reimagined with custom finishes throughout, the home’s stunning carpentry is extensive with elaborate wainscoting, molding, and coffered and tray ceilings. While retaining a traditional, elegant look, the inviting family room, living room, dining space and kitchen openly flow into each other with oversized doorways. An abundance of windows add an airy brightness and when combined with views of the grounds in bloom, it’s all the makings of a country estate in the heart of the action. Powerful enough for home chefs and super-hosts but inviting enough for sipping coffee perched over the handsome island, the kitchen is thoughtfully laid out with refined custom cabinetry and high-end, built-in appliances.

The home’s lavish interior, close to 7,500 square feet, includes seven bedrooms, five full and three half baths, but the master suite is undeniably the main attraction, with a cozy fireplace, palatial master bath with vanity space galore, a showroom-style walk-in closet, ending with a private 600-square-foot deck to enjoy an early morning stretch or winding down an evening.

Essential to a gut renovation and hard to find in Victorians that haven’t undergone such a thorough rehabilitation, the home enjoys radiant and hydro heat, new utilities and a heated two-car garage.

The sale of the estate is represented by Beth Dickerson, Julie Harrison, and Mary Conner with Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, 617-413-6332.

Home Showcase:

Address: 14 Allerton St., Brookline

Bedrooms: 7

List Price: $10,995,000

Square feet: 7,450

Price per square foot: $1476

Annual taxes: $35,376 in 2020

Location: Prime Brookline, minutes from Olmsted Park.

Built in: 1881, gut-renovated in 2020

The Appraisal:


Meticulous finishes
Master suite with private deck


We’d hate to nitpick this one!

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