House of the Day: 8 Polhemus Place


This listing might be, uh, just a little too authentically Victorian for some, but there’s no denying that under the decor lie some good bones, architecturally speaking. The 70-foot-long neo-Colonial limestone designed by Edward Betts has windows on three sides, central and rear staircases, cherry and mahogany wood work, two working gas fireplaces in addition to other decorative ones, a four-room parlor suite, wedding cake plaster ceilings, insane built-ins and stained glass in the dining room, a bead board ceiling in the kitchen, original dressing rooms with antique sinks and a skylight, a loggia, a roof terrace, and a landscaped garden with brick patio. The listing notes that an electrical upgrade is needed. It also suggests adding more bathrooms, which seems unnecessary given there is one on every floor. What do you think of it for $4,350,000?
8 Polhemus Place [Halstead] GMAP P*Shark

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