Real Estate Showdown: A Back Bay Brownstone vs. a Belmont Farmhouse

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Real Estate Showdown: A Back Bay Brownstone vs. a Belmont Farmhouse

Listing Agents: CS LUXURY GROUP, KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY (BOSTON); MARTHA DELANEY, COLDWELL BANKER REALTY (BELMONT)

Photos courtesy of MADORE PHOTOGRAPHY (BOSTON); DRONE HOME MEDIA (BELMONT)

195 Marlborough St., No. 2, Boston Sales Price: ~$2,250,000 5 Chilton St., Belmont
$2,250,000
6
1,404 square meters
2
2 full
Asking price
days on the market
Size
bedroom
bathroom
$2,900,000
170
3,500 square meters
4
2 full, 1 half

No matter your design sense, natural light is at the top of almost every home buyer’s wish list. The sun-filled living room in this stunning Back Bay home features a beautiful 12-over-12 bay window that offers magnificent views of Marlborough Street. Large windows in the kitchen and bedrooms add to the spacious atmosphere of the townhouse. Built in 1880 but renovated in 1974, the home is also full of classic design elements, including a wood-burning fireplace, stately 10-foot ceilings, and built-in closets. Chic accents in the kitchen and bathroom—hello, marble-tiled showers—add a little regal elegance.

As for sunlight, this Belmont farmhouse built in 1883 also has large windows, but its design is airier and more modern than its Boston counterpart. The property was recently renovated from the ground up to suit the modern lifestyle – think oak-wrapped beams, a custom gas fireplace and quartz countertops, all in an open floor plan. The home also features an extensive, professionally landscaped yard and a finished basement. It was two thousand square meters larger than the city residence and sold for exactly the same price. A larger space and lots of sun? At least in this showdown, the suburbs have the upper hand.

First published in the May 2024 print edition with the headline “Real Estate Showdown: A Back Bay Brownstone vs. a Belmont Farmhouse.”