A stately two-story house in Newton, Massachusetts, that was built in 1917 for U.S. Secretary of War John Wingate Weeks, has become available for $6.995 million.
Known as Admiral’s House, since Weeks served in the Navy before becoming mayor of Newton (1902-03), a state representative (1905-13), Massachusetts senator (1913-19), and later Secretary of War (1921-25), the residence has been restored and expanded while maintaining its brick facade and other period details.
“It’s a trophy house,” said Miceal Chamberlain, listing agent and president of Historic Homes who listed the property last week. “Its rich history, quality of the renovation, lot size of approximately 1.5 acres, and its location centered at the top of West Newton Hill, make this property one of the finest in all of Newton.”
The current owner, who didn’t respond to a request for comment, bought the house in 2006 for $3.8 million, property records show.
Mr. Chamberlain declined to confirm the owner’s identity, but said he renovated the house before moving in, adding approximately 4,500 square feet of living space to the residence.
Now the home has almost 10,000 square feet, including eight bedrooms, five bathrooms, five full bathrooms, three half bathrooms, an upgraded kitchen, a large family room and a gym.
“Every room on the first floor has access to outdoor living, including terraces, large patio with built-in grill and sports court,” Mr. Chamberlain said.
Newton, a town about a 15-minute drive to downtown Boston, has a very good school system and country clubs, which attract local and international buyers alike.
The listing was first reported by Boston.com.
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