Home of the Week: 19 Gypsy Trail
Here is a great and rare opportunity to purchase the Webster-Goodale House, the oldest residence in Weston's historic Webster Hill.
Nestled on one of the highest points in Weston, the Webster-Goodale House proudly stands as the oldest house in historic Webster Hill. Originally built circa 1898 as a hunting lodge by Boston banker Frank G. Webster, the house was later enlarged and remodeled by Francis Goodale, creating the impressive Colonial Revival residence that stands today, now beautifully renovated with 21st-century amenities. Its one and a half acre private, park-like grounds provide the ideal backdrop for this period home that equally impresses inside within its 7,159 square feet of living space that offers seven fireplaces, classic millwork, hardwood floors and warm, inviting settings.
French doors open from the foyer provide a fitting formal entrance into the 35 foot long living room that provides comfortable and elegant seating vignettes that are enhanced by a fireplace, built-in bookcases and French doors leading to a deck. A study, charming sunroom and powder room surround this welcoming scenery. Across the foyer, another fireplace warms the classic formal dining room set off by a beamed ceiling. Connecting through a butler’s pantry, the gourmet kitchen combines the open-concept family/breakfast room featuring a stone fireplace, custom built-ins, and double sets of French doors flowing to an expansive wraparound deck overlooking the scenic landscape. Along with a six-burner Thermador gas range, the kitchen includes a granite-topped island and breakfast bar. An airy slate-floored gallery leads into the wonderful game room highlighted by a beamed cathedral ceiling, fireplace, and French doors to another deck.
The second floor tour is launched with an enchanting fireplaced gathering room. A private wing hosts the master suite that features a large fireplaced bedroom, a sitting area with a cozy window seat, three closets and a marble bath with a fireplace, jetted tub, and separate shower This wing boasts commanding long-range views that reach the Boston skyline. The remainder of the lodging on this floor includes five family bedrooms, accompanied by two full baths and a laundry room.
In addition to its beautiful aesthetics, this property flaunts numerous personal and structural amenities, including a six-zone heating system, five-zone air conditioning, a sophisticated security system, tennis courts, hot tub, professionally manicured landscaping and an attached carriage house with a four-bay garage.
Tucked away on a cul-de-sac, the Webster-Goodale House is only minutes from local shops and restaurants in charming Weston Center. It is also conveniently sited for a convenient Boston commute via the Massachusetts Turnpike or the nearby commuter rail station, but the actual showcase of this residence is its history, privacy and luxurious accommodations. There is no greater prospect on the real estate market today.
Location: 19 Gypsy Trail
Baths: 3 full, 1 half
Living Area: 7,159 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 66,970 sq. ft. (1.54 acres)
Listing Agent: George Ballantyne, Gibson Sotheby's International Realty, 617-899-7045
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