Last week it was a firehouse in Southie, this week it's a carriage house in Brookline. Yup, Hub real estate and history. The 2,880-square-foot carriage house just off the St. Mary Street T stop dates from 1898 (like the grandest train depots, including our very own South Station, carriage houses always seem to have gone up just before a new technology made them obsolete—sort of like what's happening with parking spaces in downtown Boston). It offers three bedrooms, two full baths, two half-baths, and a library (or fourth bedroom if need be), all enwombed in sweeps of wood and brick, with echoing ceilings, a sort of perfect antithesis to the micro-apartment. There's also a snazzy roof deck with, by the look of the floorplans, a storage room right next to it. Yours for $1,225,000. Giddyup.
· Listing: 27 St. Marys Court [Owners.com]
· Bloodless Coup in Boston! Car Overthrown as City's King! [Curbed Boston]
· Hot Tip! Former Southie Firehouse Up for Sale for $375K [Curbed Boston]
· You Do Not Bring a Date Home to a Boston Micro-Apartment [Curbed Boston]