The Colonial townhouse at 9 Chestnut Street last traded in July 2012 for $3,450,000. The new owners then undertook a major renovation, and have put the 5,141-square-foot, 14-room spread back on the market for $6,995,000 through brokerage Brewster & Berkowitz. (Check out the abode pre-renovation this way.)
Said renovation left the townhouse with flourishes such as a sun-drenched top floor due to a new roof with skylights; a modernist sunroom that opens wide on to the patio; and a seriously updated kitchen. There are also seven fireplaces, some dating from 9 Chestnut's original construction in 1824.
If that agedness is not enough history for prospective buyers, the townhouse was also the home for several years of Civil War vet, Harvard professor, and long-serving Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. That is some serious history right there, even by Beacon Hill's lofty standards.
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