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Newton duplex part of a Henry Hobson Richardson original

19th-century starchitect

Photos via Hammond Residential

Henry Hobson Richardson, one of the 19th century’s leading architects (think Boston’s Trinity Church or Harvard’s Sever Hall), designed the property at 74 Ober Road in Newton’s Peabody Hill in the mid-1880s as a summer house.

In 1982, PBS’ This Old House transformed the property into five condos, including a 2,003-square-foot, six-room duplex now on sale through Hammond Residential for $950,000.

A living room with cathedral ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace is perhaps the unit’s most striking feature. It does have a touch of Richardson Romanesque about it.