9 Chestnut Street

This grand and spacious townhouse built in 1824 is situated on serene Chestnut Street with its many Federal period townhouses. Number 9, along with adjacent houses was built by house wright Cornelius Coolidge and was once the home of Oliver Wendall Holmes, Jr.

This house has been totally renovated and restored by its current owners. There are elegant formal rooms, a front and rear staircase, a side passageway to the garden, a deck and beautiful architectural details. The house has a new slate roof, central a/c, a Nest system, Lutron lighting, two lined chimneys and much more. Here you have the marriage of centuries.



  • Front vestibule with a marble tile floor leads into the foyer with a staircase to the second floor

  • Beautiful refurbished dining room with wainscoating has a gas burning fireplace with a black marble mantel and a Wyatt window with custom shutters

  • Wonderful Siematic designed kitchen has high gloss-lacquered walnut cabinetry, a large window overlooking the garden and German thin cut granite countertops

  • There are many Gaggenau appliances and a Miele coffee bar and microwave

  • Renovated powder room

  • Door down to basement

  • Rear study/family room with skylights and a foldable glass door overlooks the Zen Associates created garden. The office area blends in well with the neighboring kitchen and has many cupboards, a gas fireplace and radiant heating below old growth wide plank flooring

  • The charming garden has a granite floor, a bench and a tree (Featured on the 2016 Beacon Hill Garden tour)



  • Large elegant library with two windows, bookcases and a marble mantel has pocket doors

  • Magnificent sunny south facing parlor overlooking Chestnut Street has three floor-to-ceiling windows and a fireplace with a beautiful mantel

  • Rear wet bar with custom cabinetry has soapstone counters and LED lighting

  • Renovated half bathroom


  • Hall linen closet

  • Spacious and bright master bedroom with two closets, two windows and an ensuite master bathroom with tile flooring and a whirlpool tub

  • Rear guest bedroom with two windows has a fireplace with a wooden mantel

  • Hall guest bathroom has a built-in Victorian vanity and a new steam shower stall


  • Newly created laundry room has a large washer/dryer, counter space for folding, a window and a built-in ironing board

  • Hall full bathroom

  • Two large bedrooms


  • One of a kind floor through family room with a large beam has four windows and seven skylights – a great playroom for all ages


Exclusions: “Pineapple” entry light, living room chandelier, sconces in living room and guest bedroom, TVs in study and on fifth floor.

Negotiable: Library gold framed (TV) mirror and dining room chandelier.


LIVING AREA: 5,141 Sq. Ft.

PRICE: $5,950,000

TAXES: $46,453.82 (with residential exemption)


Sally Brewster

Email: sallytbrewster@gmail.com

Phone: (617) 869-3443