A Westwood mansion with Olmsted-inspired grounds

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With tree-lined paths, a creek-fed pond, and a boathouse, this property is reminiscent of an Emerald Necklace Park.


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300 Summer Street, Westwood
Price: $15,000,000
Cut: 10,309 square feet
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms : 7 full, 2 half

Have you ever strolled through the Jamaica Pond or the walkways of the public garden wishing “If only I could have this for myself?” Although the public garden isn’t going private soon (it’s right there in the name), you can get something with a similar feel with this Westwood home. Known as the Lee Pond Estate, the house comprises nearly 36 acres of land designed by Dana Schock & Associates Landscape Architecture, with landscaping inspired by the work of the very man who designed these iconic parks: Frederick Law Olmsted. With a creek-fed pond, classic boathouse, and an array of trees that rival Arnold’s Arboretum, this suburban home serves as your own private park-like escape.

The house itself was designed by a leading team which includes renowned local architect Rich Levey. He and his team of RBL architects worked with Meichi Peng Design Studio and the current owners to create a contemporary home that preserves the tranquil nature of the property. “The quality of the site really moved us. The pond views are constantly changing with the weather and the seasons,” says owner Monica Esposito. “It was important to us to embrace the landscape with walls of windows and organic materials, while creating a truly livable home for a family.” Designers took advantage of these views by adding 20-foot-tall floor-to-ceiling windows and a three-season porch that brings the outdoors in.

Throughout the 10,000 square foot home, new owners will also appreciate the wide array of living spaces, which includes five en-suite bedrooms and a stunning kitchen. Heated porcelain tile floors will keep you warm as you move between the home theater, gym, and glass-enclosed wine cellar. A two-bedroom guest house connected to the main house elevates this home from a simple abode to an estate. Need even more space? A 2,800 square foot barn provides even more seclusion in this lush oasis of a home.

For more information, contact John Boyle, LandVest, Inc., landvest.com.

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