Brookline, Mass. (May 20, 2014) – Jim Nemetz, manager of Hammond Residential Estate’s Brookline/Newton office, recently announced that senior sales associate Alan Cohen is the exclusive listing agent in connection with the sale of 132 Carlton Street, Brookline, an historic Boston University-owned property that served as the former residence of longtime Boston University President and Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Silber.
Located in the Cottage Farm Historic District, 132 Carlton Street is a prominent neighborhood landmark residence that was designed in 1908 by noted Boston architects Kilham & Hopkins in the French Beaux Arts style. Sited on a prominent corner lot, the property is distinguished by its stucco and stone exterior, and slate hip roof. Three floors of living space offer in excess of 9,000 square feet and five of the property’s eight bedrooms include en-suite bathrooms. Abundant, ornate architectural details are found throughout the house, and its stately-proportioned rooms include a dramatic, curved central staircase, mahogany millwork, eleven-foot high ceilings enhanced by deep crown and dentil moldings, built-in window seats, large, bold windows and French pocket doors. Amenities include eight fireplaces, an elevator, multiple-zone heating and cooling, private garden and garage parking.
The construction of 132 Carlton Street was originally commissioned by Bernard Jenney Jr., who served as president of the Jenny Manufacturing Company. Boston University acquired the house in 1963, and former university president and Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Silber moved into the house in 1971, where he remained for over forty years until his death.
Alan Cohen is one of Brookline and Newton's most prolific and practiced realtors, and he is also a Historic Homes Marketing Specialist, certified by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA. His keen communication, negotiation and visual skills have been refined by many years in real estate and prior experience as a clinical social worker and Children's Museum exhibition developer. Valued for his market knowledge, attentiveness and reliable counsel, Cohen's reputation for diligence has earned him a strong following among former clients and other real estate professionals who entrust him with their referrals.
“I am honored to be named by Boston University as the exclusive listing agent in connection with this historic and significant property,” said Alan Cohen. “Ownership of 132 Carlton Street presents a unique opportunity to own a landmark period property while crafting a one-of-a-kind heirloom home. In addition, 132 Carlton Street is located just less than two miles from Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, and it is convenient to numerous nearby dining and shopping options.”
Hammond Residential is headquartered in Chestnut Hill, and has three Boston locations and fourteen suburban branch offices. The company reports over two billion dollars in sales volume annually, ranking in sales volume among the top 500 firms in the United States, and as the sixth-highest in mean average sales price and the ninth-highest in sales volume per sales associate. Hammond is well-known as the publisher of the region’s finest magazines featuring local properties for sale, and is an independently owned and operated franchise company within the Real Living Real Estate franchise network.
To learn more, please visit www.HammondRE.com.