Inside Look: A charming $1.6 million mansion at Morris Arboretum

Tucked away in Chestnut Hill, nestled among the trees on a quaintcobblestone street, there’s a charming stone-clad mansion. The perfect respite from the hubub of city life, this French-style home, designed by architectGeorge W. Carson, features original details from 1926, but has been updated with all the necessary modern amenities.

Located on Meadowbrook Avenue, this five-bedroom, three-bathroom home adjacent to the Morris Arboretum was listed last week for $1,575,000.

Enter through the rounded cottage-style front door into a spacious living room, filled with original cherrywood flooring and a stunningstone fireplace. Make your way into a sun-drenched dining room adjacent toa chef’s dream kitchen, decked out with marble countertops, cherrywood custom cabinetry, high-end appliances and a built-in espresso maker.

A fantastic feature in this house is the library and sunroom on the first floor, tucked away in the home’s original rooms. Pass through rounded archways into these stone-clad rooms and look out over the house’s side yard, read the morning news or just relax for an afternoon. Or head outside, and kick back under the awning-covered patio overlooking the rest of the property.

The second and third floors are filled with spacious bedrooms and multi-use rooms that can be converted to offices or play rooms. The master suite features an en-suite walk-in closet, Calcutta marble filling the bathroom, a free-standing tub and lots of natural light.

It might feel like a far-away home tucked away in the woods, but this property is incredibly accessible to the rest of charming Chestnut Hill and its boutique shops, gourmet restaurants and family-friendly entertainment. Plus, the owner of 9489 Meadowbrook is entitled to their own personal key to the Morris Arboretum.