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Early 1900s Chestnut Hill House

This house was designed by noted Boston architect George Rand. Alterations made over the decades detracted from its appeal. A neo-classical front had been added; the entry stair hall had been partitioned off; an elevator cut through the heart of the house; and pocket doors had been removed along with original trim. The renovation project reclaimed the original entry--approached by a curved walk and rambling stone porch; restored the open entry hall; removed the elevator; added a master bath, restored pocket doors and trim; added closets; and replaced a dark, early seventies kitchen. The house is in keeping with the original vision, and is bright and functional.