Posted on April 27, 2012
The Webster/Goodale House at 19 Gypsy Trail in Weston, MA was built circa 1898 as a summer hunting lodge and is the oldest house in the Webster Hill area. Located in the northeast corner of Weston, the Webster Hill Area was developed in the 1910s and 1920s and is one of the topographical high points in Weston. (In fact, one can enjoy seasonal views of the Boston skyline from the home.) Webster Hill takes its name from Frank G. Webster, a banker with the firm of Kidder Peabody in Boston.
Around 1911, the Webster hunting lodge was rented for the summer to author Arthur Stanwood Pier, who wrote for Youth’s Companion and was instrumental in promoting the Boy Scouts. It was purchased in about 1913 by Margaret and Francis Goodale, who enlarged and remodeled the lodge into a year-round residence in the Colonial Revival style. Later remodeling and expansion resulted in a grand yet comfortable and gracious residence. The main entrance, located on the south facade of the main block, is marked by a handsome Colonial Revival entablature.
This special home features the charm and fine detail that the history suggests but is beautifully updated for today. Specifically, there are eight fireplaces, beautifully-beamed ceilings in the living and dining rooms, gorgeous hardwood floors and an especially unique rear stairway with two points of entry from the first floor. Some of the recent additions and enhancements include connecting the carriage house to the main house thus creating a gallery with natural slate flooring and beautiful mosaic tile work, renovating the family room and kitchen, redesigning and landscaping the property, building new front and rear decks and extensively upgrading the systems and utilities.
19 Gypsy Trail in Weston, MA is priced at $2,500,000. For more information or to see the property, please contact the listing agent, Lisa Williams (781-267-2844 or www.homesalesbylisa.com). And click here for a complimentary search of the MLS real estate listings where you will have access to all homes currently on the market in Weston, Wellesley, Wayland, Needham, Dover and surrounding communities.