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Leslie MacKinnon

281 Ashmont Street

$1,275,000 281 Ashmont Street, Boston, MA 02124
Framed by flowering cherry trees at the crest of coveted Carruth Street, this Shingle Style home 'The General Drake House' is a picturesque example of the Architecture found in Ashmont-Adams. Designed by Longfellow, Alden & Harlow in 1892 with a bright, open feel and boasting Colonial Revival flourishes, wide arched openings, dramatic staircase oak balusters in three spiral patterns, dentil crown moulding and tiger oak floors. The current owner has extensively restored this stunning home with new shingles, exterior carpentry, new roof and so much more. Entertainers will marvel at the extensive renovation of the wonderful lower level den/ media room; completely refurbished working bar; a new half bath and direct access to the backyard! An idyllic au pair suite rounds out this property on the third floor featuring beautiful updates and a stylish new full bath.
  • Sold
  • 5
  • 4
  • 1892
    Year Built
  • 3,842 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 3,842 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Size: 0.28 Acres
  • MLS® ID: 72905737
  • Type: Residential
  • Year Built: 1892
  • Architecture Styles: Shingle, Second Empire
  • Elementary School:Bps
  • Middle School: Bps
  • High School: Bps


  • Total Bedrooms: 5
  • Total Bathrooms: 4
  • Full Bathrooms: 2
  • Half Bathrooms: 2
  • Kitchen: Bathroom - Half, Flooring - Laminate, Deck - Exterior, Exterior Access, Lighting - Pendant
  • Laundry Room: In Basement
  • Flooring: Hardwood, Flooring - Hardwood, Flooring - Stone/Ceramic Tile
  • Fireplace: Dining Room, Living Room
  • Appliances: Range, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Gas Water Heater
  • Other Interior Features: Ceiling Fan(s), Closet, Bathroom - Full, Bathroom - Tiled With Shower Stall, Ceiling - Vaulted, In-Law Floorplan, Bathroom, Sun Room, Laundry Chute

Exterior & Building

  • Garage Space: 2
  • Water Source: Public
  • Roof: Shingle
  • Lot Features: Corner Lot
  • Parking: Detached, Paved Drive, Off Street
  • Heat Type: Steam, Natural Gas
  • Air Conditioning: None
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Substructure: Frame
  • HOA Amenities: Public Transportation, Shopping, Pool, Tennis Court(s), Park, Walk/Jog Trails, Bike Path, Conservation Area, Highway Access, Marina, Private School, Public School, T-Station
  • Other Exterior Features: Garden, Porch - Enclosed, Deck


  • Sales Price: $1,275,000
  • Real Estate Tax: $7,521/yr
  • Zoning: RESI

281 Ashmont Street

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