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For the Sports Minded, Brookline Real Estate Offers a lot More than Good Schools and an Easy Commute.
The Town of Brookline, Massachusetts, is well known as the location of The Country Club, the celebrated golf course that has been the scene of many a dramatic golfing event since its founding in 1893. Even the absence of a proper name for the club carries a certain royal air; it is after all The Country Club, suggesting, perhaps with a certain royal haughtiness, that there are no rivals for its claim to golfing fame. In 1913 a 20-year-old former club caddie named Francis Ouimet stunned the world of golf by winning the U.S Open in a dramatic playoff against two seasoned players. The Ouimet victory stirred the American imagination and sparked a phenomenal growth in the game and in the construction of courses. More recently The Country Club was host for the 1988 U.S. Open and the Ryder Cup, contested in 1999, that featured an electrifying deciding match between the teams from the United States and Europe.
But The Country Club is not Brookline’s only claim to sporting fame. It so happens that Brookline is home to sporting royalty, as many of the executives who own or operate the region’s professional franchises have chosen to make Brookline their home. Among the baseball executives who have chosen a short commute to Fenway Park are principal Red Sox owner John Henry, Red Sox President Larry Lucchino and General Manager Theo Epstein. Epstein didn’t have far to move when he bought a house in Brookline about a mile from Fenway Park. Other team owners who call Brookline home include Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, who has hosted some elaborate ring-distribution parties at his Chestnut Hill estate following the team’s three Super Bowl victories. Patriots President Jonathan Kraft lives a few blocks away, also in the Chestnut Hill section of Brookline.
For those who would aspire to the sporting life but aren’t about to buy a team or play a professional sport, LandVest has several real estate offerings with sporting opportunities for the new owners.
Classic Brookline Estate, 333 Lee Street in Brookline
A magnificent listing, Classic Brookline Estate, currently for sale at 333 Lee Street, Brookline, includes a phenomenal indoor pool and exercise complex that is accessible above-ground or via an underground gallery. The pool is regulation size (with 75-foot lanes) that is ideal for exercise, and training for swimming or triathlons. The adjacent exercise room offers a host of equipment, and the complex has a steam room and sauna for use after exercise. A house that LandVest recently sold in the Fisher Hill section of Brookline also boasted an elaborate sports complex with an indoor swimming pool and an indoor basketball court, not to mention an outdoor basketball court. For those who wouldn’t mind a project, LandVest has a current listing The Hood Estate, at 395 Warren Street, Brookline, that includes an indoor badminton court that, frankly, doesn’t get a lot of use these days. But it’s an imposing building, one that might be adapted as in indoor sports court or gymnasium.
The Hood Estate, 395 Warren Street in Brookline includes an indoor badminton court which may be adaptable to other indoor court sports or gymnasium
In fact the indoor sports court is shaping up as one of the next “must-have” amenities on some of the larger estates. LandVest is aware of one such complex under construction at a private residence in Brookline at this moment, and it will boast a pool, exercise area and basketball court. Another buyer is searching for a parcel of land in order to build a house and sports court that is already designed by a top architect. So the sports court is coming soon to the estate area, giving the owners an opportunity at the sporting life.
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