Spring House Hunt

Listed: Newton house with basement sport court may light the lamp with Bruins fans

The six-bedroom property is on the market for $3,475,000 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The lower level features a sport court set up for hockey practice. Historic Homes Inc.

The puck stops here for hockey-loving prospective buyers.

The mansion at 271 Chestnut St. is a 6,000-square-foot Craftsman-style home atop Newton’s West Newton Hill, but it’s what’s inside the six-bed, six-bath property, listed for $3,475,000, that will interest hockey fans. Tucked into the lower level of the home is a hockey-themed room equipped with sports court flooring and a wall of wallpaper that replicates the stadium-style view of a hockey rink.

“It’s really safe for the kids because they can hit pucks or balls and play on it,” said Conor Chamberlain of Historic Homes Boston, who has the listing. “It’s a durable surface.”


The home underwent a significant renovation when the owners purchased it in 2016. Set on a 0.69 of an acre of pristinely manicured grounds, the home welcomes guests under a porte-cochère or covered front porch. Inside, the kitchen shares an open layout with the family room, and an island with bar seating faces beveled-edge granite counters and double ovens with a six-burner cooktop. The adjoining breakfast nook is perfect for leisurely coffee mornings. There is also a home office for when duty calls.

On the second floor, there are four bedrooms, including the primary suite, which offers two custom walk-in closets, a fireplace, and a bathroom with a soaking tub, steam shower, and dual vanities.

On the lower level, there’s a mudroom with radiant-heat flooring, a gym, a second laundry room, and a playroom that connects with the hockey room. It’s also home to an additional bedroom suite with a kitchenette. Off the separate garage, there is another bedroom and a full bathroom.

Outside, one finds a fenced-in yard with a dog run, a beautiful stone patio, a fire pit, and a hot tub. And those who would prefer to hit the ice will be pleased to know that the owners filled in the back and side yards to create a 30-by-60-foot hockey rink last winter, but it’s up to the buyers to re-create that.


“It feels like a brand-new house. The renovation is so tastefully done,” Chamberlain said. “They put a lot of love into this house, and it’s a matter of finding someone else who will be able to enjoy it as much as they have.”

Designed by Hubert G. Ripley and built in 1914 for lawyer Charles Noyes, the home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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