Built in 1879, the Charles Haskell House in Newton, Mass., is one of our favorite places we’ve visited thus far on our walks. In fact, we haven’t really seen anything like it in person before.
We could stare at its intricate Gothic-meets-gingerbread-house details and stained glass windows and front doors forever… and we kind of did, to the point we worried the owners might see us and think we were casing the joint.
Haskell was a leather dealer in Boston. Gothic Revival style homes were (and are) rare in Newton Corner, and “is the city’s finest high-styled version of the style,” according to its nomination for a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, in which it was placed in 1986.
At 5,523 square feet, the house has seven bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. It sold in 2008 for $3.5 million.