The Steamboat House in Newton, Mass., is also known as the Henry A. Priest house. It was built as a 2.5 story Mansard-style house around 1878.
Priest, its original owner, worked in the steel industry in Boston, and his family lived here until 1907. In the 1890s, it was enlarged and remodeled, adding Colonial Revival elements to its look.
“Extensive remodeling as architectural fashion changed was a common practice in Newton during the Victorian era,” says a Massachusetts Cultural Reference Information System entry about the home. “Few examples, however, are as successful as the Priest house, where well-preserved architectural details from the Mansard and Colonial Revival styles blend to create an imposing composition.”
With five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, the house has 5,292 square feet. It last sold in 1992 for $212,000.