197 Grant Street

Lexington, MA,

$5,790,000 active
  • 5 Beds
  • 6.5 Baths
  • 9825 SQFT

The lifestyle of your dreams awaits in this one-of-a-kind, New England shingle-style home, expertly crafted to meet the demands of modern living.

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  • Total Rooms
  • Year Built
  • Bedrooms
  • Lot Size
    1.15 Acres
  • Bathrooms
    6 Full 2 Half
  • Heat/Cool
    Gas Fueled Forced Air/Central Air
  • Parking
    3 Car Heated Garage, 6 Off Street
  • Taxes
    $41,152 (2023)
  • Fireplaces
    5 Wood Burning
  • Grade School
    School Board
  • Living Area
    9,825 Square Feet (Includes  Finished Basement and Heated Garage)
  • Middle School
    Diamond MS
  • High School
    Lexington HS

Nestled within a highly desirable Lexington neighborhood, this magnificent residence offers a prime location, only a few blocks from the town center and perfectly set on a large, private lot of over an acre with secluded outdoor spaces and a wildflower meadow which nature enthusiasts will appreciate. It is time to start your next chapter in this truly stunning home that is sure to check off every box on your wish list.

A curved driveway and brick pathways lead to the double mahogany entry doors, welcoming you inside where every corner of this impeccable estate exudes unparalleled style and sophistication. The grand foyer greets you with the gleam of its pristine marble flooring, as a coordinating marble fireplace mirrors the same details as the floor, framed by decorative millwork stretching to the open second level above. The stately fireplace, a centerpiece radiating warmth and elegance, sets the tone for the entire estate. At the opposite end of the foyer, double French doors glow with natural light, offering delightful glimpses of the private backyard oasis beyond.

Whether hosting a grand soiree or an intimate family gathering, this stylish home offers the perfect backdrop for every occasion, elevating your entertaining endeavors to new heights. Brazilian cherry hardwood floors begin to flow as the dining room opens seamlessly, a room designed for memorable gatherings, with exquisite details including a striking coffered ceiling, wainscoting, recessed lighting, and built-in speakers to set the mood. Need to prepare a beverage or appetizer for a guest? The butler’s pantry, with its custom cabinetry and soapstone countertop, is right at your fingertips.

Your guests will love gathering in the elegant formal living room where the beautiful cherry hardwood flooring continues to flow. A double-sided fireplace stands as the focal point between the living room and rounded sunroom, creating a harmonious connection while maintaining distinct areas. Custom millwork adorns the wood burning fireplace as striking coffered ceilings add character to the rooms. 

Walls of windows in the sunroom frame panoramic views of the wraparound stone porch and lush gardens beyond. Whether you choose to admire the scenery from indoors or step out onto the covered porch, you will find yourself immersed in the beauty of outdoor living.

The heart of the home continues to unfold with the gourmet, open concept chef’s kitchen, equipped with high-end appliances including the SubZero refrigerator and freezer, Thermador gas cooktop, Gaggenau double oven, and the additional SubZero refrigerator drawers in the island. The chef is sure to appreciate the generous workspace with slate countertops, a large breakfast bar island topped with a black walnut counter, custom cabinetry, a coffered ceiling, recessed lighting, and pendant lighting. A walk-in pantry with built-in shelving offers ample storage for all your culinary supplies. The informal dining area opens seamlessly, welcoming the sunshine with its large bay of windows while providing tranquil views of the backyard beyond. The Jack and Jill staircase increases functionality, offering easy access between the kitchen and second level.  

The spectacular family room effortlessly connects with the kitchen, creating an inviting space perfect for lively gatherings or intimate family evenings. This expansive room boasts cherry hardwood flooring, elegant custom crown molding enhanced by ambient rope lighting, custom millwork, built-in speakers, a coffered vaulted ceiling adorned with inset wood paneling, and banks of high windows for even more natural light. Enjoy the warmth of the wood burning fireplace, complete with a custom wood mantel and surround, while catching up on your favorite shows on the built-in TV, which can easily extend out and swivel to suit your viewing preferences.

Venture outdoors to find your exclusive entertainment haven, thoughtfully designed for unforgettable summer parties, al fresco dinners, and serene moments, adding to a suburban lifestyle with the feeling of a rural retreat. The backyard evokes the enchanting charm of a secret garden, adorned by extensive hardscaping, specialty trees, and custom plantings, with many secluded areas tailored for both leisure and recreation. The expansive patio offers lots of space for outdoor enjoyment, including an area beneath a large pergola, encompassing an outdoor dining experience which includes the built-in natural gas grill, breakfast bar seating, speakers, and patio lighting. A picturesque wildflower meadow lies beyond the fully fenced area, stretching all the way to the brook at the edge of the property and completing the idyllic scenery. A reflection area offers a delightful place to sit by the espalier apples or take a stroll along the hidden walking path beneath the Hemlocks.

This wonderful home provides numerous opportunities to manage work and family life seamlessly. The main level’s private library is graced by a wall of mahogany shelving, tall wainscoting, elegant crown molding, recessed lighting, and built-in speakers. Adjacent to the library, a French door provides easy access to the covered porch, extending the sense of connection with the outdoors. A half bathroom, situated outside the library, offers a marble countertop and tumbled marble tile floor.

At the opposite wing of the main level, the side entry opens to a welcoming mudroom with stone tile flooring, custom cabinetry including cubbies, benches, hanging areas, and a pull-out counter for sorting mail with a recycle/trash bin directly below. Another half bathroom near the side entry adds convenience with a soapstone counter vanity and a stone tile floor. The mudroom also has a direct connection with the oversized three-car garage, perfect for managing an active lifestyle.

The heated garage features the same meticulous attention to detail as the home, with automated evening exterior lights, a 220V EV charging outlet, an epoxy floor, a dog washing and grooming station, tall beadboard paneling, firewood storage, and extensive built-in cabinetry for housing trash bins and other garage essentials.

Luxurious style continues at every turn on the home’s second level. The primary suite is set privately, a peaceful sanctuary full of natural light, featuring crown molding, wainscoting, recessed lighting, and a wood burning fireplace with a custom wood surround with speakers built into the cabinets. A French door opens to the rounded, private balcony with Ipe flooring offering a private retreat with sweeping views of the surrounding backyard and distant wildflower meadow, a true extension of your own personal sanctuary. A huge dressing area and walk-in closet are outfitted with custom drawer cabinetry and clothes hanging areas, to provide the ultimate organization for your entire wardrobe and ease in dressing for date night. The primary bathroom is reminiscent of a day at the spa, with marble floor tiles, radiant heat, two separate curved wood vanities with marble counters, crown molding with rope lighting, white beadboard wainscoting, a huge shower with marble flooring and seating, extensive built-in cabinetry, Waterworks plumbing fixtures, a heated towel rack, and a separate toilet area. A curved wall of windows accents the jacuzzi tub with remote control blinds for added privacy. The landing at the top of the main staircase features a reading room with built-in shelving and wainscoting.

The family bedrooms on the second level are spacious and full of natural light with walk-in closets, custom millwork, built-in speakers, and en suite, beautifully styled bathrooms. One of the bedrooms has an adjoining sitting room/office, which also offers the home’s fifth bedroom, offering a separate entry and easy access to the family bathroom set within the nearby hall.

There is a lovely window seat within the sitting room, the perfect place to curl up with a good book and enjoy the tranquil backyard views. The second level continues to unveil a series of delightful surprises, with a craft room, office, and billiard room. Crafters will love the built-in worktable, sink, ample cabinetry, drawers, and nooks to neatly organize all their art supplies. If you need another space to work from home or study, the second level office provides privacy and a built-in mahogany-topped desk and shelving.

After work, unwind in the billiard room, a fun place to hang out with friends and family, featuring a coffered ceiling accented by rope lighting, rich wood paneling, custom cabinetry topped with a slate counter, a built-in TV, and surround sound.

Retreat to the secluded third level where versatility awaits, offering an additional bedroom, office/family room, and another full bathroom, perfect to use as a second primary suite, teen or au pair suite, guest accommodations, or for the family member that appreciates extra privacy. Cozy up around the fireplace in the family room with a coffered ceiling, custom wainscoting, ceiling speakers, and a built-in wooden desk. The adjoining bedroom is generously sized, with a charming window seat for treetop views and a huge walk-in closet with built-ins. The bathroom is just as beautifully designed as the others, offering a marble topped vanity, marble tiled floor, a jacuzzi tub, and an oversized tiled shower. The third level landing is also lined with custom built-in drawers, additional double closets, and features a kitchenette with a sink, refrigerator, and a soap stone counter. There is extensive attic space for additional storage, with easy access from the third level bedroom.

Whether it’s movie night, rainy day entertainment, or quality time with family, the lower level is designed to accommodate a variety of activities, featuring slate tile flooring and a board and batten ceiling. The family room has wood paneled wainscoting, custom built-in cabinetry housing the TV, and speakers in the ceiling.

An additional craft room with a table, soap stone counter with a sink, and custom cabinetry is perfect for the family artist. After exercising in the gym and yoga room, relax in the spa-like bathroom, with a huge, curved steam shower, a wood vanity with a marble countertop, and a cedar-lined sauna. The lower-level pantry is perfect for extra storage or to prepare a quick snack before settling in for movie night, featuring a side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, a soapstone counter, and custom cabinetry.

The unfinished area of the lower level offers plenty of additional storage and is prepped for a future theater and wine cellar. Everything you need is right under your very own roof!

A superior home for the most discerning of buyers, enjoy living in modern sophistication set close to the heart of Lexington’s rich history. The location is unbeatable, only a short distance from the Minuteman Bike Path and everything the town center has to offer, including restaurants, a library, and a movie theater. Be a part of the highly desirable town of Lexington and its excellent public school system.

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Listing Agent

Dani Fleming

(617) 997-9145

[email protected] 

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