Where would a high-style secret agent like James Bond retire? If we were placing bets, we’d put our money on this four-bedroom Belmont, MA, manse. The sleek estate was listed for $6.5 million, and is now pending sale, according to listing agent Sarah DeStefano.
“It’s very James Bond,” says DeStefano. Case in point: the frosted glass walkway that spans the second floor. Peek up from underneath, and you’ll see only vague shadows that hint at whoever’s walking above. And the unique tiled walls give the space an art gallery feel—a high-end, members-only art gallery, that is.
Local architect Rick Kobus designed the home, drawing on his prestigious background in commercial architecture. Evidence of his influence is everywhere: from the long, skylight-lit hallways to the unique materials used throughout, including the 24-karat-gold kitchen backsplash, which is “really yummy,” DeStefano says.
Blue cabinetry pairs with dark wood framing to add a playful aesthetic to the oversized kitchen. The long island has seating for four, with minimalist glass pendant lighting to illuminate your dinner prep. Their curvaceous shapes are echoed in the foyer, topped by a glitzy chandelier made of dozens of LED bulbs.
The glamorous dining room—offset from the kitchen by a low half-wall—could easily star in a magazine shoot. Black-trimmed French doors open to the outdoors, creating a relaxing indoor-outdoor dining experience ideal for warm summer evenings.
Or enjoy a late breakfast in the sunroom, which offers wide views of the surrounding property. Sunlight fills the rest of the home, too: Enormous windows adorn every wall, looking out onto the spacious patios with plenty of seating—and beyond onto “really jaw-dropping city views,” DeStefano says.
The unique modernist masterpiece is perched on top of a glorious, grassy field spanning nearly 2 acres. At night, the Boston skyline glows across the horizon, a blanket of light.
International spies not your speed? DeStefano compares the expansive yard with the “Sound of Music”: a “big, giant plateau of grass, like a mesa on the top of the hill.” Climb ev’ry mountain! Put on your nun’s habit and spin around, arms spread wide, to feel just like Maria.
And when it comes time to retire inside, your options are limitless. Enjoy a martini next to your baby grand in the intimate family room, adjacent to the dining room. Or spark a fire in the formal living space, where a two-story tiled wall makes a jaw-dropping showpiece.
Upstairs, “the master bedroom closet is like a retail store,” DeStefano adds. Imagine your dream closet, with custom nooks and shelves to hold everything from jewelry to lingerie, and then cover every surface in high-end materials. Sleek wood walls frame the vanity, which includes a built-in sink to accommodate even the most elaborate of nightly cleansing routines.
Tucked away in the Boston suburb town of Belmont, the property swaddles its occupants with privacy—yet offers direct access to every imaginable amenity. A lazy evening walk will deposit you on the town’s main street, where you’ll enjoy your pick of restaurants, ice cream shops, pizzerias, and more. Or, hop on the T for a quick trip into the city proper. Just make sure to pack your tux.
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